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School of Architecture

Every day, our students and faculty are pushing the boundaries of design. We believe in the capacity of architecture to solve contemporary issues, uplift the human spirit, and create a better world.

School of Architecture Head

David Hill, FAIA // Email David

Since its founding, the School of Architecture has been a leader of innovation in design. Today that tradition continues with programs centered on design excellence and unique approaches to contemporary urban, environmental, and ethical challenges. Our fully accredited program provides a rigorous professional education paired with multidisciplinary and self-directed design and research opportunities. Multiple paths to a professional degree are provided by undergraduate and graduate degree programs, including the iPal Accelerated Path to Licensure. A Masters of Advanced Architectural Studies, Certificates and Concentrations and a Design-Build summer program provide for specialized studies. Connections to a robust architectural community offer professional opportunities.

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Freshman Final Review: Friday December 2 from 1:30-3:00pm in the Leazar Hall gallery.

It is a salon style review, swing by and check out the great work.

This final studio module has explored color, pattern, modularity, animation, translation between 2D, 3D, and 4D, shop tools + processes.....AND MORE.
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Tectonics and Craft Lecture Series!

Phil Szostak
Monday, Nov. 21st @ 7:10pm on Zoom

Phil Szostak has over 40 years of experience in a broad range of architectural design projects. A graduate of NC State University’s College of Design, he first opened Philip Szostak Associates (PSA) in 1980 and demonstrated exceptional abilities in designing projects ranging in scale from small renovations to complex, multi-million dollar facilities. In 1990, he became the North Carolina principal for NBBJ, then the nation’s second largest architectural practice. After 12 years leading the design and administration of hundreds of millions of dollars of construction, he left NBBJ to reestablish PSA, now Szostak Design.
Phil’s work has been widely acknowledged, garnering numerous local, regional and national awards for design excellence over the course of his career. In 2009 he was named a Fellow of the American Institute of Architects (AIA), in 2010 he was the co-recipient of AIA North Carolina’s Kamphoefner Award for outstanding contributions to modernism in architecture, and in 2018 he was recognized with the AIA North Carolina Gold Medal.
Phil has been a stalwart of Tectonics and Craft from the beginning. He is an excellent horseman, a passionate landscape designer, and is married to the love of his life, Rhonda.

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AIA NC Student Award Winners

Congratulations to Ben Coleman, Britt Davis, Makayla Esposito, Ariel Hills, Jasmeen Kaur, Sophia Li, Susmita Patil, and Yash Shah
for being AIA NC Student Award Winners for their Oppressive Infrastructures Mapping Racism in the Built Environment project!
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Tectonics and Craft Lecture Series!

Carol A. Wilson FAIA
Tuesday Nov. 15 @ 7:10pm on Zoom

Carol A. Wilson FAIA has been working in Maine since 1981. “Deeply tied to the landscape of Maine, my desire is to produce buildings worthy of this place.” She established her own firm in 1986. In addition to the work of her studio, she teaches, lectures and is an active force in the Portland Society of Architects. Her work has been published and widely recognized for its excellence in design.
“It is not necessarily those lands which are the most fertile or most favored in climate that seem to me the happiest, but those in which a long struggle of adaptation between man and his environment has brought out the best qualities of both.”
-- T. S. Eliot

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Lecture series!
Hitomi & Takuro Shibata of Studio Touya

Monday 11/14 @4:30pm in Burns Auditorium or on ZOOM.

Hitomi & Takuro Shibata are potters from Shigaraki, one of the oldest pottery villages in Japan. In 2008 they founded Studio Touya in Seagrove, North Carolina, location of the largest concentration of working potters in the United States. Hitomi & Takuro create material narratives by using wild clays from NC and natural elements such as wood ash to create glazes. They wood-fire pottery and sculptural work in an Anagama kiln they built themselves, which stands on their property alongside their family home designed by Frank Harmon, FAIA. Their work has been featured in numerous exhibitions and publications, and they regularly participate in lectures and workshops nationally and internationally.

Hitomi & Takuro helped established STARworks Ceramics, where Takuro has served as Director since 2005, a clay processing facility for manufacturing wild NC clay into a variety of clay bodies for commercial and educational use, which are distributed to artists and schools throughout the US. This operation is part of the STARworks arts-centered work community based in a former textile factory in Star, NC. Their new book, Wild Clay: Creating Ceramics and Glazes from Natural and Found Resources, co-authored with Matt Levy, was released by Herbert Press/Bloomsbury last month.

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AIA NC Student Award Winners

Congratulations to Rebecca Curry, Marybeth Campeau, Claire Henkel, Maya Miller, and Lauren Waterman for being AIA NC Student Award Winners for their Eagles Island Nature Park project!
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AIA NC Student Award Winner

Congratulations to Hannah Smith, Assoc. AIA for being an AIA NC Student Award Winner for her Brownsville Port of Entry project!
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Tectonics and Craft Lecture Series!

Anne Marie Anne Marie Duvall Decker
Tuesday, Nov. 8th @ 7:10pm on ZOOM

Anne Marie (FAIA) sees architecture as an instrument, engaging the material phenomena of our environment and culture to create the potential for education and growth. She leads the studio in creating elusive forms and engaging spaces, no matter the type, size, or budget of projects. She has served the profession in many capacities, as a long-term board member and past president of AlA Mississippi and as a Trustee and 2021 Chair of the AlA Trust. Anne Marie is often invited to share her experience as a lecturer, critic, visiting professor, and design juror. She was recently appointed to serve the U.S. Department of State Bureau of Overseas Buildings Operations as a 2021-2023 Industry Advisory Group peer.

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Lecture series!
David Benjamin
Harwell Hamilton Harris Lecture

Monday 11/07 @4:30pm in Burns Auditorium or on ZOOM.

David Benjamin is the Founding Principal of The Living and Associate Professor at Columbia GSAPP. He also directs the GSAPP Incubator. Benjamin’s work combines research and practice and involves exploring new ideas through prototyping. Focusing on the intersection of biology, computation, and design, Benjamin has articulated three frameworks for harnessing living organisms for architecture: bio-processing, bio-sensing, and bio-manufacturing.

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Congratulations to Prof. Tom Barrie,FAIA, on being named the 2022 AIA North Carolina Architecture Educator of the Year!

Cheers, Tom! We are grateful for all that you do for the School of Architecture and our students.
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In the Age of the Rat and the Bear, we design with vulnerability and care. Through collaboration, rather than a solitary pursuit, we produce substantial and meaningful work and in turn support a kind of design that puts mental health and caring first.

Source: How to Behave Better by Anthony Huberman
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Lecture series!

Jack Halberstam
Thursday 11/03 @4:30pm in the Rotunda or on ZOOM.

In recognition of tomorrow’s Wellness Day, attendance for this lecture is optional! While we would love for you to join, please take time for yourselves and any wellness activities that may include.

Jack Halberstam is a Professor of Gender Studies and English at Columbia University. Halberstam is the author of seven books including: Skin Shows: Gothic Horror and the Technology of Monsters (Duke UP, 1995), Female Msculinity (Duke UP, 1998), In a Queer Time and Place (NYU Press, 2005), The Queer Art of Failure (Duke UP, 2011), Gaga Feminism: Sex, Gender, and the End of Normal (Beacon Press, 2012) and, a short book titled Trans*: A Quick and Quirky Account of Gender Variance (University of California Press).

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