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Looking for more information about Rural Studio? Our work has been featured in a wide range of publications, from professional journals such as Architecture, Architectural Design, Architectural Record, and Architectural Review to more general publications, such as People, Southern Living, Time, and the New York Times. We’ve also been featured in broadcast media outlets such as CBS Sunday Morning, PBS NewsHour, and National Public Radio’s All Things Considered, Speaking of Faith, and Studio 360.

Samuel Mockbee was the subject of the documentary, Citizen Architect: Samuel Mockbee and the Spirit of the Rural Studio as well the book, Samuel Mockbee and the Rural Studio: Community Architecture. In 2014, we told our own story in the book, Rural Studio at Twenty: Designing and Building in Hale County, Alabama.

  • Books

    Rural Studio at Twenty
    Princeton Architectural Press | Andrew Freear & Elena Barthel with Andrea Oppenheimer Dean and Timothy Hursley | 2014

    Proceed and Be Bold: Rural Studio After Samuel Mockbee
    Princeton Architectural Press | Andrea Oppenheimer Dean & Timothy Hursley | 2005

    Rural Studio: Samuel Mockbee and an Architecture of Decency
    Princeton Architectural Press | Andrea Oppenheimer Dean & Timothy Hursley | 2002

    Covers of the Rural Studio books
  • Films

    Rural Studio: Love Stories
    Timothy Hursley & Dave Anderson | Web | 2015

    Rural Studio 20k House Model Home Construction
    Timothy Hursley  | Web | 2015

    Citizen Architect: Samuel Mockbee And The Spirit Of The Rural Studio
    Big Beard Productions | 2010

    The Rural Studio
    Alabama Public Television | BluePrint Productions | 2002

    Movie clapboad for a Rural Studio video
  • Press
    • 2019
      City Considers Zoning Change To Allow Construction
      Anniston Star | Newspaper & Web | September 14, 2019

      Innovative Building
      Auburn Research Magazine | Magazine | 2019

      Unlocking Home Affordability and Prosperity in Rural America
      Auburn Research Magazine | Magazine | 2019

      Something Much Bigger: The Studios of Auburn University
      Auburn Magazine | Magazine & Web | March 2019

      There’s no other playground in the world quite like this one in Alabama
      Only In Your State | Web | March 24, 2019

      Innovative program aims to boost affordable housing in Alabama
      Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta | Web | January 23, 2019

      Opelika takes step toward renewable energy
      OA News | Web | January 10, 2019

      40 Places under forty
      Saving Places | Web | January 2019

    • 2018
      Child Care Is Broken. Silicon Valley Thinks It Can Fix That, Too
      Quartz | Web | August 28, 2018

      Rural Studio’s 20K Homes Reveal The Systemic Problems Behind Affordable Housing
      Dwell | Web | August 6, 2018

      Tackling The ‘Everywhere Problem’ Of Housing Affordability
      Pro Builder | Web | July 20, 2018

      They Built A $20K House–now They Want To Fix The Housing System
      Fast Company | Web | July 19, 2018

      These Alabama Architecture Students Are Designing And Building Low-Cost Homes For Rural America
      Archdaily | Web | July 18, 2018

      College Architecture Studio Tackling Affordable Housing Crisis
      Builder And Developer | Web | July 18, 2018

      How A College Architecture Studio Is Tackling The Affordable Housing Crisis
      Curbed | Web | July 18, 2018

      Rural Studio Links Up With Fannie Mae
      Architects + Artisans | Web | July 18, 2018

      Rural Studio / Show 416
      Simply Southern TV | TV | July 15, 2018

      Rural Studio’s 20K Initiative At Auburn University Now Backed By Fannie Mae
      Residential Architect | Web | July 11, 2018

      Rural Studio’s 20K Initiative At Auburn University Now Backed By Fannie Mae
      Architect Magazine | Web | July 11, 2018

      Auburn University Rural Studio’s 20K Initiative: The Key To Affordable Home Ownership
      AU Newsroom | Web | July 10, 2018

      Chasing The Dream
      PBS Newshour | TV | June 29, 2018

      Thinnings
      Into The Woods, Harvard Design Magazine | Magazine | June 2018

      Third_Space / Shifting Conversations About Contemporary Art
      2x’s, 2016 | Catalog | June 2018

      Episode 73: Public Interest Design, Past, Present, & Future – With Sarah Curry And Coleman Coker
      Social Design Insights | Podcast | May 29, 2018

      Rural Studio Builds Community In Alabama’s Hale County
      Alabama Newscenter | Web | May 25, 2018

      Cityviews: We Need Innovative Designs-and Open Minds-to Solve The Housing Shortage
      City Limits | Web | May 09, 2018

      Toward A History: The Aia Diversity Timeline
      Architect Magazine | Web & Magazine | May 2018

      New Library From Oma In Doha And 5 More Unusual Libraries Around The World
      Ad Russia | Web | April 19, 2018

      Alabama’s Rural Studio Provides Sleek Modern Building And Shelter For The Soul Too
      Star Tribune | Web | April 13, 2018

      Our House: Probing “the American Idea Of Home”
      The Santa Fe New Mexican | Web | March 03, 2018

      AIA Seattle Exhibit Shows How Architects Can Serve The Public Good
      Curbed Seattle | Web | March 02, 2018

      Who Will Win The 2018 Pritzker Prize?
      Architectural Digest | Web | March 01, 2018

      One From The Vault
      The National | Magazine | March 2018

      Rural Studio Works Design Magic In Newbern
      Business Alabama | Web & Magazine | February 09, 2018

      Perry Lakes Park – State Fish Hatcheries – Barton Beach
      Alabama Birding Trails | Web | February 08, 2018

      Behind The Lens: The Town That Had No Library
      Governing | Web | February 2018

      What Do Andy Warhol, Crystal Bridges And Southern Funeral Homes Have In Common? One Man: Tim Hursley
      Arkansas Life | Web | February 07, 2018

