Chancellor Acknowledges Students, Faculty of the College of Architecture and Design with University’s Top Honors

April 10, 2012

KNOXVILLE—Several members of the College of Architecture and Design community were acknowledged at the 2012 Chancellor’s Honors Banquet held April 9. These awards note the highest honors given by the University of Tennessee, Knoxville.

The Chancellor's Honors recognize students, faculty, and staff of the University for their extraordinary achievements in service, scholarship, research, diversity, teaching, and outreach.

The accomplishments of students and faculty of the College of Architecture and Design were recognized across multiple categories:

2012 Multidisciplinary Research Award

Acknowledging “a team of faculty members who have succeeded in gaining external resources and recognition for their research,” the 2012 Multidisciplinary Research Award was given to the Living Light team.

Housed in the College of Architecture and Design, Living Light is a solar-powered house, which competed at the 2011 U.S. Department of Energy Solar Decathlon. Its completion was the result of collaboration across nine academic disciplines, and involved more than 200 students across the UT, Knoxville, campus.

Living Light was led by its faculty team leaders, Edgar Stach, Barbara Klinkhammer, and James Rose of the College of Architecture and Design; Leon Tolbert and Bill Miller of the College of Engineering; and Deborah Shmerler of the College of Arts and Sciences.

2012 Extraordinary Academic Achievement

Honors in extraordinary academic achievement are granted to undergraduates who exhibit exemplary scholarship. Adam Richards of the School of Architecture, and Hannah McKerley of the Interior Design Program are two recipients of these awards.

2012 Top Collegiate Scholars

Adam Richards, a fifth-year architecture student, is noted as the Top Collegiate Scholar from the College of Architecture and Design. This honor is given to the premier undergraduate in each collegiate unit who demonstrates exceptional academic scholarship.

2012 Excellence in Advising

Excellence in Advising is an honor granted to faculty and advisors, who exhibit excellence in advising. George Dodds, chair of the graduate program in the College of Architecture and Design, is one of only three recipients of this award.

From the Chancellor’s Honors remarks, more on Dodds’ service: “He works closely with each student so that he or she understands what is required of him or her as an undergraduate, and he takes time to know about our graduate students so he can help them get the most from their experience.”

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