Architecture News


News and updates from The University of Texas at Austin School of Architecture's Architecture Program

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Spring 2023 Visiting Faculty

January 18, 2023
Joining us this semester are Dwayne Oyler and Jenny Wu of Oyler Wu Collaborative; Dr. Alex Schweder of Performance Architecture; Associate Professor of Interior Design Jonathon Anderson; and Dr. Nelly Robles Garcia, who joins the school as a Fulbright Visiting Scholar through the United States-Mexico Commission for Educational and Cultural Exchange (COMEXUS).
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Wen (Aya) Wen // MARVEL

January 3, 2023
PRP Now! is a series of interviews that highlight a current UTSOA Professional Residency Program student every few weeks.
An Urban block in Vienna designed by Vienna and its data. Co-authored with Midjourney AI, Daniel Koehler, and an uncountable number of situations tagged as Viennese in photos.

Studying Architecture After AI

December 12, 2022
Assistant Professor Daniel Koehler explores artificial intelligence in the context of teaching in design studios. This article originally appeared in the 2022-2023 edition of Platform, "Teaching for Next."
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Professional Residency Program: Expected Objectives and Some Unexpected Outcomes

December 11, 2022
Associate Professor Nichole Wiedemann considers the school’s nearly fifty-year-old Professional Residency Program. This article originally appeared in the 2022-2023 edition of Platform, "Teaching for Next."
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Erick Vernon-Galindo // KieranTimberlake

December 9, 2022
PRP Now! is a series of interviews that highlight a current UTSOA Professional Residency Program student every few weeks.
Turquoise tile reading PRPNow! on the left, with an image of a student sitting at a desk with models on the table and drawings on display on the wall behind.

Cole Von Feldt // nARCHITECTS

November 15, 2022
PRP Now! is a series of interviews that highlight a current UTSOA Professional Residency Program student every few weeks.
Twilight Requiem

Twilight Requiem on Display through Nov. 18

November 1, 2022
Twilight Requiem is an exploration of ritual and ceremonial objects used in quotidian life. It draws upon Korean folk art forms, aesthetics, and histories to imagine new rituals and objects.
Turquoise tile reading PRPNow! on the left, with an image of a student smiling while standing along a stairwell.

Sara Tin-U // Dick Clark + Associates

October 20, 2022
PRP Now! is a series of interviews that highlight a current UTSOA Professional Residency Program student every few weeks.
ODNA Wall, created in Kory Bieg's Advanced Design Studio

Applications Open for Assistant Professor of Architecture Position

October 5, 2022
The University of Texas at Austin School of Architecture invites applications and nominations for a tenure-track position of Assistant Professor of Architecture with appointment beginning fall of 2023.
A sketch from a camouflage series created on Midjourney. (Kory Bieg/Midjourney)

Dream Worlds: Three experts discuss Midjourney's promise and pitfalls

September 23, 2022
This summer, text-to-image AIs captured the imagination of architects. The software is a powerful tool, but one that should be integrated into ongoing discussions of architectural image making, technology, representation, bias, education, and labor. The Architects Newspaper gathered our own Associate Professor Kory Bieg, alongside Shelby Doyle, and Andrew Kudless to discuss these issues.
Tilt by Stella Coble and Michelle Powell

Students win ACSA 2022 Habitat Design Competition

September 9, 2022
The project, Tilt by Stella Coble and Michelle Powell, aims to create a denser, more sustainable, and more durable housing alternative that will remain flexible throughout shifting demographic and climatic realities.
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2123 ESIDF Exhibition on Display in Mebane

September 1, 2022
Curated by Tekena Koko, 2123 ESIDF presents objects that exist between landscape, media, and architecture.
Photo gallery of Texas Society of Architects Honor Award recipients

Alums, Faculty Recognized with Texas Society of Architects Honor Awards

August 25, 2022
Professor Larry Speck and several SOA alums receive Texas Society of Architects Honor Awards, including John Kirksey (B.Arch '70) who received the Medal for Lifetime Achievement.
Three headshots in a row. From left to right, Ria Bravo, Charles Davis, Tyler Swingle

Welcoming New Faculty Members

August 18, 2022
New faculty include Assistant Professor of Interior Design Ria Bravo; tenured Associate Professor and architectural historian Charles L. Davis; and our 2022-24 Emerging Scholar Tyler Swingle
School with Porches and Portals

M.Arch Student Receives Texas Society of Architects' 2022 Studio Award

August 16, 2022
One of only seven projects selected for the prestigious award, the project, "School with Porches and Portals," features layered, extended thresholds, as well as generous fenestration under wide roofs to produce a simultaneous sense of shelter and expansiveness.
People gather outside the GreenCore prototype during the Spring 2022 semester final review

GreenCore Studio Designs Modular ADUs to Address Sustainability, Affordability

July 6, 2022
Prototypes integrate water, energy, and waste management systems into an efficient, pre-fabricated kit of parts.
Shadows from large oak trees are seen on the ground in front of Sutton Hall

