Development News


Ji Yoon stands in front of Teotitlan with their hat in their hands.

Digitizing Decolonization in Oaxaca, Mexico

January 31, 2024
With support from the Boone Powell Family Prize in Urban Design, Ji Yoon Ahn combines their interests in advanced digital documentation technologies and Mexican archaeology to explore the palimpsest of pre-colonial and colonial architecture in Central Mexico.
Allison Brooks Headshot

Alumna Allison Brooks Gives Back

July 7, 2023
Reflecting on the impact of Professor Larry Doll and the school's multidisciplinary perspective on her career, the founder of B2 Architecture + Design gives back through a Texas Challenge scholarship.
Students pose with Kelly Wearstler on the 5th floor of the West Mall Building

Designer Kelly Wearstler Mentors and Supports UTSOA Interior Design Students

April 20, 2022
The Kelly Wearstler Endowed Fund for Design Students will create new opportunities for students to expand their global perspective, seek new opportunities in the industry, and better prepare them for their careers.
Moments of Connection, Fragile Future

New Gift Supports Craft and Artisanship in Interior Environments

March 23, 2022
The Emily Summers Fund for Craft & Artisanship in Interior Design will bring in recognized leaders and emerging voices in the fields of applied arts and design to explore craft, making, and fabrication as areas with profound potential for innovation.
What Starts Here Capital Campaign Kick Off Reception

School Sets $30M Campaign Goal to Support Students, Faculty, Research, Facilities

March 15, 2022
As we look to the next 100 years and address complex challenges, our work in the disciplines of the built environment will be key in providing solutions. With the generous and strategic support of the School of Architecture’s alumni, friends, and supporters, we can achieve this vision and build a better future for Texas and beyond.
John Chase Enrolls at UT in 1950

$1 million donated to UT Austin School of Architecture honoring John S. Chase, their first Black graduate

February 28, 2022
Archinect highlights the Chase family's gift to the school to create two new permanent endowments to to increase diversity and representation in the field.
John Chase Enrolls at UT in 1950

Gift Honors Architect John S. Chase, Aims to Increase Diversity in the Field

February 24, 2022
The $1 million donation committed by Chase and his wife Dr. Dina Alsowayel will create two new permanent endowments: The John S. Chase Family Endowed Graduate Fellowship and The John S. Chase Family Endowed Professorship in Architecture
WMB 5th Floor

Renovated Classroom and Review Spaces Transform the Student Experience

March 20, 2019
A re-design of the West Mall Building’s 5th floor provides creative space for both digital and traditional design and review  
Sinclair Black, FAIA, Headshot and a Photo of Second Street in Austin

Major Gift from Professor Emeritus Sinclair Black Will Position School as Leader in Urban Design

March 13, 2019
The school's longest-serving faculty member continues to shape the profession, the city, and the lives of students
Rebecca Kennedy and photo of a structure in Oaxaca, Mexico.

Graduate Student Rebecca Kennedy Receives 2018 Ike Kligerman Barkley Traveling Fellowship

April 9, 2018
Kennedy will document rural vernacular construction techniques from the Mexican state of Oaxaca.
PLATFORM Cover with photos of architects and planners

Explore the Digital Issue of PLATFORM: Convergent Voices

December 14, 2017
Convergent Voices highlights contributions from across disciplines, brought together by a shared concern for the inequities in our cities and built environments and the urgent need to address them.
Juan Ponce de Leon, Dean Michelle Addington, and Tatiana Bilbao.

Dean Addington Joins UT Delegation in Mexico

December 7, 2017
University strengthens commitment to Mexico with new office in Mexico City
Sinclair Black and Dick Clark

Alumni Leaders Transform School of Architecture and City of Austin

November 22, 2017
Major gifts from two alumni will advance research and student experience
Dick Clark

UTSOA Announces Legacy Chair & Scholarship in Honor of Visionary Architect and Alumnus Dick Clark

October 2, 2017
Generous funding will create an endowed faculty chair, provide scholarships and travel opportunities for students, and advance key initiatives for the school in the areas of design education and experiential learning.
Design Excellence Exhibition in Mebane Gallery

Endowed Chair in Design and Planning

June 20, 2016
Bringing leaders from across the school's disciplines.
Animated image of fireworks behind the UT Tower.

Capital Campaign Goal Exceeded with Nearly $30 Million

September 19, 2014
School of Architecture exceeds its $21.5-million Capital Campaign goal, receiving over $29.7 million in current gifts and future commitments.
Battle Hall, east façade. Photo by Nathan Sheppard.

A WITNESS TO HISTORY: Battle Hall and the Past, Present, and Future of the School of Architecture

May 27, 2014
A vision of excellence for a young, growing campus