Events
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Interested in finding out what’s going on at Rural Studio? While we host events throughout the year, the highlights are our Halloween Review and Pumpkin Carve, Christmas Soup Roast, and our early summer Graduation, the Pig Roast. These events give us a chance to celebrate our students’ work, from building chairs, to building houses, and to hear from some of our graduates, our expert consultants, and our many annual visitors. 

2019

21 Aug
Fall Convocation Welcome students, staff, and faculty! It’s the first day of the new academic year and the beginning of our fall semester.
02 Sep
03 Sep
Danny Wicke Workshop & Lecture Rural Studio Alumnus and Project Manager at CLB Architects in Bozeman, Montana gives a two-day workshop to our 5th-year students and lecture to all at Red Barn (time TBD).
05 Sep
06 Sep
Dan Wheeler and Frank Harmon Workshop & Lectures Dan Wheeler, founding principal of Wheeler Kearns Architects and Professor at the University of Illinois at Chicago, and Frank Harmon, founder of Frank Harmon Architect in Raleigh, North Carolina, together give a two-day sketching and watercolor workshop.
09 Sep
10 Sep
Emily McGlohn & Steve Long Workshop & Lecture Rural Studio’s own Emily McGlohn and Steve Long give a two-day workshop to our 5th-year students and lecture to all students (time TBD).
10 Sep
Rusty Smith Lecture at Housing the Future 2.0 in Sante Fe, NM Rural Studio Associate Director Rusty Smith will be in Sante Fe for Housing the Future 2.0: A Disruptive Futures Dialogue at Tumbleroot Brewery from 5pm-7:30pm. L
12 Sep
15 Sep
Salmaan Craig, Kiel Moe, & David Kennedy Workshops & Lectures Professors Salmaan Craig and Kiel Moe from McGill University in Quebec, Canada and David Kenned from Auburn University School of Architecture, Planning and Landscape Architecture and Decentralized Design Lab in Auburn, Alabama lead a four-day workshop to our 5th-year students. (Lecture time TBD)
16 Sep
18 Sep
Anderson Inge Workshop & Lecture Architect and structural designer at Anderson Inge Building Workshop and professor at Architectural Association in London, England gives a three-day workshop to our 5th-year students and a lecture to all students (time TBD).
19 Sep
21 Sep
Jake LaBarre Workshop & Lecture Architect at the Miller Hull Partnership and co-instructor for the University of Washington Neighborhood Design Build in Seattle gives a three-day workshop to our 5th-year students and lecture to all students (time TBD).
21 Sep
20K Anna’s Home Ribbon Cutting A celebration of the completion of the latest 20K Project for our neighbor Anna, designed and built by four 5th-year students.
22 Sep
24 Sep
John Forney Workshop & Lecture Founder and principal at John Forney Architecture & Planning gives a three-day workshop to our 5th-year students and lecture to all students at Red Barn (time TBD).
26 Sep
27 Sep
David Hill Workshop & Lecture Founder and principal at HILLWORKS and Professor in Auburn University School of Architecture, Planning and Landscape Architecture in Auburn, Alabama gives a two-day workshop to our 5th-year students and lecture to all students at Red Barn (time TBD).
04 Oct
Johanna Gilligan Lecture 2018 Loeb Fellow and current Director of Community Development at Homewise in Sante Fe, New Mexico gives a lecture at Red Barn. (Time TBD)
17 Oct
Kim Clements Lecture Founder and Creative Director of J.A.S. Design Build in Seattle, Washington gives a presentation of her work in Red Barn. (Time TBD)
24 Oct
Ada Tolla and Giuseppe Lignano Lecture Founding partners from LOT-EK and professors at Columbia GSAPP give a lecture at Red Barn.
30 Oct
Marlon Blackwell Lecture Founder and principal of Marlon Blackwell Architects and E. Fay Jones Distinguished Professor at the Fay Jones School of Architecture + Design at the University of Arkansas, from Fayetteville, Arkansas, gives a presentation of his work in Red Barn. (Time TBD)
31 Oct
Halloween Reviews Don’t forget your costume! It’s the first public review and critique of the 5th-year student projects and the mid-term reviews for our 3rd-year students. Guest reviewers include Marlon Blackwell, Mike Newman, and Katrina Van Valkenburgh.
05 Nov
Andrew Freear and Emily McGlohn Lecture at McGill University More info coming soon. Stay tuned!
07 Nov
Rusty Smith Lecture at Nashville Design Week More info coming soon. Stay tuned!
06 Dec
Alumni Lectures Where are they now? Each year during Soup Roast weekend, Rural Studio alumni are invited back to give mini lectures and share what they’ve been up to since leaving Hale County.
07 Dec
Soup Roast Come celebrate the end of the fall semester with a full day of current project presentations and tours. The day ends with locally-grown vegetable soup dinner around a bonfire. Guest reviewers are Steve Badanes, Jim Adamson, and Jake LaBarre.

2020

08 Jan
Spring Convocation Welcome back students, staff, and faculty! It’s the first day of the spring semester.
25 Apr
Pig Roast The annual Pig Roast & Valediction Ceremony is an all-day celebration of the year’s work. Visit each project site, hear from each student team, and afterwards, enjoy a catfish and BBQ dinner, followed by a one-of-a-kind valediction ceremony.
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