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Fall 2022 Lecture: Jeffrey Huber

September 26, 2022 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm

No cost
rendering of an apartment building

Join us as we kick off our 2022-2023 lecture series on Sept. 26, 5:30 p.m., when we welcome Jeffrey Huber, principal at Brooks + Scarpa. The in-person lecture will take place in the Art + Architecture Building, Rm. 109, 1715 Volunteer Blvd.

Huber will present the lecture, “DENSE-CITY: Housing for Quality of Life and Social Capital.” Community development is fundamentally a question of housing, since two-thirds of most cities’ land area generally consists of housing. Vital cities are made from neighborhoods that sponsor diversity in housing types, living densities and mixed-use configurations in compact organizations. Housing equity and resilience is also a critical element to consider. Each housing type plays a niche role in the functioning of each neighborhood. Structuring the typological mix significantly determines neighborhood quality. In essence, a city’s success is tied to the quality of its housing stock. Low-income affordable housing used to mean fortress-like structures that were soulless and cheaply built. Today, there is a growing interest amongst architects that have spawned new and innovative approaches to affordable housing that are well-designed and incorporate a combination of creative social programming, cutting-edge forms and materials, sustainable design, and a keen sense of aesthetic. This lecture will explore new models being developed by Brooks + Scarpa that have transformed affordable and low-income housing into cutting-edge architecture.

Get to know Jeffrey Huber

headshot of Jeffrey Huber

Jeffrey Huber, FAIA, ASLA, NCARB, LEED AP is a principal at Brooks + Scarpa and manages the firm’s south Florida office. Brooks + Scarpa is a multi-disciplinary practice that includes architecture, landscape architecture, planning, environmental design, materials research, graphic, furniture and interior design services that produces innovative, sustainable iconic buildings and urban environments.

In addition to his role at Brooks + Scarpa, Huber is an Associate Professor of the School of Architecture at Florida Atlantic University in downtown Fort Lauderdale.

A distinguished architect and landscape architect, Huber’s work specializes on public realm projects that combine ecological, landscape, urban, and architectural design. Huber’s research, teaching, and professional work have garnered over 75 national design awards, including multiple from Progressive Architecture, The American Institute of Architects (AIA), American Society of Landscape Architects (ASLA), American Architecture Awards, and the American Collegiate Schools of Architecture (ACSA). His professional work has been published in hundreds of books and periodicals including Architect, Residential Architect, The Plan, The Plan Journal, Landscape Architecture Magazine, and Architectural Record.

Huber currently serves as a Strategic Councilor at AIA National and on the Florida Association of the American Institute of Architects (AIA Florida) Board. He received his Bachelor of Design in Architecture and Master of Architecture from University of Florida (Gainesville), and a Master of Landscape Architecture + Environmental and Urban Design from Florida International University (Miami).


Can’t attend? Watch the livestreamed lecture.

The lecture is funded by the Robert B. Church Memorial Lecture Fund and co-sponsored by AIA East Tennessee. It is free and open to the public. For last-minute changes to this event, check this page as well as the college’s Facebook page.

See our full 2022-2023 lectures and exhibits series.


rendering of an apartment building

street view of a rendering of an apartment building
rendering of an apartment building
colorful exterior of an apartment building
rendering of an apartment building



September 26, 2022
5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
No cost


Mark Stanley


Art + Architecture Building Rm. 109
1715 Volunteer Blvd.
Knoxville TN, TN United States
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