The Graduate Program in Sustainable Design is an interdisciplinary and research-based degree path.  Here, scholars are both part of a specialized, close-knit cohort of MSSD students as well as members of the larger Architecture program and UT Austin campus community.  Students are encouraged to draw from the sizeable and wide-ranging knowledge of faculty within the school and across the university.

The School of Architecture has several facilities and laboratories to allow for sustainable design research at various scales and scopes to complement students’ academic experience. The Sustainable Design Program distinguishes itself from other programs in the school as its low faculty-student ratio allows for one-to-one interaction in addition to collaborative opportunities with the Center for Sustainable Development.

Moreover, students are able to experience and contribute to the development of the third-fastest-growing city in the nation—Austin, Texas. Together with faculty and professionals in practice, including the Austin Community Design & Development Center, students contribute to resolving Austin’s current density, equity, and environmental issues in the living laboratory of a dynamic and ever-changing city.

We look forward to connecting with you,
Matt Fajkus, AIA | Director + Associate Professor