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The Future of Product Design
In today’s kitchens, old-fashioned workhorses such as strainers and juicers are rarely used. Fruit juice comes presqueezed in bottles, or worse yet, in cans of concentrate. Vegetables, unless grown at home, are washed long before they hit grocery store shelves. But it is the elegant simplicity of these little-used utensils that product designer Ryann Aoukar…
BarberMcMurry Professorship Studio, Trip to LA ‘Life-Changing’ for Students
Architecture students of the University of Tennessee are engaged in a once in lifetime experience as participants in the studio of BarberMcMurry Professor Lawrence Scarpa. Scarpa is an internationally celebrated architect whose practice, Brooks + Scarpa (former Pugh + Scarpa), has received more than 50 major design awards, including the National Firm Award from the American…
Church Lecture Series Celebrates 40 Years
Internationally recognized architects and designers will present their work this semester at UT as part of the Church Memorial Lecture Series. This year marks the fortieth anniversary of the series. Its first speaker was Louis Kahn, one of the most influential architects of the twentieth century. He gave his last public lecture on February 5,…
UT Film Series Continues Legacy as Design Education Resource
The film series of the UT College of Architecture and Design will showcase several documentaries about artists and designers this month through April. Free and open to the public, the films begin at 8:00 p.m. on Wednesdays in McCarty Auditorium of the Art and Architecture Building, 1715 Volunteer Boulevard. On January 29, there will be a…
Notable Designer is New Director of Student Services
Julie Beckman, the award-winning designer of the National 9/11 Pentagon Memorial and the Space Shuttle Columbia Memorial, has been appointed director of student services for UT’s College of Architecture and Design. As a practicing architect, she will translate her professional experiences into helping students with advising, career development, internships, and job placement upon graduation. Her…