Distinguished Senior Lecturer

Joyce Rosner is an Architectural Designer and Senior Lecturer at the University of Texas at Austin School of Architecture. She has been instrumental in constructing the undergraduate beginning design and visual communications curriculum as well as teaching design and drawing at the graduate level. Prof. Rosner has been awarded numerous teaching awards including the University of Texas Regents Teaching Award, The School of Architecture Outstanding Studio Teacher Award, and the Texas Exes Teaching Excellence Award.
Her work outside of teaching is a multifaceted exploration of two and three-dimensional space. As a founding partner of Olive+Otis, a design collaborative, her work is included in various public and private collections. Her interests also include architectural drawing as a means of generating and exploring ideas. She is a recipient of the Gabriel Prize awarded by the Western European Architectural Foundation and exhibits both nationally and internationally.
Joyce Rosner’s most recent publication is SPATIAL SPECTULATIONS: Drawing from the Gardens of Versailles, published by the Center for American Architecture and Design. She is currently at work with Professor Milovanovic-Bertram on Poetics + Pragmatics: A Studio Comapanion Guide to be published by Kendall Hunt.  Other publications include The Great Great Great Chicken War and Architectural Illustration in Watercolor.



  • B.Arch., University of Michigan, 1976
  • M.Arch., University of Houston, 1981
photo of Joyce Rosner
  • Visual Communications, Architectural Drawing, Graduate and Undergraduate Beginning Design
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