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The Prairie Chapel Ranch was designed by #UTSOA Professor David Heymann. Can you guess the noteworthy family who lives there? Read more in +Architectural Digest by clicking the link below.
Laura and George W. Bush's Prairie Chapel Ranch is a Texas wonderland, with patches of native wildflowers, a prairie-revival program, and a limestone-and-glass house with impressive green credentials.
We love these smiling faces! That's David Richter, FAIA, [BArch '74], Wilmont "Vic" Vickrey [BArch '49], Elizabeth Chu Richter, FAIA, [BArch '74], and our Dean, Fritz Steiner, at last week's #Alumni and #Friends Reception at the American Institute of #Architects national convention in #Chicago .  We had such a fun time at +VOA Associates Incorporated offices, located in the historic Santa Fe Building. Thanks to all who attended our event--here's to another great year!
We're in #Chicago for the American Institute of #Architects [AIA] Convention! Be sure to check out our @UTSOA Instagram feed to see pictures of our adventures in the Windy City! #aiacon14  
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We visited the Norman Hackerman Building today during our walk across #campus . The building features work from #Austin -based #architect Evan Taniguchi, son of former #UTSOA dean Alan Taniguchi.

This shot we captured of the outdoor patio on the third floor is impressive, but truly doesn't do the structure justice--the cantilever [pictured below] really is a marvel of #engineering . You can read more about the structural #design in an article written by +The University of Texas at Austin alumnus Michael Brack [BSCE '94; BA '94; MSCE '96] at:
We believe in the power of #designing , #building , and #learning . We are so happy to be a part of a #NationofMakers ! Get out there today and create something awesome for the National Day of Making!
The National Day of Making has been officially proclaimed by President Barack Obama
BY THE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA A PROCLAMATION Our Nation is home to a long line of innovators who have fueled our economy and transformed our world. Through the generations, Ameri...
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Have you ever headed North on Lamar Boulevard and wondered about those painted, beautiful fences?  +Arts in Context explains the story behind these pretty residential structures. Watch as Austinites come together to #create amazing #art --and a sense of #community .

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The Pecan Street Inc. community in our hometown of #Austin tracks every watt of #energy it uses as part of one of the most in-depth energy-tracking studies in history. Read more in +TIME, and visit for more information.

#solarpower #green #sustainability  
The Smarter Home: TIME’s new cover on how tech and design are changing the way we live and making us calmer, safer, richer and healthier.
Congratulations to #UTSOA Visiting Professors Heather McKinney and Al York of McKinney York #Architects for winning a 2014 #Green   Business Leader award in #Sustainable Transportation!
The #weekend and #summer are almost here! Check out #livemusic as part of #Solstice #Austin on June 21! Have a great Saturday and Sunday, all! #solsticeaustin
We've got an undated photo here of an unidentified #UTSOA #architecture student, as seen in +Texas Exes' The Alcalde. Any guesses as to whom it could be? Let us know! #TBT #ThrowbackThursday
#UTSOA alumnus Rick Black [BArch '92] designed this beautiful Hill Country home, with sweeping views of the surrounding landscape. Read more in the June 2014 issue of TRIBEZA...
We spy our dean, Fritz Steiner, alongside former First Lady Laura Bush, at 2:38 in this #video below from The Daily Texan! We are honored that Mrs. Bush came to visit +The University of Texas at Austin campus in April. We also love this #historical series about all aspects of the 40 Acres. #TBT #ThrowbackThursday  
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The University of Texas at Austin School of Architecture 310 Inner Campus Drive Stop B7500 Austin, TX 78712-1009
News, events, and inspiring projects brought to you by the UT Austin School of Architecture

We are a community of innovators committed to changing the world through thoughtful architecture, planning, and design.

Our Dean is Frederick R. Steiner, a fellow of the American Society of Landscape Architects [ASLA]. Dean Steiner received his Ph.D. and M.A. degrees in city and regional planning and a Master of Regional Planning from the University of Pennsylvania. He earned a Master of Community Planning and a B.S. in Design from the University of Cincinnati. Dean Steiner was also awarded an honorary M.Phil. in Human Ecology from the College of the Atlantic.

UTSOA has over 700 graduate and undergraduate students; 68 full-time faculty members renowned for their scholarship, research, and practice; and a group of dedicated staff who specialize in information technology, communications, financial analysis, course scheduling and advising, event planning, scholarship and endowment compliance, career guidance and job placement, development, and alumni relations.

Our student/faculty ratio is 13:1. In 2012, UTSOA’s undergraduate Architecture Program was ranked second in the nation according to DesignIntelligence. Our graduate Architecture Program was eleventh, and our Community and Regional Planning Program was fifteenth.

In 2013, DesignIntelligence ranked our undergraduate Architecture Program sixth; our graduate Architecture Program eleventh; our undergraduate Interior Design Program sixth; and our graduate Landscape Architecture Program thirteenth. In the Dean’s Survey, our aforementioned undergraduate Interior Design Program was ranked fourth “for excellent faculty, resources, and studio culture.”

Additionally, UTSOA Assistant Professor Hope Hasbrouck and Distinguished Teaching Professor Lawrence Speck were also recognized as being among DesignIntelligence’s “25 Most Admired Educators of 2012.” Associate Professor Allan Shearer was named one of the “30 Most Admired Educators” for 2013.

These rankings were updated in 2014, with UTSOA again placing in the top 10 for both our undergraduate [#4] and graduate [#10] Architecture Programs. UTSOA was the only public university to achieve this feat. Also of note: Assistant Professor Cisco Gomes was listed as one of 2014's "30 Most Admired Educators" in the country.

The school is located within the historical core of The University of Texas at Austin campus. We celebrated our centennial in 2010. As part of the 40 Acres, we occupy four buildings: Goldsmith Hall, Sutton Hall, Battle Hall, and the West Mall Office Building. Two of these buildings were were designed by Cass Gilbert and another by Paul Cret.

Cret was instrumental in the design for the campus master plan for The University of Texas at Austin. He served as consulting architect, with Herbert M. Greene [of Texas firm Greene, LaRoche, and Dahl] as associate architect. UT alumnus Robert Leon White was supervising architect for the project.

UTSOA proudly houses:

Our Austin Historical Survey Wiki is a partnership with The University of Texas at Austin School of Information, the City of Austin, and the Heritage Society of Austin. The wiki enables visitors to search for and contribute information about historic buildings, sites, and landscapes as part of a collaborative effort to share Austin’s history with others.

We also host our annual Summer Academy in Architecture, a community outreach program that introduces students of all ages [and all skill levels] to our field as a possible career. Summer Academy has an average student-to-teacher ratio of 10:1. The program helps students develop drawing and model-building skills; one assignment even includes constructing a sturdy cardboard bridge that is able to support the average human’s weight without adhesive.

Additionally, UTSOA is partnered with the Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center’s Sustainable SITES Initiative, which aims to use water management, biodiversity protection, and pollution reduction techniques based on green building standards set by the aforementioned City of Austin and the U.S. Green Building Council [USGBC]. SITES works to transform land development, site components, and management practices with a national rating system for sustainable landscapes.

UTSOA strives to be a leader for the future of the built environment. For more information, or to reach the school, please call us directly at: +1.512.471.1922.

Our mailing address is:

The University of Texas at Austin
School of Architecture
310 Inner Campus Drive Stop B7500
Austin, Texas 78712-1009

Please also visit UTSOA’s home page to find out more about us, or email our Assistant Director for Constituent Relations, Lisa DeLosso, at: lisa [at] austin [dot] utexas [dot] edu.