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 Friday at 12:30 p.m., visiting professor Alex Schweder @schweder1 presents his lecture “Performance Architecture” as part of our Spring 2023 Lecture Series. <br />
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    On Friday at 12:30 p.m., visiting professor Alex Schweder @schweder1 presents his lecture “Performance Architecture” as part of our Spring 2023 Lecture Series.

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    More than 100 employers and dozens of students and alumni participated in @utsoacareers’ 2023 Career Fair yesterday. <br /><br />A big thank you to those who joined us - Cheers to connections, new and old, and all the bright futures on the horizon! <br />
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    More than 100 employers and dozens of students and alumni participated in @utsoacareers’ 2023 Career Fair yesterday.

    A big thank you to those who joined us - Cheers to connections, new and old, and all the bright futures on the horizon!

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    Alumnus Michael Hsu returns to campus this Wednesday, February 8 for his lecture “Generalities and Specificities,” taking place in the Goldsmith Lecture Hall at 12:30 p.m. Event details at the link in our bio. <br />
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    Alumnus Michael Hsu returns to campus this Wednesday, February 8 for his lecture “Generalities and Specificities,” taking place in the Goldsmith Lecture Hall at 12:30 p.m. Event details at the link in our bio.

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    Meet Tyler Swingle, our 2022-2024 Emerging Scholar in Design Fellow, who joined the school last fall.<br />
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    Meet Tyler Swingle, our 2022-2024 Emerging Scholar in Design Fellow, who joined the school last fall.

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    Winter is making a rare appearance so we’re reminiscing about warmer days 🌸 Y’all stay safe out there
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    Winter is making a rare appearance so we’re reminiscing about warmer days 🌸 Y’all stay safe out there

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    “Hill Country Lowlands” by Mason Brown for Hope Hasbrouck and Claire Eddleman Heath’s @texas.landscape Design Studio II // 2021-2022 Design Excellence Award Winner<br /><br />@masonbrow @topococo @claireeddleman <br />
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    “Hill Country Lowlands” by Mason Brown for Hope Hasbrouck and Claire Eddleman Heath’s @texas.landscape Design Studio II // 2021-2022 Design Excellence Award Winner

    @masonbrow @topococo @claireeddleman

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    “Architecture After AI” is an exhibition and complementary symposium that explores the potential of artificial intelligence platforms to revolutionize the field of architecture, from the way buildings are designed, to the conception of new forms and structures that were previously unimaginable.<br />
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    “Architecture After AI” is an exhibition and complementary symposium that explores the potential of artificial intelligence platforms to revolutionize the field of architecture, from the way buildings are designed, to the conception of new forms and structures that were previously unimaginable.

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    On Monday, Tod Williams of Tod Williams Billie Tsien join us for our first Jessen Lecture of the semester! 5:00 p.m. in Jessen Auditorium. Event details at the link in our bio. <br />
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    On Monday, Tod Williams of Tod Williams Billie Tsien join us for our first Jessen Lecture of the semester! 5:00 p.m. in Jessen Auditorium. Event details at the link in our bio.

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    Join us in welcoming this semester’s slate of visiting faculty teaching at the school this spring!<br />
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    Join us in welcoming this semester’s slate of visiting faculty teaching at the school this spring!