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Architecture

The Architecture Program at The University of Texas at Austin values intellectual pursuits and cultural relevance in architectural production. Architecture is a situated practice and realizes meaning through its recognition of social, aesthetic, cultural, and technical contexts. Our teaching and research are founded on a shared interest in ambitious buildings, and we uphold an integrated, close-knit design studio model that encourages dialogue, collaboration, risk-taking, and innovation.

There are diverse perspectives within the school, but, at a glance, our program is distinguished by three notable dimensions of engagement:

CRITICAL PRACTICE

Participation in the creation of realized projects has significantly shaped the architectural community and programs at UT Austin. For over thirty years, our students have joined significant offices around the world as part of our undergraduate and graduate programs for six-month professional residencies. Two Visiting Professorships bring noted architects to the school to teach Advanced Design studios, and a high percentage of our full-time faculty are themselves noted practitioners.

THE AMERICAS

In the last decade, the School of Architecture has enriched its expertise in Latin American architecture with nine faculty whose teaching and research focuses on the region, as well as with a sequence of award-winning publications. Bracketing our expertise in the Americas, our program also addresses our rapidly urbanizing city and state, as well as the influence of the built environment on global environmental and equity issues. In addition to our extensive study abroad opportunities, significant institutional support for global travel is delivered through travel scholarships and Advanced Design Studios focusing on sites around the globe.

BREADTH

The School of Architecture is a non-departmental collection of strong disciplines with a shared belief in the potential of collective action. Our faculty and students engage in interdisciplinary design studios, seminars, and research, bridging our internal programs as well as other disciplines across the UT Austin campus and beyond. Students in the Architecture Program have the opportunity to take courses and work collaboratively with colleagues in the school's allied disciplines. 

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DEGREES + PROGRAMS

The Architecture Program at the University of Texas as Austin offers two graduate-level degrees, four undergraduate degrees, and a Ph.D. in Architecture with three areas of concentration

UNDERGRADUATE GRADUATE PHD

Bachelor of Architecture

Bachelor of Science in Architectural Studies

Dual Degrees 

Master of Architecture

Master of Advanced Architectural Design

Ph.D. in Architecture 
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    Calling all alumni: We want to hear from you!

    As alumni, supporters, and friends of UTSOA, your perspective is invaluable to us. Consider letting us know how you feel about the school and how we can better engage with members of our extended community at the link in our bio.

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    “Fashion Flagships” by George Lipe @_georgelipe_ for Patrick Danahy’s @pdanahy Design V Studio // 2023-2024 Design Excellence winner<br>
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    “Fashion Flagships” by George Lipe @_georgelipe_ for Patrick Danahy’s @pdanahy Design V Studio // 2023-2024 Design Excellence winner

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    This summer, insect habitats designed by first-year interior design students will be on display @brooklynbotanic in New York City.<br>
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    This summer, insect habitats designed by first-year interior design students will be on display @brooklynbotanic in New York City.

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    Summer looks good on you ☀️
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    Summer looks good on you ☀️

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    This summer, two Community &amp; Regional Planning students @vickierbelcher and @arfar.razi (second from left and right) competed in the final round of the Nature-based Future Challenge competition.<br>
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    This summer, two Community & Regional Planning students @vickierbelcher and @arfar.razi (second from left and right) competed in the final round of the Nature-based Future Challenge competition.

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    In the most recent issue of @txarchitects Magazine, SOA alumnus and contributing writer Cole Von Feldt @cole_v profiled several of SOA’s design-build studios which “serve as a bridge between academia and practice, better preparing students for architecture beyond the academic setting.”<br>
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    In the most recent issue of @txarchitects Magazine, SOA alumnus and contributing writer Cole Von Feldt @cole_v profiled several of SOA’s design-build studios which “serve as a bridge between academia and practice, better preparing students for architecture beyond the academic setting.”

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    Congratulations to Assistant Professor of Practice @juanasalcedoo, who received a 2024 @grahamfoundation grant to fund her exhibition “Jaguar Lens.” <br>
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    Congratulations to Assistant Professor of Practice @juanasalcedoo, who received a 2024 @grahamfoundation grant to fund her exhibition “Jaguar Lens.”

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    Congratulations to Master of Interior Design student Winnie Lin @winnlin (MID ’25) who was recognized by @asid_hq as one of only three 2024 Student Portfolio Competition award winners selected from submissions across the US and Canada!<br>
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    Congratulations to Master of Interior Design student Winnie Lin @winnlin (MID ’25) who was recognized by @asid_hq as one of only three 2024 Student Portfolio Competition award winners selected from submissions across the US and Canada!

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    We are pleased to announce this year’s Design Excellence Award winners! Thirty-five projects, completed by 50 different students, were selected for the 2023-2024 awards out of more than 140 nominations spanning the Fall 2023 and Spring 2024 semesters.
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    We are pleased to announce this year’s Design Excellence Award winners! Thirty-five projects, completed by 50 different students, were selected for the 2023-2024 awards out of more than 140 nominations spanning the Fall 2023 and Spring 2024 semesters.