Kyle Marsh, from left, Colby Ritter and James Vo won awards for their study abroad design work in the seventh annual Hnedak Bobo International Design Competition, held in fall 2014. Vo and Marsh won Awards of Merit, receiving $1,000 each, and Ritter won the top award, the Award of Excellence, receiving $3,000. All three are fifth-year students in the professional architecture program. (Photo by Michelle Parks)
By Bailey Kestner
Three students in the Fay Jones School of Architecture created winning designs in the seventh annual Hnedak Bobo International Design Competition, held in fall 2014. The competition recognizes work designed by students while in studios abroad.
James Vo and Kyle Marsh won Awards of Merit, receiving $1,000 each, and Colby Ritter won the top award, the Award of Excellence, receiving $3,000. All three are fifth-year students in the professional architecture program.
Professor Laura Terry took this photo, titled “Roman Orange,” on one of the small streets leading to the studio at Palazzo Taverna in Rome this spring.
By Liana Bugslag
At almost 3,000 years old, Rome is often referred to as “The Eternal City.” For Laura Terry, the magnitude of history within the city is why it is so important for students at the University of Arkansas to experience one of the world’s epicenters of architecture. With deep traditions preserved alongside the evolution of an urban area, it is a twist on a modern city entwined with some of the world’s oldest history.
Through the University of Arkansas Rome Center, the Fay Jones School of Architecture and the university have had a presence in Rome since 1986. Architecture students are required to study abroad as part of their five-year professional degree plan.
Calli Verkamp, a native of Charleston, Ark., is a fifth-year architecture student at the University of Arkansas. She talks about deciding on a major and how it appealed to her creative nature. She learned how to manage time and about her preference for city limit during her time here. Next up, getting a job after graduation this May.
Q: When did you first become interested in architecture?
A: I didn’t really know if that is what I wanted to do right away. It was between engineering and architecture. I realized I was a lot more interested in the creative and artistic side rather than the technical side, so architecture was a better fit for me because it included both, whereas engineering was more just technical.
By Liana Bugslag
Brandon Doss, a native of Memphis, Tenn., is a fifth-year landscape architecture student in the honors program. He discusses his time at the University of Arkansas and his experiences along the way. They have helped to shape his knowledge and to strengthen his abilities, and he is excited to utilize the skills he has learned as he heads out to work in the professional world upon graduation in May.
Q. When did you first become interested in landscape architecture?
A. My dad is an architect in Memphis, Tenn. (my hometown), so I have been around the profession for a long time. I first became interested when I was beginning high school. I got a job doing landscaping work with a few friends. I learned that landscape architecture was a combination of architecture and the outdoors. I decided that sounded like a lot of fun.