January 5, 2013 2012 Highlights: Alumni in the News

Recent UT Graduate Fleming W. Smith, IV, Associate AIA, has Joined Smith Gee Studio as New Intern

A 2011 Summa Cum Laude graduate, Smith has already played a role in numerous Smith Gee Studio projects including MDHA’s 60-unit artist lofts at Rolling Mill Hill and the Gatewood Development.  In 2011, he received the University of Tennessee Chancellor’s Citation for Extraordinary Professional Promise which is given to an undergraduate student who possesses particular professional promise in teaching, research or other contributions.

Josh Shelton (B.Arch ’95) Honored with Residential Architect Award of Merit in Affordable Housing

Josh Shelton, AIA, of el dorado, is recipient of a 2012 residential architect award for his echo ridge duplexes located in Topeka, Kansas. Read and see more.

Barry Yoakum (’78) and Firm archimania Claims Four 2012 Gulf States’ Awards

Architects from the Gulf States Region of the American Institute of Architects set records in both number of entries and number of awards in the 2012 Honor Awards program. “Extraordinary,” brilliant,” “elegant” and “sustainable” were included in the jury comments when discussing the merits of these design projects. This Honors program identifies built works of distinction, and twenty projects were recognized as exemplary design solutions.

Joseph Cole (’08) and Kem Hinton (’77) Speak at 2012 AIA National Convention

Graduates of the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, School of Architecture are set to speak at the 2012 National Convention this May. Hinton, FAIA, a 1977 alumnus, is the founding partner of Nashville firm, Tuck-Hinton Architects. Cole, LEED AP, is a project coordinator at Nashville’s Thomas, Miller & Partners, LLC. When at UT, Cole received the Gene Mitchell Gray Pioneer Award, which recognizes a student for proactive contributions in promoting cultural diversity.

Gresham, Smith and Partners Add UT Alums, Legan and Miles to Firm

Paul Legan joins the firm as an intern architect in the Nashville Design Studio. Legan studied at the Politechnika Krakowska in Poland and earned a bachelor’s degree in architecture from the University of Tennessee. Adrienne Miles joins the firm as an intern architect in the Nashville Design Studio. She brings several years of both national and international architecture and structural engineering experience, including three years working in Shanghai, China. Miles earned bachelor’s degrees in both architecture and civil engineering from the University of Tennessee. Read More.

UT Alumna Named to ASID Society of Fellows

BJ Miller (’85) has been inducted into the American Society of Interior Designers College of Fellows. This year, she is but one of four to receive this achievement, the organization’s highest honor. Read More.

Article on Ambre Tobertt, Graduate and Now Planning Director of Sullivan County

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Former Student Portfolios Published in Acclaimed Reference Book

Design students of the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, are featured in Harold Linton’s Portfolio Design, with a special feature of 2009 B.Arch graduate Michael Clapp. Read More.

Argyle Claxton (’75) Featured as City of Horn Lake’s Director of Planning and Building

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Alumnus L. Wesley Curtis, Jr. Highlighted in Article about Career

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Brandon Pace (’97) Featured in Film Series on Creativity

Brandon Pace, an alumnus (BArch ’97) and frequent instructor at UTKCoAD, is featured in a film series by Matt Brass. Here he speaks on the “artistic nature of architecture and how limitations expand his creativity.” Read More.

Alumnus Named Fellow of the Institute for Urban Design

Ted Shelton joins a list of about 180 fellows appointed in the institute’s 33-year history. His research explores the relationship between the U.S. interstate highway system and American cities. He has analyzed the social, structural, and environmental impacts of highways in 200 U.S. cities.Read More.

Recent UT Architecture Graduates Receive International Attention for Design Work

Recent graduates of the School of Architecture at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, Caitlin Turski and Andrew Ruff (2011) received an honorable mention in the international call to design the AIDS Memorial Park in New York City. The pair, who recently founded the firm, NT21, competed against architects and planners from around the globe. Read More.

Project by Alumnus Ted Shelton (BArch 1993) Featured in Dwell

The design of two homes and the preservation of another in Old North Knoxville are featured in the March 2012 edition of Dwell, the international architecture and design magazine. Shelton built the three houses with wife, Tricia Stuth, both UT professors. Read More.

Alumni and Student Winners of MAX_minimum Design Competition Announced

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Architecture Alumnus Returns to UT, Knoxville, with Exhibition

Justin Brown, class of 2002, is slated to visit the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, College of Architecture to discuss his exhibit, “Bookmatch or Slipmatch.” Read More.

Keith Boswell (B.Arch ’80) is Named a Fellow of the American Institute of Architects

Alumnus Keith Boswell, class of 1980, was named a Fellow of the American Institute of Architects. This honor is only granted to those, according to AIA, “who have made a significant contribution to architecture and society on a national level while achieving a standard level of excellence.” Nomination categories range from promoted aesthetic and practical excellence to advancement of living standards through architectural practice to using the profession as a vehicle to serve society.Read More.

Recent Landscape Architecture Grad Wyn Miller Creating Master Plan in Haiti

In October 2010, Miller and a student group from UT visited Haiti and witnessed the devastation from the earthquake 10 months earlier. That same year, the University of Tennessee College of Architecture and Design began the Haiti Project, a plan to build a new secondary school in Fond-des-Blanc, a region located 70 miles outside of the Haitian capital Port-au-Prince…Read More.

Firm of Alumnus Daryl Johnson Takes Leadership Role in Building Knoxville House for ‘Extreme Makeover: Home Edition’

Johnson Architecture acts as primary architecture firm in Knoxville’s ‘Extreme Makeover: Home Edition’ project. Built over a week in early January, the episode will air in Fall 2012. Read More.

Tennessee School Board Association Announces the School of the Year Construction Award Winners

Alumni are represented on all firms listed. Read More.

Young Alumnus Oren Yarborough and Others Place in Treehouse Design Competition

Alumni at Tuck-Hinton Architects won one of the seven spots in the Treehouse Design Competition for Cheekwood Botanical Gardens today! They will build their winning design this spring.

Prominent Knoxville Alumni-Based Firms Merge to Form Red Chair Architects

Knoxville-based Cockrill Design & Planning and Community Tectonics announced the merger of their firms to form Red Chair Architects. The firm’s four leaders are Bill Vinson (BArch 1973), David Cockrill (BArch 1980), Margaret Butler (BArch 1986), and Don Shell (BArch 1970).

Alumna Neil Campbell Named to Knoxville’s ’40 Under 40.’

Principal of Bullock, Smith and Partners, Nell Campbell is named Knoxville’s List of’40 Under 40.’ Explaining her award: “Architect Nell Campbell helps communities raise themselves up by having them think big about the places where they learn, work and enjoy life.” Read More.