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Rural Studio Debuts the Newbern Town Hall Project

Newbern Town Hall interior photo

On February 23, 2013, the Town of Newbern celebrated the opening of Newbern Town Hall.

Professor Elena Barthel and Students Team with Jones Valley Teaching Farm

Jones Valley Teaching Farm prototypical farm stand

Last spring the Rural Studio collaborated with the Jones Valley Teaching Farm in Birmingham to develop two prototypical farm stands for selling and processing vegetables.

Elena Barthell to speak at ECOWEEK 2012 in Israel and the West Bank

Auburn University Rural Studio's Elena Barthell will be a speaker and workshop leader for ECOWEEK

Andrew Freear included in the Oxford American’s ”The Most Creative Teachers in the South”

Andrew Freear, Wiatt Professor in the School of Architecture, Planning, and Landscape Architecture

Rural Studio $20k House Evolving into Product Line

Image of Dave's house at twilight

The $20K House began in 2005 as an ongoing Rural Studio research project to address the need for affordable housing in Hale County, provide an alternative to the mobile home, and accommodate potential homeowners who are unable to qualify for commercial credit.