Celebrate Earth Day 2022

April 19, 2022
This Earth Day, we’ve rounded up a sampling of scholarship and resources from across the School of Architecture that not only explores our relationship to Earth and the built environment but also how we can help build a better future for our planet.
External rendering of the Texas Rowing Center project

M. Arch Student Receives AIA Fort Worth Honor Award

April 7, 2022
Given annually, the AIA Fort Worth Excellence in Design Awards recognize outstanding work by students of the 8 accredited architecture schools of Texas.
Highland Park Residence

Alterstudio Projects Recognized with AIA Housing Awards

April 5, 2022
Presented by the AIA Housing and Community Development Knowledge Community, AIA’s Housing Awards emphasize the importance of good housing as a necessity of life, a sanctuary for the human spirit, and a valuable national resource.
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Two Faculty Elevated to AIA College of Fellows

February 25, 2022
As long-time members of our faculty, John Blood and Keith Simon have left a lasting impact on the University of Texas at Austin School of Architecture, and on the lives of the many students they have served during their time here.
John Chase Enrolls at UT in 1950

Gift Honors Architect John S. Chase, Aims to Increase Diversity in the Field

February 24, 2022
The $1 million donation committed by Chase and his wife Dr. Dina Alsowayel will create two new permanent endowments: The John S. Chase Family Endowed Graduate Fellowship and The John S. Chase Family Endowed Professorship in Architecture
Haettasch Middle Grounds

Haettasch Receives ACSA Architectural Education Award

February 14, 2022
Hättasch is one of only three educators to receive the AIA / ACSA Housing Design Education Award for his Comprehensive/Integrative Design Studio sequence “Middle Grounds—New Prototypes for Medium-Density Housing” between 2018-2021.
Large City Architecture Research Exhibition

Large City Architecture Research Exhibition on Display in Mebane Through Mid April

February 9, 2022
Curated by Daniel Koehler and Rasa Navasaityte, this exhibition explores forms of community housing created when architectural parks physically compute shared ownership, community amenities, micro-climates, terraced gardens, and carbon sinking.
2021-22 Platform cover help up against the green leaves of a tree in Goldsmith Courtyard

2021-22 Issue of PLATFORM Explores Sustainable Design in the Spaces Between Disciplines, Dichotomies, and Practices

January 6, 2022
Essays consider and challenge binaries in the design fields and navigate their complex and fertile middle grounds to address issues of climate change, systemic racism, and beyond
Sara Bronin at her Advisory Council on Historic Preservation hearing before the Senate Committee of Energy and Natural Resources (credit: ACHP)

Alumna Sara Bronin Nominated to Chair the U.S. Advisory Council on Historic Preservation

November 5, 2021
Q&A with alumna Sara Bronin, President Biden's nominee to chair the U.S. Advisory Council on Historic Preservation (ACHP)
A large, trunk-like plant root extends beyond the boundaries of a concrete planter as leaves and vines spindle behind it

"Plant Potential" Conference Explores Importance of Plant-Human Relations, November 5

October 22, 2021
Plant Potential, an online conference curated by Assistant Professor Aleksandra Jaeschke, brings together five creative minds for a collective exploration of our relationship with plant life.
Tekena Koko smiles at the camera as he's standing on a balcony that overlooks an urban skyline at dusk

Tekena Koko, 2021-23 Emerging Scholar in Design

October 15, 2021
Meet Tekena Koko, our 2021-23 Emerging Scholar in Design
Wide angle view of a town on the coast of the Galapagos, seen from afar looking through trees over a grassy area.

Do-No-Harm, Do-More-Good: Building for Sustainability in the Galapagos

September 21, 2021
Students to study sustainable growth as it manifests in the Galapagos Islands as part of the President's Award for Global Learning
A grid of six different architectural facades in Central Harlem in various states

Todd Brown Appointed as 2021-23 Race and Gender in the Built Environment Fellow

September 8, 2021
Interdisciplinary environmental scholar Todd Levon Brown joins school as 2021-23 Race & Gender in the Built Environment Fellow
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Meet Assistant Professor Bryan Norwood

September 3, 2021
Assistant Professor Bryan Norwood joins the School of Architecture
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Announcing Leadership Changes at the School

August 27, 2021
The School of Architecture announces new program and leadership appointments effective Fall 2021.
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Q&A with 2021 Design Futures Forum Student Participants

July 26, 2021
Five students reflect on the 2021 Design Futures Students Leadership Forum
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New Stackable, Transcriptable Graduate Certificates Available Fall 2021

July 13, 2021
Certificate Topics include Social and Environmental Equity Design, Digital Technologies, Sustainable Design, and More
Overall view of the OTHER NATURE exhibit on display in the Mebane Gallery, featuring an accordion of poster boards, bookended by yellow "cages" with air plants housed inside. On the far back wall is a video of butterflies

