Kathryn (Kate) Holliday, professor in Architecture and the founding director of the David Dillon Center for Texas Architecture, speaks about the photography of abandoned buildings in Dallas which was released in the Dallas Morning News article recently. Looking at the pictures, she feels as if you’re on “a forbidden journey with the photographer.” Professor Holliday, who is an architectural historian says, “The photography is really powerful because it asks us what story that building can tell.”
Dr. Qisheng Pan, Professor in Planning and Director of CTEDD Center, receives an award of $157,558 from Entech Civil Engineers, Inc./Harris County Toll Road Authority (HCTRA). The grant is to develop a Transportation Equity Framework and an Activity Based Travel Demand Model (ABM), and assist HCTRA with transportation project evaluation, resilience analysis, mobility, and accessibility analysis. Dr. Taylor Li at the Department of Civil Engineering is the Co-PI on this project. Entech Civil Engineers is a "well-established multidiscipline consulting firm and one of the strongest consulting practices in Texas." Both organizations provide tolling services to METRO, and the award aims to respond to issues around transportation and develop some solutions. The project's Co-PI is Dr. Taylor Li of the Department of Civil Engineering.
CAPPA research team partners with Dallas CityLab High School on workshop focused on transportation, planning, design, and environmental justice to implement GIS. Science Magazine features this initiative, and how transportation can majorly impact vulnerable ecologies, especially in rapidly evolving areas such as Dallas/Fort Worth. The pilot lab workshop started with the GIS tutorials and a field trip to Trinity River. This project was led by Alan Klein, Director of the Institute of Urban Studies, Dr. Joowon Im, Assistant Professor of Landscape Architecture, and Amruta Sakalker, Ph.D. student in Public Affairs and Planning. Engaging with the high schoolers will create opportunities to apply the research in areas that could directly impact mobility and shape the future of transportation in the area.
Letora Anderson, Assistant Professor for Landscape Architecture, celebrates Black History Month with her paintings of Black History makers at the McKinney Performing Arts Center for the month of February. Anderson’s art provides a reminder of the past while advancing towards the future. Anderson proudly celebrates the history and contribution of Black Americans who served as an inspiration in her career as an educator, designer, and artist. Anderson’s professional experience emphasized art in her landscape architectural designs, such as the MLK Park in Arkadelphia, Arkansas and the Greenville Forward Comprehensive Plan.
16 Faculty received the 2022 Inaugural Geisel Grant. The awards will fund faculty research and professional development activities to advance the college and university's academic excellence.
This spring, the CAPPA Auditorium was named the Dr. Paul Geisel Auditorium in honor of Professor Emeritus Dr. Paul Geisel's contribution to the college.
Dr. Jiwon Suh and Dr. Kathy Lee were chosen for the Research and Creative Works Seed Grant Competition which was the first ever of its kind that was offered by UTA’s Strategic Plan of 2022 and are expected to receive a grant of $10,000 in September of this year.
The Watershed Urbanism and the DFW Metroplex exhibit continue its North Texas Tour with a display in the Fort Worth Museum of Science and History, Lewisville Grand Theater, and Texas Discovery Garden.