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 underserved 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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    On Wednesday, Lindsey Wikstrom, founder of @mattaforma, joins our Spring 2024 lecture series to explore the role mass timber and renewable materials should pay in ensuring the planet’s survival.<br />
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    On Wednesday, Lindsey Wikstrom, founder of @mattaforma, joins our Spring 2024 lecture series to explore the role mass timber and renewable materials should pay in ensuring the planet’s survival.

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    Happy Friday 🌸
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    Happy Friday 🌸

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    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, John S. Chase.<br />
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    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, John S. Chase.

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    On Monday, visiting faculty members and co-founders of @iwamotoscott, Lisa Iwamoto and Craig Scott, join us as part of our Spring 2024 lecture series. The lecture kicks off at 5:00 p.m. in the Goldsmith Lecture Hall. Link in bio.<br />
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    On Monday, visiting faculty members and co-founders of @iwamotoscott, Lisa Iwamoto and Craig Scott, join us as part of our Spring 2024 lecture series. The lecture kicks off at 5:00 p.m. in the Goldsmith Lecture Hall. Link in bio.

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    Join us in welcoming this semester’s slate of visiting faculty members, including Lisa Iwamoto and Craig Scott of @IwamotoScott and Walter Meyer and Tricia Martin of @localofficelandscape! <br />
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    Join us in welcoming this semester’s slate of visiting faculty members, including Lisa Iwamoto and Craig Scott of @IwamotoScott and Walter Meyer and Tricia Martin of @localofficelandscape!

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    On Monday, the architectural historian and theorist @mario_carpo joins us for his lecture “Generative AI: Imitation, Style and the Eternal Return of Precedent and Canon in Architectural Design.”<br />
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    On Monday, the architectural historian and theorist @mario_carpo joins us for his lecture “Generative AI: Imitation, Style and the Eternal Return of Precedent and Canon in Architectural Design.”

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    Biogenic House Sections, an exhibition designed and curated by @ltlarchitects, is on display in the Mebane Gallery through March 1. <br />
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    Biogenic House Sections, an exhibition designed and curated by @ltlarchitects, is on display in the Mebane Gallery through March 1.

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    On Wednesday, Katherine Chia and Arjun Desai of Desai Chia Architecture join us for the next lecture in our spring lecture series. In it, they will provide an overview of their firm’s architectural work, exploring themes such as materials, light, community, and collaboration.<br />
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    On Wednesday, Katherine Chia and Arjun Desai of Desai Chia Architecture join us for the next lecture in our spring lecture series. In it, they will provide an overview of their firm’s architectural work, exploring themes such as materials, light, community, and collaboration.

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    On Monday, the artist, design researcher, and writer Sara Hendren joins us for a lecture about design for disability.<br />
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    On Monday, the artist, design researcher, and writer Sara Hendren joins us for a lecture about design for disability.