School of Architecture
Established in 1965, the University of Tennessee, Knoxville’s School of Architecture was one of the first new architecture programs founded in the U.S. following the Great Depression. It has been the top-ranked architecture program in Tennessee since. Here, architecture is approached as an education dedicated to an intelligent, critically aware and sustainable approach to innovative action in architectural design.
Degrees offered include a five-year Bachelor of Architecture, and a Master of Architecture with professional and post-professional degree tracks. Both degrees are fully accredited by the National Architecture Accreditation Board (NAAB).
Upcoming Open House for Prospective Students
The College of Architecture and Design at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, will host its spring open house on April 5, 2013. The all-day event will give prospective students the opportunity to discover the college’s many programs. Register.
National Research Fellowship Granted to Recent UT Architecture Graduate
Annie Stone, an architecture graduate of the University of Tennessee, Knoxville's 2012 class, has been awarded this year's secondary SOM Travel/Research Fellowship. Worth $20,000, the fellowship will allow Stone to expand upon her proposed research topic, “CISTERCIAN—an analysis of sight(e).” In its 31st year, the SOM Prize enables students to “do in-depth research, collaborate with other professionals and pursue independent study outside the realm of established patterns.” Discover More.
UT Architecture Professor Named Fulbright Scholar to Poland
David Fox, a University of Tennessee, Knoxville, associate professor of architecture, has been awarded a Fulbright Fellowship to research and teach in Krakow, Poland. His term will begin January 2013. Read More.
UT Solar-Powered House to Showcase at Smithsonian Folklife Festival
Living Light, the University of Tennessee, Knoxville's solar-powered house, is one of only 17 projects chosen to represent the nation's land-grant universities this summer at the Smithsonian Folklife Festival on the National Mall. Read More.
UT Faculty, Alumni Honored at American Institute of Architects National Convention
The recognition of University of Tennessee, Knoxville, faculty, students and alumni proved to be record-breaking for the College of Architecture and Design at the 2012 American Institute of Architects National Convention, one of the largest global gatherings of architects and designers held annually. The mid-May convention bestowed six honors to faculty, fifteen to alumni, one to a student, and two to the university. Learn More.
Architecture Professor Named Fellow of the Institute for Urban Design
Ted Shelton joins a list of about 180 fellows appointed in the institute's 33-year history. His research explores the relationship between the U.S. interstate highway system and American cities. He has analyzed the social, structural, and environmental impacts of highways in 200 U.S. cities. Read More.
Recent UT Architecture Graduates Receive International Attention for Design Work
Recent graduates of the School of Architecture at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, Caitlin Turski and Andrew Ruff (2011) received an honorable mention in the international call to design the AIDS Memorial Park in New York City. The pair, who recently founded the firm, NT21, competed against architects and planners from around the globe. Read More.
UT Students and Faculty Design and Construct School in Haiti
Shortly after the Jan. 12, 2010 earthquake rocked Haiti, a group of students and faculty from the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, collaborated on designing and constructing a secondary school complex in the island nation's town of Fond-des-Blancs. Read More.
Senior Appointed to Board of National Student Architecture Organization
A University of Tennessee, Knoxville, senior has been named vice president of the board of directors of the American Institute of Architecture Students, a leading organization for architecture students in the nation. Read More.
UT’s Team Living Light Places Eighth in Department of Energy Solar Decathlon
The University of Tennessee is named eighth overall in the outcome of the U.S. Department of Energy Solar Decathlon after completion of ten multidisciplinary contests.
The design and construction of UT's energy-efficient, solar-powered Living Light house earned commendable, high-standing marks in several of the decathlon events, including capturing third in engineering, fifth in architecture, and third in the use of energy-efficient appliances. The UT team also tied for first place in the cornerstone area of the event, the Energy Balance Contest. Read More
UT Celebrates Opening of New Norris House
With the cutting of a green ribbon, UT Knoxville marked the opening of the New Norris House, a nationally recognized model for efficient and sustainable living. The UT student-led team has worked for more than three years to bring the concept, first conceived in a classroom, to the modern and appealing 750-square-foot structure. Read More.
Director, School of Architecture
College of Architecture and Design
Art + Architecture Building
1715 Volunteer Boulevard,
Knoxville, TN 37996