The Stackable Graduate Certificate in Architecture: Community Equity Design accommodates a growing interest in Community Equity Design among designers and diverse professionals to develop tools that can engage and foster design as a collaborative effort grounded in public interest design methodologies. As a result, students will not only become experts in Community Equity Design, they will become better equipped to address the world’s most pressing concerns regarding social, economic, and environmental issues of the built environment.

The stackable graduate certificate is open to any UT Austin degree-seeking graduate student and requires three classes (nine credit hours), including ARC 389 Research in Architecture, an individual instruction course. As part of the required ARC 389 Research in Architecture individual instruction course, students will be asked to engage in an off-campus design-research problem, working directly with an approved stakeholder in the region. As part of the course, students will take on the roles of both citizen and designer, organizing and attending stakeholder meetings, while conducting field-research outside of the classroom setting. In addition to assigned readings and regularly-scheduled meetings with their instructor, students will be asked to submit a scholarly paper reflecting on lessons learned from their Independent Study Research Work. This scholarly paper will be the basis for the grade for ARC 389 Independent Research in Architecture.

REQUIRED: 
ARC 389 Research in Architecture
Students will be asked to engage in an off-campus design-research problem, working directly with an approved stakeholder in the region. As part of the course, students will take on the roles of both citizen and designer, organizing and attending stakeholder meetings, while conducting field-research outside of the classroom setting. In addition to assigned readings and regularly-scheduled meetings with their instructor, students seeking the Certificate in Community Equity Design will be asked to submit a scholarly paper reflecting on lessons learned from their Independent Study Research Work.
Select two courses FROM:
ARC 386M 29-Futures and Cities
ARC 386M 30-Race and Gender: By Design
ARC 386M Race and Gender in the Built Environment Fellow Seminar
ARC 388R 20-Migratory Urbanism
ARC 388R 22-Cultural Landscapes - Ethnography Methods
ARC 388R 24-African American Experience in Architecture

For more information, contact the Graduate Program Coordinator.