OTHER NATURE Exhibit Explores New Approaches to Integrating Natural Systems into the Built Environment: On View through September 15

June 28, 2021
OTHER NATURE exhibit and book explore examples of ecological design in action. Curated by Associate Professor Danelle Briscoe
A group of students and Adam Miller smile at the camera as a group, standing on a plaza in front of two office buildings in downtown Tokyo

Q&A with Adam Miller, 2019-2021 Race and Gender in the Built Environment Fellow

June 21, 2021
Q&A with our 2019-21 Race & Gender in the Built Environment Fellow Adam Miller
Neutral, grey-toned architectural rendering of a room with a few tables and chairs, with light filtering through windows in what seems like a communal office space

Strong Student Showing in Texas Architecture Foundation’s Annual Scholarship Program

June 16, 2021
Sixteen students receive Texas Architectural Foundation scholarships
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Earth Day Q&A with Aleksandra Jaeschke

April 21, 2021
Assistant Professor of Architecture and Sustainable Design Aleksandra Jaeschke discusses sustainability and notions of ecology in architecture in celebration of Earth Day
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Emerging Scholar in Design Piergianna Mazzocca Launches Online Exhibition – Good, Well, and Better

April 16, 2021
2019-2021 Emerging Scholar in Design Piergianna Mazzocca launches an online exhibition featuring the results of her research and teaching as our Emerging Scholar in Design Fellow.
John S. Chase collage on a limestone background featuring a black and white picture of Chase with a red tie, the NOMAS and Toyota Center logos, and other elements of Chase's life

Mapping John S. Chase

April 5, 2021
Students in Dr. Tara Dudley's African American Experience in Architecture seminar research the work and legacy of alumnus John S. Chase to create a map of the boundary-breaking architect's built works.
A phone with Thom Mayne's Design:ED podcast playing, laid on top of an issue of Architectural Record

Architectural Record’s Design:ED Podcast Episodes with Alum Aaron Prinz

March 26, 2021
Alumnus Aaron Prinz's Design:ED podcast acquired by Architectural Record.
Temi Osanyintolu's Headshot

Temi Osanyintolu Receives SOM Foundation Robert L. Wesley Award

March 16, 2021
Bachelor of Architecture student Temi Osanyintolu receives SOM Foundation Robert L. Wesley Award.
Rendering of Britny Hernandez's award-winning "haven" project

Students Win AIA Fort Worth Student Design Awards

February 25, 2021
Four architecture students recognized with AIA Forth Worth Excellence in Design Awards
Rendering of the exterior of the Wind Conduit building in the rain

Students Win International UNI Competition “Reclaiming Modernity: Celebrating Geoffrey Bawa”

February 22, 2021
Three students receive top honors in the international UNI Competition “Reclaiming Modernity: Celebrating Geoffrey Bawa”
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Meet our 2020-22 Emerging Scholar Stephanie Choi

February 8, 2021
Meet our 2020-22 Emerging Scholar Stephanie Choi.
View from Martin Luther King, Jr. Boulevard looking north toward the Faulkner Gateway and Austin by Ellsworth Kelly, with the Edgar A. Smith Building on left and the Mari and James A. Michener Gallery Building on right.

Snøhetta to Design New Grounds Initiative at the Blanton Museum of Art

January 13, 2021
Alums Craig Dykers, Elaine Molinar, and John Newman of Snohetta to design the Blanton Museum of Art's new grounds project.
Two copies of CENTER 23: A I R seen from the spine against an outdoor background, the cover of the top book blown open by the wind

CENTER 23: A I R explores spatial, visual, technical, and metaphorical implications of air for architecture

January 5, 2021
CENTER 23: A I R explores the subjects of air quality, movement, and conditioning; as well as air as something sensual, metaphorical, and even metaphysical.
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2020–2021 Issue of PLATFORM Explores the Role of Urban Design in Addressing Complex, Twenty-First Century Challenges

December 7, 2020
The 2020-21 issue of PLATFORM, "Urban Agencies—Projections for the Contemporary City," explores explores issues impacting the future of cities.
Two copies of CENTER 22, chronicling the final years of the Latitudes Conference, placed atop a stone bench

CENTER 22 Explores Latitudes: Architecture in the Americas

November 3, 2020
The Center for American Architecture and Design releases its third volume of Latitudes which documents a seven-year cycle of conferences focused on architecture in the Americas.
ACADIA Workshop Process Shot

Explore “Ubiquity and Autonomy” in Short Film of the 2019 ACADIA Conference held at UTSOA

October 6, 2020
Relive the 2019 Association for Computer-Aided Design in Architecture (ACADIA) annual conference with this short film.
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ISSUE XVI Awarded the Douglas Haskell Award for Student Journals

