The School of Architecture Visual Resources Collection (VRC) manages a fully equipped black and white darkroom for use by SOA faculty, students, and staff.

​Please note:
- If you have prior darkroom experience, you must complete a short orientation before becoming an authorized user.
​- If you do not have prior darkroom experience, you must complete more extensive training provided through workshops led by a VRC staff member related to film development and printing photographs before becoming an authroized user. One-on-one training sessions can be arranged as needed.

To schedule darkroom use, an orientation, or training please contact the VRC Monday-Friday, 8 am - 5 pm, at 512.471.0143, via e-mail (, or in person in Sutton 3.128.


Consult the UTSOA Darkroom Calendar for availability.


darkroom enlargers
VRC Sutton Darkroom Enlarger Bay


film developing
Developing film in the darkroom