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News from the Architecture degree program.

Jessie Ball DuPont Grant Funds DESIGNhabitat 5 Work

Jessie Ball Dupont Grant

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

The Urban Studio is embarking on a new Design for Health Initiative that will unite the capabilities of design professionals and healthcare practitioners to address health issues for the greater Birmingham area. 

APLA Congratulates Alumni Winners 2015 AIA Birmingham

Appleseed Workshop-Honor Award Winner

In APLA we know that the success of our school is measured in the talent and abilities that our graduates carry into the world. We take great pride in seeing our alumni earning recognition from their peers for excellence in design, and this year’s Birmingham AIA awards give us lots to crow about!

APLA Continues Exchange Student Program with ITU

The architecture program has had the privilege of sending students to Istanbul since 2009. Each year, we are hosted by Istanbul Technical University (ITU). This fall we have the pleasure of hosting eight students in architecture and interior architecture from ITU on campus at Auburn.

The Work of Summer Option 2015

The Summer Design Program in Architecture is an intensive ten-week program that provides an introduction to research and design process skills and to the graphic communication of form and ideas.

Urban Studio Gets a New Look

Urban Studio Window Sign

Use of the Urban Studio’s new space at the corner of 20th Street and 3rd Avenue North in downtown Birmingham is currently in full swing for its second academic year.  Many improvements were made to the space during the first academic year.

RS Celebrates Opening of 20K—Geraldine's House

20K Geraldine's House Interior

On Saturday, October 3, Auburn University’s Rural Studio celebrated the grand opening of Geraldine Braxton’s House, the seventeenth iteration of the Rural Studio 20K House, an ongoing research project focused on providing affordable rural housing to those who need it most.

At 5 p.m  a crowd of more

APLA Welcomes New Faculty—Fall 2015

New Faculty Fall 2015

Valerie Friedmann, MLA, Associate ASLA
Visiting Assistant Professor, Graduate Landscape Architecture

Valerie teaches studio and related support courses in the graduate landscape architecture program.

Ripple Effect: KCCP Campus Project

Ripple Effect: KCCP Campus Project

Ripple Effect is a New Orleans-based organization whose goal is to promote water literacy through standards-aligned, design-based environmental science curriculum. Ripple Effect’s founders—urban designer Aron Chang from Waggonner and Ball Architects and teacher Claire Anderson from KIPP Central

Save the Date: ARIA's 90_20 Celebration

Save the Date: Interior Architecture 90_20 Celebration March 31, 2017

In 2017, the Interior Architecture program in the School of Architecture, Planning and Landscape Architecture will celebrate its 90_20 Anniversary—the 90th anniversary of its founding as an interior design program within the