August 21, 2020
ISSUE XVI receives AIA New York’s Center for Architecture’s 2020 Douglas Haskell Award for Student Journals.
Temi Osanyintolu with her hands in her pockets smiling at the camera, standing in the middle of the road in West Texas, with the sunset in the background

Q&A with UTSOA’s 2020 Design Futures Student Leadership Forum Participants

August 13, 2020
Students reflect upon the 2020 Design Futures Student Leadership Forum
Black and white architectural drawing of the exterior of John S. Chase's modernist home

Forthcoming Book Explores Architecture of John S. Chase

July 15, 2020
Professor David Heymann hosts webinar about his forthcoming book "John S. Chase - The Chase Residence"
Exterior shot of the slave quarters building at the Neill-Cochran House Museum

Student Research on Display at Neill-Cochran House Museum

June 8, 2020
Student research into extant slave quarters on display at Neill-Cochran House Museum
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Material Experts

April 24, 2020
As part of their Material Expert series, the Materials Lab interviews Associate Professor Ulrich Dangel.
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Material Experts: Odditree

April 24, 2020
As part of their Material Experts series, the Materials Lab interviews Ann Armstrong, founder of Odditrees.
Two students seen from behind watching the KUKA robotic arm in action

Four UTSOA Degree Programs Now STEM Designated

April 10, 2020
The School of Architecture's Master of Advanced Architectural Design, Master of Architecture, Master of Science in Urban Design, and Master of Science in Sustainable Design are all classified as STEM-related disciplines.
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Two Student Teams Awarded ULI Hines Competition Honorable Mention

April 7, 2020
Teams include students within the School of Architecture’s Urban Design, Landscape Architecture, Community & Regional Planning, and Architecture programs, as well as students from the McCombs School of Business.
Students sitting across tables from employers in a well-lit and welcoming hallway in the WMB

Our Students Get Hired

March 28, 2020
Three of our design disciplines are ranked as among the “Most Hired From” programs in the country within our size group: Architecture at #1, Interior Design at #3, and Landscape Architecture at #4. 
Drone shot of a section of downtown Austin with Lady Bird Lake and buildings in the forefront, Interstate-35 in the background

Two Faculty Awarded UT Energy Institute Interdisciplinary Research Grants

March 4, 2020
Organized around the theme “Fueling a Sustainable Energy Transition,” the initiative sought to support cross-campus interdisciplinary research related to the ongoing global energy transition.
Michael Bricker with a microphone

UTSOA Alumnus Michael Bricker wins Emmy Award for Production Design

February 7, 2020
We recently caught up with Bricker about his process and the inspiration behind the visual concept, and how his architectural education has translated to the layered worlds he creates for the screen.
Gina Ford headshot

Introducing Spring 2020 Visiting Faculty

January 27, 2020
Join us in welcoming these scholars and practitioners to UTSOA, where each of them will be teaching an advanced design studio this semester.
Student engaging with reviewers during architecture final review

2019-2020 Rankings: Three Programs Within Top Five

January 10, 2020
We are committed to preparing our students for life outside our halls – and we recently got the rankings to prove it.
Wide Shot of ACADIA Conference Attendees

2019 ACADIA Conference Recap

December 5, 2019
During the conference and hands-on workshops, attendees investigated the blurry divide between analog and digital processes in architecture.
Observe Oppenheimer Bird Observatory

Gulf Coast DesignLab Recognized by City of Galveston

October 30, 2019
Projects completed by students in the Gulf Coast DesignLab studio receive the City of Galveton's first-ever Planning & Design Awards.
Maggie Hansen, Assistant Professor of Landscape Architecture

Introducing New and Visiting Faculty, Visiting Fellows for 2019-2020 Academic Year

October 1, 2019
Each brings a wealth of expertise that will diversify and enhance our academic research, leadership, and curriculum.  
2019 ACADIA Conference Details

2019 ACADIA conference comes to The University of Texas at Austin, October 24-26

September 18, 2019
Hundreds of researchers, educators, and design professionals will convene for three days of discourse on computational design and emerging technology in architecture.
Panel from the Sao Paulo Exhibition

Fall 2018 Studio Work on Display at 12th Annual Sao Paulo Architecture Biennale

September 16, 2019
The project – which took seven University of Texas architecture students to Minas Gerais, Brazil – addresses the relationship between architecture and the resource extraction economy,
Dana Moore at Gulf Coast Green 2019

Dana Moore, BArch '19, Wins AIA Houston Student Design Competition

June 18, 2019
The Sentinel City takes top prize at Gulf Coast Green 2019
IUY. Latent Minimalism rendering by Zeke Jones

Texas Architecture Student Zeke Jones Wins International Design Competition

May 22, 2019
Jones' winning design for a kindergarten will be realized in La Arboleda de Fatima, Bolivia
Aleksandra Jaeshke headshot and text "Wins Harvard GSD's 2019 Wheelwright Prize"

Assistant Professor Aleksandra Jaeschke Wins Harvard GSD's 2019 Wheelwright Prize

