Design Happens Here.
Recognized architects and designers present their work each semester as part of the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, College of Architecture and Design’s many activities. This includes the acclaimed Robert B. Church III Memorial Lecture Series, which is composed of exhibitions, presentations, and films.
Exhibitions through the Ewing Gallery, Gallery 103 and Downtown Studio Gallery are also a part of the featured creative activities of the college. The exhibits at the Downtown Studio are a new component of the college’s outreach. Located in the heart of Knoxville on Gay Street, which was named “Top Ten Great Street” in America by the American Planning Association (APA) in 2012, the Downtown Studio will host First Friday events each month.
Additionally, we celebrate visiting critics, special speakers at our hooding graduation and convocation, and participants in our professional practice courses.
We are committed to being a resource to the professional design communities. Attending or viewing the lectures can contribute toward maintaining and gaining architecture licensure. Professionals in the design fields are eligible to receive continuing education credits from the AIA, ASLA, IIDA and ASID. Students may receive supplemental experience hours in the Intern Development Program (IDP) of the National Council of Architectural Registration Boards (NCARB).
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…
Collage Exhibit to Feature Work by Renowned Architect Richard Meier
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: Selections from the International Collage Center” will open with a 6:30 p.m. reception on Monday,…
Lecture by Founder and CEO of Furniture Design Studio, Blu Dot
John Christakos, founder and CEO of innovative furniture company, Blu Dot, will present “Design from the Inside Out.” Collaboration is central to Blu Dot’s design process, which strives “to bring good design to as many people as possible.” Christakos will talk about his company’s inventive use of materials, playful sensibility, and fabrication and assembly strategies….
Award-Winning Spanish Architect Iñaqui Carnicero to Lecture
The Robert B. Church III Memorial Lecture Series will welcome Spanish architect Iñaqui Carnicero on Friday, October 11 at 5:30 p.m. in McCarty Auditorium of the Art + Architecture Building, 1715 Volunteer Blvd. A webcast of the event will occur at https://tiny.utk.edu/church-lectures. Carnicero’s lecture, “Second Hand Spaces” will examine his projects, showcasing the relationship between…