      20 Alabama African-American Heritage Sites On 2018 World Monuments Watch List
      AL.com | Web | January 22, 2018

      Coming Soon: The $20K Home Building Guide
      Vista | Web | January 16, 2018

    • 2017
      Alabama Architecture Students Convert Historic Bank Into Library For Rural Town
      Dezeen | Web | December 13, 2017

      5 Amazing Tiny Houses And Their Financing Models
      Archipreneur | Web | November 16, 2017

      Small Town, Big Style In Alabama
      Yellowhammer News | Web | September 28, 2017

      See Why A Small Community In Alabama Is Getting Attention For Its Architecture
      Architectural Digest | Web & Magazine | September 2017

      Era 21
      Design-Build | Magazine | #04 2017

      The Best Student Design-build Projects Worldwide 2017
      Archdaily | Web | July 13, 2017

      Newbern Library By Rural Studio
      Architectural Record | Web & Magazine | July 2, 2017

      Introducing The 2018 Loeb Fellows
      loeblog | Web | May 11, 2017

      Learning From Alabama: Interview With Rural Studio
      AMC | Web & Magazine | May 2017

      Rural Studio Celebrates Openings
      StudioAPLA | Web | Spring 2017

      Birmingham Museum Of Art | Third Space Exhibition
      StudioAPLA | Web | Spring 2017

      Rural Studio Woodshop Class
      StudioAPLA | Web | Spring 2017

      Designing And Building With Jake Labarre
      StudioAPLA | Web | Spring 2017

      On A Design Mission In Mississippi
      The New York Times | Newspaper And Web | February 21, 2017

      Backyard Architecture
      Designbuild Education | Book | February 18, 2017

      Rural Studio
      Architags | Web | February 01, 2017

      Third Space: Birmingham Museum Of Art Presents First Large Exhibition Of Contemporary Art
      Birmingham Times | Web | January 26, 2017

    • 2016
      Rural Studio. Forum
      Architecture As Art – Exhibiting Architecture, Lotus | Book | 2016

      The Work Of Rural Studio
      Reporting From The Front: Biennale Architettura Exhibition 2016 | Catalogue | 2016

      Answering The Challenge: Rural Studio’s 20k House
      Carolina Planning Journal Volume 41 | Journal | 2016

      Answering The Challenge: Rural Studio’s 20K House
      Firenze Architettura | Book | 2016

      Rural Studio, Alabama Eeuu, Xavier Vendrell
      Catálogo Académico De La XX Bienal Panamerlcana De Arquitectura De Quito 2016 | Book | 2016

      Design Criteria
      Open House 2 | Book | 2016

      Architectural Ethics Is Focus Of Freshman Seminar
      Princeton University | Web | December 15, 2016

      Rural Studio | This Is Alabama
      This Is Alabama | Web Video | December 8, 2016

      How The 94 Residents Of Faunsdale Are Saving Their Spot-in-the-road Town
      AL.com | Web | December 6, 2016

      Great Detail: Piers Taylor On Rural Studio’s Mason’s Bend Community Centre
      Architects Journal | Web | December 6, 2016

      Lions Park: Architecture Students Transforming A Community
      Building Design + Construction | Web | November 8, 2016

      Slideshow: Rural Studio’s Social Designs For Milan And Venice
      Architectural Record | Web | November 02, 2016

      APLA Welcomes New Hires
      StudioAPLA | Web | Fall 2016

      Xavier Vendrell Steps In As Rural Studio’s Acting Director
      StudioAPLA | Web | Fall 2016

      The Theatre Of Usefull
      Domus | Web | October 26, 2016

      Homegrown: Rural Studio’s Contextual Approach To Rural Housing
      Impact Design Hub | Web | October 19, 2016

      Rural Studio Pig Roast 2016
      StudioAPLA | Web | July 06, 2016

      Rural Studio Represents Us In Two Prestigious International Exhibits
      StudioAPLA | Web | July 06, 2016

      Saving The World, One Brick At A Time
      Architecture Record | Web | July 01, 2016

      Greensboro Boys & Girls Club
      Arquine No. 76 | Magazine | Summer 2016

      Venice Biennale Of Architecture: The Theater Of The Usefull By Rural Studio
      Catalogodiseno.com | Web | June 29, 2016

      Why Are There (almost) No American Architects At The 2016 Venice Biennale?
      The Architect’s Newspaper | Web | May 27, 2016

      I Molteplici Fronti Dell’architecttura Non Tradiscono Le Attese
      Il Giornale Dell’architecttura.com | Web | May 25, 2016

      Rural Studio: A Story Of Solutions
      AIA National – Lookup Campaign | video | May 24, 2016

      7 Architecture Schools With Stellar Design-Build Programs
      studyarchitecture.com | Web | May 03, 2015

      Rural Visions
      Places Journal | Web | April 2016

      Rural Studio – “The Theater Of The Usefull”
      Arkitektur N | Magazine | April 2016

      Building In The Black Belt
      Church Health Reader | Magazine | Spring 2016

      Serenbe Ecovillage Values Nature, Creativity And Community
      Earth911 | Web | March 17, 2016

      Growing Business In Tiny Houses
      Business Alabama | Web | March 10, 2016

      These Beautiful Tiny Homes Cost Less Than $20,000 To Build – Take A Look Inside
      Business Insider | Web | March 09, 2016

      No Such Thing As Bad Publicity? Why Clickbait’s Bad For Affordable Housing
      Metropolis | Web | March 08, 2016

      20K House In The News
      CADC | Web | February 13, 2016

      $20,000 Dream Homes Are Being Built In This Georgia Town Where 70% Of Public Land Is Edible
      The Plaid Zebra | Web | February 11, 2016

      Remarkable $20K Houses From Rural Studio
      Green Building Elements | Web | February 11, 2016

      Auburn Studio Putting $20K Houses On The Market
      Columbus Ledger Enquirer | Web | February 09, 2016