May 13, 2019
$100,000 traveling fellowship will fund Jaeschke's research on the culture and architecture of greenhouses
John Chase Enrolls at UT in 1950

Breaking Barriers Panel Discussion

May 3, 2019
The panel discussion will address thought-provoking questions from the student body that expound on the legacy of Mr. Chase and what it means for the community at large.
WMB 5th Floor

Renovated Classroom and Review Spaces Transform the Student Experience

March 20, 2019
A re-design of the West Mall Building’s 5th floor provides creative space for both digital and traditional design and review  
Cincinnati United team: Caroline Tate (Leader, MArch), Nian Chen (MSUD), Yang Yang (CRP) , Andrew Jacobs (MBA), John Mark Devlin (CRP UD)

Interdisciplinary Student Teams Present Urban Design Solutions for Cincinnati in National ULI Hines Competition Finals

March 19, 2019
UT Austin student teams advance to the finals in the 2019 Urban Land Institute Gerald Hines Student Competition.

Texas Architecture Students Design and Digitally Fabricate Interactive Wall

March 19, 2019
ONDA wall merges architecture and art in newly renovated West Mall Building
Frameworks for Placemaking: Alternative Futures for the Austin Convention District

Convention Center Space-making and Downtown Place-Making: The Physical and Economic Planning Implications of Alternative Convention Center Scenarios

March 1, 2019
Report combines considerations of urban design, needs of event facilities, financial factors, and other planned projects to help the city determine the best path forward to meet Austin’s goals.
Michelle Addington, Stephen Harrigan, Craig Dykers, Elaine Molinar on Red Carpet

Alumni Elaine Molinar and Craig Dykers Receive Texas’ Top Honor for Contributions to the Arts

February 28, 2019
Snøhetta partners received the 2019 Texas Medal of Arts Award for Architecture
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Fall 2018 Materials Grant Awards

November 8, 2018
Funds will be used to purchase materials for School of Architecture seminar and studio projects, ranging from electrically conductive paint to silk fabric. 
The Studio Prize

2018 Studio Prize Awarded by Architect Magazine

September 20, 2018
Lecturer Martin Hättasch's Integrative Studio "A Home is Not A House" wins one of six 2018 Studio Prizes awarded by Architect Magazine.
Sold out crowd in burnt orange at UT Austin football stadium

Richard Cleary on Spatial Invention in Sports

September 7, 2018
With assistance from undergraduate architecture student Caroline Stacey, Professor Richard Cleary considers how the football gridiron, the soccer pitch, and the volleyball court are sites of spatial invention.
Juan Jofre Lora portrait

SOA Spotlight: Juan Jofre Lora

August 9, 2018
Jofre Lora teaches courses in both the undergraduate and graduate curriculum at the School of Architecture focusing on digital fabrication and geometric disciplines.
Larry Doll

In Memoriam: Larry Doll

July 25, 2018
Larry Alan Doll, 69, Associate Professor of Architecture Emeritus at UT Austin, died at home in Austin after a heart attack on July 21, 2018.
Dr. Khaled Alawadi standing next to orange wall

Alumni Spotlight: Dr. Khaled Alawadi

June 18, 2018
UTSOA interviews alum Dr. Khaled Alawadi, curator of the UAE pavilion at the Venice Biennale.
Student occupies the remnants of a tree on Waller Creek, 1969

Green Fund Grants Awarded to Graduate Students & Center for Sustainable Development

June 8, 2018
Grants support an exhibition on the Battle of Waller Creek and an inventory of food vendor practices on campus
Historic image of Sutton Hall

Sutton Hall at 100

April 17, 2018
Professor Richard Cleary lends insight on the building's century-long history.
Rebecca Kennedy and photo of a structure in Oaxaca, Mexico.

Graduate Student Rebecca Kennedy Receives 2018 Ike Kligerman Barkley Traveling Fellowship

April 9, 2018
Kennedy will document rural vernacular construction techniques from the Mexican state of Oaxaca.
Elizabeth Danze Headshot with Image of Goldsmith Hall and Headline, "Elizabeth Danze Named to UT System Academy of Distinguished Teachers"

Elizabeth Danze, FAIA, Named to UT System Academy of Distinguished Teachers

April 4, 2018
Professor and Architect Elizabeth Danze Receives UT System’s Highest Honor.
Ellsworth Kelly's Austin at the Blanton Museum of Art.

