Congratulations to Kevin Stevens, one of seven recipients of the 2017 Undergraduate Faculty Research Mentor of the Year Award! He was the top mentor in the College of Architecture and Design. Stevens is a lecturer and adjunct assistant professor in the College of Architecture and Design.
Students Adam Smith and Rachel Elbon collaborated on a EURēCA project under the tutelage of Professor Stevens. In their words:
“Throughout our research for our EURēCA submission, Professor Stevens inspired us to continue to research, question, and diagram our findings. Because of this, our learning experience during the entire process exceeded our expectations. Not only were we able to fully develop our ideas conceptually and systematically from start to finish, but we truly enjoyed the process. We believe that our project would not have been executed to its full potential without Professor Stevens, and believe that he is an excellent choice for the Faculty Research Mentor Award.”
In addition to Smith and Elbon’s work, students of Stevens have placed in the Association of Collegiate Schools of Architecture’s international Annual Steel Design Student Competition for three straight years.
Stevens received a BA in art history and BS in architecture from University of Maryland College Park and a master’s in architecture from Rice University. In addition to teaching, he has worked eleven years in private firms and continues to operate his own practice. His faculty profile can be found here: http://archdesign.utk.edu/faculty-staff/facultystaff/kevin-stevens/.