Rural Studio: Alabama Design | Build Projects


Rural Studio: Alabama Design | Build Projects

Reception date:

August 18, 5-7 p.m.


August 15 – September 16, 2016

Lecture date:

September 1, 11 a.m., Gorgas Library 205


The University of Alabama, Sarah Moody Gallery of Art, 103 Garland Hall

Rural Studio, a field learning extension for Auburn University’s architecture program established in 1993 by Samuel Mockbee (1944-2001), has designed and built multiple projects across the state. In this exhibition, photography and architectural models represent projects produced by the design | build program including three devoted to Perry Lakes, located near Marion, Alabama: Bathrooms, Birding Tower and Pavilion. Other projects include the Antioch Baptist Church in Perry County and the Newbern Fire Station– William T. Dooley, Director, Sarah Moody Gallery of Art  

In conjunction with the exhibition, the public is cordially invited to a talk by Alex Henderson, 3rd year studio instructor at Rural Studio. Henderson will speak Thursday, September 1 at 11:00 a.m. in Gorgas Library 205 on UA campus.

 ©Tim Hursley, Perry Lakes Park Restrooms, 2003. Timothy Hursley, Perry Lakes Park, photograph courtesy of the artist.

Funding support for the Sarah Moody Gallery of Art comes from the Department of Art and Art History and the College of Arts and Sciences. Admission to the gallery is free. Hours are Monday through Friday 9:00 – 4:30 p.m., Thursday evenings: 5:00 – 8:00 p.m. The gallery is located at 103 Garland Hall in the heart of the UA campus on Woods Quad. Information about visitor parking is available here: Parking is free on campus in a legal space after business hours. Contact the gallery at (205) 348-1891 or go to