      Low-Cost Rural Studio Homes Aspire To Be Built For $20,000
      Tree Hugger | Web | February 09, 2016

      Rural Studio – Teaching Socially Conscious Architecture
      Agile-City | Web | February 09, 2016

      Is This The Future Of Low-income Housing?
      Bisnow | Web | February 8, 2016

      This $20,000 House Will Save America
      Hustle | Web | February 8, 2016

      Step Inside The Loveliest Low-Cost Cottages In All Of Georgia
      Mother Nature Network | Web | February 08, 2016

      Students Try To Figure Out How To Make $20k Homes By Building In A Luxury Community
      Digital Trends | Web | February 06, 2016

      Someone Is Promoting This One Hundred Thousand Yuan Small House, In Order To Solve The Housing Problem
      Q Daily | Web | February 06, 2016

      Rural Studio Proves Attractive Affordable Housing Is Possible
      Azure | Web | February 05, 2016

      Housing For Next To Nothing? These Students Make It Possible
      Elle Netherlands | Web | February 04, 2016

      Shape: Designs For Life
      Brisbane Times | Web | February 04, 2016

      Alabama’s Auburn University And Rural Studio Develop $20,000 House
      The Age | Web | February 04, 2016

      Architectural Geniuses At Auburn Somehow Design Beautiful Houses That Only Cost $20K
      Yellowhammer News | Web | February 04, 2016

      A $20,000 House Could Be A Game Changer
      Builder Magazine | Web | February 04, 2016

      Architecture Students Try To Solve Rural Us Housing Crisis By Creating Affordable Homes That Cost Just $20,000 To Build (shame That Doesn’t Include The Price Of The Land)
      This Is Money | Web | February 03, 2016

      Architecture Students Try To Solve Rural Us Housing Crisis By Creating Affordable Homes That Cost Just $20,000 To Build (Shame That Doesn’t Include The Price Of The Land)
      Daily Mail UK | Web | February 03, 2016

      Architecture Students Try To Solve Rural Us Housing Crisis By Creating Affordable Homes That Cost Just $20,000 To Build (Shame That Doesn’t Include The Price Of The Land)
      Ontario Association Of Architects | Web | February 03, 2016

      This House Costs Just $20,000-but It’s Nicer Than Yours
      Fast Company Co.exist | Web | February 03, 2016

      Students Built The House For Only $20,000. The Interior Will Really Surprise You!
      Nehnutel’nosti | Magazine & Web | February 01, 2016

      ‘Rural Studio’ Created This Home Design That Can Be Built For $20,000
      Trend Hunter | Web | January 30, 2016

      These Students Aim To Create Affordable Housing For All
      House Beautiful | Web | January 29, 2016

      See Inside These Dreamy Tiny Houses Designed In Alabama
      AL.com | Web | January 27, 2016

      Architecture Students Design Sustainable Low-income Homes That Can Be Built For $20k
      My Modern Met | Web | January 25, 2016

      Department Of Architecture Students Challenged To Create Cheap Houses
      Okezone | Web | January 23, 2016

      Students Design Affordable, Beautiful Homes That Target Mass-Production At Just $20,000
      Inhabitat | Web | January 21, 2016

      Bring Shelter For The Soul To Beltlandia
      Beltlandia | Web | January 21, 2016

      Lions Park: Architecture Students Transforming A Community
      Alpolic-Americas | Web | January 19, 2016

      Serenbe & Rural Studio’s Partnership Leads To A Happy, Artistic Haven
      ArtsATL | Web | January 18, 2016

      Sneak Peek At Serenbe’s Tiny Houses For Artists
      Atlanta Magazine | Web | January 15, 2016

      Place, Evolution, And Appropriateness
      Metropolitan Laboratory Magazine | Book | 2016

    • 2015
      La Proposta Educativa I Arquitectonica Del Rural Studio: Una Visio De Futur
      L’Arquitectura Que Ve | Book | 2015

      Alabama Bright Lights: Andrew Freear Continues The Legacy Of Sambo Mockbee And The Rural Studio In Alabama’s Black Belt
      Alabama Newscenter | Web | October 02, 2015

      The 20K House
      The New Small House | Book | 2015

      You Can Now Vote On The Best Public Restroom In The Us
      Mashable | Web | September 21, 2015

      At Long Last, Rural Studio’s 20k House Ventures Outside Of Rural Alabama
      Mother Nature Network | Web | September 10, 2015

      A $20k Home Starts Construction At Serenbe, No Really
      Curbed Atlanta | Web | September 09, 2015

      Freear Is Keynote Speaker At Alabama Humanities Foundation Annual Awards
      The Greensboro Watchman | Newspaper | August 13, 2015

      Xavier Vendrell
      Arqa | Magazine | July/August 2015

      New States Of Play
      The Architectural Review | Web | July 30, 2015

      Pig Roast And Newbern Library Project Opening
      StudioAPLA | Web | Summer Issue 2015

      RS Receives Whitney M. Young Jr. Award At National Aia
      StudioAPLA | Web | Summer Issue 2015

      Site Specific In The Middle Of Nowhere
      Domus | Web | June 2015

      Rural Studio Receives Prestigious Whitney M. Young Jr. Award From American Institute Of Architects
      Beyond Auburn | Magazine | Spring/summer 2015

      Auburn’s Rural Studio Students Reveal Newbern Library
      AL.com | Web | May 2, 2015

      La Proposta Educativa I Arquitectonica Del Rural Studio: Una Visio De Futur
      L’Arquitectura Que Ve | Booklet | April 2015

      Rural Studio: Incarnations Of A Design-and-Build Programme
      Architectural Design | Magazine | March/April 2015 Issue

      Aprendendo Com O Alabama
      Bamboo  | Magazine & Web | March 2015

      Di Loves Freear And Blackwell
      StudioAPLA Newsletter | Web | Winter 2015 Issue

      Rural Studio Wins Whitney M. Young Award
      StudioAPLA Newsletter | Web | Winter 2015 Issue

