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Picturing Changing Perceptions of Place

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This story originally appeared in Innovation Matters – College of social Work. More than two years after the beginning of a global pandemic, it’s still difficult to think through all the changes COVID brought with it.  There isn’t a sphere of society or a point in the lifespan that wasn’t altered.  Sarah Canham, associate professor […]

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A Celebration of Inclusive Success

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The University of Utah College of Architecture + Planning celebrated the ribbon cutting of the new elevator, ramp insertions and several new student success spaces in the Architecture building. During the grand opening on Aug. 24., students, faculty, staff and alumni enjoyed remarks from donors, the U director of the Center of Disability and Access, […]

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Exploring age friendly communities

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Hosted by the University of Utah and the multidisciplinary group Utah Geriatric Education Consortium, on September 22-23, the Age-Friendly Communities Symposium brings together individuals from the Intermountain West to identify innovations and opportunities that will transform how neighborhoods, campuses, and health environments foster the independence, productivity and wellbeing of older adults. In a virtual modality, participants will […]

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In memory of Thomas Kass

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Thomas ‘Tom’ Kass (1936-2022), Professor Emeritus at the University of Utah College of Architecture + Planning, Distinguished Professor Teaching Award 1979, ACSA Distinguished Professor, and a fellow at the MIT Center for Advanced Visual Studies passed away on Tuesday, July 26. Kass, a firm believer in studying various disciplines, was a recognized painter and beloved […]

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Revitalizing Japantown

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This story originally appeared in University of Utah Magazine. There’s a street in downtown Salt Lake City serving as an urban archive with generations of stories written in brick and concrete. Near the Salt Palace Convention Center and the Vivint Arena, it stretches from Second to Third West on 100 South, bookended by the Japanese […]

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Connecting homes on the Navajo Nation

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An interdisciplinary team of four University of Utah professors are the technical, capacity building lead and project managers of an initiative that will provide access to clean energy and broadband for 24 homes in the Comb Ridge-El Capitan area. Assistant Professors Mingxi Liu, Jianli Chen, and Mostafa Ardakani from the College of Engineering; and Associate […]

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Building homes in the Navajo Nation

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The DesignBuildUTAH program at the University of Utah College of Architecture + Planning engages students in design and construction projects, applying foundational knowledge obtained in the classroom to real-world projects through two experiences: DesignBuildUTAH@Bluff in the Navajo Nation and DesignBuildUTAH@SLC in urban settings. Since 2004, the DesignBuildUTAH@Bluff program has allowed students to immerse themselves in hands-on opportunities to design […]

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Humans of the U: Keith Diaz Moore

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“When people think of health and well-being, they may think of medicine, pharmacy, nursing—I think of architecture and design. What drove my architectural career was visiting my grandmother with Alzheimer’s disease in a lockdown wing of a nursing home. Architects, designers and planners have a social responsibility to do better, to act with an ethic […]

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Welcome to the FabLab

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The University of Utah College of Architecture + Planning will celebrate the ribbon cutting of the newly opened Digital Fabrication Lab, named for and in celebration of Big-D Construction for their generous contribution to support the student design experience on Wednesday, March 28 at 4 p.m. in the ARCH Building, floor one. The Digital Fabrication […]

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