Through the technologies and resources that we provide, we prepare our students to pursue entrepreneurial initiatives, lead creative teams, and accelerate innovation. Here are some of the tools available to students of the UT College of Architecture and Design:
- The Fab Lab is a state-of-the-art fabrication laboratory that offers students opportunities to construct, test, design, and build.
- A wood shop that features all necessary tools for the creation of furniture, industrial design projects, and building staging and mock-ups. Our wood shop has 3D priting, milling, laser cutting, and other digital fabrication resources for students.
- A digital print and image center. Students may print and scan their projects through our own print shop.
- Our computer lab is accessible day and night, and features all necessary and quality software to complete design and research projects. Digital “pin-up” centers are also available through several classrooms and the “Clerestory,” a digital review space.
- Libraries and collections are available to students for all of their research and resource needs. From our digital collections to our materials library and subject librarian, students can delve deep into their design studies and interests.
- Technology and computer support through college and university personnel (see “Computer Requirements” for information about student technology purchases).
See our approach to design through this feature about Matt Culver, our fabrication lab supervisor and furniture making faculty member.
Students, Staff Attend Annual Design Robotics Summit
Students and staff of the University of Tennessee College of Architecture and Design learned about advancements in the design robotics field via the Design Robotics Summit held at Virginia Tech’s new Design Robotics Studio. They will apply their knowledge to the machinery and robotics recently acquired for the new University of Tennessee Fabrication Lab. The summit…
CNC Router and Water Jet Cutter Orientations
Craig Gilliam and Matt Culver will be beginning orientations for the water jet and CNC routers. We will have two orientation sessions on Thursday and two sessions on Friday. Each session is about an hour and is specific to one particular machine. Orientations are conducted at the Fab Lab and are limited to 15 participants…
College Dedicates $2.5M to Improving Facilities with Updated Labs, New Building
The University of Tennessee, College of Architecture and Design is improving its facilities over the next year through renovations and upgrades to the Art and Architecture Building and its newly acquired facility in downtown Knoxville. A total of $2.5 million is being dedicated to mechanical upgrades, design lab equipment, and state-of-the-art digital fabrication tools to create…
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…
Work of Furniture Design Class
The craftsmanship and vision of students in our spring 2014 furniture design course led by Ryann Aoukar.
UT Architecture and Design Opens Studio and Lab in Downtown Knoxville
The university is investing in downtown Knoxville by renovating and furnishing a historic North Gay Street property for a new studio, gallery, and fabrication lab. UT is leasing the 20,000-square-foot building known as the Jewel at 525 North Gay Street for several College of Architecture and Design programs. The building’s glass storefront will house a…
The Future of Product Design
Featured research about interior design faculty member, Ryann Aoukar, as originally written and published by Quest. 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….
DPC Printing Procedures and Best Practices
Written by Jeff Wilkinson In order for DPC print jobs to be processed, all files must be submitted AND a work order must be filled out COMPLETELY by close of business on the day of your print submission deadline. The DPC closes at 5:00pm (NOT 6:00pm) on weekdays and Sundays (closed Saturdays). Simply dropping a file…