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News from the Architecture degree program.

Xavier Vendrell Steps In As Rural Studio’s Acting Director

Xavier Vendrell

While Director Andrew Freear is away on sabbatical, Xavier Vendrell has stepped in as Acting Director. In addition to filling Andrew’s very large boots, he will be working with Instructor Steve Long and the Fifth Year students on the latest 20K Home (20Kv21) and a new community center for historic

Fall 2016 Lecture Series: Unfolding Narratives

Fall 2016 Lecture Series: Unfolding Narratives

Whether designing advanced structures, communal spaces, or entire cities, designers face the challenges of the physical and the political world; challenges that change and advance their initial thoughts and ideas.

Class of '82 Establishes Endowment

Last October, while watching students work feverishly to complete their pumpkin carving in the Dudley Courtyard, Paula Burns McEvoy, Robert Montgomery, and David Hinson began brainstorming on the question of how they and their fellow members of the architecture program’s graduating class of 1982

Alumna Jane Frederick to AIA Board

1. Why did you want to participate as a Director at Large?
When I ran, the at-large director was a new position. After serving as the South Atlantic Regional Representative on the board and council, I understood the Institute’s structure and operations.

Design Habitat Birmingham Update

Design Habitat Interior Render

DESIGNhabitat 5: Affordable Urban Housing Solutions for an Aging U.S. Population

In the summer of 2015, the Birmingham Habitat for Humanity affiliate acquired a large parcel in the East Lake neighborhood.

Keyvanian Publishes Hospitals and Urbanism in Rome 1200—1500

Carla Keyvanian's Book on Hospitals and Urbanism in Rome 1200—1500

Carla Keyvanian’s Hospitals and Urbanism in Rome 1200 – 1500, the newest addition to the gallery of books produced at APLA, is now on display in the Library of Architecture Design and Construction (LADC).

Urban Studio Creates Master Plan for Innovation District

Urban Studio Innovation District Project

During the fifth-year Urban Studio this past spring, the students were immersed in urban design challenges and were required to use and practice their design skills to solve real issues in the City of Birmingham.

WoodComp 2016 Marks 50 Years of Competition

Wood Comp model

Second Year Studios participated in the 50th annual Wood Competition this spring.