Auburn University's Rural Studio - Impacting West Alabama

Posted April 07, 2014

Cameron Acheson, outreach instructor for Auburn University's Rural Studio, spoke to the Auburn Rotary Club about the program's impact in West Alabama's Black Belt region. An off-campus design-build program in Auburn's College of Architecture, Design and Construction, Rural Studio has since 1993 been striving to realize the philosophy that everyone, both rich and poor, deserves the benefit of good design while giving architecture students a more hands-on educational experience through assisting the underserved in West Alabama. The Studio has evolved toward more community-oriented, multi-year, multi-phase projects spanning three counties. The students work within the community to define solutions, fundraise, design and, ultimately, build remarkable projects. Pictured with Acheson is club president Jim McLaughlin. For more information about Rural Studio, visit

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Rotary Community Grants

Since 2013, the Auburn Rotary Club has awarded over $260,000 in grants back to the community.

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The Auburn, Alabama Rotary Club meets each Wednesday at noon in the banquet room of the Saugahatchee Country Club:

3800 Bent Creek Rd
Opelika, AL 36804
Phone: 334-749-3441

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