Judith Birdsong is a Lecturer and Administrator of the Professional Residency Program.  Her teaching at The University of Texas at Austin was recognized with a Regents’ Outstanding Teaching Award in 2014 and the Texas Exes Award for Teaching Excellence in 2006.  From 2016-2018, Birdsong held the Gibbons Distinguished Visiting Professor position at The University of South Florida School of Architecture and Community Design where she taught advanced graduate design studios. 
Professor Birdsong’s written research continues to explore the architectural implications of the work of the artist and architect Donald Judd.  Her photographic work has been exhibited in galleries in New York, Tokyo, and Austin.  In 2018, she won an international Pollux Award for her photo essay on the TransPecos pipeline, as well as an honorable mention for her series on Granger, Texas.
She is a member of the editorial board of AR/Architectural Research, a peer-reviewed journal published annually by the University of Ljubljana, Slovenia.  She holds a Master of Architecture degree from The University of Florida and a Bachelor of Arts in Art History from The University of Texas at Austin.


  • Master of Architecture, The University of Florida, 1992
  • Bachelor of Arts (Art History), The University of Texas at Austin, 1985
photo of Judith Birdsong
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