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The Effects of COVID-19 on Architecture: Nine Predictions from an SoA Graduate Seminar

Graduate architecture students imagine the effects of the pandemic on design and production.
   May 13, 2020

When the coronavirus pandemic hit, in the middle of the spring semester, it added a whole new layer of significance to the assignments in Assistant Professor of Architectural History Lidia Klein’s spring seminar. The curriculum for the graduate course, Architecture and Production: from Assembly Line to 3-D Printing, challenged students to investigate “changes in methods of...

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SoA Students Accepted into International Research Program

Two students will join The Center of Leadership Development in Built Environment Sustainability.
   May 5, 2020

Two graduate students in the School of Architecture have been accepted into The Center of Leadership Development in Built Environment Sustainability, a nine-month program to support research and professional training activities sponsored by Louisiana State University, Hong Kong Polytechnic University (PolyU), the University of Macau, and...

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Architecture Student Wins Mini-Competition with Blanket Fort

First-year architecture student Michael Brooks won the 120 Hours contest.
   April 15, 2020

First-year architecture student Michael Brooks won an international Instagram competition for the best pillow/blanket fort, sponsored by the Norwegian organization 120 HoursThe mini-competition challenged participants to create a "pillow tower" or "blanket fort." All students in the School of Architecture course ARCH...

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Architecture Student Wins Design Competition

Brian Ferrell has won first place in a competition sponsored by cove.tool.
   April 8, 2020

Third year architecture student Brian Ferrell has won first place in the cove.tool Student Design Competition 2020, an international competition open to students and young professionals under the age of 30. As the top winner, Brian will receive $800 and a feature article in ArchDaily, an online aggregator of news, tools, and resources for the architecture profession.

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ACSA Features CoA+A in “Schools Respond to the Pandemic” Discussion

Faculty lead online discussion hosted by the Association of Collegiate Schools of Architecture.
   April 3, 2020

Faculty from the College of Arts + Architecture (CoA+A) led an online discussion hosted by the Association of Collegiate Schools of Architecture (ACSA) on April 3. The discussion, “Schools Respond to the Pandemic,” is part of a series presented by the ACSA as a result of the COVID-19...

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Gray Writes 200th Article for Elevator World

Dr. Lee Gray, architectural historian, as published 200 articles in Elevator World magazine.
   April 1, 2020

Dr. Lee Gray, architectural historian and senior associate dean for academic advising in the College of Arts + Architecture, has published his 200th article for Elevator World magazine. Elevator World is the leading international trade journal for the vertical transportation industry. Gray began writing a...

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School of Architecture Announces New Director

Blaine Brownell becomes the new SoA director July 1.
   March 11, 2020

The College of Arts + Architecture is pleased to announce that Blaine Brownell, FAIA LEED AP, will become the new director of the School of Architecture (SoA), effective July 1. Brownell will come to UNC Charlotte from the University of Minnesota School of Architecture, where he is professor and interim head and has served as director of graduate studies and interim director of the Master of...

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Freedom By Design Chapter Wins Two National Awards

The UNC Charlotte chapter of Freedom By Design™ received two awards at the 2019 FORUM.
   February 5, 2020

The UNC Charlotte chapter of Freedom By Design™ received two awards at the 2019 FORUM, the national conference of the American Institute of Architecture Students (AIAS) held in Toronto, Canada, December 29-January 2. The awards recognized and celebrated the best 15 projects completed in Freedom By Design's first 15 years. According to the advisory committee statement, every project completed...

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SoA to Dedicate Storrs Lecture Hall to Scholarship Donors

The School of Architecture will rename Storrs Lecture Hall the Jack and Vada Boardman Auditorium.
   January 6, 2020

The School of Architecture will rename the newly renovated Storrs Lecture Hall the Jack and Vada Boardman Auditorium in recognition of the Boardman family’s generous funding of student scholarships. The dedication of the Boardman Auditorium will take place at 2:00 pm on Friday, January 10, in a public ceremony in Storrs Hall.

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Architecture Students Build "People's Porch" in West Charlotte

Professor Marc Manack leads "Good Fast Cheap" course.
   December 13, 2019

As the semester comes to a close, Associate Professor of Architecture Marc Manack and students in his “Good Fast Cheap” class have been working on a small plot of land on Tuckaseegee Road to bring a community’s vision to life. “The People’s Porch,” a public gathering space on Charlotte’s west side, is scheduled for completion on Friday, December 20, just before the holidays begin.

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