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Marlon Blackwell Architects Receives Top Design Honor

Architect: The Journal of the American Institute of Architects has named Marlon Blackwell Architects “The Top Firm in Design” in its annual Architect 50 ranking. This year, 136 firms qualified to participate in the Architect 50 program.

Peter Fleming: Interior Architecture Alumni Profile

In anticipation of the 90_20 Interior Architecture / Interior Design anniversary celebration in 2017, StudioAPLA and the CADC website will be featuring several College of Architecture, Design and Construction Interior Design and Interior Architecture alumni and their remarkable accomplishments.

APLA Golden Eagles Return to Campus

Class of 1964 Architecture Graduates Gathered for their Golden Eagle 50th Anniversary. Eight of the thirteen members from the Class of 1964 Bachelor of Architecture graduates returned to campus on Dec.16, 2014 for their Golden Eagle reunion that celebrates the 50th anniversary of their graduation. 

Experimenting with Artist-Led Community Garden


Editor's Note: Thoughtbarn is a design studio in Austin, Texas "that champions artful utility through buildings, urban strategies, public installations, and interiors." Directors are Robert Gay,'00 (B.Arch) and Lucy Begg, a Rural Studio Outreach Participant. 

In 2012 Thoughtbarn won a commission

Interior Architecture Remembers Mike Hubbs

Third, fourth and fifth year students in the Bachelor of Interior Architecture (ARIA) program held an exhibition of their work in the Dudley Gallery on March sixth in memory of Auburn University professor and alumnus Michael Hubbs.

Hubbs, who died last year at age 63, was an interior architecture

Alumni Among Architectural Digest's 100's Top Talents

McAlpine Tankersley Architecture and McAlpine Booth & Ferrier Interiors have been selected to be among the AD100, Architectural Digest magazine’s biennial list of the top talents in architecture and interior design.

The new list was announced at a gala event on Monday night, November 25, 2013 at

A Hopeful Rant: A Presentation by Alumnus Marlon Blackwell

image of window from Saint Nicholas Eastern Orthodox Church in Springdale, Arkansas

APLA alumnus Marlon Blackwell, Distinguished Professor and Head of the Department of Architecture at the University of Arkansas and principal of Marlon Blackwell Architect, developed the following piece for a panel presentation at the ACSA Administrator’s Conference in the fall of 2012. With his