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Rural Studio at the Architectural League

October 1, 2009


The Rural Studio is a design-build architecture studio run by Auburn University and it’s mission is to enable each participating student to cross the threshold of misconceived opinions to create/design/build and to allow students to put their educational values to work as citizens of a community.

Andrew Freear, the Wiatt Professor at Auburn University Rural Studio, will be lecturing at the Architectural League in New York on Monday, October 19, 2009.

The Rural Studio is a hands-on architectural pedagogy that not only teaches students to design and build charity homes and community projects, but also improves the living conditions in rural west Alabama. The focus of the student’s thesis year is a community-based project and sustainable materials research.



Freear work at the Rural Studio has been published in Architectural Record, Architectural Review, Progressive Architecture, Dwell, Domus, Abitare, and Lotus magazines. His work is also covered extensively in two books by Andrea Oppenheimer Dean and Timothy Hursley: the most recent entitled Proceed and be Bold: The Rural Studio after Samuel Mockbee.

Andrew Freear
Introduced by Susan Rodriguez
Discussion following the lecture with Andrew Freear, David Lewis, and Susan Rodriguez

Monday, October 19, 2009
7:00 p.m.
The Great Hall, The Cooper Union
7 East 7th Street

More info at The Architectural League and Rural Studio.

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