      Build An Energy-efficient, Sustainble Home For $20k? Rural Studio Shows That Yes, You Can
      Line//shape//space | Web | March 04, 2015

      In Rural Alabama, Student Architects Jump-Start A Neglected Park
      Mother Nature Network | Web | February 26, 2015

      Good Design
      Harvard Magazine | Web | February/march 2015

      The 11 Most Stunning New Architecture Projects In America
      Thrillist | Web | February 24, 2015

      $20,000 Homes Created By Students Could Help Fix Rural America’s Affordable Housing Crisis
      The Huffington Post Impact | Web | February 17, 2015

      Rural Studio Builds Hope For The Needy
      The Plainsman | Web | February 15, 2015

      The Promise Of The $20,000 House
      The Atlantic Citylab | Web | February 03, 2015

      Auburn University’s Rural Studio Brings 20K Houses To Hale County
      WBHM 90.3, Alabama Public Radio | Radio & Web | January 20, 2015

      Auburn’s ‘Rural Studio’ Offers Possible Model For Mercer In Blight Fight
      The Telegraph | Web | January 15, 2015

      Bet The House
      GB&D | Magazine & Web | January + February Issue

      Rural Studio
      East Alabama Living | Magazine | Winter Issue

      Alabama Road Trip No. 30 | Marion And Greensboro: Interesting People, Places And Food
      Alabama Travel | Web | January 2015

    • 2014
      Auburn University Rural Studio | Notes Of Interest
      AIA.com | Web | December 12, 2014

      Whitney M. Young Jr. Award: Rural Studio
      ArchitectMagazine.com | Web | December 10, 2014

      Rural Studio Celebrates Project Openings
      StudioAPLA | Web | Fall 2014 Issue

      30 Most Admired Educators: Andrew Freear
      Design Intelligence | Web | December 2014

      Learning By Design
      Parks And Recreation | Magazine & Web | November 2014

      Social Good Finalist
      Fast Company | Magazine | October 2014

      Education As Practice
      Uncube Magazine | Web |  October 2014

      Invernadero En Alabama: Greenhouse With Solar Glass Collector
      Arquitectura Viva 165 | Magazine

      Lions Park Scouts
      Competitionline | Web | September 2014

      Newbern Town Hall
      Detail | Magazine | September 2014

      Auburn’s Rural Studio At 20
      Alabama Living | Magazine & Web | September 2014

      Auburn Rural Studio: 20k House
      Alabama, Inc. | Season 2, Episode 1 | Alabama Public Television | September 2014

      The $20,000 House
      lifestyles Magazine | Magazine & Web | September 2015

      Gode Naboer (Good Neighbor)
      Arkitektur N | Magazine & Web | August 2014

      Architecture For The People, By The People
      Grist | Web | August 29, 2014

      Notebook: Rural Studio Reflections By Dan Splaingard
      GB&D | Magazine & Web | July-August 2014

      Lions Park Scout Hut
      Architectural Record | Magazine & Web | July 2014

      5 Reasons Why Architects Should Volunteer To Build Abroad
      Archdaily | Web | July 17, 2014

      Born And Raised In Hale County
      Architectural Record | Magazine & Web | June 2014

      Breeding Grounds
      Fine Homebuilding | Magazine & Web | June 2014

      Housing Lab Moves ‘From Project To Product’
      Green Building Advisor | Web | June 1, 2014

      Rural Studio At 20: Honoring The Place And The People
      Beyond Auburn_auburn University Outreach | Magazine | Summer 2014

      Proceed And Be Bold//rural Studio Enters Its 21st Year
      Planet Weekly | Magazine & Web | May 29, 2014

      Sustainable, Rural Design By Auburn’s Rural Studio
      dwell | Web | May 28, 2015

      Architecture Students Designing And Building
      World-Architects.com | Web | April 28, 2014

      Rural Studio Celebrates Its 20th Birthday
      Alabama Forests | Magazine | Spring 2014

      The Heart Of Hale County
      Fast Company | Magazine & Web | February 2014

      Shelter For The Soul
      Lean Magazine | Magazine & Web | Winter 2014

    • 2013
      Episode 7: Marion McElroy
      Action Phase Podcast | Podcast | Teagan Keating

      Interview With Andrew Freear
      Inside The Phoenix Podcast | Podcast | Warren Anderson

      Local Architecture: Building Place, Craft And Community
      Princeton Architectural Press | Book | Brian Mackay-lyons

      Community-Compatible Building: Importance Of Place-Based Distinction
      Business Officer | Magazine | December 2013

      The Southern Agenda: Alabama
      Garden & Gun Magazine | Magazine & Web | December/January 2014

      All The Comforts Of Home
      The Birmingham News | Newspaper | November 8, 2013

      Rural Studio At 20: Honoring The People And The Place
      Auburn University Football Program | November 2013

      Hands-On Soulful Designs
      Business Alabama | Magazine & Web | November 2013

      The $20,000 Home: Lessons From The Rugged Frontier Of Low-Cost Design
      Time | Magazine | September 30, 2013
      Auburn Students Beautify Greensboro With APC Aid
      Powergrams | Magazine | September 9, 2013

      Architects Who Improvise And Innovate
      Financial Times | Newspaper | August 23, 2013

      Country Fare
      Architectural Record | Magazine & Web | July 2013

      Sweet Home Alabama
      Delta Sky Magazine | Magazine | June 2013

      Newbern Town Hall
      Architect Magazine | Magazine & Web | June 2013

      Inside The Rural Studio
      Made | Newspaper | May 2013

      From The Home Front: $20k House Project Aims At Affordable Alternatives To Trailers; Accessible Homes
      Oregonlive.com | Web | April 18, 2013

      Small And Affordable: The 20k House Project
      Tinyhousetalk.com | Web | April 1, 2013

