The latest edition of Platform magazine is hot off the press. Copies are in the mail to alumni and other subscribers. You can view this issue and the archive of past issues on the new Platform web edition.
Guest edited by UT Austin Director of Sustainability and UTSOA alumnus Jim Walker [MSCRP '98], the themes of this issue are sustainability and the School of Architecture’s centennial anniversary.
The organizing principle for this edition of Platform is “scale.” As sustainability principles vary in their resonance and focal points at different scales (global, regional, local, etc.), the authors were encouraged to explore their perspectives on key issues at given scales in which they have expertise. Additionally, several articles introduce initiatives on campus and in the School of Architecture and highlight the university’s sustainability evolution.
As this issue of Platform was coming together, it was natural to undergo some self-evaluation. As a result, we made a decision to explore a transition away from a printed Platform to an electronic version. Platform will retain its commitment to relevant, engaging, and graphically exciting content. You are invited to design this transition with us. What would you like to see in our new, electronic version? What information is important to you? How do we continue to highlight the contributions of the School of Architecture to our various design and planning disciplines in a new medium?
We would like your feedback. Please share your ideas and suggestions on the Platform blog.