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City and School of Architecture Launch Charlotte Urban Design Awards Program

"Urbies" will celebrate good design in Charlotte.
   August 30, 2021

The City of Charlotte Urban Design Center and the University of North Carolina at Charlotte School of Architecture are collaborating on the city’s first Urban Design Awards, or “Urbies,” to elevate the importance of excellent urban design. An awards ceremony recognizing the inaugural Urbies winners will take place on Thursday, Sept. 23, at 5 p.m. A public panel discussion about the awards...

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2021 CoA+A Convocation Brings Newcomers into the Circle

Dean Brook Muller welcomed new students, faculty, and staff to the College on August 22.
   August 25, 2021

The College of Arts + Architecture welcomed new members of our College family into the "circle" on Sunday, August 22, with the 2021 CoA+A Convocation ceremony and after party in the Arts Quad. 

Dean Brook Muller opened the evening: "I want to express my gratitude to all of you for joining us on this fine evening. It has been quite a stretch for all of us, and the bonds tying us...

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Integrated Design Research Lab's Window Project Wins R+D Award

A microalgae window system has won a 2021 R+D Award from Architect Magazine.
   August 11, 2021

A patent-pending microalgae window system developed in the College of Arts + Architecture's Integrated Design Research Lab (IDRL) has won a 2021 R+D Award from Architect Magazine. The interdisciplinary project, led by Dr. Kyoung Hee Kim, associate professor of architecture and director of the IDRL, is in its ninth year of development and has...

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NSF Grant Will Further Development of Solar Windows

Interdisciplinary team is led by Associate Professor of Architecture Kyoung Hee Kim.
   July 26, 2021

A research project to develop high-performance regenerative windows integrated with climate responsive solar cells will move to a new phase of development thanks to a $250,000 Partnerships for Innovation - Technology Translation (PFI-TT) grant from the National Science Foundation (NSF). Principal Investigator Dr. Kyoung Hee Kim, associate professor of architecture, and her co-investigators Dr...

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Precast Concrete Industry Support Sends Graduate Studio to NYC

Students toured precast concrete projects on field trip, then designed a Tokyo hotel.
   June 29, 2021

A group of architecture graduate students, led by Professor of Architecture Chris Jarrett, had the opportunity to take the School of Architecture’s first post-pandemic field trip this month, thanks to $5,000 in financial support from precast concrete industry partners. The sponsorship, organized by Ray Clark, executive director of the Georgia/Carolinas Precast...

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Architecture Professor’s Team Shortlisted for Tallinn Architecture Biennale Competition

Only 12 finalists were chosen from 119 teams representing 49 countries.
   June 22, 2021

Associate Professor of Architecture Jefferson Ellinger and his project partners Joseph Choma and Wesam Al Asali are among 12 design teams shortlisted for the Tallinn Architecture Biennale (TAB) Installation Competition. Organized by the Estonian Centre for Architecture, the Tallinn Architecture Biennale is the largest architectural...

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Inaugural Social Justice Scholarship Recipients Use Architecture, Dance to Advocate for Diversity and Inclusion

First recipients of the UNC Charlotte Alumni Association Scholarship are CoA+A students.
   June 9, 2021

Two COllege of arts + Architecture students, Abena Atiemo (pictured above right) and Melinda Erickson (left), have been named the inaugural recipients of the ...

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UNC Charlotte Students Join Students from Florida and The Bahamas to Design Post-Hurricane Housing

Collaborative studio project started in Fall 2020, continues in next academic year.
   June 4, 2021

As North America prepares for another hurricane season, the work of one School of Architecture studio is responding to the challenge. Begun in the Fall 2020 semester and entering a second phase in Fall 2021, a collaboration with the University of the Bahamas (UB) and Florida A&M (FAMU) University has brought students from all three institutions together to design innovative and sustainable...

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Architecture Professor, Alumni Represented in Venetian Exhibition

Projects by SILO AR+D and The Raleigh Architecture Co. are included in A SOUTH FORTY.
   May 29, 2021

A SOUTH FORTY: Contemporary Architecture and Design in the American South, an exhibition presented by The European Cultural Center in conjunction with the 2021 Venice Architecture Biennale, includes design projects by Associate Professor of Architecture Marc Manack’s firm, SILO AR+D, and The Raleigh Architecture Company, a...

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American Society of Interior Designers Names Alum “One to Watch”

Natasha Edwards ’10 is a project architect at Little Diversified Architectural Consulting.
   May 24, 2021

School of Architecture alumna Natasha Edwards is one of 19 designers recognized by the American Society of Interior Designers (ASID) with a 2021 ASID Ones to Watch Award.  Edwards, who received her Master of Architecture from UNC Charlotte in 2010, is a project...

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