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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    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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    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.