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.
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.