Corrugated of Alabama
2018; David Smith (Principle), Allan Bugg; Kasia Leousis; CADC Sponsored Research ($5000)
2020; Auburn Arts Association Photo XXI Juried Photography Exhibition—Merit Award for Photography; Image of Corrugated of Auburn Apartment Building by David Smith.
2020; Auburn Arts Association Photo XXI Juried Photography Exhibition at the Jan Dempsey Community Art Center; Image of Corrugated of Auburn Apartment Building by David Smith.
Auburn University Building Science Assistant Professor Alan Bugg; Associate Professor and Head of Library of Architecture, Design and Construction, Kasia Leoisis.
Corrugated of Alabama is a unique complex of 17 apartments designed and built by Robert Faust, Auburn University Alumni Professor, who served on the School of Architecture, Planning, and Landscape Architecture faculty for more than 35 years. The immediate future of this complex is uncertain and its legacy threatened. This research project documents the historical development, unique construction process, and design-build strategies used by Faust. Final deliverables include a video interviewing Robert Faust and a website documenting the research. Videotaping was interrupted by Faust’s poor health and the onset of Covid-19. Interviews are now completely halted by the unfortunate passing of Robert Faust this past year. Additional digital media will be obtained as conditions allows us to revisit the Faust home.