AUBURN UNIVERSITY – The sixth annual unveiling of the Auburn gingerbread village Friday, Dec. 6, at 5 p.m. will launch holiday festivities for The Hotel at Auburn University and Dixon Conference Center. Between 5 and 8 p.m. on Friday, visitors can view the village in the lobby and enjoy cookies and hot chocolate. The village will then be on display throughout the month of December.
The gingerbread village is a collaborative project between students and faculty from the Master of Integrated Design and Construction program in the College of Architecture, Design and Construction and general manager Hans van der Reijden and chefs of the hotel.
AUBURN – The College of Architecture, Design and Construction at Auburn University has received a $25,000 gift from the Montgomery chapter of Construction Specifications Institute to establish two annual scholarships within CADC. One scholarship will be in architecture and one in building science and will be awarded to students who meet both the financial and academic requirements.
“With this new scholarship endowment, we look forward to our continued partnership with the Montgomery Chapter of CSI,” said Dan Bennett, dean of the College of Architecture, Design and Construction. “Scholarships continue to be important for our students and for our programs.”
AUBURN – The Town of Section, in Jackson County, Ala., sits atop Sand Mountain overlooking the Tennessee River. Following a significant upgrade in the town’s infrastructure and anticipating impending growth, residents wanted to create a sustainable framework to protect Section’s scenic, environmental and cultural assets. In partnership with landscape architects at Auburn University, Section received a $50,000 grant from the Appalachian Regional Commission to research and develop a plan.
“This town has shown a lot of foresight,” said Michael Robinson, professor of architecture and landscape architecture in Auburn’s College of Architecture, Design and Construction. “Its citizens realize that proper planning is necessary for sustainable growth. We are pleased that Auburn was chosen to help them develop a plan that will be more than a master plan. It will have implementation stages.”
AUBURN – The glow of more than 400 jack-o-lanterns will light up the courtyard of Auburn University’s Dudley Hall on Friday, Oct. 29, as students from the College of Architecture, Design and Construction hold their 22nd annual Pumpkin Carve. Finished jack-o-lanterns will be on view from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m.
The public event, sponsored by the Auburn University chapter of the American Institute of Architecture Students, will begin at 9 a.m., as uncarved pumpkins go on sale for $4 for festival visitors and students begin to create their jack-o-lanterns for the evening’s competition. The public is invited to carve pumpkins beginning at 3 p.m.
The price of admission is one can of food for the Beat Bama Food Drive. Food and drinks will be available for purchase beginning at noon.
AUBURN – Auburn University is conducting a search for the new dean of the College of Architecture, Design and Construction. Provost Mary Ellen Mazey has appointed a search committee and an executive search firm will provide assistance with the search taking place this summer. Candidates will be identified and invited to campus in the early fall.
Dan Bennett, current dean of the College of Architecture, Design and Construction, recently announced his plans to retire at the end of the 2010 fall semester. The new dean will be appointed during the fall semester prior to Bennett’s retirement.
Bennett has served as dean of the college at Auburn since 2000, after spending 10 years as dean of the School of Architecture at the University of Arkansas.
AUBURN – Students from Auburn University’s College of Architecture, Design and Construction will light up the courtyard of Dudley Hall with the glow of more than 400 jack-o-lanterns at the 21st annual Pumpkin Carve on Friday, Oct. 30.
The event, sponsored by the Auburn chapter of the American Institute of Architecture Students, will begin at 9 a.m. as pumpkins go on sale for $4 for festival visitors and as students begin to create their jack-o-lanterns for the evening’s competition.