Marla Smith


Marla Smith has been a Lecturer at the University of Texas School of Architecture since 1997 instructing various courses including Visual Communications, Technical Communications, Design II Studio, Advanced Design Studio, Building Information Modeling, and Individual Instruction.  She was a Partner with Christy Seals in Loop Design, is currently in individual Architectural practice as MSmith Workshop, and contracts with various firms in and around Austin.


  • Bachelor of Architectural History, University of Virginia, 1991
  • Master of Architecture, University of Texas, 1997
Marla Smith
  • Building Information Modeling
  • Visual Communications
  • Digital Representation
  • Woodworking

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