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APLA in Design Intelligence 'Top-10' Rankings for 2014

We are very proud that CADC's programs continue to be ranked among the nation's best! In the annual DesignIntelligence survey, "America's Best Architecture and Design Schools 2014" our graduate and undergraduate programs in Industrial Design and our undergraduate Architecture program are ranked in the top 10 degree programs in their field nationally!

Alabama Engine in Weld Magazine

Read this article in Weld Magazine about Alabama Engine and the recent Trails Summit! For those of you not familiar with Alabama Innovation Engine, they are a design-based community and economic development initiative, jointly funded by Auburn University and the University of Alabama. Visit: for more information.

College Website Gets New Look!

View the redesign of the College of Architecture, Design and Construction's portal website at:

Alabama Powers Supports APLA Programs

Alabama Power continues to be a great supporter of APLA and its programs!

25th Annual Pumpkin Carve on October 25

2013 Pumpkin Carve Schedule: 9:00 a.m. The carving begins: Pumpkins and t-shirts go on sale to students and faculty. 9:30 a.m. Elementary school students from the Auburn area learn about this exciting event while carving a pumpkin with an APLA student. 12:00 p.m. Hallowieners (hot dogs, hamburgers, chips, and drinks) are on sale for lunch. 3:00 p.m. Pumpkins, t-shirts, raffles, and more go on sale for the public. 5:00 p.m. Hallowieners and a Chili Cook-off for dinner. 6:00 p.m. Pumpkins are lit and judging begins. 6:30 p.m. Kids Costume Competition. 7:30 p.m.

Kevin Moore Wins "Best Creative Scholarship" at IDEC

Assistant Professor Kevin Moore won "Best Creative Scholarship" for his submission to the IDEC (Interior Design Educators Council) South Regional Conference 2013.  Moore presented Beyond the Groundwork at the regional conference on October 25-26, 2013 in Peachtree City, GA.  In keeping with the conference theme, "Collaborate to Innovate!," Beyond the Groundwork is truly collaborative--an alumni exhibit designed and installed by Moore and Amanda (Herron) Loper (BArch 2005).

Mounted by the School of Architecture, Planning and Landscape Architecture at the Jule Collins Smith Museum in February

APLA Professor Contributes to Exhibit at Harvard Graduate School of Design

Prof. Robert Sproull, in collaboration with Ernesto Bilbao (Co-designer 50% contribution) developed a winning entry for an international design competition held by the city of Quito, Ecuador in 2008 that requested design solutions for the conversion of the local international airport into a park. Prof. Sproull’s team developed the Parque Bicentenario (formerly known as Parque del Lago), a design solution that establishes a planning strategy for this conversion that will eventually result in an urban green space that is on the same scale as New York City’s Central Park.

Prototype Project on Auburn Campus Saves Water, Feeds Beautiful Rain Garden

Pulling together funding from Auburn’s Facilities Management and a Parkerson Mill Creek grant, a team of Auburn experts has developed a way to mimic that natural infiltration process. On a shop building adjacent to Dudley Hall, rainwater is collected through a draining system and flows to a 1,000-gallon cistern. The overflow water is diverted to a neighboring rain garden, where it collects and seeps slowly into the ground. See the full story on at

2013 Lecture Series—Renegades + Outlaws: Design Thinking at the Edge

The 2013 Lecture Series of the Auburn University School of Architecture, Planning and Landscape Architecture is entitled “Renegades + Outlaws: Design Thinking at the Edge.”  The series is conceived as a way to consider perceptual outliers within the design profession.

We encourage a wide interpretation of the lecture series theme, from practitioners that rely on collaborative practices of art, architecture, filmmaking, and design to practitioners that engage in significant contextual work designed to profoundly affect the essential community in which it resides.

Lecturers will elaborate on