Four Scholars Spend Three Weeks Studying WWII in Europe
Four students from the College of Architecture and Design who were chosen as UT Normandy Scholars spent 13 days in May exploring the history of World War II in England, France and Germany.
Normandy Scholars is an interdisciplinary program designed to allow undergraduate students from across the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, to study World War II in a wider context.
While abroad, students visited memorials, museums, galleries, parks and cemeteries. To read more about these students’ travels, check out their blog at normandy.utk.edu/catergory/normandy-scholars-2018.
Two Faculty Members Awarded Third Place for Renovation of Ireland’s Connolly’s of Leap
Two faculty members, Lisa Mullikin, Associate Professor of Interior Architecture, and Kevin Stevens, Lecturer in the School of Architecture, were recently awarded third place in an international design competition in Ireland.
The contest challenged designers to envision a renovation and extension of the famous Connolly’s of Leap, an Irish cult music venue located near the southern tip of Ireland. With three generations of owners, the venue is historic to the region and has championed live music since 1810. For more than 200 years, the venue has made a name on the international music scene for hosting thousands of world-famous artists as well as cult music talent.
Mullikin and Stevens’s design, titled “Rooted|Rootless,” focuses the design of the music venue around a central tree, called the Mother Tree, which is known for supporting life and passing wisdom. The design includes a series of gardens and ramps to bring visitors from the existing waterfall, ravine and surrounding neighborhood. Complete with a full, floating, faceted canopy, their design aims to honor the relationship between the music, place and people who visit this iconic venue.