Realizing the Artist's Vision: Alumnus Rick Archer on Ellsworth Kelly's "Austin"

March 9, 2018
Alumnus Rick Archer and Overland Partners' James Lancaster on their experience working with Ellsworth Kelly, how immersive art spaces are transforming student life, and more.
Headshot of alumnus Gregory G. Street

Alumni Spotlight: Gregory G. Street

February 23, 2018
Gregory was an active mentor and leader in the school's National Organization of Minority Architects (NOMA) student chapter. Here, he talks about his views on diversity and equity, hopes for the future of the design professions, and how his education positioned him for success.
Elizabeth Chu Richter Headshot

Alumni Spotlight: Elizabeth Chu Richter, FAIA

February 9, 2018
Alumna Elizabeth Chu Richter, FAIA, opens up about her career path and vision for a more equitable future...
Pedestrian Bride over Cypress Creek

Students Work with Community Organizations to Design and Build Projects for Underserved People and Places in Austin

January 17, 2018
Experiential learning opportunities benefit the Austin community and advance the missions of local non-profits
Alumnus Asher Intebi.

5 Questions with Alum Asher Intebi

December 7, 2017
We talked to Asher Intebi [BArch '17] about his photography exhibition, Afterimage: Evocations Through Light(ness), his experience using the Visual Resources Collection's darkroom, life after graduation, and more. 
Juan Ponce de Leon, Dean Michelle Addington, and Tatiana Bilbao.

Dean Addington Joins UT Delegation in Mexico

December 7, 2017
University strengthens commitment to Mexico with new office in Mexico City
Austin South Shore Waterfront Redesign Proposal. Courtesy Texas Urban Futures Lab.

Shaping Our City: Urban Design Students and Faculty Contribute to Nationally Acclaimed South Central Waterfront Project in Austin

November 22, 2017
Graduate students worked with faculty and the American Institute of Architects (AIA) to provide impartial planning expertise for Austin’s waterfront areas along Lady Bird Lake
Sinclair Black and Dick Clark

Alumni Leaders Transform School of Architecture and City of Austin

November 22, 2017
Major gifts from two alumni will advance research and student experience
Austin Green Awards

Dean Addington Gives Welcome Remarks at Austin Green Awards

October 26, 2017
The Austin Green Awards are Austin's first recognition program specifically for outstanding accomplishments in the broad arena of sustainable design and innovation.
Dick Clark

UTSOA Announces Legacy Chair & Scholarship in Honor of Visionary Architect and Alumnus Dick Clark

October 2, 2017
Generous funding will create an endowed faculty chair, provide scholarships and travel opportunities for students, and advance key initiatives for the school in the areas of design education and experiential learning.

Vertical Studio Visits the Wildflower Center

October 2, 2017
Collaborating with the Wildflower Center and other design professionals provides access to site research and background, diverse knowledge sets, client and community perspectives, and professionals in the field.
Top 10 Architecture School

Undergraduate Program Ranks 7th in Architectural Record's Top Architecture Schools

September 6, 2017
Architectural Record's "Top Architecture Schools of 2018" is out, and our undergraduate program is #7!
Edna Ledesma and Miriam Solis

UTSOA Hires Experts on Race and Gender in the Built Environment

August 8, 2017
Edna Ledesma and Miriam Solis will lead UTSOA's Race and Gender in the Built Environment Initiative...
Watercolor by Joyce Rosner

Center for American Architecture and Design Releases New Book by Joyce Rosner

June 22, 2017
Senior lecturer Joyce Rosner shares her distinct perspective on the Gardens of Versailles through 44 vibrant watercolors...
Fred Clarke

Renowned Architect and Alumnus Fred Clarke Delivers 2017 Commencement Address

May 22, 2017
Define and imagine your success, take risks, and pursue it relentlessly with empathy and enthusiasm.
Patrik Schumacher Video Intro

An Afternoon with Patrik Schumacher

May 2, 2017
Patrik Schumacher, Principal of Zaha Hadid Architects, visited UTSOA to talk to students. Watch a video...
Anthony Alofsin

Archive & Personal Library of Scholar and Architect Anthony Alofsin Acquired by UT Libraries

April 12, 2017
Alofsin has made numerous contributions to architectural education as a faculty member of the School of Architecture and through his own professional design projects.
NEH Grant Awarded

UTSOA Receives NEH Grant to Fund New Bridging Disciplines Program

March 29, 2017
National Endowment for the Humanities Grant Will Fund “Patients, Practitioners, and Cultures of Care” Certificate Program for Future Health Care Professionals
Alpha Rho Chi Gold Medal

Elizabeth Danze, FAIA, Receives Alpha Rho Chi Gold Medal

March 28, 2017
Danze joins an exclusive list of recipients as the eighth honoree, and first female honoree, since the program's inception in 1977.


February 23, 2017
Distinguished Professor Larry Speck, Associate Professor Matt Fajkus & graduate student Davis Richardson take on SXSW!
Museo di Castelvecchio.

