Fellowships

FELLOWSHIPS

Bi-annually, The University of Texas at Austin School of Architecture awards two fellowships to emerging scholars and practitioners within the disciplines of the built environment. The prestigious two-year fellowships offer promising individuals at the beginning of their academic careers the opportunity to develop their teaching and work within an intellectually diverse and dynamic academic context. Each of these fellowships includes teaching related to the candidate’s area of interest, resources for developing a distinctive body of work, and opportunities to interface with faculty and other disciplines within the School of Architecture and with The University of Texas at Austin at large.

EMERGING SCHOLAR IN DESIGN

The Emerging Scholar in Design Fellowship is open to candidates who hold a professional or terminal degree in a design discipline, and who are positioned to integrate their scholarly trajectory with their pedagogical agenda. The scholar teaches two design studios and an elective or support course each year, and is expected to contribute to the school’s intellectual life by engaging in critical theoretical or creative work. During the last semester of their appointment, they will present this work to the university community through a public format, such as a lecture or exhibition.

2023-2025: Patrick Danahy 
2022-2024: Tyler Swingle 
2021-2023: Tekena Koko 
2020-2022: Stephanie Choi 
2019-2021: Piergianna Mazzocca

LAND, SPACE, AND IDENTITY IN THE AMERICAS

Launched in 2023, the Land, Space, and Identity in the Americas Fellowship supports the professional development of a scholar whose research or design work examines the changing relationship between social identity, placemaking, and the built environment in the Americas, past, present, or future. The School of Architecture has a long history of considering the role of design thinking in the Americas, and this fellowship encourages research that explores studies of spatial practices in the Americas. The fellow teaches two courses related to their research each year, and is expected to produce ongoing theoretical, empirical, or creative work which they will present to the university community. 

RACE, GENDER, AND THE BUILT ENVIRONMENT

Awarded between 2016 and 2023, the Race, Gender, and the Built Environment Fellowship supported the development of future scholars whose work centers on the relationships and intersections between race, gender, and the built environment in the fields represented within the UT School of Architecture. The rotating fellow was part of a greater initiative designed to strengthen the school's teaching and research in this area, and to build a transformative approach to issue of race, gender, and social equity within the disciplines of the built enviornment. 

2021-2023: Todd Levon Brown 
2019-2021: Adam Miller 
2018-2019: Sara Zwede 
2017-2018: Edna Ledesma 
2016-2017: Ana Livia Brand and Andrea Roberts

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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.

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    We miss you already 🥹
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    We miss you already 🥹

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    Congrats, UTSOA grads! We can’t wait to see how you change the world 🤘
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    Congrats, UTSOA grads! We can’t wait to see how you change the world 🤘

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    Hats off to our grads! 🎓 <br /><br />We’re so excited to celebrate you tomorrow! Students should check-in in Goldsmith Hall no later than 1:00 pm. More at the link in our bio. <br /><br />#UTGrad24 #UTSOA
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    Hats off to our grads! 🎓

    We’re so excited to celebrate you tomorrow! Students should check-in in Goldsmith Hall no later than 1:00 pm. More at the link in our bio.

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    Congratulations to alums Joseph James (M.Arch ’18) and Diego Zubizarreta Otero (M.Arch ’20) whose design collective, @partnersofplace, was named one of the six 2024 @archleague League Prize winners!<br>
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    Congratulations to alums Joseph James (M.Arch ’18) and Diego Zubizarreta Otero (M.Arch ’20) whose design collective, @partnersofplace, was named one of the six 2024 @archleague League Prize winners!

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    T-minus five days until the Class of 2024 walks across the stage! <br><br>Students, there’s still time to submit grad pics and photos from your time at UTSOA – Do so at the link in our bio before Thursday, May 9 for a chance to be featured here and in our pre-commencement slideshow. <br>
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    T-minus five days until the Class of 2024 walks across the stage!

    Students, there’s still time to submit grad pics and photos from your time at UTSOA – Do so at the link in our bio before Thursday, May 9 for a chance to be featured here and in our pre-commencement slideshow.