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Oct. 05, 2017

In late September, second-year Architecture and Interior Architecture students studied the iconic architecture in the city of Chicago.  This trip marks the college’s 25th year of helping students explore the work of top designers around the nation. The trip was led by faculty…

Mar. 20, 2017

More than 20 students and faculty in the College of Architecture and Design visited Japan over spring break, March 9-19. The trip was more than sightseeing and educational programming. The UT group visited with representatives at Chubu University to continue…

Apr. 24, 2015

Four architecture professors from the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, helped transform an old rural West Tennessee homestead into a modern family oasis that communicates its owners’ commitment to sustainable farming practices. For their work, they recently received a national housing…

Jan. 26, 2014

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…

Nov. 01, 2013

Richard Meier, one of the world’s most celebrated architects, will exhibit his artwork this fall at UT’s Ewing Gallery of Art and Architecture, alongside collages selected from the International Collage Center. The exhibits, “Richard Meier: Selected Collage Works” and “Remix:…

Brian Ambroziak
Associate Professor

M. Arch., Princeton University, 1998
B.S. in Arch., University of Virginia, 1992 | 865.974.3264 | Room 408 | Download CV


Brian Ambroziak’s research engages the creative process, the development of the artistic conscience, and focuses on the complex relationship between design and methods of representation and visualization. He teaches courses in drawing, digital representation and time-based digital media, fundamental design and analysis, and advanced topic studios.

His publications include Michael Graves: Images of a Grand Tour (2005) and Infinite Perspectives: Two Thousand Years of Three Dimensional Mapmaking (1999) with Princeton Architectural Press. He and his wife Katherine Ambroziak have been finalists in design competitions that include the National World War II Memorial and a design for St. Mark’s Coptic Canadian Village.

In 2008, Brian Ambroziak co-founded time[scape]lab. The theoretical designs of time[scape]lab offer a unique framework for considering architecture, both in terms of its representation and its physical existence. The office’s methods of representation rely heavily upon systems of two-dimensional, three-dimensional, and four-dimensional montage embracing fragmentary strategies that allow for open-ended interpretation and bias the acts of writing and collage.

The work of time[scape]lab has been lectured on and exhibited at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte (2011), the University of Tennessee’s Ewing Gallery (2012), the Kibel Gallery at the University of Maryland (2012), the Arrowmont School of Arts and Crafts (2014), and the 2nd Frascari Symposium at Virginia Polytechnic Institute (2014). Their drawings and writing have been included in numerous publications that include Collage and Architecture by Jennifer A.E. Shields (Routledge, 2013) and Confabulations: Storytelling in Architecture (Ashgate, 2015). In 2014, they received an ACSA Faculty Design Award Honorable Mention for their theoretical project entitled Confabulatores Nocturni. The narratives and images of time[scape]lab can be found at


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