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    Sep 26, 2022  
2015-2016 Graduate Catalog 
2015-2016 Graduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

College of Architecture and Design

Scott Poole, Dean
David Matthews, Associate Dean for Facilities and Communication and Chair of Interior Design

Gale Fulton, Director of Graduate Studies and Chair, Landscape Architecture Program
Jason Young, Director, School of Architecture and Director of Graduate Studies, and Chair, Graduate Architecture Program


The College of Architecture and Design offers professional graduate programs in architecture and an intercollegiate graduate program in landscape architecture. All are fully accredited enabling graduates to pursue licensure throughout the United States.

Each graduate program offers a professional degree (required for licensure), and other advanced degrees with research-focused and design-focused options, drawing upon the expertise of faculty across the college and the larger university community. The professional degree programs are designed to accommodate students from a variety of academic backgrounds and interests. This includes students who have had little or no previous formal study in either field, as well as, students holding undergraduate non-professional undergraduate degrees in architecture or landscape architecture. These students may receive advanced standing in the programs.

All programs in the College of Architecture and Design provide a design-focused education centered on the mission of the college to educate future design professionals. The college also offers a wide array of study abroad and off-campus opportunities.

The School of Architecture is proud of its long history and accomplishments and will celebrate its 50th anniversary in 2015. The college resides in a newly furnished award-winning facility, providing studio space for every student, a fully equipped woodshop, and state of the art digital technology, including laser and waterjet cutters, robotics, 3-D digital modeling and fabrication equipment, computer labs and an image center for printing and digital reproduction needs. The college has a tradition of using the state of Tennessee as a laboratory for applied research with a direct benefit for the citizens of Tennessee. Facilities for research, creative activity, and service include the Nashville Civic Design Center (in collaboration with Vanderbilt University); the Design/Build/Evaluate Initiative (DBEI); a new, Rural Urbanism Laboratory (RUL) serving communities in need through design; the Governor’s Chair Studio and Fablab for digital fabrication located in downtown Knoxville.

The offices of the graduate programs and college administration are located at 224 Art and Architecture Building.