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. And don’t miss our faculty when they travel around the globe presenting our building projects and research!
Andrew Freear and Rusty Smith, Rural Studio: The Challenges of Sustainable Rural Living
The Architectural League of New York invites Andrew Freear and Rusty Smith. Virtual event info here.
Mackenzie Stagg lecture for AIA Birmingham and the Alabama Center for Architecture
Learn about her housing affordability work through the Front Porch Initiative. Register here.
RESNET 2022 Building Performance Conference
Rusty Smith, Mackenzie Stagg, Betsy Farrell Garcia, and Emily McGlohn present at this year’s RESNET Building Performance Conference. Register here.
Front Porch Initiative team presents at ACSA 110th Annual Meeting
Rural Studio’s Mackenzie Stagg and Betsy Farrell Garcia present with AU APLA Professor David Hinson in Los Angeles, CA, for this year’s ACSA Annual Meeting. More information here.
Front Porch Initiative team lecture and exhibit at Habitat for Humanity’s National Affiliate Conference
Meet our Front Porch Initiative team in Atlanta, GA, for the The National Affiliate Conference.
Alumni Lecture Night
Where are they now? Rural Studio alumni are invited back to give mini lectures and share what they’ve been up to since leaving Hale County.
Pig Roast & Valediction Ceremony
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. Learn more and RSVP here!