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Meet Professor of Practice Dora Epstein Jones

February 23, 2024
Dora Epstein Jones joined our faculty in Fall 2023. We recently caught up with her to learn more about her professional trajectory, current work, and what she’s enjoyed about joining the School of Architecture community.
Overhead rendering of The Stitch proposal and site in downtown Seattle

Multidisciplinary Team Advances to ULI Competition Finals

February 22, 2024
One of only four finalist teams, students' proposal aims to incorporate accessibility, social equity, and resiliency in the transformation of a downtown Seattle site.
John Chase Enrolls at UT in 1950

The Life & Architectural Legacy of John S. Chase

February 19, 2024
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.
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Spring 2024 Visiting Faculty

February 8, 2024
Two sets of visiting faculty members are teaching Advanced Studios this spring, including Lisa Iwamoto and Craig Scott of Iwamoto Scott and Walter Meyer and Patricia Martin from LOCAL Office Landscape Architecture and Urbanism.
Ji Yoon stands in front of Teotitlan with their hat in their hands.

Digitizing Decolonization in Oaxaca, Mexico

January 31, 2024
With support from the Boone Powell Family Prize in Urban Design, Ji Yoon Ahn combines their interests in advanced digital documentation technologies and Mexican archaeology to explore the palimpsest of pre-colonial and colonial architecture in Central Mexico.
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UT Alumnus David Lake and Partner Ted Flato Receive 2024 AIA Gold Medal

January 24, 2024
Alumnus David Lake (BSAS ’77) and his partner Ted Flato have been recognized with one of the most prestigious industry awards for pushing the limits of design while easing the burden on our planet.
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Spring 2024 Public Programming

January 17, 2024
A dynamic line-up of architects, academics, artists, and theorists will present lectures exploring contemporary topics like digital fabrication and design computation, innovative and sustainable materials, the architectural translation of cultural practice, and universal design.
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Meet Patrick Danahy

January 16, 2024
We caught up with our 2023-2025 Emerging Scholar in Design Fellow Patrick Danahy to learn more about his professional background and research interests.
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Cameron Osborne // Renzo Piano Building Workshop

December 18, 2023
PRP Now! is a series of interviews that highlight a current UTSOA Professional Residency Program student every few weeks.
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Accepting Applications for 2024-2026 Land, Space and Identity in the Americas Fellowship

December 7, 2023
The Land, Space, and Identity in the Americas Fellowship offers a position to support 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.
ODNA Wall, created in Kory Bieg's Advanced Design Studio

Accepting Applications for 2024-2026 Emerging Scholar in Design

November 21, 2023
The prestigious two-year fellowship offers promising individuals at the beginning of their academic careers in architecture and its allied fields the opportunity to develop a distinctive body of work and provides a unique teaching experience in the context of a supportive academic environment.
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2023–2024 Issue of Platform Explores How the UT School of Architecture Contributes to the Creation of Places that Foster Civic Life

November 20, 2023
With essays spanning the school’s disciplines, this year’s magazine considers the role that planning and design practices play in imagining an accessible and vibrant public sphere within Austin and beyond.
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Dean’s Introduction

November 20, 2023
In her introduction to the 2023-2024 issue of Platform, "Civics and Placemaking," Dean Heather Woofter considers design, placemaking, and civic life from a relational perspective, where the integrity of many disciplines come together to imagine an accessible and vibrant public sphere.
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Alumni Profile: John Rigdon

November 20, 2023
Community and Regional Planning alumnus John Ridgon discusses the need to broaden our definition of public spaces and the importance of growing them now to meet future community needs. This article originally appeared in the 2023-2024 issue of Platform, "Civics and Placemaking."
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Alum Profile: Tatum Lau

November 20, 2023
Community and Regional Planning and Urban Design dual degree alumna Tatum Lau discusses the importance of public space and how we, as designers and planners of the built environment, can challenge inequities and contribute to more healthy and resilient communities. This article originally appeared in the 2023-2024 issue of Platform, "Civics and Placemaking."
A stronghold against urbanization. Correlation of the Jaguar Corridor with the dataset of the “Three global conditions for biodiversity conservation and sustainable use” (2020). Credit: Juana Salcedo 

Mapping the Jaguar Corridor: A Radiography of Urbanization

November 20, 2023
Assistant Professor of Practice Juana Salcedo considers public space through the lens of the territory of the jaguar, uncovering the ways we make space for and through nature. This article originally appeared in the 2023-2024 edition of Platform, "Civics and Placemaking."
Students documenting a 1936 building at Carlsbad Caverns National Park.

Placemaking: The Role of Historic Preservation and Building Documentation in Creating Inspiring Public Spaces 

November 20, 2023
Associate Professor Benjamin Ibarra-Sevilla highlights placemaking work by the School of Architecture's Historic Preservation Program in some of our country's national parks, illustrating how historic preservation can balance the seemingly divergent aims of creation and conservation. This article originally appeared in the 2023-2024 edition of Platform, "Civics and Placemaking."
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Ripples of Hope

November 20, 2023
The following is excerpted from Coleman Coker and Sarah Gamble, Environmental Activism by Design (Applied Research and Design Publishing, 2022), 175–85. This excerpt was reprinted in the 2023-2024 edition of Platform, “Civics and Placemaking,” with permission from Applied Research and Design Publishing.