Newbern Volunteer Fire Station and Town Hall Newbern

Hale County, Alabama (2003-2005 )Design and Construction: Leia Price, Will Brothers, Matthew Finley, Elizabeth Ellington 

Photograph by Timothy Hursley

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Rural Studio: Education of the Citizen Architect

September 5 – November 5

This exhibition evolved from an earlier one entitled Samuel Mockbee and the Rural Studio: Community Architecture, which was curated for the Birmingham Museum of Art in 2001 by David Moos and Rural Studio Director Andrew Freear. The first exhibition focused on the vision and influence of the late Sambo Mockbee (1944-2001) and the remarkable product of his vision, the Rural Studio, an internationally acclaimed program of architectural education within Auburn University’s School of Architecture.

This exhibition illustrates the work of the program from the first Rural Studio project, a house for Shepard and Alberta Bryant (1994), to work currently being done. The exhibition highlights the work of the last five years done under the direction of Andrew Freear and Bruce Lindsey, Co-Director’s of the program This is the first exhibition of the work of the Rural Studio at Auburn University.

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Smokehouse at the Bryant "Straw Bale" House, Mason's Bend, Hale County, Alabama, 1993-1994. Photograph by Timothy Hursley