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 UNIVERSITY – Auburn University’s College of Architecture, Design and Construction programs continue to be ranked among the nation’s best. In the annual DesignIntelligence survey, “America’s Best Architecture and Design Schools 2014,” the college’s graduate and undergraduate programs in industrial design and its undergraduate architecture program are ranked in the top 10 degree programs in their fields nationally. The rankings are based on annual surveys of leading practitioners in the fields.
Auburn’s industrial design graduate program is ranked third nationally for 2014, up from fourth last year. The industrial design graduate program has been ranked in the top 12 programs nationally seven out of the last eight years. Ranked sixth for 2014, the undergraduate Industrial design program in the School of Industrial and Graphic Design has been ranked in the top 10 since 2007.
AUBURN UNIVERSITY – The glow of more than 400 jack-o-lanterns will light up the courtyard of Auburn University’s Dudley Hall on Friday, Oct. 25, as students from the College of Architecture, Design and Construction hold the 25th annual Pumpkin Carve.
Family activities will begin at noon with T-shirts going on sale and visitors having a chance to “Pie a Professor.” Halloweiners will be sold for lunch at noon and again at 5 p.m., when there will also be a chili cook-off. Starting at 3 p.m., pumpkins will go on sale for the public and activities such as carnival games, a prize raffle and face painting will be offered.
AUBURN UNIVERSITY – Auburn University’s College of Architecture, Design and Construction programs continue to rank among the nation’s best. In the annual DesignIntelligence magazine survey, “America’s Best Architecture and Design Schools 2013,” the college’s undergraduate Architecture and graduate Landscape Architecture programs and both the undergraduate and graduate Industrial Design programs are ranked in the top 15 degree programs in their fields nationally.
Auburn University’s Architecture program is ranked ninth, rising from 14th in 2012. This marks the eighth consecutive year the Architecture program has been ranked in the top 20 architecture programs nationally. The program is also ranked fourth in the South according to the 2013 report.
AUBURN – For the annual survey, “America’s Best Architecture & Design Schools 2012,” DesignIntelligence magazine has ranked Auburn University’s undergraduate Interior Design program in the College of Human Sciences as best in the nation and Industrial Design and Architecture programs in the College of Architecture, Design and Construction in the nation’s top 20 degree programs in their fields.
Based on interior design programs accredited by the Council for Interior Design Accreditation, Auburn was ranked number one in the nation along with Savannah College of Art and Design.
“Being ranked number one is a testament to the efforts that both faculty and students have made to ensure that our graduates are indeed prepared for the professional world,” said Carol Warfield, head of the Department of Consumer Affairs.
AUBURN – Vini Nathan, dean of the School of Architecture at Philadelphia University, has been named dean of Auburn University’s College of Architecture, Design and Construction, effective July 1.
“Dr. Nathan’s experience, in the classroom and as a practitioner and administrator, will be a valuable asset not only to the college but also to the entire Auburn University community,” Provost Mary Ellen Mazey said.