      Design For Dignity
      Architecture Boston | Magazine | Spring 2013

      Safe House Museum
      World-Architects.com | Web | January, 2013

    • 2012
      100 Contemporary Houses
      Tashen | Book | Philip Jodidio | 2012

      Moderators Of Change: Architecture That Helps
      Hatje Cantz | Book | Regina Bittner, Carson Chan, Luis Fernandez-galiano,  Ed. Andres Lepik | 2012

      Vitamin Green
      Phaidon | Book | Joshua Blochover | 2012

      El Escape Sonoro
      Arquine | Magazine | Autumn 2012

      Un Arquitecto Con Las Pies En La Tierra
      Por Dentro | Newspaper | Ileana Delgado Castro | July 8, 2012

      Avant-Garde In Alabama
      Wall Street Journal | Newspaper | Sara Clemence | April 21-22, 2012

      Building For Social Change
      Architectural Record | Magazine | Joann Gonchar | March 2012

      The Mechanics Of Social Responsibility: The Growing Scope Of Rural Studio
      Black Belt Living | Newspaper | January 2012

    • 2011
      Bauen Mit Müll: Mein Müll Ist Nein Zuhause
      Trennt Magazin | Magazine | Autumn 2011

      Rural Studio: Lions Park
      A+T | Magazine | Autumn 2011

      Team Effort Helps Preserve House With Civil Rights Legacy
      The Tuscaloosa News | Newspaper | August 23, 2011

      A Real House On A Very Tight Budget
      The Wall Street Journal | Newspaper | July 16-17, 2011

      Savor The Fresh Taste Of Summer: Greensboro Opens New Farmers Market
      Alfa Neighbors | Magazine | July 2011

      Lions Park
      Lotus | Magazine | June 2011

      Designing Prototypes Of Self-sufficient Living: A Conversation With Elena Barthel Of Rural Studio
      Catalyst | Magazine | Mala Parikh & Paola Ladino | Summer 2011

      Citizen Architect
      Green Building & Design | Magazine | May – June 2011

      The Rural Studio Revolution
      Integration Quarterly | Magazine | Anne Dullaghan | Spring 2011

    • 2010
      Earth Architecture
      Princeton Architectural Press | Book | Ronald Rael | 2010

      Rematerial: From Waste To Architecture
      W.W Norton & Company | Book | Alejandro Bahamón & Maria Camilia Sanjinés | 2010Small Scale, Big Change
      The Museum Of Modern Art | Book | Andres Lepik | 2010

      Citizen Architect: Samuel Mockbee And The Spirit Of The Rural Studio
      Big Beard Films | Documentary | 2010

      Auburn Rural Studio
      On The Job |  Show 310 | Alabama Public Television | 2010

      Rose Lee’s House
      Dearq | Magazine | Elena Barthel | December 2010Lions Park
      Architect | Magazine | Katie Gerfen | September 2010Rural Studio Lures Students And Sightseers
      The Boston Globe | Newspaper | Bonnie Tsiu | August 15, 2010

      The Community Vault
      Arquine | Magazine | Spring 2010

      The Pavilion In The Woods
      Arquine | Magazine | Spring 2010

    • 2009
      Green Architecture Now! Vol. 1
      Taschen | Book | Philip Jodidio | 2009

      Xs Extreme: Big Ideas, Small Buildings
      Thames & Hudson | Book | Phyllis Richardson | 2009

      Education Of The Citizen Architect
      Oris | Magazine | 2009

      Roundwood House
      Lotus | Magazine | December 2009

      By The Book
      Dwell | Magazine | Miyoko Ohtake | October 2009

      Life After Sambo
      Metropolis | Magazine | Suzanne LaBarre | July – August 2009

      Building In The Black Belt: Au Rural Studio Changes Landscape And Lives
      Alfa Friends & Families | Magazine | Debra Davis | Summer 2009

      Ye Shall Receive: The Rural Studio And The Gift Of Architecture
      Journal of Architectural Education | Patricio Del Real | May 2009

      The 20K House
      Metropolitan Home | Magazine | Karrie Jacobs | March 2009

      Narrow Margins
      The Architectural Review | Magazine | February 2009

      Rural Studio Alabama
      Blueprint | Magazine | Peter Kelly | January 2009

    • 2008
      Explorations In Art
      Davis Publications, Inc. | Book | Marylin G. Stewart & Eldon Katter | 2008

      Phaidon Atlas Of 21st Century World Architecture
      Phaidon | Book | Ed. Phaidon Press | 2008

      Teaching By Example: Design-build Educators Talk Pedagogy And Real Politick
      Architectural Record | Magazine | David Sokol | October 2008

      Future Imperfect
      The Architectural Review | Magazine | Robert Gregory & Catherine Slessor | May 2008

      Sweet Home Alabama For Stray Dogs
      Architectural Record | Magazine | David Sokol | May 2008

      Global Awards For Sustainable Architecture / Andrew Freear: Rural Studio: Etats-Unis
      Architecture Intérieure | Magazine | April – May 2008

      People & Places: Local Flavor
      Southern Living | Magazine | April 2008

      Bringing Mockbee Home: Sambo’s Benevolent Spirit Guides A Modest Addition In Atlanta
      Metropolis | Magazine | David Sokol | February 2008

      Nothing Grows In Diamonds
      Domus | Magazine | Green Issue | Laura Bossi | February 2008

    • 2007
      A Field Guide To The Rural Studio 1994-2007
      Book | Nana Bonsu Adja-Sai & George Shutack | 2007

      A Global History Of Architecture
      John Wiley & Sons, Inc. | Book | Francis D.k. Ching, Mark M. Jarzombek, Vikramaditya Prakash | 2007

      Cadc 100
      Auburn University | Book | 2007

      Contemporary Church Architecture
      Wiley-Academy | Book | Edwin Heathcote & Laura Moffatt | 2007

      Contemporary Design In Detail: Sustainable Environments
      Rockport Publishers | Book | Yenna Chen & Alicia Kennedy | 2007

      Design And Landscape For People: New Approaches To Renewal
      Thames & Hudson | Book | Clare Cumberlidge & Lucy Musgrave | 2007

