Vertical studio students study Mount Kessler with Randy Hester

 

A painting created during the studio.

A painting created during the studio.

By Bailey Kestner

Randy Hester, former landscape architect and professor at the University of California, Berkeley, is this year’s Garvan Chair and visiting professor in landscape architecture for the Fay Jones School of Architecture. In this role, he has traveled to Fayetteville several times throughout the fall semester to participate in studio sessions and design critiques with students and faculty members. On Sept. 22, he joined landscape architecture students and their professor on Mount Kessler in southwest Fayetteville.

“It’s unusual for a city to have that kind of natural resource so close to where everyone is living,” Hester said. “The mountain seems like the old and wild Arkansas, but is actually only 10 to 15 minutes away from campus.”

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Contemplating the Relationship of Time in Design

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By Bailey Kestner

Around six years ago, Jennifer Webb said that she had a discussion amongst her first-year interior design students about the impact that time has on interior space. Webb thought there was no impact, but her students corrected her.

“I realized they were completely right in that it did have impact,” said Webb, an associate professor of interior design in the Fay Jones School. “We never talk about it – the explicity of time.”

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