Culture and Community

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CULTURE AND COMMUNITY

At The University of Texas at Austin School of Architecture, we believe our disciplines play a key role in advancing a better built environment and quality of life for all people. As architects, designers, and planners who are shaping the world around us, it is imperative that our professions look like the world we serve. 

If we are to design meaningful buildings, spaces, and communities, and address some of society’s most pressing challenges, we must include and engage a broad array of perspectives and backgrounds. To this end, our faculty are pursuing important work and research that opens up new avenues of discourse, engages the greater community, and brings more voices, more experiences, and more knowledge to bear. 

Here, we strive to create an inclusive campus community that fosters an open, enlightening, and robust learning environment for everyone, regardless of race, gender, ethnicity, sexual orientation, or socioeconomic background. Every member of our school—whoever you are, wherever you are from, and whatever you believe—is valued. You belong here.

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    On Wednesday, Lindsey Wikstrom, founder of @mattaforma, joins our Spring 2024 lecture series to explore the role mass timber and renewable materials should pay in ensuring the planet’s survival.<br />
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    On Wednesday, Lindsey Wikstrom, founder of @mattaforma, joins our Spring 2024 lecture series to explore the role mass timber and renewable materials should pay in ensuring the planet’s survival.

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    Happy Friday 🌸
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    Happy Friday 🌸

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    In celebration of Black History Month, we’re shining a light on the life, impact, and architectural legacy of the first Black graduate of the UT School of Architecture, John S. Chase.<br />
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    In celebration of Black History Month, we’re shining a light on the life, impact, and architectural legacy of the first Black graduate of the UT School of Architecture, John S. Chase.

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    On Monday, visiting faculty members and co-founders of @iwamotoscott, Lisa Iwamoto and Craig Scott, join us as part of our Spring 2024 lecture series. The lecture kicks off at 5:00 p.m. in the Goldsmith Lecture Hall. Link in bio.<br />
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    On Monday, visiting faculty members and co-founders of @iwamotoscott, Lisa Iwamoto and Craig Scott, join us as part of our Spring 2024 lecture series. The lecture kicks off at 5:00 p.m. in the Goldsmith Lecture Hall. Link in bio.

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    Join us in welcoming this semester’s slate of visiting faculty members, including Lisa Iwamoto and Craig Scott of @IwamotoScott and Walter Meyer and Tricia Martin of @localofficelandscape! <br />
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    Join us in welcoming this semester’s slate of visiting faculty members, including Lisa Iwamoto and Craig Scott of @IwamotoScott and Walter Meyer and Tricia Martin of @localofficelandscape!

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    On Monday, the architectural historian and theorist @mario_carpo joins us for his lecture “Generative AI: Imitation, Style and the Eternal Return of Precedent and Canon in Architectural Design.”<br />
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    On Monday, the architectural historian and theorist @mario_carpo joins us for his lecture “Generative AI: Imitation, Style and the Eternal Return of Precedent and Canon in Architectural Design.”

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    Biogenic House Sections, an exhibition designed and curated by @ltlarchitects, is on display in the Mebane Gallery through March 1. <br />
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    Biogenic House Sections, an exhibition designed and curated by @ltlarchitects, is on display in the Mebane Gallery through March 1.

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    On Wednesday, Katherine Chia and Arjun Desai of Desai Chia Architecture join us for the next lecture in our spring lecture series. In it, they will provide an overview of their firm’s architectural work, exploring themes such as materials, light, community, and collaboration.<br />
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    On Wednesday, Katherine Chia and Arjun Desai of Desai Chia Architecture join us for the next lecture in our spring lecture series. In it, they will provide an overview of their firm’s architectural work, exploring themes such as materials, light, community, and collaboration.

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    On Monday, the artist, design researcher, and writer Sara Hendren joins us for a lecture about design for disability.<br />
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    On Monday, the artist, design researcher, and writer Sara Hendren joins us for a lecture about design for disability.