Terminal projects in the School of Architecture include:

  • Departmental Report
  • Master's Design Study [MDS]
  • Professional Report
  • Thesis
  • Urban Design Project

Proposal Submission

Graduate students should submit their project proposals through the appropriate degree program's submission process. 

The GSC Chairs and Graduate Advisers will review the proposals and may approve of the proposal, not approve of the proposal, or ask for more information, or a correction, or a re-write.

Re-submissions to Robin must occur by the end of 4th class day, so that the university's 12th class day registration deadline can be met. If the proposal is still not approved, the student will need to re-submit, or develop another proposal, for the following semester.

MDS and Architecture Thesis Reviews

MDS and Architecture Thesis final reviews are held as part of school final reviews. Critic/readers may ask their students to have their work completed before then, and presented to them, as a condition of their participating in final reviews.

Professional Report and Thesis Submission

Professional Report or Thesis submission to the University must conform to the  Graduate School deadline of the last class day of the semester they wish to graduate.  This does not apply to Departmental Report, Urban Design Project, MDS or independent studio projects.

Departmental Report, Urban Design Project, and MDS Submission

Students are required to submit a digital copy of their final, approved Departmental Report, Urban Design Project or MDS via email (apl@lib.utexas.edu) to the Architecture & Planning Library along with the UTSOA Submission Form.

SUBMISSION REQUIREMENTS

1) Name your file following the examples here:
Departmental Report, Urban Design Project, or MDS submission form file name: mds[yyyy]-[lastname]_Form --- example: mds2015-orozco-form
Departmental Report, Urban Design Project, or MDS file name: mds[yyyy]-[lastname] --- example: mds2015-orozco

2) Include in the digital file:

A. Copyright page with the following text
- Copyright by
- [Full Official Name of Author]
- [Year]

B. Title Page
- Title of Departmental Report, Urban Design Project or MDS
- Student's name (Full official name)
- Degree (Official degree name)
- Supervisor's name
- The University of Texas at Austin
- Graduation semester and year

C. Abstract Page
- Title of Departmental Report, Urban Design Project or MDS
- Student's name (Full official name)
- Degree (Official degree name)
- A one-paragraph abstract

D. Vita (optional):
- When included, this brief biographical sketch of the author is the last page of the Departmental Report, Urban Design Project or MDS.

3) Email digital files to apl@lib.utexas.edu.

RECOMMENDATIONS

It it strongly recommended that students provide an additional MDS hard copy to the Architecture & Planning Library.

The recommended format for MDS hard copy is:

  • Size: Minimum size 8.5 x 8.5. Maximum size 11 x 17.

  • Orientation: Portrait or landscape

  • Binding: Permanent and durable. No spiral binding.