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March 2022

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Talk by Rinke

March 24 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Art + Architecture Building Rm. 109, 1715 Volunteer Blvd.
Knoxville TN, TN United States
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The School of Art and the School of Design presents a talk by Shelby Rinke on March 24, 6-7 p.m., Rm. 109, McCarty Auditorium, and by zoom. In their talk, Enthusiastic Design, Rinke will discuss self-discovery and finding joy in the formative years of a career. The talk is open to everyone in the Art + Architecture Building and the public. Meet Shelby Rinke Shelby Rinke is a designer, illustrator and all-around color enthusiast who is currently based in sunny…

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Spring 2022 Lecture: Newell

March 28 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
Art + Architecture Building Rm. 109, 1715 Volunteer Blvd.
Knoxville TN, TN United States
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This lecture was originally scheduled for Feb. 14 and was rescheduled for March 28. We strongly encourage visitors and our college community to wear masks. Our 2021-2022 lecture series continues March 28, at 5:30 p.m., with an in-person lecture featuring Catie Newell, founding principal of the art and architecture practice *Alibi Studio and director of the master in Digital and Material Technologies program at the University of Michigan. Can't attend? Watch the livestream of the Newell lecture. Catie Newell is…

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Dialogue with Bird-Murphy

March 29 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
Art + Architecture Building Rm. 109, 1715 Volunteer Blvd.
Knoxville TN, TN United States
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On March 29, we will welcome Maya Bird-Murphy, founder and executive director of Chicago Mobile Makers, for a dialogue entitled, "Making Design Accessible, One Student at a Time." The dialogue, which is part of TAAST, will take place at 5:30 p.m. in Rm. 109/McCarty Auditorium. The presentation will suggest that for far too long, architecture has been inaccessible to most people, whether it's architectural services, becoming an architect or experiencing architecture first-hand. Architectural designer, Maya Bird-Murphy, founded Mobile Makers to…

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Dialogue with Matthews

March 30 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
Art + Architecture Building Rm. 109, 1715 Volunteer Blvd.
Knoxville TN, TN United States
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We welcome Demar Matthews, architectural designer and founder/principal of OffTop Design, for a dialogue entitled "Unearth-ing the Black Aesthetic" on March 30, 5:30 p.m., Rm. 109/McCarty Auditorium. In his presentation, Matthews will discuss community projects and their goals. The first of nine case study homes recently reached its fundraising goal of $250,000. The project is a collaboration with offTOP and a Black woman/homeowner whose family has lived in Watts for generations, who has agreed to partner to build an ADU…

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April 2022

Regional Globalism Symposium

April 1 @ 1:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Relix Variety Theater, 1208 N Central St
Knoxville, TN 37917 United States
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The Regional Globalism in the Tennessee Valley Symposium, April 1,  1-7 p.m., Relix Variety Theatre, Knoxville, is the first of two symposia convening leading design scholars, practitioners, artists and experts in other fields as part of a larger effort by the College of Architecture and Design to generate and disseminate sustained scholarship on the human subjects, infrastructural arrays, and ecological underpinnings of a region shaped by modern state-building and regimes of sociotechnical progress. Can't attend in person? Watch the symposium…

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TAAST 2022_Mar. 27-Apr. 2

April 2 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Art + Architecture Building, 1715 Volunteer Boulevard
Knoxville, TN
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TAAST, The Annual All-College Spring Thing, will be held March 27-April 2, 2022. TAAST is a week-long series of fun and informative events organized by students. The 2022 TAAST will include lectures, workshops, ice cream, tie dye, THRIFT and the Beaux Arts Ball. All students in the college are invited to participate in this fun and educational break from studies. Check out the schedule!   Get your tickets to the Beaux Arts Ball! Read more about TAAST. Also, enjoy this…

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Spring 2022 Open House

April 9 @ 1:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Art + Architecture Building, 1715 Volunteer Boulevard
Knoxville, TN
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High school seniors who have been admitted to our college and high school juniors who are participating in UT's Big Orange Preview are invited to our Spring Open House on Saturday, April 9, 2022. Students will learn more about our college and becoming a UT Volunteer! Attendees will have the opportunity to hear more about all of the college’s undergraduate programs in Architecture, Interior Architecture and Graphic Design. Additionally, students and families will Attend overviews about each program Meet current…

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Dialogues with Bailey

April 11 @ 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Student Union, 915 Volunteer Boulevard
Knoxville, TN 37916
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We are pleased to welcome Eric Bailey, best-selling author and president of Bailey Strategic Innovation Group, on April 11 for sessions open to all faculty, staff and students in the Art + Architecture Building. Session for faculty and staff from the College of Architecture and Design and School of Art: April 11, 12-2 p.m., Rm. 262B, SU Session for students from the College of Architecture and Design and School of Art: April 11, 2-4 p.m., Rm 180, SU Bailey will…

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May 2022

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Brag + Brunch All-College End-of-Year Celebration

May 11 @ 11:00 am - 2:00 pm
The Standard, 416 W. Jackson Avenue
Knoxville, TN 37902 United States
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Everyone in the college is invited to our all-college, end-of-year celebration, this year called Brag + Brunch. You'll enjoy free brunch foods (think chicken and waffles...bacon...yogurt bar...), good friends and great fun. We'll announce some awards, give some remarks and celebrate together the end of our year!  The event will be held at The Standard, 416 W. Jackson Avenue, 11 a.m.-2 p.m. No RSVP needed...just show up and plan to have a great time.

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September 2022

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Fall 2022 Lecture: Jeffrey Huber

September 26 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
Art + Architecture Building Rm. 109, 1715 Volunteer Blvd.
Knoxville TN, TN United States
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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…

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October 2022

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Fall 2022 Open House

October 1 @ 11:00 am - 2:00 pm
Art + Architecture Building, 1715 Volunteer Boulevard
Knoxville, TN
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  High school seniors who are participating in UT’s Big Orange Preview are encouraged to join us at our Fall Open House on Saturday, October 1, 2022, from 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Students will learn more about our college and becoming a UT Volunteer! Attendees will have the opportunity to hear more about all of the college’s undergraduate programs in Architecture, Interior Architecture and Graphic Design. Additionally, students and families will Attend overviews about each program Meet current students and faculty Tour…

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Fall 2022 Lecture: Maged Guerguis

October 3 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
Art + Architecture Building Rm. 109, 1715 Volunteer Blvd.
Knoxville TN, TN United States
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Join us on October 3 for a lecture presented by Maged Guerguis, assistant professor of Design and Structural Technology and the McCarty Holsaple McCarty Endowed Professor in our School of Architecture. The lecture will take place in McCarty Auditorium, Rm. 109, in the A+A Building at 5:30 p.m. Guerguis's lecture, "Soft Boundaries: Extraordinary Methods in Design," features designs inspired by biomimetic principles found in nature ranging from product design to full-scale high-performance construction systems. Current construction techniques rely on subtractive…

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