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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SoA Graduate Students Place in National Competition

"Urban Roots" project wins third place in 2020 Steel Design Competition.
   September 11, 2020

A team of graduate students in the School of Architecture has won third place in the 2020 Steel Design Student Competition, an annual contest presented by the American Institute of Steel Construction (AISC) and the Association of Collegiate Schools of Architecture (...

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Fellowship Allows Professsor to Design Affordable Housing Design Toolkit

Urban Design professor Nadia Anderson receives Gambrell Faculty Fellowship.
   September 1, 2020

Nadia M. Anderson, associate professor of urban design in the School of Architecture and director of the City Building Lab, is among the second cohort of Gambrell Faculty Fellows. The Gambrell Faculty Fellowship Program was developed by the UNC Charlotte Urban Institute in 2018 through a collaboration with the Gambrell Foundation and the Charlotte Opportunity Insights Partnership....

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New U.S. Olympic and Paralympic Museum Shows Alum’s Handiwork

Sean Gallagher developed the concept design for the museum in Colorado.
   August 3, 2020

Last week’s opening of the United States Olympic and Paralympic Museum in Colorado Springs, Colorado, was especially sweet for alumnus Sean Gallagher (B.Arch. 2000). An associate principal and the director of sustainable design at the acclaimed New York City-based firm...

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Two Integrated Design Research Lab Projects Win NSF I-Corps Grants

The $50,000 grants will support the commercialization of new technology discoveries.
   June 26, 2020

Two new projects being developed through the School of Architecture’s Integrated Design Research Lab have each received 2020 Innovation Corps (I-Corps) grants from the National Science Foundation (NSF). Created in 2011, the I-Corps program is designed to support the commercialization of new technology discoveries in science and engineering.

The teams behind both projects include...

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Immersive Visualization Project Wins Knight Foundation Grant

Project led by urban design professor will engage community in city’s comprehensive plan.
   June 11, 2020

A project led by Associate Professor of Urban Design Ming-Chun Lee is one of seven recipients of $1 million in funding from the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation to foster civic engagement through access to public data. Funded as part of the Knight Foundation’s “...

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Microalgae Façade Project Wins NSF Grant

Funding supports new phase of a multidisciplinary research project by IDRL..
   May 28, 2020

A long-term multidisciplinary research project by the Integrated Design Research Lab (IDRL), under the direction of Associate Professor of Architecture Kyoung-Hee Kim, has received a Small Business Technology Transfer Phase I (STTR) grant from the National Science Foundation (NSF). The NSF STTR program funds...

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SoA Teams Are Winners in 2020 AIA COTE Top Ten for Students Competition

Two projects by UNC Charlotte School of Architecture students were chosen from among hundreds.
   May 21, 2020

Two projects by UNC Charlotte School of Architecture graduate students are among the 10 winners of the 2020 AIA COTE Top Ten for Students Competition, presented by the American Institute of Architects Committee on the Environment (AIA COTE) in partnership with the Association of Collegiate...

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Alumnus Produces “Quarantine Concerts”

Zack Tarlton keeps live theatre going with streamed performances.
   May 19, 2020

Working from home this spring, in his position as Senior Research Administrator of Invoicing in Grants and Contracts Administration at UNC Charlotte, Zack Tarlton (Bachelor of Architecture, 2013) started playing piano during his lunch hour. While his academic training is in architecture, Tarlton has a long history in musical theatre.

“I basically grew up at Matthews Playhouse,” he says...

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