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APLA Welcomes Adjunct Faculty for 2012-2013 Academic Year

The APLA teaching team for Fall 2012 includes the following adjuncts:  Dan Bennett (CPLN), Josh Emig (INDC), Dick Hudgens (ARCH-Rural Studio), Alex Krumdieck (ARCH), Judd Langham (LAND), Jacqueline Margetts (LAND), Randy Morgan (LAND), Stacy Norman (INDC), Randal Vaughan (ARCH), and Ben Weisman (ARCH), Kelly Homan (LAND).


Dan Bennett, an Emeritus Professor of Architecture and former CADC Dean, will be teaching a lecture course in Community Planning in the spring. A 1968 graduate of Auburn's School of Architecture, Bennett received a Master of Architecture in Urban Design from Rice University in 1974. Bennett's professional expertise is in the area of urban design and residential architecture. His practice has been recognized with over a dozen state, regional, and national design awards. In 1996 he was elected to the American Institute of Architects College of Fellows.

Josh Emig, [P&W title] and former full-time APLA faculty member, will be teaching a graduate seminar in the INDC program this fall. Emig has prior experience as Director of the Applied Technology Group, an interdisciplinary group of technical specialists at SHoP in New York, as well as experience as a façade consultant at Front Inc. He holds a Master of Architecture from RPI.



Richard Hudgens, President of Richard B. Hudgens, Architects, Inc. located in Selma, Alabama and long-time APLA adjunct, will be teaching a seminar in architectural history at the Rural Studio this fall and spring. A 1975 graduate of Auburn University with two degrees: Bachelor of Architecture and Bachelor of Science in Building Construction, Hudgens studied preservation issues in historic buildings and architectural problems in Historic Preservation in England.

Alex Krumdieck, a principal in the Birmingham-based architecture and interior design firm Krumdieck A + I, has returning to main campus to teach 2nd Year Design Studio this fall. Krumdieck A+I has earned numerous awards for its design work, including recognition by the AIA and the IIDA. Alex earned a Bachelor of Architecture from Auburn, and a Master of Architecture from Georgia Tech and has served as an adjunct faculty member several times in recent years, including teaching roles on the main campus and at the Urban Studio.

Judd Langham, a principal, landscape designer, urban designer, and planner at 2D Studio, LLC located in Birmingham, Alabama will be teaching Construction I, Digital Applications III (ArcGis), Advanced Digital Applications in the landscape architecture program. Judd began his career in the landscape architecture profession at The Olin Studio in Philadelphia, PA where he worked on a range of projects spanning across the United States. Upon his return to his home state of Alabama, Judd worked for BWSC located in Birmingham, Alabama for two years before starting 2D Studio in 2010. Judd’s primary areas of expertise include comprehensive planning, university and campus master planning, urban design, recreational and passive parks, streetscapes, brownfield redevelopment, stream and ecological restorations, greenways, and residential design.

Jacqueline Margetts will be continuing her on-going role as an adjunct faculty in the landscape architecture program and in the newly revised Environmental Design program. Jacqueline’s specialties include design studio, contemporary landscape architectural design theory and environmental design. Jacqueline previously lived in New Zealand where she was Head of Department of Landscape Architecture at Unitec in Auckland, the largest school of landscape architecture and garden design in New Zealand. She has published a wide range of papers in academic and trade journals as well as giving numerous presentations at conferences in New Zealand, Australia and the USA on garden design, Pacific Landscapes, and the work of landscape architect Ted Smyth. Her research includes exploring innovative urban stream restoration techniques, the design of resilience into Pacific Island landscapes subject to hurricane damage, and mapping as a design generator.

Randy Morgan, will be returning to teach professional practice in the landscape architecture program this spring. Randy earned a Master of Landscape Architecture from Auburn in 2001 and is Director of Design for Farmer | Morgan, LLC based in Nashville, Tennessee.

Stacy Norman, AIAwill be teaching design studio in the INDC graduate program this fall and spring. Stacy is a principal at Stacy Norman Architects based in Auburn and was a former Paul Rudolph Visiting Professor in the architecture program. Mr. Norman holds a Bachelor of Design from the University of Florida and Masters of Architecture from Columbia University. The focus of Mr. Norman’s research, teaching and practice blends the use of computer-aided design methodologies with that of digital fabrication methods.

Randal Vaughan is an adjunct professor teaching 5th year thesis research and thesis design studio. He brings to the school both a practical and academic sensibility having taught previously at Auburn and worked on small and large scale design projects including the High Museum of Art in Atlanta and The University of Utah's recently opened Sorenson Molecular Biotechnology Building. While an Auburn University graduate, he also holds master's degrees from Columbia University where he focused on architectural theory, and The New School for Social Research where he studied continental philosophy.

Ben Wieseman will be teaching a seminar for the 5th year architecture students and graduate students in Community Planning at the Urban Studio. The seminar will explore urban environments in and around Birmingham. Ben has been a practicing Landscape Architect since 1999 and holds a Bachelor of Landscape Architecture from the University of Kentucky and a Master of Real Estate Development from Auburn University. Ben taught the Birmingham-based Line Park Studio [link to story] for landscape architecture students this past summer.

Kelly Homan joins us to teach a graduate studio in landscape architecture this fall.  Kelly is a landscape designer based in Birmingham Alabama. She holds a BS in Horticulture from Auburn. After earning her undergraduate degree in 2002, she relocated to Birmingham and worked as a garden designer and horticulture specialist for a small design firm focusing on residential projects located in Mountain Brook Alabama, Rosemary Beach Florida, and Highlands North Carolina. In 2007 she moved to Harlem where she worked for a design build firm specializing in rooftop gardens and vertical landscapes throughout Manhattan, Brooklyn, and Queens. While living and working in New York City, she received a Master of Landscape Design from Columbia University. 2011 brought her back down south where she once again attended Auburn and completed the Master of Landscape Architecture program. Her work in Birmingham is ecologically motivated and seeks to understand the landscape as a process. As an adjunct professor in Auburn’s MLA program, Kelly has taught both studio IV and studio II.