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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.

Urban Studio's Woodlawn Thesis Projects

Urban Studio Presentation

Students at the Urban Studio spent their last spring semester working on a project in Woodlawn, which is a small community located four miles east of Birmingham. From its founding, Woodlawn was a very prominent neighborhood.

APLA Works in Avondale

Students presenting at a charrette to Avondale

This fall students in both the fifth year Urban Studio architecture program and first year graduate students in the Masters of Community Planning program came together for an intense three-day charrette in the Avondale neighborhood in Birmingham, Alabama.

Urban Studio Celebrates New Location

Urban Studio Birmingham

Urban Studio, the Auburn University Center for Architecture and Urban Studies, celebrated the grand opening of its new location in downtown Birmingham on Wednesday, September 3. Vini Nathan, Dean and McWhorter Chair in the College of Architecture, Design and Construction, welcomed faculty, staff,

Morgan elevated to AIA’s College of Fellows

Cheryl Morgan

Cheryl Morgan, Auburn architecture alumna, professor and director of the Urban Studio, will be inducted into the American Institute of Architects College of Fellows at an Investiture Ceremony at the 2014 National AIA Convention in Chicago on June 27.  She joins 139 AIA members who have been elected

Masters of Community Planning Participate in Professional Charettes

CPLAN students work with public in professional charrette

During fall semester of 2013 a number of Master of Community Planning (MCP) students were invited to participate in several community design charrettes that occurred throughout the southeastern region.

Krumdieck Assumes Urban Studio Leadership

Alex Krumdieck, a principal in the Birmingham-based architecture and interior design firm Krumdieck A + I Design Inc. has been hired as Interim Director of the School of Architecture, Planning and Landscape Architecture's (APLA) acclaimed Urban Studio program based in Birmingham, Alabama.