      Material Responsibility And The Work Of Rural Studio
      Material Matters: Architecture And Material Practice | Routledge | Book | Ed. Katie Lloyd Thomas | Essay By Andrew Freear | 2007

      Making A Difference: Rural Studio
      Renovation Style | Magazine | Sally Finder-Koziol | Winter 2007

      Rural Studio: L’éthique De L’architecte
      Architecture Àvivre | Magazine | Lucie Cluzan | November – December 2007

      An Architecture Of Decency
      National Public Radio | Speaking of Faith | November 2007

      The New Rural Studio
      Architect | Magazine | Vernon Mays | November 2007

      Miracle En Alabama: Rural Studio Au Secours Del Pauvre
      Architecture D’aujourd’hui | Magazine | Veronique Peny | September – October 2007

      Design As Research: Learning From Doing On The Design-Build Studio
      Journal of Architectural Education | David Hinson | September 2007

      Keeping The Spirit Alive By Moving Ahead
      Time + Architecture | Magazine | July 2007

      A Country Practice
      Monument | Magazine | David Neustein | June – July 2007

      Keeping The Faith
      Building Design Magazine | June 2007

      Rural Studio: Perry Lakes Bathrooms and Boardwalk
      Lotus | Magazine | June 2007

      Built To Last And Lasting
      The New York Times | Newspaper | Robin Pogrebin | May 12, 2007

      Greensboro’s Field of Dreams, Lions Park Opening
      The Tuscaloosa News | Newspaper |  Robert De Witt | April 14, 2007

      Ästhetik Der Armut? Gestaltungsstrategien Zwischen Favela-chic Und Sozialer Verantwortung
      Architheses | Journal | Friedrich Borries & Lukas Feireiss | March – April 2007

      Observed: Bird’s Eye View
      Metropolis | Magazine | Tiffany Meyers | February 2007

      Andrew Freear: Il Nuovo Rural Studio
      Il Magazine Dell’architettura | Magazine | Vernon Mays | January 2007

    • 2006
      Architecture In The United States
      Taschen | Book | Phillip Jodidio | 2006

      Design Like You Give A Damn: Architectural Responses To Humanitarian Crises
      Metropolis Books | Book | Architecture For Humanity | Kate Stohr & Cameron Sinclair | 2006

      Houses Of God: Religious Architecture For A New Millennium
      Images Publishing | Book | Michael J. Crosbie | 2006

      The Perfect $100,000 House: A Trip Across America And Back In Pursuit Of A Place To Call Home
      Viking Adult | Book | Karrie Jacobs & Gary Panter, Ill. | 2006

      Students Build Birding Tower
      The Demopolis Times | Newspaper | Rick Couch | 2006

      Towering Apex For Birders
      The Huntsville Times | Newspaper | Ryan Hickman | October 8, 2006

      Basic Instincts
      Wallpaper* | Magazine | Jonathan Bell | October 2006

      I Ralph Erskines Anda
      Arkitekten | Magazine | Nina Gunne | October 2006

      Ingenstans Att Fly: Inrvju Med Rural Studios Andrew Freear
      Arkitektur | Magazine | Lena From | September 2006

      Southern Comfort: The Making Of Newbern’s Firestation
      The Architectural Review | Magazine | Catherine Slessor | August 2006

      Sweet Home In Alabama
      Architecture New Zealand | Magazine | July – August 2006

      A Really Humble Start
      Planning | Magazine | Lisa Chamberlain | July 2006

      When Low Income Means Good Design
      Financial Times | Newspaper | Oliver Schwaner | June 23, 2006

      Proceed And Be Bold
      Journal Of Architecture | June 2006

      Towering Achievements
      The Anniston Star | Newspaper | John Fleming | May 14, 2006

      Birding Site Towers Over Cahaba Park
      The Birmingham News | Newspaper | Thomas Spencer | May 6, 2006

      Names Behind The Shining Faces
      The Demopolis Times | Newspaper | Jerry Hinnen | April 30, 2006

      The 25 Most Important Houses In America
      Fine Homebuilding | Magazine | Spring – Summer 2006

      Rural Studio Perry Lakes 100ft. Canopy Tower
      The Greensboro Watchman | Newspaper | Anne Bailey | April 27, 2006

      Beyond The Classroom
      Alabama Homebuilder | Magazine | Tiffany Burgess | Spring 2006

      Imparare Costruendo
      Costruire | Magazine | Elena Barthel | March 2006

      Keeping The Spirit Alive By Moving Ahead
      Architectural Record | Magazine | Andrea Oppenheimer Dean | March 2006

      Things To See In Perry County Before You Die
      The Perry County Herald | Newspaper | February 9, 2006

    • 2005
      The Phaidon Atlas Of Contemporary World Architecture: Travel Edition
      Phaidon | Book | 2005

      Rural Studio: Alabama, USA
      A+T | Magazine | 2005

      In Alabama, A Poor Country Is Rich In Modern Architecture
      The New York Times | Newspaper | Fred A. Bernstein | December 25, 2005

      Arboreal Arbour
      The Architectural Review | December 2005

      Architecturra Per Il Dsagion: Rural Studio
      Abitare | Magazine | Anna Foppiano | November 2005

      Huttenzauber
      Rondo | Magazine | Wojciech Czaja | November 2005

      Rural’s New Routes
      Azure | Magazine | Peter Macleod | October 2005

      Building Experience: Four Students. One Project. Two Years.
      The Tuscaloosa News | Newspaper | Jason Getz | August 2005

      Learning In Newbern: Rural Studio In Year Ten
      Architectural Design | Magazine | July – August 2005

      Rural Studio
      Lotus | Magazine | Giacomo Borella | June 2005

      Rural Studio
      GQ Japan | Magazine | Hiroyuki Kushida | May 2005

      Hopes High For Rural Bird Tower
      The Birmingham News | Newspaper | John Archibald | April 24, 2005

      Outside Pedagogy: Rural And Urban
      Journal Of Architectural Education | February 2005

