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March 2022

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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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Spring 2022 Lecture: Cote

April 18 @ 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 for our 2021-2022 lecture series Apr. 18, 5:30 p.m., for an in-person lecture featuring Christopher Cote, 2019-2021 Fellow and Lecturer in our School of Design. The lecture, “Making Public: Investigating What Publishing is, Means, and Can Be,” which is a product of Cote's Graphic Design Fellowship in the School of Design, will share publishing outcomes and processes that reveal unique and possibly more engaging experiences, interactions and connections made possible through publishing. When people think of publishing, many…

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Spring 2022 Lecture: Magner

April 25 @ 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 for our 2021-2022 lecture series Apr. 25, 5:30 p.m., for an in-person lecture featuring Jeremy Magner, 2021-2022 Tennessee Architecture Fellow. Magner will present Inextricable: Conjuring Appalachian Craft, as an intimate look at specific materials and methods native to Appalachian craft and the act of non-extraction construction. Magner describes the lecture: Have we crafted Appalachia or has Appalachia crafted us? At best, according to Anne-Marie Willis, “we design our world and our world designs us back.” Perhaps inhabitants and…

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May 2022

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Spring 2022 Final Reviews – May 2-16

May 10 @ 9:00 am - May 16 @ 6:00 pm
Art + Architecture Building, 1715 Volunteer Boulevard
Knoxville, TN
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Congratulations, students and faculty, for arriving at final reviews, which take place May 2-6, May 9-10 and May 13-16, 2022. Check out the full schedule including locations and studio summaries for spring 2022 final reviews (PDF). Final reviews are May 2-6 and May 9-10. Additionally, we have public presentations on May 13 and May 16. Good luck!    

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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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Graduation Celebration 2022

May 22 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Art + Architecture Building, 1715 Volunteer Boulevard
Knoxville, TN
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Congratulations, Graduates! To celebrate your graduation, we will host Graduation Celebration, a reception and showcase exhibit of graduating student work for graduates, family and friends to enjoy. Graduation Celebration will take place on Sunday, May 22, 2022, 1-3 p.m., in the A+A Building. The celebration precedes commencement, which is Sunday, May 22, at 4 p.m., at Thompson-Boling Arena. Graduating students, look for an e-mail from Julie Beckman around May 9, giving you a template and instructions on how to upload…

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Commencement Spring 2022

May 22 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Thompson-Boling Arena, 1600 Phillip Fulmer Way #202
Knoxville, TN
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Congratulations, Graduates! Our commencement ceremony will be held on Sunday, May 22, 2022, at 4 p.m., at Thompson-Boling Arena. The ceremony will be preceded by our Graduation Celebration reception and exhibit of student work, from 1-3 p.m. in the A+A Building. Watch for details about pinning up your work for Graduation Celebration and RSVPing for the reception. Read all details about spring 2022 commencement.   Meet our 2022 commencement speaker, Nick Dryden Nick Dryden (B.Arch, '95) is a third-generation architect…

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