Alumna Emily McGlohn Named Associate Professor
Dedicated to supporting architectural practice through design education excellence, Emily proudly teaches 3rd Year Design Studio at the Rural Studio in Newbern, Alabama. Since 2017 she has served as the third-year level studio professor and job site superintendent. Awarded the 2019 Outstanding Faculty Teaching Award for the School of Architecture, Planning, and Landscape Architecture at Auburn University, Emily credits this award to the hard-working students she teaches each semester. Building and teaching at Rural Studio helps her to intimately understand and critique contemporary building enclosures and systems; to date, Emily and her students have built two homes for local community members, while a third is presently under construction. Each year, students propose alternative assembly details and test them. Feedback on cost, construction, materials, and performance helps advance Rural Studio’s 20Ks Home Initiative’s long-term goal of developing a single-family affordable home for use by other housing non-profits across the country. This feedback loop of research through design-build and back again is central to Emily’s research agenda and teaching pedagogy.
Emily McGlohn was recently promoted from Assistant to Associate Professor with tenure in the School of Architecture, Planning and Landscape Architecture at Auburn University. Emily earned her Master of Architecture degree from the University of Oregon, following an undergraduate Bachelor of Architecture degree is from Auburn University. She is a registered architect in Virginia. She is pleased to serve her community and profession in West Alabama, and is happy to live in Greensboro, Alabama full-time.