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TAAST Celebration of Design

Posted: Sun, Mar 27, 2022

A tradition at the College of Architecture and Design which began with the school inception in the 1960s continues next week - TAAST. This week long celebration will start with the Painting of the Rock at 3 PM Sunday, March 27. On Monday, March 28, lecturer Catie Newell will speak at 5:30 PM. Tuesday, March 29 features two lecturers - NOMAS at noon and Maya Bird Murphy at 5:30 PM. Wednesday, March 20 is Workshop Wednesday with Grasshopper Tutorial and the Birdhouse Competition. That evening Demar Matthews will lecture at 5:30 PM. Thursday, March 31 will feature the Student Work Pop-Up Sale from 11:30 - 3:30 in the Atrium. Family Feud will start at 5:30 PM. Friday, March 1 will be the TAAST T-Shirt Tie Dye at 11AM and that evening the Beaux Art Ball will be held at 8 PM ($40/ ticket). Saturday, March 2 will bring the series of events to a close with a Field Day of great outdoor activities at Sultree Landing Park starting at 1 PM.

CSI Student Chapter February Meeting - Mentorship

Posted: Fri, Feb 18, 2022

The first CSI-S Meeting at UTK is coming up on Friday, February 18th at 12:00 to 1:00pm. The meeting will be held in "The Fishbowl" which is room 325. It's partly an info meeting, gathering interested students to tell them what CSI is and how it is valuable to them and how they can get involved and partly a discussion about internships and mentorship: what mentors are, what they do, why they're valuable, what qualities to look for in a mentor, and how to go about finding one. All design and construction students are welcome to attend.

New Student Director for CSI Student Chapter

Posted: Tue, Feb 01, 2022

Laura Miller is the new director of the student chapter of CSI at the University of Tennessee, taking over from graduate student Aubrey Bader who now serves in an advisory capacity. Laura is a fourth year architecture student who has just come home from her semester abroad in Ireland. Laura is from Boyertown, Pennsylvania, but now lives in Delaware when she is not attending college in Tennessee. She has interned both at an architecture firm and at an engineering firm and is eager to connect the student body with CSI and encourage them to explore the different paths their degree could lead to and forge strong connections along the way. This year, Laura wants the student to chapter to focus on building their membership, giving students the opportunity to venture into the field and see the industry in real life rather than through a computer, as well as connect students to professionals they can relate to.

Due to the decline in membership across student organizations at the college, CSI, AIAS (American Institute of Architecture Students) and FBD (Freedom by Design) have joined together in order to maximize their efforts and reach as much of the student body as possible. They are optimistic about this strategy as it will improve communication and relations between the organizations within the college as well as the student body. As a result of this partnership, leadership is somewhat merged. Therefore, Laura is a part of the AIAS board in addition to CSI and the AIAS Vice President, Dalton Loveless, also serves as Secretary for the student chapter of CSI. In this capacity, and others the students help one another by advertising for each other’s organizations and events in an effort to reinvigorate the student’s interest in networking, information sessions, lectures, workshops, and social events. CSI will host one meeting a month on chosen Friday at noon in the Art and Architecture building on the University of Tennessee, Knoxville campus. See the Calendar for times and locations.

East Tennessee Building Products Show

Posted: Tue, Mar 08, 2022

Please join us for a panel discussion on Affordable Housing and Energy Star Projects with our keynote speaker, Erin Gill (Vice Mayor), Cheryl Ball as the first of the panel speakers, and we will also have Nathan Honeycutt, Ken Block, Darson Buckner, Ron Carter, and Drew Milsap to discuss for 10 minutes each of their roles in Energy Star project design and execution.

Erin Gill is the Chief Policy Officer and Deputy to Mayor Indya Kincannon of the City of Knoxville. She is responsible for strategic initiatives aimed at making Knoxville a safe, vibrant and sustainable city where everyone has the opportunity to thrive. She previously served as Director of Sustainability for the City, where she led initiatives to promote the environmental, economic, and social health of the Knoxville community through municipal leadership and community partnerships. Her professional experience focuses on improving the efficiency and resilience of urban systems and includes roles at EPA’s Office of the Chief Financial Officer and ICF International.

Gill has participated in numerous TVA stakeholder groups, including the 2019 Integrated Resource Plan Working Group, the Solar Stakeholder Advisory Group and the Energy Efficiency-Information Exchange. She has also served as a member of the Southeast Energy Efficiency Alliance’s Policy Committee and is a current member of the Knoxville Utilities Board Community Advisory Panel. Gill earned a B.A. in both Forestry & Environmental Studies and History from the University of Notre Dame.

Designing With Hardwood Veneer - Dan Whittelsey, AWI

Posted: Tue, Oct 12, 2021

Dan Whittelsey from longtime AWI Member Supplier Company, Crown Hardwood Veneer is going to present the Designing with Hardwood Veneer program on October 12th. The program will be held at the AGC office at 3306 Ragsdale Ave. NW. This program is registered for AIA/CES HSW credits. Join us at 11:30 to fellowship and the program will go live at noon. You must make a reservation to request a lunch by emailing csiknox@gmail.com.



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