Student Organizations

STUDENT ORGANIZATIONS

UNDERGRADUATE ARCHITECTURE STUDENT COUNCIL [UASC]
The Undergraduate Architecture Student Council serves as the official student voice and governing body for undergraduate students in the School of Architecture. We strive to improve student life and academic concerns by:

  • Representing architecture students in the Senate of College Councils
  • Serving as liasons between students, faculty, and administration
  • Offering an outlet for UTSOA students to voice their opinions and concerns
  • Providing community service opportunities to enrich the Austin community
  • Building connections with the UTSOA-affiliated student organizations

Our members serve on five committees with specific goals for our organization: Outreach, Mentorship, Fundraising, Issues, and Public Relations. For more information on UASC, please email uasc01@gmail.com.

GRADUATE SCHOOL OF ARCHITECTURE REPRESENTATIVE COUNCIL [GSARC]
The Graduate School of Architecture Representative Council [GSARC] is an advocacy group charged with serving the school by strengthening, supporting, and informing the voice of graduate students at UTSOA. GSARC improves the unity and continuity of student representation within the school. Students are elected and given voting privileges on faculty committees that actively debate and offer direction to the school's curriculum and facilities. In addition to committee representation, the GSARC strives to create a dialogue between the disciplines of Architecture, Landscape Architecture, Interior Design, Historic Preservation, Community and Regional Planning, Sustainable Design, and Urban Design. This is an excellent opportunity to have your voice heard and shape school policy!

GSARC meetings are held bi-monthly and are open to anyone in the School of Architecture to attend. Individual committee representative meetings are dependent upon the specific committee. All positions are expected to contribute to the execution of GSARC events. 


The student organizations listed below are not sponsored by the School of Architecture and are encouraged to register through the Dean of Students.

ALPHA RHO CHI [APX]
University of Texas Dinocrates Chapter
Alpha Rho Chi [APX] is a professional and social co-ed fraternity for architecture and the allied arts that promotes the artistic, scientific, and practical proficiency of its members through philanthropic and professional activities. Contact APX at dinocrates.apx@gmail.com.

AMERICAN INSTITUTE OF ARCHITECTURE STUDENTS [AIAS]
American Institute of Architecture Students [AIAS] is a professional organization whose mission is to promote excellence, appreciation, and advancement of architecture and to enrich communities in a spirit of collaboration.

AMPERSAND
Ampersand is a student organization that combines the student chapters of the International Interior Design Association [IIDA] and the American Society of Interior Designers [ASID], provides students with networking opportunities, and promotes involvement within the interior design community.

AMERICAN SOCIETY OF LANDSCAPE ARCHITECTS STUDENT CHAPTER [ASLA]
The UT Austin student chapter of the American Society of Landscape Architects is a student organization for landscape architecture students. 

PLANNING STUDENT ORGANIZATION [PSO]
PSO is UT's Graduate Planning Student Organization. PSO’s leadership team consists of an elected board, but all CRP students are considered members. PSO hosts both academic and social events for CRP students and alumni. PSO meets once a month and all CRP students are welcome to the meetings. Social activities such as happy hours, professional development networking, and participation in American Planning Association events are major components of the organization every year. In addition, PSO also works to address broader student issues with program administrators and faculty. Follow PSO on Instagram.

NATIONAL ORGANIZATION OF MINORITY ARCHITECTURE STUDENTS [NOMAS]
National Organization of Minority Architecture Students [NOMAS] is the student chapter of the National Organization of Minority Architects. It strives to enhance education and professional networking as well as engage solutions to ensure a healthy living and working environment for the community at large. 

SOCIETY OF ENGINEERING AND ARCHITECTURE STUDENTS [SEAS]
Society of Engineering and Architecture Students [SEAS] is an organization focusing on providing support to students in the dual degree B.Arch/BSAE program. 

