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.
Soup Roast Weekend Schedule of Events
Friday, December 6, 2019
Meet at Red Barn in Newbern
2020 20K Home project review
Reggie’s Home project review
Breathing Wall Mass Timber project review
Thermal Mass & Buoyancy Ventilation project review
Visit site of Breathing Wall Mass Timber Pod at Morrisette House
Dinner & Bonfire at Morrisette House, with Watercolors display
Saturday, December 7, 2019
Meet at Red Barn in Newbern
Drive to Moundville Archaeological Park Pavilion site
Moundville Archaeological Park Pavilion project review
Lunch at Project Horseshoe Farm Hub at the old Greensboro Hotel
Visit Horseshoe Hub Courtyard & Horseshoe Homes projects during lunch
Hale County Hospital Courtyard & Therapy Park project review – (Site TBD)
3rd-Year Studio project presentation at Red Barn, then walk to site
Fall ConvocationWelcome students, staff, and faculty! It’s the first day of the new academic year and the beginning of our fall semester.
Danny Wicke Workshop & LectureRural 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.
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.
Emily McGlohn Workshop & LectureRural Studio’s own Emily McGlohn gives a two-day workshop to our 5th-year students and lecture to all students.
Rusty Smith Lecture at Housing the Future 2.0 in Sante Fe, NMRural 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.
Salmaan Craig, Kiel Moe, & David Kennedy Workshops & LecturesProfessors 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.
Anderson Inge Workshop & LectureArchitect 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.
Jake LaBarre Workshop & LectureArchitect 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.
20K Ann’s Home Ribbon CuttingA celebration of the completion of the latest 20K Project for our neighbor Ann, designed and built by four 5th-year students.
John Forney Workshop & LectureFounder 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.
David Hill & Emily Knox Workshop & LectureAuburn landscape architecture professors Emily Knox and David Hill, who is also founder and principal at HILLWORKS, together give a two-day workshop to our 5th-year students and lecture to all students at Red Barn.
Johanna Gilligan & Leo Gorman Lecture2018 Loeb Fellow and current Director of Community Development at Homewise in Sante Fe, New Mexico and Leo Gorman from Grow Dat Youth Farm in New Orleans, LA, give a lecture at Red Barn at 5pm.
NOMA Conference & ExpoFind Rural Studio at this year’s NOMA Conference & Expo in Brooklyn, NY! Grad Program Chair Xavier Vendrell will be at the Grad Fair Expo on Friday, Oct. 18. Rusty Smith, Mackenzie Stagg, Meghan Walsh, and Xavier Vendrell will be presenting on Thursday, Oct. 17 at 4:30pm ET. Find more info on the NOMA website.
Kim Clements LectureFounder and Creative Director of J.A.S. Design Build in Seattle, Washington gives a presentation of her work in Red Barn. (Time TBD)
Ada Tolla and Giuseppe Lignano LectureFounding partners from LOT-EK and professors at Columbia GSAPP give a lecture at Red Barn.
Marlon Blackwell LectureFounder 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)
Halloween Reviews Don’t forget your costume! It’s the first public review and critique of the 5th-year and master’s student projects and the mid-term reviews for our 3rd-year students. Guest reviewers include Marlon Blackwell, Mike Newman, and Katrina Van Valkenburgh.
Andrew Freear and Emily McGlohn Lecture at McGill UniversityAndrew and Emily head up to Canada for a lecture at Peter Guo-hua Fu School of Architecture at McGill University in Montreal, Canada.
Rusty Smith Lecture at Nashville Design WeekRural Studio in Nashville! Don’t miss Rusty Smith’s lecture at Nashville Design Week. Get your tickets today!
Soup RoastCome celebrate the end of the fall semester with two days of current project presentations and tours. Friday night ends with locally-grown vegetable soup dinner around a bonfire. Guest reviewers are Steve Badanes, Jim Adamson, and Jake LaBarre.
Spring ConvocationWelcome back students, staff, and faculty! It’s the first day of the spring semester.
Pig RoastThe 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.