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APLA Welcomes New Faculty—Fall 2013

Mathew Hall at his desk

Matt Hall—Matthew Hall earned  a Bachelor of Architecture in 2000 from The University of Tennessee College of Architecture and Design. After working in various firms in Knoxville, Baltimore and Boston, Hall attended Harvard Graduate School of Design where he earneda Master of Architecture in 2003. After his graduate studies Hall returned to Baltimore to work with RTKL. Many years of academic and unrealized projects with “friends turned collaborators” led Hall to establish  Obstructures in 2008. Obstructures designs and fabricates aluminum guitars, drum kits, protest based installations, architecture, and tools serving as a venue for discourse regarding the inherently problematic nature of design.

After years of practice Hall accepted a position at the University of Tennessee College of Architecture and Design where he taught for six years.

In addition to his work with Obstructures, Hall’s other main line of research is the work of deceased Swedish brutalist masters such as Sigurd Lewerentz and Bernt Nyberg. .

Prof. Christian Dagg, AIA, has been named as Program Chair for the Master of Integrated Design & Construction program, a collaborative academic program between the School of Architecture, Planning and Landscape Architecture and the McWhorter School of Building Science. Dagg has been on the APLA faculty since the fall of 2000, where he has served in several leadership positions, including Program Chair for Interior Architecture and a year level coordinator for Second and Fourth Year Design Studios in Architecture.