STUDENT HISTORIC PRESERVATION ASSOCIATION [SHPA]
The Student Historic Preservation Association (SHPA) is an educational, departmental organization dedicated to the advancement of the preservation field and related areas of study through activities that include volunteering, advocacy, community outreach, extracurricular scholarship, and interdisciplinary collaboration. SHPA membership is open to students from all SOA programs. Contact SHPA at shpa.soa@gmail.com.

TAU SIGMA DELTA
Tau Sigma Delta is an honors society for advanced students pursuing architectural study and the allied arts. The national chapter originated in 1913, and SOA established its own chapter, Mu, in 1931. In 2013, the 100th year anniversary of the original honors society, SOA reactivated the Mu chapter. This organization recognizes the significant level of academic achievement present in the UT School of Architecture.

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    In the most recent issue of @txarchitects Magazine, SOA alumnus and contributing writer Cole Von Feldt @cole_v profiled several of SOA’s design-build studios which “serve as a bridge between academia and practice, better preparing students for architecture beyond the academic setting.”<br>
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    In the most recent issue of @txarchitects Magazine, SOA alumnus and contributing writer Cole Von Feldt @cole_v profiled several of SOA’s design-build studios which “serve as a bridge between academia and practice, better preparing students for architecture beyond the academic setting.”

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    Congratulations to Assistant Professor of Practice @juanasalcedoo, who received a 2024 @grahamfoundation grant to fund her exhibition “Jaguar Lens.” <br>
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    Congratulations to Assistant Professor of Practice @juanasalcedoo, who received a 2024 @grahamfoundation grant to fund her exhibition “Jaguar Lens.”

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    Congratulations to Master of Interior Design student Winnie Lin @winnlin (MID ’25) who was recognized by @asid_hq as one of only three 2024 Student Portfolio Competition award winners selected from submissions across the US and Canada!<br>
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    Congratulations to Master of Interior Design student Winnie Lin @winnlin (MID ’25) who was recognized by @asid_hq as one of only three 2024 Student Portfolio Competition award winners selected from submissions across the US and Canada!

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    We are pleased to announce this year’s Design Excellence Award winners! Thirty-five projects, completed by 50 different students, were selected for the 2023-2024 awards out of more than 140 nominations spanning the Fall 2023 and Spring 2024 semesters.
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    We are pleased to announce this year’s Design Excellence Award winners! Thirty-five projects, completed by 50 different students, were selected for the 2023-2024 awards out of more than 140 nominations spanning the Fall 2023 and Spring 2024 semesters.

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    We miss you already 🥹
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    We miss you already 🥹

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    Congrats, UTSOA grads! We can’t wait to see how you change the world 🤘
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    Congrats, UTSOA grads! We can’t wait to see how you change the world 🤘

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    Hats off to our grads! 🎓 <br /><br />We’re so excited to celebrate you tomorrow! Students should check-in in Goldsmith Hall no later than 1:00 pm. More at the link in our bio. <br /><br />#UTGrad24 #UTSOA
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    Hats off to our grads! 🎓

    We’re so excited to celebrate you tomorrow! Students should check-in in Goldsmith Hall no later than 1:00 pm. More at the link in our bio.

    #UTGrad24 #UTSOA

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    Congratulations to alums Joseph James (M.Arch ’18) and Diego Zubizarreta Otero (M.Arch ’20) whose design collective, @partnersofplace, was named one of the six 2024 @archleague League Prize winners!<br>
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    Congratulations to alums Joseph James (M.Arch ’18) and Diego Zubizarreta Otero (M.Arch ’20) whose design collective, @partnersofplace, was named one of the six 2024 @archleague League Prize winners!

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    T-minus five days until the Class of 2024 walks across the stage! <br><br>Students, there’s still time to submit grad pics and photos from your time at UTSOA – Do so at the link in our bio before Thursday, May 9 for a chance to be featured here and in our pre-commencement slideshow. <br>
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    T-minus five days until the Class of 2024 walks across the stage!

    Students, there’s still time to submit grad pics and photos from your time at UTSOA – Do so at the link in our bio before Thursday, May 9 for a chance to be featured here and in our pre-commencement slideshow.