Museo di Castelvecchio: Photographs by Sean O'Brien

February 16, 2017
We sat down with the winner of the Boone Powell Family Prize in Urban Design, Sean O'Brien, to learn more about his experience as a recipient of an Independent Research Travel Scholarship, and his work exploring Carlo Scarpa's Museo di Castelevecchio.
Davis Richardson's "Kinetohaus" Tiny House

UTSOA Graduate Student Davis Richardson on "Tiny House, Big Living"

January 9, 2017
Davis Richardson's tiny house will be the focus of the January 12 episode of "Tiny House, Big Living" ...
Plans for a campus for environmental education in El Paso/Ciudad Juarez

UTSOA Students Propose New Solutions for U.S./Mexico Border

December 14, 2016
Students in Associate Professor Fernando Lara studio design safe, sustainable, and equitable design solutions for a border between Mexico and the U.S.
 The King Abdulaziz Center for World Culture (2017). Photo: Snøhetta and MIR

UTSOA Alumni Honored as Innovators of the Year by The Wall Street Journal

November 22, 2016
The Wall Street Journal has announced Snøhetta as the WSJ Magazine 2016 Architecture Innovator of the Year.

UTSOA Professors Tapped to Design Backdrops for SXSW Eco Conference

September 28, 2016
The resulting project, Serriform, is a series of eight architectural backdrops, comprised of custom-fabricated columns and robotically-painted textile panels.

Sowell and Stiphany Receive Honorable Mention in Brasilia Housing Competition

September 6, 2016
The competition submission proposed sustainable strategies that integrate participatory processes with architecture, public space, and landscape for adapting to three different sites in Brasilia’s Sobradinho district.

Fall 2016 Material Grant Awards Announced

September 6, 2016
Congratulations to our three Material Grant winners, and thank you to everyone who applied!
Anna Brands and Andrea Roberts Appointed As First Fellows

UTSOA Establishes New Initiative on Race, Gender, and the Built Environment

September 2, 2016
Anna Brand and Andrea Roberts join the school as the first emerging scholar fellows of its newly-established initiative on race, gender, and the American built environment.
Miro Rivera Vertical House

Black and Miró Named 2016 Honor Award Recipients

August 26, 2016
The award program recognizes exceptional members, firms, individuals, and organizations for outstanding achievements in support of the profession of architecture, the built environment, and quality of life in Texas.
Matt Fajkus Architecture Full Team

Matt Fajkus Architecture Establishes MFx, Trains Next Generation of Designers

August 25, 2016
Matt Fajkus Architecture establishes new collaborative identity, MFx, to explore unknown variables in the field of architecture.

Symposium: The Secret Life of Buildings

July 19, 2016
Organized by the Center for American Architecture and Design, the conference will explore Speculative Realism and Object Oriented Ontology (OOO)—an emerging philosophy that imagines that buildings and the things in and around them not only promote human life, but also have lives of their own, separate from our experience of them.
Elizabeth Danze

Meet Elizabeth

July 1, 2016
As Elizabeth Danze steps into her role as dean, ad interim, of the School of Architecture, we sat down with her to learn more about her interests and her thoughts on the future of architecture.
Kuka robotic arms

Maker Culture & New Digital Technologies

June 21, 2016
With the broad support of the Provost and the President, the School of Architecture has embarked on a major initiative to integrate cutting-edge technologies into its teaching and research practices.
David Sharratt rendering

AIA Austin Announces 2016 Student Award Winners

June 20, 2016
The awards further the school's shared goal with the AIA of recognizing and rewarding design excellence across all programs and levels.
Observation Tower at F1

Miró Rivera Architects' Circuit of the Americas Included in Top 100 List

June 13, 2016
Miró Rivera designed the signature buildings for Circuit of the Americas, including a 251-foot observation tower and the Austin 360 Amphitheater.
KUKA Robotic Arm

Robots Arrive at UTSOA

June 8, 2016
The robots' full range of capabilities is expansive. Key faculty research and teaching partnerships, as well as training and use opportunities for students, will be announced near the beginning of the fall semester.
Living Wall

Opening Ceremony Announced for the Living Wall Project

May 18, 2016
All are invited to the opening ceremony and celebration for the Living Wall Project, an initiative of the School of Architecture at The University of Texas at Austin in collaboration with the Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center.
Photo by Mark Jackson/CHROMA. Marlon Blackwell is principal of Marlon Blackwell Architects, and is currently the Eugene McDermott Centennial Visiting Professor at The University of Texas at Austin School of Architecture.

Visiting Professor Blackwell Wins Prestigious National Design Award

May 5, 2016
Eugene McDermott Centennial Visiting Professor Marlon Blackwell has won the 2016 National Design Award for Architecture Design.
kim choy, soavoices

Kim Choy, Student

April 27, 2016
In this SOA Voices, we hear from Master of Architecture student Kim Choy.
detial of the Living Wall

Visit the Living Wall!

April 25, 2016
Students from UTSOA and volunteers from the Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center recently installed a 10 x 25 foot living (or green) wall along the architecture school’s northwest corner.
charlton Lewis

Charlton Lewis, Faculty

April 12, 2016
In this SOA Voices, we hear from Charlton Lewis.

