SAVANNAH, Ga., Sept. 5, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- The Savannah College of Art and Design (SCAD) is pleased to announce the publication of SCAD: The Architecture of a University. The exquisite 360-page volume, complete with more than 200 archival and beautifully styled photographs, includes editorial contributions from SCAD President and Founder Paula Wallace, interior designer and SCAD alumnus Chuck Chewning, and Margaret Russell, editor-in-chief for Galerie, former editor-in-chief for Architectural Digest and Elle Décor, and the honorary dean of the SCAD School of Building Arts.
Published with Assouline on the occasion of the university's forthcoming 40th anniversary, SCAD: The Architecture of a University reveals the resplendent design and perennial charm of SCAD's built environment, and celebrates the rich history and enduring legacy of the world's most revered art and design university. Remarkably detailed narratives illuminate the storied pasts of 40 of the university's architectural treasures across its four global locations — from its flagship Poetter Hall in Savannah, to majestic Ivy Hall in Atlanta, to bucolic Maison Basse in Lacoste, France, to the noble North Kowloon Magistracy Building in Hong Kong — and outline SCAD's meticulous care in artfully conserving each unique structure. A retrospective history section spanning nearly four decades recounts the university's important milestones and signature celebrations.
"SCAD comprises a menagerie of extraordinary historic buildings," says Wallace. "Together these properties form a global exhibition, an epic work of art curated on an international scale. SCAD: The Architecture of a University is our grand exhibition guide, a key to the places, spaces and events that have shaped SCAD into the world's preeminent source of knowledge in every discipline we teach."
Historic preservation has been a prominent part of the university's identity since Wallace founded SCAD in 1978. The university has redeemed and revitalized more than 100 buildings on three continents, with the award-winning SCAD Museum of Art as one of its most extensive adaptive reuse projects to date. Under Wallace's adept leadership, SCAD has been honored for its design and conservation efforts by the National Trust for Historic Preservation, the American Institute of Architects, and the Institute of Classical Architecture and Art, among many others.
"Paula Wallace launched SCAD with a mission to prepare students for careers, and she has created, with an ever-expanding, ever-impressive roster of brilliant colleagues, an international university that is admired across the globe for its virtuosity, ingenuity and verve," says Margaret Russell. "This remarkable book is a celebration of SCAD's innovative new architecture and restorative reuse of historic buildings around the world."
SCAD: The Architecture of a University is the second publication SCAD has produced with Assouline, the first of which was Wallace's memoir, The Bee and the Acorn, published in April 2016. Both books are available at Assouline boutiques, shopSCAD, and online at assouline.com, shopscad.com and Amazon.com.
SCAD: THE ARCHITECTURE OF A UNIVERSITY
Linen hardcover in luxury slipcase
11" x 14" / 360 pages / $195.00 USD
More than 200 color and archival photographs
Published by Assouline / ISBN: 978-1-6142-8540-3
Release date: Sept. 5, 2017
For more information and to learn about upcoming events, visit scadbook.com. Proceeds from the book will benefit the SCAD scholarship fund.
SCAD: The University for Creative Careers
The Savannah College of Art and Design is a private, nonprofit, accredited university conferring bachelor's and master's degrees at distinctive locations to prepare talented students for professional careers. SCAD offers degrees in more than 40 majors and offers minors in more than 75 disciplines. With 35,000 alumni worldwide, SCAD is known as a thought leader, preparing graduates for professional success.
At locations in Savannah and Atlanta, Georgia; in Hong Kong; in Lacoste, France; and online through SCAD eLearning, the diverse student body consists of nearly 13,000 students, from across the U.S. and more than 100 countries. The university's innovative curriculum is enhanced by advanced, professional- level technology, equipment and learning resources. Curricular collaborations with companies and organizations including Google and the National Council of Architectural Registration Boards (NCARB) affirm the professional currency SCAD champions in its degree programs.
The university, students, faculty and alumni have garnered acclaim from respected organizations and publications worldwide including five consecutive years of No. 1 rankings for the undergraduate interior design program by Design Intelligence. In 2015, SCAD ranked among the top four universities in the Americas and Europe by Red Dot, and as the No. 1 graduate fashion program in the U.S. as determined by London-based Business of Fashion. Career preparation is woven into every fiber of the university, resulting in a superior alumni placement rate. In a survey of Spring 2016 SCAD graduates, 98 percent of respondents reported being employed, pursuing further education, or both within ten months of graduation.
For more information, visit scad.edu.
SOURCE Savannah College of Art and Design (SCAD)