Professional Residency Program

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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.

    The Professional Residency Program is an academic program and requires students to register for PRP course(s) while on residency. Two sessions are scheduled each academic year, one during the Spring and Summer semesters (January - August), and another during the Summer and Fall semesters (June - December). Students are expected to work on a full-time basis (40 hours/week) for a total of six months during their residency and are not permitted to register for any non-PRP courses while on residency.

    During the application process, the PRP Director and Administrators work closely with the students to develop their portfolios, assist them in creating a list of firms that they might like to join, and then support them in making connections with offices. 

    The educational and professional objectives of the Residency Program are to:

    • Provide students the opportunity to further develop their professional skills,
    • Enrich and expand their advanced design vocabulary through practical applications,
    • Explore the many aspects of the practice of architecture that are not typically available to students,
    • Expand their knowledge of architectural practice, such as project management, construction observation, landscape design, energy modeling, and 
    • Strengthen their professional profile upon graduation.

    ADMINISTRATION

    NICHOLE WIEDEMANN
    MARLA SMITH
    PRP Director
    PRP Administrator
    EMERALD SMITH
    PRP Program Coordinator

     

    RECENT PARTICIPATING FIRMS

    Adept Architects (Copenhagen) Allied Works Architecture Architecture Research Office [ARO]
    Architecture Studio (Paris) Behnisch Architekten (Munich) Bercy Chen Studio
    Bjarke Ingels Group [BIG] (Copenhagen) Deborah Berke Partners Dick Clark + Associates
    Diller Scofidio + Renfro Duda Paine Architects Ennead
    Forge Craft Architecture Gensler (Austin) Guerin Glass
    Hacker Architects JaJa Architects (Copenhagen) KieranTimberlake
    KoKo Architecture and Design KPF (NY) Lake | Flato (San Antonio)
    LA-N-D [Lemmo Architecture and Design]                    Leroy Street Studio Architecture                        Mahlum Architects (Seattle)
    Marmol Radziner Maryann Thompson Architects Michael Hsu Office of Architecture        
    MVRDV (Rotterdam) nArchitects Olson Kundig Architects
    Overland Partners Page (Austin) Peterson Rich Office
    ShoP Architects Skylab Architecture Smith Holt Architecture
    Snøhetta (NY) Specht Architects Steven Holl Architects
    STG Design Studio Modh Tsao McKown Architects
    Weiss Manfredi Architects Work AC  

    PRP NOW!

    PRP Now! is a series of interviews that highlight a current Professional Residency Program student every few weeks. Follow us on Instagram @utsoaprp.

    STUDENT ELIGIBILITY

    The PRP Administration will make the final determination based on the applicants’ portfolios and GPAs. Typically, a maximum of thirty (30) students are admitted into the program each semester.

    To be eligible for participation, students must be a student in good standing enrolled in the Bachelor of Architecture or Master of Architecture degrees at The University of Texas School of Architecture during the application semester and while on Residency, and:

    UNDERGRADUATE
    • Have successfully completed at least one Advanced Architectural Design Studio before the start of Residency (ARC 561R)
    • Need one Advanced Architectural Design Studio (ARC 561R) remaining to be completed at the School of Architecture after returning from a program session
    • Have a 3.0-grade point average in all coursework. If the student participated in a study abroad program (semester-long), there is an additional minimum of 3.5 GPA  in studio courses
    • Must be on campus during the application semester
    • Have no incomplete grades or other deficiencies at the point of application
    • Be cleared to participate by Student Conduct and Academic Integrity and the Office of the Dean of Students in consultation with the School of Architecture
    • Have a completed digital and printed portfolio
    • Have confirmation of acceptance after the PRP Application Review.
    GRADUATE
    • Have successfully completed at least one Advanced Architectural Design Studio before the start of Residency (ARC 696)
    • Have one Advanced Architectural Design Studio (ARC 696) remaining to be completed at the School of Architecture after returning from a program session
    • Have a 3.33-grade point average in all coursework
    • Must be on campus during the application semester
    • Have no incomplete grades or other deficiencies at the point of application
    • Be cleared to participate by Student Conduct and Academic Integrity and the Office of the Dean of Students in consultation with the School of Architecture
    • Have a completed digital and printed portfolio
    • Have confirmation of acceptance after the PRP Application Review
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