    • 2004
      Just Build It!
      Hier Entsteht | Book | Jesko Fezer & Mathias Heyden | Essay By Andrew Freear | 2004

      New Sacred Architecture
      Lawrence King Publishing | Book | Phyllis Richardson | 2004

      The Phaidon Atlas Of Contemporary World Architecture
      Phaidon | Book | Ed. Phaidon Press | 2004

      Exposicioun Rural Studio
      On Diseno | Magazine | 2004

      Creativity Shines In The Rural Studio
      Alternatives Journal | November – December 2004

      Rural Studio Exhibition
      Focus: Aia Chicago | Magazine | October 2004

      Kees Van Der Hoeve: Interne Ruimtelijke Kwaliteit Cretief
      Puur Bouwen | Magazine | Anne Marij Postel | July 2004

      Borne Of Necessity
      Witherspoon Art Museum | Magazine | June 2004

      Field Of Dreams
      The Architectural Review | Magazine | Catherine Slessor | June 2004

      Samuel Mockbee: A Life’s Work
      Architectural Record | Magazine | Andrea Oppenheimer Dean | June 2004

      Design 100
      Metropolitan Home | Magazine | May – June 2004

      Sweet Home Alabama
      Architecture Minnesota | Magazine | May – June 2004

      Experimenter Par L’assemblage
      Le Moniteur Architecture Amc | Magazine | Karine Dana | May 2004

      In Mockbee’s Memory
      Art In America | Magazine | Daniel Belasco | May 2004

      Shelter For The Soul
      Country Home | Magazine | Jennifer Irsfeld | May 2004

      Cost-Conscious Creative
      Museums Washington | Magazine | Spring – Summer 2004

      Elastic Thinking
      The Guardian | Newspaper | Jonathan Glancey | March 2004

      Somewhere In West Alabama
      Scroope | Journal | March 2004

      Trailer Porch Wins Small Projects
      Architects’ Journal | Ruth Slavid | March 2004

      The Cardboard Pod, The Lucy House, The Antioch Baptist Church
      Bauwelt | Magazine | Michael Strand | February 20, 2004

      Home
      Holland Herald | Magazine | February 2004

      Just Build It!
      Summa | Magazine | January 2004

      Exposicio Rural Studio
      Premis Fad | Exhibit Catalog | 2004

    • 2003
      New Talent Design Manual 2003
      Graphis, Inc. | Book | Ed. B. Martin Pederson | 2003

      Samuel Mockbee And The Rural Studio: Community Architecture
      Birmingham Museum Of Art | Book | David Moos & Gayle Trechsel | 2003

      Do Gooders
      The Christopher Lowell Show | The Discovery Channel | Television | 2003

      Sunday Morning
      CBS National Broadcast | Television | 2003

      Honest Architecture
      Alabama Architecture & Design | Magazine | 2003

      Wing And A Prayer
      The Architectural Review | Magazine | November 2003

      A New York
      Crit | Magazine | R. Todd Gabbard | Fall 2003

      Organic Vegetable Stand
      Crit | Magazine | Cynthia Connolly | Fall 2003

      To Rebuild
      Crit | Magazine | Richard Taylor | Fall 2003

      Without Ego: Music Man House
      Crit | Magazine | Richard Taylor | Fall 2003

      Museum-Hopping All Over The Map
      Newsweek | Magazine | October 27, 2003

      Arquitectura Reciclada
      Detail | Magazine | September – October 2003

      Rural Studio: Sau Bunul Simt In Arhitectura
      Architectura | Magazine | Horia Marinescu | September 2003

      Radical Rescue
      Archis | Magazine | Piet Vollaard | July – August 2003

      Cicle Sota Minims
      Inde | Magazine | Juan Carlos González | July 2003

      When Practice Leads Theory
      Phi Kappa Phi Forum | Journal | Summer 2003

      Field Work
      Domus | Magazine | June 2003

      Sharing The Sweat
      Sustain | Magazine | May 2003

      Free Radical
      Riba Journal | Vicky Richardson | April 2003

      Building Houses, Building Forests
      Agricultural Science Knowledge | Magazine | Jamie Creamer | Spring 2003

      Rural Studio Alabama Da Bir Toplumsal-sorumlu Mimarlik Deneyi
      Arrendamento Mimariik | Magazine | March 2003

      In The Stacks
      Architecture | Magazine | Cathy Lang Ho | February 2003

      Life After Mockbee
      Tema Celeste | Magazine | David Moos | January – February 2003

    • 2002
      Architecture Now! Vol 2
      Taschen | Book | Philip Jodidio | 2002

      The Rural Studio
      University-Community Design Partnerships | Book | National Endowment For The Arts | Jason Pearson, Ed. Mark Robbins | 2002

      Xtreme Houses
      Prestel Publishing | Book | Courtenay Smith & Sean Topham | 2002

      The Rural Studio
      Alabama Public Television | Blueprint Productions | 2002

      The Home Maker Samuel “Sam” Mockbee
      ABC News Productions | Television | 2002

      All Things Considered, Weekend Edition
      National Public Radio | 2002

      Building Speculation: What Am I Learning? How Do I Teach?
      Chicago Architectural Journal | Jay Sanders & Andrew Freear | 2002

      The Rural School
      Another Magazine | Alex Marashian | Winter 2002

      Rural Alliance
      The Architectural Review | Magazine | Catherine Slessor | November 2002

      Teaching Green
      Metropolis | Magazine | Special Supplement | November 2002

      Community Center, Mason’s Bend
      Achitecture D’aujourd’hui | Magazine | September – October 2002

      Samuel Mockbee
      Portico Birmingham | Magazine | Cathy Adams | September – October 2002

      How To Build A Wall Rural Studio Style
      Readymade | Magazine | Amy Green | Fall 2002

      The House That Mockbee Built
      Readymade | Magazine | Christopher Hawthorne | Fall 2002

