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Design-Build Projects by UT Faculty, Students Continue in Haiti
Students and faculty from the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, College of Architecture and Design went to Haiti this May to continue work on design-build projects, including a guidebook that will address the urgent need for adequate building standards in the country. “Our trip this time, the fourteenth,” said John McRae, professor of architecture and lead…Read More »
UT Solar House Moving, Donated to Children’s Museum of Oak Ridge
The University of Tennessee is donating Living Light, its award-winning solar-powered house, to the Children’s Museum of Oak Ridge. Living Light will move to its permanent home on Saturday, May 17. Starting at 7:00 a.m., the 750-square-foot, zero-energy structure will be transported from the UT Gardens to the Oak Ridge museum at 461 West Outer Drive….Read More »
Urban Design Leader Philip Enquist of SOM Named UT-ORNL Governor’s Chair
Philip Enquist, partner in charge of urban design and planning and leader of the City Design Practice at Skidmore, Owings and Merrill, has been named the sixteenth UT-Oak Ridge National Laboratory Governor’s Chair. Skidmore, Owings, and Merrill is one of the world’s leading urban planning, architecture and engineering firms. Enquist and a select research team…Read More »
UT Students Win U.S. EPA Sustainable Design Challenge
UT students participating in the Green Oak Project traveled to Washington, DC, where they competed in and won the second phase of the US Environmental Protection Agency’s P3: People, Prosperity, and the Planet Student Design Competition for Sustainability. Their project will receive up to $90,000 in grant funding to apply their designs to real-world applications and implement in…Read More »
Students Design, Build Better Access to Home of Woman with Medical Needs
UT architecture students are designing and building front and back entrances to the home of a Knoxville woman with medical needs. They expect to complete the project by Friday, May 16. The home of Barbara Beilke is the third project of UT’s Freedom by Design, a student service organization that is part of the American…Read More »