APLA Welcomes New Faculty Member Aurélie Frolet

Aurélie Frolet

Please give a warm welcome to Assistant Professor Aurélie Frolet! Frolet is joining the faculty of the School of Architecture, Planning and Landscape Architecture (APLA) this fall, where she will be teaching in the architecture program. She holds a Bachelor of Arts in Comparative Literature and Chinese Language from the University of Georgia and a Master of Architecture from Cornell University.

Prior to joining the faculty at Auburn, Frolet worked as an Assistant Teaching Professor at Syracuse University and also taught at Cornell. She is the co-founder of ASDF and has previously worked as an architectural designer in the offices of Bjarke Ingels Group (BIG), Morris Adjmi and Halard Halard. Her area of scholarly focus is at the intersection of water infrastructure and architectural design in the city. As a designer and educator, she is engaged in interdisciplinary practice that operates between architecture, landscape and urban scale infrastructure. An important part of her design process includes examining precedent to speculate on the potential for new infrastructure.

Frolet will be teaching first-year design studio and visual communication and hopes to work on research with her colleagues in APLA. “I’m particularly interested in the possibility of collaborative teaching and research with Landscape Architecture on how historic hydrological infrastructures can contribute to future innovative solutions in repairing or reimagining current public infrastructures in a more sustainable and socially beneficial way. There’s a lot of great work being done in this area here at Auburn and I’m looking forward to digging in!”

“We are very excited to welcome Aurélie to the architecture faculty,” stated APLA School Head Justin Miller. “Her teaching experience and outstanding design work make her an excellent addition to the program.”

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