Architecture to host open house for potential majors

The College of Architecture will be hosting an open house at he UT Art and Architecture Building on Friday, October 11th. The event will begin at 2:00 p.m. and feature talks from faculty members and department chairs.

The programs represented include Architecture, Interior Design, and Landscape Architecture, all of which are the highest rated programs of their kind in the state of Tennessee. At 3:00 p.m. there will be a question and answer session for students with the faculty which will be used to eliminate any myths or reservations you might have about the department, or to simply learn more about career paths and opportunities provided by the different individual departments. Selected faculties members will be giving specialized five minute presentations about their departments and classes.

The open house serves as an informational event where students can learn about different programs within the department, while meeting with current students and talking with faculty members.

For students interested in the program, you should know that the architecture department offers multiple degrees that are accredited by the National Architecture Accreditation Board.

“I think it’s a great way to experience the university’s diversity in departmental programs,” Houston Cookenhour, freshman Computer Science major, said. “As a Computer Science major it will be interesting to explore other areas of study that I hadn’t thought about before.”

When asked if he would like to learn anything specific about the program Houston said, “I’d like to know what, if any, buildings on campus the department has been a part of creating or designing. Or perhaps if they’ve been involved in larger projects.”

These questions and more can and will be answered at the open house on Friday, October 11th. The event begins at 2 p.m. in the UT Art and Architecture Building.

Edited by Zach Dennis