Poetics Of Building // 2015 ASLA Student Award Ceremony

February 23, 2016
Congratulations are in order for UTSOA's Fall 2014 "Poetics of Building" Advanced Design Studio, winners of a 2015 ASLA Honor Award.
Al York, Austin Business Journal

Austin Architects Deemed among Best in the U.S.

February 19, 2016
Austin Architects Deemed among Best in the U.S.
Materials Lab grant

Material Grant Awards Announced

February 17, 2016
Material Grant Awards Announced
America's Top Architecture Schools 2016

UTSOA Ranks on Architectural Record's Top Architecture Schools 2016

January 25, 2016
UTSOA Ranks on Architectural Record's Top Architecture Schools 2016
young girl mid-jump off sofa trying to reach a balloon that has floated to the ceiling

Joyce Rosner Featured in Exhibition, "Flight"

January 12, 2016
Joyce Rosner among nine artists selected to exhibit in show exploring issues, concepts, forms, or images related to flight.
Nexushaus 2015 Solar Decathlon Team

Solar Decathlon Team Wins Fourth Place and Multiple Awards

October 19, 2015
Students from The University of Texas at Austin (UT Austin) and the Technische Universitaet Muenchen (TU Munich) took fourth place overall in the 2015 U.S. Department of Energy Solar Decathlon competition in Irvine, California.
 National Humanities Medal. Photo courtesy of the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH)

President Obama Awards National Humanities Medal to Alumnus Everett L. Fly

September 4, 2015
Alumnus Everett L. Fly receives National Humanities Medal for preserving the integrity of African-American places and landmarks.
Photo of Juan Miró.

Juan Miró Receives 2015 Regents' Outstanding Teaching Award

July 17, 2015
Professor Juan Miro receives the University of Texas System's highest teaching honor.
Tenting in Campground of Badlands South Dakota

$162,396 Grant Awarded to CSD & Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center

June 11, 2015
The National Park Service selects UTSOA to create a planning and management framework for the Cedar Pass Developed Area cultural landscape of Badlands National Park in South Dakota. 
Larry Speck

Professor Larry Speck Named to The Alcalde's Texas 10

May 13, 2015
Professor Larry Speck included in Alcalde's coveted "Texas 10," recognized for his inspiring teaching style.
David Heymann Sustainability Showdown

Professor David Heymann Wins 2015 Sustainability Showdown

April 28, 2015
Professor David Heymann wins 2015 Sustainability Showdown with the question, "What is sustainability to your discipline and why is your discipline MOST central to creating a more sustainable future?"
Photo of Elizabeth Danze

Elizabeth Danze Receives 2015 ACSA Distinguished Professor Award

January 30, 2015
Elizabeth Danze, FAIA has been recognized by the Association of Collegiate Schools of Architecture with the 2015 ACSA Distinguished Professor Award.
Assistant Professor Benjamin Ibarra-Sevilla awarded University Co-operative Society Creative Research Award for “Mixtec Stonecutting Artistry: 16th Century Ribbed Vaults in Mixteca, Mexico.” with headshot of Benjamin.

Benjamin Ibarra-Sevilla Wins 2014 University Co-operative Society Award

December 18, 2014
Benjamin Ibarra-Sevilla's work recognized with a 2014 University Co-Op Research Excellence Award
Photo of Jessica Glennie.

UTSOA Student Wins Rhodes Scholarship

November 6, 2014
Architecture senior awarded one of the most prestigious graduate scholarships in the world.
Barkitecture Dog House UASC

UASC a Top Dog at Barkitecture 2014

October 23, 2014
The Undergraduate Architecture Student Council won Best in Show at Barkitecture 2014
"Under the Roof" Team design concept for UT-TUM SolarD entry.

Solar Decathlon 2015

September 19, 2014
The University of Texas at Austin and Technische Universität München (TUM) develop an innovative house and energy design for entry into the 2015 Solar Decathlon competition sponsored by the U.S. Department of Energy.
SUBMIT TO ISSUE:011- deadline for spring/summer 2014 Friday, Oct. 10

ISSUE: Call for Submissions

September 16, 2014
The ISSUE team announces the first call for submissions for the 2014 ISSUE publication.
Battle Hall, east façade. Photo by Nathan Sheppard.

A WITNESS TO HISTORY: Battle Hall and the Past, Present, and Future of the School of Architecture

May 27, 2014
A vision of excellence for a young, growing campus
Dean Fritz Steiner and former First Lady Laura Bush discuss Battle Hall, the first architectural masterpiece of the University of Texas campus. Photo by Marsha Miller.

Celebrating the Future of Battle Hall

April 22, 2014
Former First Lady Laura Bush helps launchs a fundraising effort for preservation and improvements to Battle Hall and an expansion to the West Mall Office Building
Rome Prize 2014-15 Poster

Associate Professor Vince Snyder Awarded Rome Prize

April 18, 2014
Architecture professor becomes sixth Rome Prize winner from UT