Darius Ammon studied architecture and urbanism in Zurich, Tokyo and Rio de Janeiro. He was additionally educated in the practices of Diller+Scofidio and OMA New York. After graduating from ETH in 2010 he taught first year design studio and lectured on theory and history of architectural drawing at EPF Lausanne.
Following two years in the field, learning from Italian Renaissance masters, he moved on to serve as the head of a design research program at EPFL’s atelier de la conception del l’éspace ALICE. Currently he is working on his novel Architecture of the Soul in which he discusses the relationship between architecture and poetry.
For the academic year 2016-2017, Ammon has been appointed the inaugural Tennessee Architecture Fellow at the UT College of Architecture and Design.
Big Orange and Beyond: Design Matters! Camp Set for July 9-14
Design Matters! Camp is for curious, creative, problem-solving high school sophomores, juniors and seniors. Immersed for one week in a one-of-a-kind summer experience, students from across the country learn to think and innovate as designers. What: Design Matters! Camp…Read More »
Professor William Shell Remembered
The College of Architecture and Design extends condolences to friends, family and alumni on the death of Professor William “Bill” Shell. Professor Shell passed away on June 12. Shell served the college for 41 years and taught thousands of students….Read More »
Architecture Student Researching Around the World
Dillon Dunn, a fifth-year Architecture student, was recently awarded a prestigious scholarship that will fund a summer-long journey to study architecture in four countries across Europe and Asia. Dunn earned the 2017 Aydelott Travel Award for a study proposal titled “Architecture…Read More »
Interior Design Student Uses Portfolio to Earn Scholarship and Internship in D.C.
Isabella Davis, a third-year Interior Design student, was recently named a winner of the first-annual Little Portfolio Challenge. Established by international design firm Little Diversified Architectural Consulting, the Little Portfolio Challenge recognizes gifted design students across the Mid-Atlantic and Southeast….Read More »
Professor, Students Publish Regional Toolkit on Water Quality
Students and Asst. Professor Brad Collett in the School of Landscape Architecture have written and published HydroLIT: Southeast Tennessee Water Quality Playbook, a regional toolkit for water quality. The book was launched on May 9 at a collaborative visioning event in…Read More »