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Tuesday
May012012

Sustainable Design: The University of Tennessee, Knoxville, New Norris House in Twenty Slides

Twice a year, the Office of the Provost hosts a  Mic/Nite, a “Pecha-Kucha Powered” social gathering focusing on the work of UT faculty and staff.

Architecture professors Tricia Stuth and Robert French tackle two-years of research in 20 slides. Here is "New Norris House - A Sustainable Dwelling in the 21st Century."

Wednesday
Feb222012

UT Architecture and Design Faculty Spotlight: Diane Fox 

February has been a month of note for Diane Fox, lecturer at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, College of Architecture and Design. Fox has received recent successes with her photographic work, placing second in the San Francisco International Photography Exhibition, as well as landing prominent features in the magazine, Exposure, produced by the Society of Photographic Educators’. Fox's work is currently on the cover and in a feature article of the magazine.

Fox joined the College of Architecture and Design as a lecturer in 1998. She serves as the primary graphic design and architectural photography instructor of the College. 

Fox's work has been exhibited around the globe, including in Los Angeles, California, Florence, Italy, Torun, Poland, and New York, New York. Her placing photograph of the aforementioned competition, "Birds, Florence, Italy" (below), will be on display in San Francisco this March.

"Birds, Florence, Italy," chosen from hundreds of images submitted from around the world, was shot in La Specola, a natural history museum in Florence, Italy. It belongs as part of Fox's  recent photography series, UnNatural History. This work explores the objectification of nature, as exhibited in museums, framed through the television, or seen behind the glass of the zoo. 

Fox earned her Master of Fine Arts from the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, in 1992, and her Bachelor of Fine Arts from Middle Tennessee State University.

Her work as an instructor of the College of Architecture and Design has shaped students' understanding of graphic design, typography, presentation, identity systems, and photography. She has actively been a part of the College's mission to offer students cultural and study abroad experiences through her mini-term class, Photographing Florence. Here she exposes a handful of UT students to the beauty and shapes of Florence, Italy, through the lens of the camera.

To learn more about Diane Fox, please visit her research page, or see her website at http://www.dianefoxphotography.com/

Monday
Nov282011

New Endowment Inspired by Architecture Alumnus Creates Opportunities to Recruit Outstanding Faculty

Motivated by her son's passion and tenacity, Libba Wall (UTK ’59) honored James “Jimmy” Dudley (UTK Architecture ’86), as well as faculty and students of the College of Architecture and Design by establishing an endowment  through the Chancellor's Faculty Salary Support Challenge.

“This gift honors the compassion and capabilities of great faculty, who foster a spirit of curiosity among students, " said Scott Wall, director of architecture. "There is nothing else remotely like this in the school." 

Full details about the gift and how it will impact the UT, Knoxville, College of Architecture and Design are available here.