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Monday
Nov122012

AIA East Tennessee Design Awards

Every fall, the American Institute of Architects East Tennessee Chapter selects the top design projects completed by members of their community.

This year's awards were vetted by a jury composed of Dennis Cussack (SRG Partnership, Portland BNIM), Laura Lesniewski (Kansas City Bohlin Cywinski Jackson), David Murray (Philadelphia Coxe Group, Seattle), and Hugh Hockberg. They were charged in choosing projects based on five criteria:

  • Functional innovation
  • Community asset and context
  • Craftsmanship 
  • Sustainability
  • Clarity of design idea

Awards of merit were granted to eight projects, including to the renovation of the University of Tennessee, Knoxville's most iconic building - Ayres Hall. The project, which after its completion was named the first LEED building on campus, was undertaken by Ross/Fowler, PC and Architects Weeks Ambrose McDonald, Inc. 

Students and faculty of the UT College of Architecture and Design were also honored by AIAETN. Assistant Professor Katherine Ambroziak's Odd Fellows Cemetery and Potters Field Rehabilitation Project was given an award of merit.

Students named as contributors to the project team: Jason Stark, Kathryn Thompson Greer and Micah Antanaitis from the graduate architecture program; David Dalton from the graduate landscape architecture program; and Claire Craven and Michael Housely from the undergraduate architecture program. Faculty members Matt Hall and Brad Collett are also cited as contributing designers to the project -  a master plan that focuses on the cemetery design of Potters Field and Odd Fellows. The project seeks to better integrate the community and landscape to the cemeteries .

Several merit winning projects were also completed by UT Architecture and Design alumni, including:

Cafeteria at the Morrison PreK-8 School

East Tennessee Children's Hospital Lobby and Waiting Area by BARBER McMURRY architects

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Additionally, one honor award and two awards of excellence were given this year. All were named to projects completed by UT alumni. 

Barrier Island House by Sanders Space Architecture, LLCKnoxville Station Transit Center, Intermodal Associate Architects, Bullock Smith & Partners, and McCarty Holsaple McCartyThree Rivers Market by Studio Four

Images and content provided by Kelly L. Headden, AIA, President of AIA East Tennessee. 

Tuesday
May082012

UT Alumna Named to American Society of Interior Designers College of Fellows

BJ Miller ('85) has been inducted into the American Society of Interior Designers College of Fellows. She is one of four to receive this achievement, the organization's highest honor. 

The title of Fellow is given in recognition of outstanding service and contributions to the Society, the profession, and the interior design industry.

The 2012 Class of Fellows will be honored on June 11, 2012 at the Society’s annual awards ceremony held at NeoCon. The University of Tennessee, Knoxville, College of Architecture and Design will also be hosting an alumni reception at NeoCon that evening. 

Miller has been an active member of the UTKCoAD community for many years. She is a lecturer in the UT Interior Design Program, as well as the coordinator of its Designing for Health and Wellness Lecture Series. Her service as a member and leader of the College's Board of Advisors has been influential in promoting excellence in interior design practice at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville. 

For more than 25 years, BJ Miller has been promoting the profession of interior design through her practice, service to ASID, and academic endeavors. Founder and president of The Vision Group Studiosand founder and managing partner of Urban Redevelopment Alliance in east Tennessee, Miller’s work centers on outcome-based, human-centric design goals. Her practice focuses on promoting ageless living and creating generative space in the development, design and identity of senior living and health environments. To engage others in her design philosophy, she developed a graduate program with a concentration in health design through the University of Tennessee College of Architecture and Design and created a multidisciplinary course on designing environments for health.

By Kiki Roeder