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Students Help Design Levine Museum Exhibition
An architectural history class is designing "The Legacy of Lynching" exhibit for the Levine Museum.
   March 4, 2019

Students in the architectural history class “Museums: Southeast + Beyond” are working with the Levine Museum of the New South to design and present the exhibition The Legacy of Lynching. Coming to Charlotte from the Equal Justice Initiative in Montgomery, Alabama, the exhibition will open on April 24 and will...

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Professor Named to AIA College of Fellows
David Thaddeus has been named to the College of Fellows of the American Institute of Architects.
   February 25, 2019

David Thaddeus, Professor of Structures and Architectural Design, has been named to the College of Fellows of the American Institute of Architects (AIA), the AIA’s highest membership honor. Only three percent of AIA members achieve Fellowship (FAIA) status.

“David embodies the poetics and empathy of an architect with the calculus of an engineer,” said School of Architecture Director...

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Theatre Professor Designs Children's Theatre Production
Scenic design professor Tom Burch has designed Bob Marley's "Three Little Birds."
   February 18, 2019

Assistant Professor of Scenic Design Tom Burch has designed the Children's Theatre of Charlotte production of Bob Marley's Three Little Birds. The production runs February 8-24 at the McColl Family Theatre. 

Burch, who has had an extensive career in Chicago, has designed numerous Children's Theatre...

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Journal Article Explores Professor's Collaborative Process
AGA Collaborative, which includes professor Gretchen Alterowitz, has published an article.
   February 15, 2019

AGA Collaborative, the trio of performer-choreographers that includes Associate Professor of Dance Gretchen Alterowitz, has jointly published an article in Choreographic Practices 9 (2). The article, “And how to be in three places at once: A collaborative experiment...

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Architecture Professor Leads Preservation Effort in Toronto
Professor Jeff Balmer has launched a petition to save Ontario Park.
   February 14, 2019

Architecture professor Jeff Balmer has initiated an effort in Toronto to preserve Ontario Place, a waterfront park designed in the early 1970s by Bauhaus-trained architect Eberhard Zeidler. Balmer grew up in Toronto and in a recent article in...

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City.Building.Lab Redesigns Plaza Midwood Alley
Prof. Nadia Anderson and research assistants have redesigned an alley in Plaza Midwood.
   February 13, 2019

Last fall the Plaza Midwood Merchants Association approached Associate Professor of Urban Design Nadia Anderson and asked whether the School of Architecture’s City.Building.Lab, a research arm of the SoA, would propose solutions for the Gordon Street alley, a dingy strip that lies between the Sherwin-Williams paint store and Snug Harbor music venue in the Plaza Midwood neighborhood. The...

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CoA+A to Present 2019 Distinguished Alumni Awards
The CoA+A will honor five Distinguished Alumni on Friday, March 15.
   February 11, 2019

The College of Arts + Architecture (CoA+A) will honor five Distinguished Alumni on Friday, March 15, in the fifth annual celebration of alumni achievement. The awards ceremony will take place in the Anne R. Belk Theater in Robinson Hall at 11:30 am. The event is free and open to the public.


Representing each of the five departments of the College, the 2019 CoA+A Distinguished...

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LandDesign Sponsors MUD Class to Study Digital Placemaking
LandDesign is sponsoring a class this semester in the Master of Urban Design program.
   February 8, 2019

The multidisciplinary design firm LandDesign is sponsoring a class this semester in the Master of Urban Design program to study digital placemaking. Led by Professor Deb Ryan, students in “Dilemmas in Modern City Planning: Digital Technology and Urban Activation” will work with LandDesign team members to explore the impact of technology on the design of public space.

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Students Compete at Kennedy Center Festival
Theatre students compete at the KCACTF Region 4 in Spartanburg.
   February 5, 2019

Theatre students Jack Murphy and Amberlin McCormick, pictured here in last fall’s production of Twelfth Night, are competing at the Kennedy Center American College Theatre Festival Region 4 for the Irene Ryan Acting Scholarship. Now in its 50th year, the Kennedy Center American...

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CoA+A Faculty, Alums Receive Arts & Science Council Grants
Five faculty and five alumni are recipients of 2019 Regional Artist Project Grants from the ASC.
   February 4, 2019

Five faculty and five alumni of the College of Arts + Architecture (CoA+A) are recipients of 2019 Regional Artist Project Grants from the Arts & Science Council. Given annually, Regional Artist Project Grants provide funding to artists for professional development and technical assistance.

CoA+A faculty who received grants are:

Department of Music Associate Professor of...

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