Auburn University’s esteemed Rural Studio has released a third book today commemorating the program’s 20th anniversary. Written by Andrew Freear, Elena Barthel, Andrea Oppenheimer Dean, and Timothy Hursley, Rural Studio at Twenty documents the portfolio of projects implemented by the design-build studio in Hale County, Alabama, since legendary Samuel ‘Sambo’ Mockbee first started the program. The 288-page book is available on Amazon and Princeton Architectural Press.
For two decades the students of Auburn University’s Rural Studio have designed and built remarkable houses and community buildings for impoverished residents of Alabama’s Hale County, one of the poorest in the nation. Rural Studio at Twenty chronicles the evolution of the legendary program, founded by (MacArthur Genius Grant and AIA Gold Medal winner) Samuel Mockbee, and showcases an impressive portfolio of projects. Part monograph, part handbook, and part manifesto, Rural Studio at Twenty is a must-read for any architect, community advocate, professor, or student as a model for engaging place through design.
Click here to purchase Rural Studio at Twenty, online at Amazon.com.