Other Academic Opportunities

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OTHER ACADEMIC OPPORTUNITIES

The University of Texas at Austin School of Architecture is a non-departmental collection of strong disciplines with a shared belief in the potential of collective action. With a longstanding legacy of preparing students to be leaders in the field, the school builds upon this strong foundation while continually refining its approach to teaching, research, and scholarly work. As part of this commitment, the school offers a suite of academic opportunities to enhance students' educational experience.

PROFESSIONAL RESIDENCY PROGRAM

The Professional Residency Program [PRP] offers upper-level architecture students a unique opportunity to expand their education through work experience in the architectural profession. PRP has provided internship opportunities to honors students since 1974 and, over the past 25 years, our students have been linked with 300 firms in 30 countries.

PUBLIC INTEREST DESIGN

Public Interest Design emerged out a call for the design professions to directly respond to the needs of under-resourced communities. Specifically, Public Interest Design attempts to raise the question of equity and the extent to which the design professions apply expertise to issues of everyday life. The School of Architecture offers multiple avenues for students to develop the skills necessary to respond to the ethical complications of engaging the public and its spaces.

STACKABLE GRADUATE CERTIFICATES

The School of Architecture offers a range of stackable graduate certificates that allow students to pursue specific interests and develop a more in-depth specialization within our fields. Open to all UT Austin graduate students, each certificate is transcriptable and requires only three classes to complete.   

STUDY ABROAD

In order to better engage the world in which we live, the UT School of Architecture encourages students to pursue first-hand experiences of diverse peoples, places, and cultures. Educational travel experiences can be integrated into degree plans in several ways.

ULI COMPETITION

The Urban Land Institute's Gerald D. Hines Student Urban Design Competition is an annual graduate-level competition intended to provide students with an interdisciplinary learning experience. Student teams work on large-scale sites with complex challenges, incorporating design, planning, market potential, and feasibility into their development strategies.

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    Congrats, UTSOA grads! We can’t wait to see how you change the world 🤘
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    Congrats, UTSOA grads! We can’t wait to see how you change the world 🤘

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    Hats off to our grads! 🎓 <br /><br />We’re so excited to celebrate you tomorrow! Students should check-in in Goldsmith Hall no later than 1:00 pm. More at the link in our bio. <br /><br />#UTGrad24 #UTSOA
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    Hats off to our grads! 🎓

    We’re so excited to celebrate you tomorrow! Students should check-in in Goldsmith Hall no later than 1:00 pm. More at the link in our bio.

    #UTGrad24 #UTSOA

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    Congratulations to alums Joseph James (M.Arch ’18) and Diego Zubizarreta Otero (M.Arch ’20) whose design collective, @partnersofplace, was named one of the six 2024 @archleague League Prize winners!<br>
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    Congratulations to alums Joseph James (M.Arch ’18) and Diego Zubizarreta Otero (M.Arch ’20) whose design collective, @partnersofplace, was named one of the six 2024 @archleague League Prize winners!

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    T-minus five days until the Class of 2024 walks across the stage! <br><br>Students, there’s still time to submit grad pics and photos from your time at UTSOA – Do so at the link in our bio before Thursday, May 9 for a chance to be featured here and in our pre-commencement slideshow. <br>
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    T-minus five days until the Class of 2024 walks across the stage!

    Students, there’s still time to submit grad pics and photos from your time at UTSOA – Do so at the link in our bio before Thursday, May 9 for a chance to be featured here and in our pre-commencement slideshow.

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    For the fourth year in a row, several interior design students have been selected for @metropolismag’s@Future 100! Congratulations to Brooke Bower (MID ’24), Ani Matzakos (BSID ’24), and Jessica Wilsey (MID ’24).
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    For the fourth year in a row, several interior design students have been selected for @metropolismag’s@Future 100! Congratulations to Brooke Bower (MID ’24), Ani Matzakos (BSID ’24), and Jessica Wilsey (MID ’24).

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    What 👏 a 👏 week! Congratulations students on a job well done and thank you to all of the faculty and reviewers who participated this week
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    What 👏 a 👏 week! Congratulations students on a job well done and thank you to all of the faculty and reviewers who participated this week

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    Final reviews kick off next week and we’re excited to invite several out-of-town reviewers to @utaustintx. Visit the link in our bio for bios and more information about these accomplished practitioners and academics.<br>
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    Final reviews kick off next week and we’re excited to invite several out-of-town reviewers to @utaustintx. Visit the link in our bio for bios and more information about these accomplished practitioners and academics.

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    We’re excited to announce that Luis E. Carranza has been named the School of Architecture’s 2024 commencement speaker.<br>
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    We’re excited to announce that Luis E. Carranza has been named the School of Architecture’s 2024 commencement speaker.