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Architecture News & Notes

The Master of Architecture degree program received accreditation. Initial accreditation is for three years and is effective as of Jan. 1, 2012.


Fourth year BFA in Architecture and BFA in Interior Design Honors student Megan Hoover received the 2013 AIA Memphis President’s Award. This is the first time ever that this prestigious award has been given to a student.

Third year BFA in Architecture student Jeremy Dollar won the Construction Specifications Institute (CSI) Products Display Show Poster Competition.

The AIA Memphis Gala and Celebration of Architecture Silent Auction of light fixtures designed and constructed by students raised almost $1200 for the Department.


Michael Hagge received the Benjamin W. Rawlins Jr. / Union Planters Meritorius Professorship from the College of Communication and Fine Arts for teaching scholarship, service and outreach.

Tamara Redburn was elected to the board of the National Architectural Accrediting Board. She will represent the American Institute of Architects. 

Jenna Thompson presented a paper and chaired a plenary session at the World Symposium on Sustainable Development at Universities in Rio de Janeiro.

Michael Chisamore was elected to the board of the Design Communication Association (DCA), is the editor of the DCA e-Newsletter and serves on the editorial board of the DCA Journal.

Sherry Bryan was reappointed State Transcript Evaluator by the Tennessee Board of Architectural and Engineering Examiners. Bryan and Jennifer Barker received a second Course Redesign Fellowship from the Offices of the Provost and Information Technology Division. Also, Bryan (with Barker and Chris Whitehead) won a $75,000+ grant for technology related improvements in the Collaboration Studio, 303 Jones Hall.


Richard Higgins (BSET ’81) joined BLRB Architects of Tacoma as the Portland office director.

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