Master of Architecture, University of Texas at Austin
Bachelor of Architecture, Tulane University
Kevin Moore is Associate Professor and Chair of Interior Architecture. His teaching focuses on integrating interior and exterior spaces for adaptive reuse, additions and new buildings in urban settings. His teaching has been recognized by the College (Outstanding Teaching Award, 2013), Auburn University (Undergraduate Teaching Excellence, 2017) and nationally (Design Intelligence Most Admired Educators, Architecture, 2019–2020). Kevin has been the faculty advisor for the Auburn Chapter of NOMAS (National Organization of Minority Architecture Students). Under his guidance, students participate in the annual NOMA Student Design Competition, and teams from Auburn have won 1st place in 2011, 2012, 2013 and 2nd place in 2017. Kevin describes this unique design competition in the chapter “NOMA Student Competition: Design Action” in Space Unveiled: Invisible Cultures in the Design Studio edited by Dr. Carla Jackson Bell (New York: Routledge, 2015). Courses taught by Kevin, particularly in Interior Architecture, rely on the speculative pragmatics of exhibitions. With a few materials and limited time, exhibitions can create spatial sequences that promote environmental stimuli in combination with social potentials. An example of creative scholarship demonstrating these principles is Beyond the Groundwork, an exhibition of alumni and faculty creative work designed and fabricated with Amanda Herron Loper and installed in the Jule Collins Smith Museum at Auburn University (February 2011). The exhibition design was awarded Best Creative Scholarship at the Interior Design Educators Council South Region Conference (Peachtree City, GA, October 2013). Before coming to Auburn, Kevin worked for over ten years with several award-winning firms including Lohan Anderson in Chicago and Eskew+Dumez+Ripple in New Orleans. For example, the Bienville State Office Building, with Eskew+Dumez+Ripple, won several awards including a 2009 AIA Gulf States Region Award of Merit, 2009 AIA New Orleans Award of Merit and 2007 AIA Louisiana Award of Merit.
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Kevin researches experiential variety over time with a focus on socially adaptable multi-use spaces. He has recently published case studies of organizing interior and urban space through “material air” and “intricacy.” For example, “Intricacy: Adaptive Reuse at the Edges of Contemporary Public Space” was published in the International Journal of Interior Architecture + Spatial Design (ii), (Fall 2018). A version of this essay will appear in Interior Urbanism Reader, edited by Gregory Marinic (New York: Routledge, 2023). In an attempt to further explain the complexity of sequences though space, his current project is a comprehensive description of motion parallax in architecture. At the same time, Kevin has become fascinated by the haunting social and built environment of Selma, Alabama. He is developing an essay, “Revealing and Concealing: Lessons from the Streets of Selma, Alabama” for a forthcoming book, About Streets: Histories, Theories and Design of Urban Space, edited by Gregory Marinic and Pablo Meninato (New York: Springer, 2024).