Auburn University

Rural Studio Honored with 2015 AIA Award

The acclaimed design/build program Rural Studio has been awarded the 2015 Whitney M. Young Jr. Prize by the AIA. Founded in 1993 by D.K. Ruth and Samuel Mockbee, the Auburn University-based architecture studio has committed to build homes and community buildings for residents in western Alabama for over 20 years. Along with the diverse portfolio(…)


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Book: ‘Rural Studio at Twenty’ Released

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.(…)


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Book: 'Rural Studio at Twenty' Released

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.(…)


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‘CAD Meets HCD’ With The Autodesk Foundation

“There I sat, surrounded by dozens of classmates, staring up at a hulking computer monitor, pecking away at a beige keyboard. We were buried in our “Introduction to AutoCAD” final project…” began our own John Cary‘s recent GOOD article “Computer-Aided Design Meets Human-Centered Design.” Now as the Autodesk Foundation’s Impact Program Curator, Cary traverses through his professional(…)


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'CAD Meets HCD' With The Autodesk Foundation

“There I sat, surrounded by dozens of classmates, staring up at a hulking computer monitor, pecking away at a beige keyboard. We were buried in our “Introduction to AutoCAD” final project…” began our own John Cary‘s recent GOOD article “Computer-Aided Design Meets Human-Centered Design.” Now as the Autodesk Foundation’s Impact Program Curator, Cary traverses through his professional(…)


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NYTimes Slide Show: “Good, by Design”

Accompanying the “Dignifying Design” op-ed that appeared in the print edition of The New York Times‘ Sunday Review section is an online slide show of related projects. Several of the projects appear in the new Autodesk Gallery exhibition, such as the Butaro Hospital in Rwanda by MASS Design Group (featured prominently in the article) as(…)


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NYTimes Slide Show: "Good, by Design"

Accompanying the “Dignifying Design” op-ed that appeared in the print edition of The New York Times‘ Sunday Review section is an online slide show of related projects. Several of the projects appear in the new Autodesk Gallery exhibition, such as the Butaro Hospital in Rwanda by MASS Design Group (featured prominently in the article) as(…)


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New Book: Designed for Habitat

When architects talk about design work for the public good, we’d wager that more times than not people’s next question has something to do with Habitat for Humanity. Yet, for much of its storied history, successful and known collaborations between Habitat and architects have been few and far between. Designed for Habitat: Collaborations with Habitat(…)


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ArchRecord: Univ. Humanitarian Design Programs

There are estimated to be over 100 community design programs in universities across the country, a great many of which maintain active design/build components or full-blown community design centers. The fourth of seven sections of “The Good List,” published by Architectural Record, profiles a few standout programs. Each is recognized nationally and distinguished for their(…)


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