CADC Opens Research Commons
The College of Architecture, Design and Construction (CADC) is pleased to announce the opening of the CADC Research Commons. This new facility includes 8,000 square feet of space in Auburn’s Research and Innovation Center (RIC) to provide research support and administration spaces. The Research Commons features design studios and other teaching spaces to support research-centered undergraduate and graduate coursework.
Additionally, the CADC has converted an existing building in the RIC into a 4,000 square foot CADC Research Shop to support the college’s expanding research activities. The Research Shop will include equipment devoted to research into cross-laminated timber (CLT) and other mass timber construction systems. The CADC is working closely with industry partners and faculty from the Samuel Ginn College of Engineering and the College of Forestry, Wildlife and Environment to explore opportunities for expanding the use of advanced wood building systems. The CADC Research Shop will also include facilities to support the landscape architecture program’s research into coastal ecologies and landscape infrastructure.
“We have increased our research activities six-fold over the last five years,” stated David Hinson, CADC’s Associate Dean for Research and Graduate Studies. “The CADC Research Commons and the Research Shop will be a great enhancement to our research infrastructure and will help us sustain the terrific momentum we’ve created.”
Karen Rogers, Interim Dean of CADC, stated, “Because of the simultaneous presence of teaching, learning, research and hands-on experience, the CADC’s space in the Research Park will provide a unique experience for faculty, students and staff and advance the college’s mission in new and innovative ways.”