Moore Receives Auburn Alumni Association’s 2018 Undergraduate Teaching Excellence Award
Kevin Moore, Associate Professor and interior architecture program chair, was honored with a 2018 Auburn Alumni Association Teaching Excellence Award at its Faculty Awards Luncheon in November. This award is given to teachers who are exceptional in their quality of teaching, knowledge of subject, interest in students and availability to them as well as the teacher’s impact on the nominator’s personal educational experience and influence within Auburn University.
Auburn students, faculty members and administrators have lauded Moore’s contributions to teaching. Christian Dagg, Head of the School of Architecture, Planning and Landscape Architecture, admires Moore’s ability to integrate gravity, humor and approachability in his teaching. He believes that Moore’s influence in architecture—the National Organization of Minority Architects (NOMAS), in particular—has “set a high standard for undergraduate education in the School.” Scott Finn, Associate Chair of Architecture, praised Moore’s pedagogical leadership, “He is a teacher who leads by example, working hard in collaboration with the students and very effectively promoting the mission of a University education through deliberate discussions and carefully curated projects.”
Moore’s former students agree. In his nomination letter for the award, Peter McInish ’13 of Steven Harris Architects, LLP, recognized Moore’s dedication to the Auburn chapter of NOMAS. Under Moore’s leadership, Auburn NOMAS students achieved several first-place national awards. Through this experience, students learned more than architectural skills; Moore taught them valuable life lessons, including, as McInish wrote, “the earning of respect for oneself and the cultivation of respect for others.”
Megan Wood ’15, Architectural Designer, was deeply inspired by Moore as well: “I have always loved to learn, but the classes I had with Professor Moore pushed me in a way I had not been before. He challenged me to think outside of the norm and to pursue my passions. I am currently on my career path towards being both an architect and interior architect because of Professor Moore’s dedication to my education.”
Moore teaches and coordinates Fourth-Year design studio. Before joining the School of Architecture, Planning and Landscape Architecture, Moore worked for more than ten years with several award-winning firms including Eskew+Dumex+Ripple in New Orleans and Lohan Anderson in Chicago. He holds a Bachelor of Architecture from Tulane University and Master of Architecture from the University of Texas at Austin. He previously taught at the University of Texas at Austin, and he is a LEED Accredited Professional.