      Samuel Mockbee And An Architecture Of Decency
      Architecture Boston | Magazine | Summer 2002

      Warm, Dry, And Noble
      Yes! A Journal Of Positive Futures | Summer 2002

      Home Run
      The Architectural Review | Magazine | Andrea Oppenheimer Dean | June 2002

      Building Dreams
      Sojourners Magazine | Rose Berger | May – June 2002

      Farewell To A Hero
      Natural Home | Magazine | May – June 2002

      Samuel Mockbee, Dream Builder
      My Generation | Magazine | Karen Houppert | May – June 2002

      Remembering Mockbee
      Metropolis | Magazine | D.k. Ruth | April 2002

      The Rural Studio’s Samuel Mockbee
      Southern Living | Magazine | Nancy Dorman-hickson | April 2002

      Reviews: Rural Studio
      Crit | Magazine | Kirin Joya Makker | Spring 2002

      The Whitney Review
      The New York Times | Newspaper | Roberta Smith | March 31, 2002

      Samuel Mockbee 1944-2001
      Moniteur Architecture AMC | Magazine | March 2002

      Guiding Light
      Metropolis | Magazine | March 2002

      Let Us Now Praise Famous Men
      Architecture | Magazine | Paul Goldberger | March 2002

      Macarthur Genius Samuel Mockbee Dies At 57
      Architectural Record | Magazine | February 2002

      Rural Studio Founder Dies
      World Architecture | Magazine | February 2002

      Samuel Mockbee: An Appreciation
      The Architectural Review | Magazine | February 2002

      Alabama Alchemist
      Preservation | Magazine | January – February 2002

    • 2001
      Catalyst Beneath The Stars
      Mosaic | Magazine | Winter 2001

      Tons (and Tons) Of Cardboard
      Dwell | Magazine | Karrie Jacobs | December 2001

      Work In Progress
      Residential Architect | Magazine | Vernon Mays | December 2001

      Class Act
      Smithsonian | Magazine | Doug Stewart | October 2001

      Home And Community For The Forgotten
      Interiors & Sources | Magazine | Penny S. Bond | October 2001

      Samuel Mockbee’s Vision In An Invisible World
      Oxford American | Magazine | Raad Cawthon | Fall 2001

      Rural Housing: Reflecting The Spirit Of A Culture
      Carolina Planning | Magazine | D.K. Ruth | Summer 2001

      Citizen Architect
      Garden Design | Magazine | May 2001

      At Home With The Harrises
      Nest | Magazine | Spring 2001

      Art & Design That Recycles
      National Public Radio, WNYC | Studio 360 | March 17, 2001

      Rural Mission
      The Architectural Review | Magazine | Catherine Slessor | March 2001

      Samuel Mockbee
      Bomb Magazine | Judy Hudson | February 2001

      The Hero Of Hale County: Samuel Mockbee
      Architectural Record | Magazine | Andrea Oppenheimer & Christine Kreyling | February 2001

      Butterflies And Hay Bales
      Wemedia | Magazine | Rosemarie Blitchington | January – February 2001

    • 2000
      Building Dreams: An Interview With Samuel Mockbee
      Sustainable Architecture White Papers | Earth Pledge Foundation | Book | Mindy Fox | 2000

      The Midas Touch
      People | Magazine | William Plummer & Gail Cameron Wescott | December 4, 2000

      We Take Something Ordinary And Elevate It To Something Extraordinary
      Fast Company | Magazine | Curtis Sittenfeld | November 2004

      Alabama Modern
      Time | Magazine | Daniel S. Levy | October 2, 2000

      Art In Review: Samuel Mockbee
      The New York Times | Newspaper | Ken Johnson | September 22, 2000

      Samuel Mockbee: Reluctant Genius
      Architecture | Magazine | Liz Seymour | August 2000

      The Super Shed: Not Your Typical Dorm
      Architecture | Magazine | May 2000

      In The Eyes Of The Beholder: An Interview With Samuel Mockbee
      Crit | Magazine | Aaron Koch | 2000

    • 1999
      Alabama: Architettura Per L’emarginazione
      Casabella | Magazine | Lisa Nicholson | June 1999
    • 1998
      Contemporary American Architects, Volume IV
      Taschen | Book | Philip Jodidio | 1998

      The Rural Studio
      Architectural Design | Magazine | July – August 1998

      Movers And Shakers
      Art News | Magazine | Paula Dietz | June 1998

      On The House
      HQ Magazine | Magazine | Amy Virshup | March – April 1998

      The Rural Studio
      Wisconsin Architect | Magazine | March – April 1998

    • 1997
      Building With A Purpose
      Hope Magazin | Magazine | Nancy Mccallum | October 1997

      Miracle In Alabama
      L’architecture D’aujourd’hui | Magazine | September – October 1997

      Designer Houses For The Poor
      The New York Times Magazine | Magazine | Amy Virshup | September 21, 1997

      Southern Comfort
      Architecture | Magazine | Reed Kroloff | August 1997

      Chapel Of Ease
      The Architectural Review | Magazine | Catherine Slessor | July 1997

      What Architecture Can Do
      Metropolis | Magazine | April 1997

      Houses From Scratch
      Parade | Magazine | Michael Ryan | April 6, 1997

      Rural Studio
      Crit | Magazine | Bruce Lanier & John Czarnecki | Spring 1997

      We’ve Got To Have Heart
      Metropolitan Home | Magazine | March-april 1997

      Mockbee’s Mission
      Architecture | Magazine | January 1997

      Life-Changing Buildings
      World Studio Sphere | Magazine | Peter Hall | 1997

    • 1996
      Postcards From The Edge
      Architectural Record | Magazine | March 1996
      Virginia Design Forum Ii: Samuel Mockbee
      Inform | Magazine | 1996
    • 1995
      House Raising In The Black Belt
      House Beautiful | Magazine | Mimi Read | June 1995
    • 1994
      Shepard Bryant House
      Architecture | Magazine | Robert A. Ivy | October 1994
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