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Graduate Students’ Proposal Included in Félix Candela Award Catalogue and Exhibition

Pedro Piñera Rodríguez and Arturo Luján imagine a "Casa Agave."
   November 24, 2020

Architecture graduate students Pedro Piñera Rodríguez and Arturo Luján have received an “outstanding proposal” designation in the Third Edition Félix Candela Award competition, an annual international competition presented by the Spanish Institute of Architecture (IESARQ).

Their work will be celebrated in a virtual and in-...

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Interdisciplinary Faculty Group Publishes Journal Article on COVID-Era Design Leadership

Team 3D printed protective face shields as pandemic response.
   November 15, 2020

An interdisciplinary team from the College of Arts + Architecture has published an article in the journal Technology|Architecture + Design (TAD), Volume 4, Issue 2. Co-written by Fabrication Labs Director Alex Cabral, art professors Heather Freeman and Thomas Schmidt, Fabrication Lab Manager Robby Sachs, and  José Gámez, professor of architecture and urban design, "...

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Architecture Professor Wins Rotch Travelling Scholarship

David Costanza has been named the 2020 Rotch Travelling Scholar.
   November 6, 2020

Assistant Professor of Architecture David Costanza has won the 2020 Rotch Travelling Scholarship, a historic, prestigious award that supports international travel and research. Costanza, who is director and lead designer at DCS (David Costanza Studio), will receive a...

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SoA Alums, Faculty, Students Win AIA Charlotte Awards

Four student projects were recognized in the annual awards showcase.
   November 4, 2020

Alumni, faculty, and students from the School of Architecture were well lauded at the 2020 Design and Service Awards ceremony held by the Charlotte chapter of the American Institute of Architects (AIA Charlotte) on October 28. AIA Charlotte’s annual awards honor the achievements of exceptional AIA members and firms, recognizing the significant contributions made to the profession of...

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Students Rethink How and What We Memorialize, Locally and Abroad

Architecture students reimagine monuments to reflect a complete and truthful history.
   October 29, 2020

“Not many events inspire our historical imagination and force us to critically think about our past the way a falling monument does.”

Associate Professor of Sculpture Marek Ranis, who grew up behind the Iron Curtain in communist Poland, has seen monuments go up and come down in countries like his homeland. But the intense evaluation of monuments in the United States –  what they tell...

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Architecture Alums Win AIA NC 2020 Design and Chapter Awards

Vershaé Crawley Hite has won the AIA NC Chapter Emerging Professional Award.
   October 28, 2020

Alumni of the School of Architecture received numerous accolades at the AIA North Carolina Design and Chapter Awards, held on Friday, October 23, in an online event. The statewide awards competition recognizes design that exceeds benchmarks for outstanding architectural design, structural composition, and application of design theory. More than 100 projects were evaluated; 21 received awards...

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Professor To Join AIA Virginia Conference Panel

Nadia Anderson will present as part of "The Empathic Architect" series.
   October 23, 2020

Associate Professor of Architecture and Urban Design Nadia Anderson will be a speaker/panelist for a session at Architecture Exchange East, the annual conference of the Virginia chapter of the American Institute for Architects (AIA Virginia). The conference, “Foresight 2020,” is being held virtually this...

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Dean Muller and Professor McCormick Join Sustainable Development Panel

Clean Air Carolina will host the virtual event on October 27.
   October 11, 2020

Brook Muller, dean of the College of Arts + Architecture, and Assistant Professor of Architecture Liz McCormick will join a panel discussion on October 27 hosted by Clean Air Carolina. The event, on the topic of sustainable development in response to pandemic and climate change, will take place at 4:00 pm...

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Professor’s Firm and Students Design Habitat House Prototype

Associate Professor of Architecture Marc Manack is founding principal of SILO AR+D.
   October 8, 2020

More than 18 months ago, Habitat for Humanity Cabarrus County was looking for help in rethinking the design of their houses to be more efficient and more affordable.

Associate Professor of Architecture Marc Manack was intrigued by the challenge and took on the task pro bono through his firm...

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School of Architecture Announces Fall 2020 Lecture Series

Virtual presentations begin September 25 with Jack Travis.
   September 21, 2020

The School of Architecture (SoA) is pleased to present its Fall 2020 lecture series, featuring five public events offered virtually. The series opens on September 25 with Jack Travis, FAIA, NOMAC.

“The focus of this year's lecture series is diversity and inclusion—an examination of culture and social justice...

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