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Field Studies

Designing and Building with Jake LaBarre

3rd Yr studio with Jake LaBarre

The third-year students at Rural Studio started the 2016 fall semester with the traditional ‘neck-down’ activities. This allows the students to get their toes wet in the culture and community of Hale County, to work hard, and get to know each other.

Rural Studio Celebrates Openings

Lions Park Shade

On Saturday, November 12, 2016, Rural Studio celebrated the opening of two incredible projects: the Fabrication Pavilion and Lions Park Shade. Family, friends, and alumni arrived in hordes, traveling from near and far to witness the ribbon cuttings and speeches.

Ecocultural PlaceMaking in Mobile, AL—MLA Studio III

MLA Studio III Summer 2016 emphasized natural systems analysis as a basis for site-planning large-scale communities and parks for The Peninsula of Mobile. The Peninsula, located south of downtown near Brookley Field, is also known to locals as “The Parkway,” a five-mile stretch of highway.

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.

Americas Studio Students Compete Nationally

Render of Farnsworth House

Auburn Architecture students participated in the annual Americas Studio in spring semester of 2016. Annually the Americas studio focuses on contemporary issues of architecture and urbanism in the Americas. Taught by associate professor Rebecca O’Neal Dagg, the third-year studio this spring was

Field Studies—Near Home and Abroad

Field Studies

Design students have always pushed beyond the environment of the classroom to study and learn from inspiring examples of architecture, landscape architecture, design, and development that they find in the cities (and in the wilds) around the world.

Landscape Notes from the Field

Study of Pine by Nga

First observe, then employ. This simple concept has become the underlying framework for how we investigate the design potential of plants within the Landscape Architecture Program at Auburn University.

Students Experience Architecture:  Chicago Field Studies

Student sketching on Chicago Field Studies

One must experience architecture first hand in order to truly understand its power and potential.