The Graduate School of Architecture Representative Council [GSARC] is an advocacy group charged with serving the school by strengthening, supporting, and informing the voice of graduate students at UTSOA. GSARC improves the unity and continuity of student representation within the school. Students are elected and given voting privileges on faculty committees that actively debate and offer direction to the school's curriculum and facilities. In addition to committee representation, the GSARC strives to create a dialogue between the disciplines of Architecture, Landscape Architecture, Interior Design, Historic Preservation, Community and Regional Planning, Sustainable Design, and Urban Design. This is an excellent opportunity to have your voice heard and shape school policy!
GSARC meetings are held bi-monthly and are open to anyone in the School of Architecture to attend.
Individual committee representative meetings are dependent upon the specific committee.
All positions are expected to contribute to the execution of GSARC events.
Set vision for the year; inspire student engagement in school-wide culture, as well as global contemporary discourse on design; foster interdisciplinary dialogue among graduate degree programs; voice student concerns while serving as point-of-contact for faculty and administration; and lead GSARC.
- Audrey Matthews
- Jorge Zapata
Advertise events to the entire student body and inform graduates about ongoing work being done with the faculty (such as revising the M A rch I Electives sequence). Maintain GSARC webpage, work with IT to enliven conversation about student life and work, take meeting minutes, and work with Communications to keep the broader student body informed.
- Victoria Chaney
- Anagisel Toscano
Coordinating CoMMITTEE REPRESENTATIVEs
Represent student interests at the monthly UTSOA administration Coordinating Committee meeting, as well as inform GSARC and the broader student body about School and University issues.
- James Hardt [ARC]
- Heather Corcoran / Margaret Gallagher [LAR]
- Kait Reynolds [ARI]
Serve as point-of-contact for issues, conversations, and communication among the multiple Master's programs within UTSOA.
Library and Special Collections Committee Representative
Represent the student body at committee meetings and participate in conversations about the ongoing plans for the Battle Hall Library and West Mall Building renovation.
With the support of the rest of GSARC, envision, plan, coordinate, and run GSARC events. In the past, this has included Chit Chat in the fall and Research Roundup in the spring, but we are eager to pursue new ideas for community-wide, inclusive events.
- Amanda Hirsch
- Hannah Hill
Create, estimate, and track our annual budget, as well as interface with UTSOA Accounting.
Engage in discourse on diversity initiatives within the school with a committee comprised of faculty, staff, undergraduate representatives, and graduate representatives.