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APLA Welcomes Paul Rudolph Fellows to Faculty, Spring 2012

Brian Bell, AIA, and David Yocum, AIA of the Atlanta, Georgia firm, bldgs

Brian Bell, AIA, and David Yocum, AIA of the Atlanta, Georgia firm, bldgs., were appointed APLA's 2012 Paul Rudolph Fellows and taught a fourth year architecture students in Spring Semester 2012.  
Professors Bell and Yocum dedicated their fourth year studio to the pursuit of “Public Buildings / Public Spaces,” and designing a new Central Atlanta Public Library in Margaret Mitchell Square in Atlanta, Georgia.  The studio investigated the relationship between public space inside and outside of a public building in an urban center.


When Professor Bell was asked, “Do you feel that introducing different visiting scholars to the Architecture class studio benefits the visiting scholar as well as the student?“ Bell responded, “Yes, teaching is a mutually beneficial experience.  We get great satisfaction sharing our interests in architecture and cities with our students, but we also get to see their interests – and that influences us.  Cities and architecture are dynamic, they change with our perceptions, and so for us the feedback students provide is about changing, growing and mutually developing this perception.”
Created in 1998, the Paul Rudolph Fellowship was designated as a means to honor APLA alumnus Rudolph through the invitation of different practitioners/educators into the Architecture program studio sequence as a visiting scholar. Recent fellowship faculty include Marlon Blackwell (2008) and Roy and Marie Decker (2009).