The Materials Lab houses a circulating, ever-expanding collection of 28,000+ material product samples, comprising one of the largest academic collections of materials in the world. The collection allows students, faculty, and other material enthusiasts to discover, research, and interact with a wide spectrum of material systems, technologies and fabrication techniques. They host events throughout the semester, including hands-on workshops, lunch and learns, and exhibitions of student and faculty work.
Learn more about the Materials Lab from some of our students:
Center for American Architecture and Design
The mission of the Center for American Architecture and Design (CAAD) is to provide a platform for collaborative, critical scholarship that comprises the disciplines at the School of Architecture through symposia, exhibits, publications, and other products, and to assist faculty and students in articulating and disseminating their research for the betterment of the built environment.
Learn more about the Center for American Architecture and Design from CAAD TA Carly Choi:
Center for Sustainable Development
The Center for Sustainable Development (CSD) was founded in 2001 with a mission to lead the study and practice of sustainable development in Texas, the nation, and the world through complementary programs of research, education, and community outreach. The CSD is unique in its integration of diverse interests to develop creative, balanced, achievable solutions to the physical and social challenges facing the planning, construction, and preservation of buildings, neighborhoods, and regions.
Learn more about the CSD from Assistant Director of Research, Sarah Wu:
Technology Video Showcase
Videos highlighting technology tools and resources including footage of the Seaholm intake building, aerial photography and video, contour lines, densified point cloud and reality capture for architecture.