Director, Career Services
School of Architecture Outstanding Staff Award 2015

As the director of the School of Architecture's Career Services office, everything Garrett Loontjer does stems from two main objectives: 

*Educating students on the transition from the academic to the professional world
*Connecting students and alumni to key professionals worldwide 

With a background in educational research, student affairs, and academic advising, he serves all UTSOA students both current and former.    

In addition to his work in Career Services, Mr. Loontjer also serves on the board of directors for the Austin chapters of the American Institute of Architects (AIA) and the ACE Mentor Program of America.  As the University of Texas at Austin liaison to both organizations, he aims to bridge the gap between academic and professional design communities. 



  • Texas State University, Master of Education, 2006
  • University of Texas at Austin, Bachelor of Arts, English, 2001


Loontjer, G., Spetalnick, M., Castles, K., Buchberger, H. (2017). University of Texas at Austin School of Architecture Employment Report 2016.

Loontjer, G., Spetalnick, M., Buchberger, H. (2016). University of Texas at Austin School of Architecture Employment Report 2015.

National Council of Architectural Registration Boards (2015). 12 Tips for Students and Aspiring Architects


Loontjer, G. (2016). The Modern Job Search. Presented at the Global Professional Training Conference at the University of Texas at Austin.

Loontjer, G., DeLosso, L., & Phillips, S. (2015). Connect + Collaborate: Building Meaningful Relationships Between Alumni and Students. Presented at the U.S. Higher Education Career Service and Alumni Engagement Strategies seminar. Sponsored by the German-American Fulbright Commission. 

photo of Garrett Loontjer