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ICYMI: we are completely overjoyed to share that #UTSOA 's  undergraduate Architecture Program has been ranked SIXTH in the nation on +Architectural Record's Top Architecture Schools 2017, as compiled by Design Intelligence.

We are very thankful for our esteemed faculty, who are invested in our diligent students’ growth and success--in fact, we know we have some of the hardest working students on campus!! We are also exceedingly grateful for our alumni, whose practices and work are widely-admired, as well as for all our friends and supporters, who advance opportunities for the next generation of designers, architects, planners, landscape architects, and preservationists, each and every day here at +The University of Texas at Austin, and beyond.

For the full breakdown of rankings, please visit:

THANK YOU and #HookEmHorns ! #WhatStartsHere #UTAustin  
Here’s a professional pick-me-up: architecture is one of America’s most prestigious professions—the seventh-most, to be precise.
See #UTSOA alumni Mason Leland Moore's [MArch '08] and Joel Nolan's [MArch '09] installation, "HyperStyle," for yourself at our Materials Lab before it closes on August 10. Or, read about it in The Architect's Newspaper, below...

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"Hyperstyle" is on view at the Materials Lab Gallery of the UTSOA's West Mall Building, April 15–August 10.
At the spring The Cultural Landscape Foundation conference, interdisciplinary leaders came together to highlight #Houston 's  relationship to the natural #landscape .

#architecture #landscapearchitecture #Texas  
The conference looked ahead to the ambitious new plans for Houston's Bayou Greenways, Memorial Park, the Menil’s Campus, and the Houston Botanic Garden.
AIA Austin recently selected winners of the 2016 AIA Austin Student Awards. Each year, #UTSOA faculty nominate the strongest work to be considered for #Design Excellence recognition. Conferred at the completion of each semester, the awards further the school's shared goal with The American Institute of Architects of recognizing and rewarding design excellence across all programs and levels. Come see incredible work by students--including David Sharratt, winner of the top prize--in our Mebane Gallery in Goldsmith Hall, on view through September 2! #architecture #architectureschool  
The Austin Chapter of the American Institute of Architects (AIA) has announced winners of the 2016 AIA Austin Student Awards. Each year, studio instructors at UTSOA nominate the strongest work to be considered for Design Excellence recognition. Conferred at the completion of each semester, ...
Read the latest edition of our eNews: #UTSOA  
In this issue of eNews... Every new beginning comes from some other beginning's end. —Seneca. Change is inevitable, they say, and this month changes are certainly underway at the School of Architecture. June marks the end of many things, and the beginning of others. In this issue of eNews, ...
Read our latest eNews! #UTSOA #architectureschool #UTAustin
In this issue of eNews... We're doing a whole lot of celebrating! From a remarkable fifteen years with Dean Fritz Steiner, to the establishment of an endowment in honor of Nancy Kwallek, the creation of a living wall, to UTSOA students winning the 2016 HUD Innovation in Affordable Housing ...
#UTSOA is pleased to announce our Fall 2016 lectures & exhibitions series!
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Lectures All lectures begin at 5:00 pm unless otherwise noted. Monday, August 29. Alberto Campo Baeza Estudio Arquitectura Campo Baeza, Madrid · Escuela Técnica Superior de Arquitectura de Madrid Jessen Auditorium. Monday, September 19. Caroline Bruzelius Duke University Goldsmith Hall 3.120.
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In this issue of eNews... Summer is here! Though students and faculty are scattered around the globe, things are in full swing at the School of Architecture. This month we celebrate the university's first living wall, meet a student from the school's Summer Academy, visit Amsterdam with Clay ...
#UTSOA Assistant Professor Matt Fajkus and his award-winning firm, Matt Fajkus Architecture, are ensuring that the next generation of #designers have the opportunity to explore unknown variables in the field of #architecture and beyond. They recently launched MFx, a new summer program for #students --including our very own Fiona [Yee Sang] Wong, Kendall Claus, Sean O’Brien, and Ui Jun Song! Read more about it on the #Texas Society of Architects web site...
Matt Fajkus Architecture's new MFx program incorporates students into the workplace.
A big, green thumb's up to #UTSOA Assistant Professor Danelle Briscoe [BArch '95] for leading this important research initiative with our friends at the +Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center, including LBJWC's Michelle Bright [MLA '13] and many, many others.We're so honored  to bring this #LivingWall   to LIFE on +The University of Texas at Austin campus!
It's alive! 🌱🌿
Designed to hold heat tolerant plants, the new wall serves a bio-habitat, air filter and research opportunity on campus.
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Check out #UTSOA student work from our Design VI #interiors #studio ! "Propel Austin" is a fluid and vibrant environment that facilitates a broad range of co-working opportunities; for example, work stations are heavily group-oriented and facilities are centrally accessible. Learn more by clicking the link below!
Life & Work. Headlines · Publications · Lectures & Events · Student Work · Faculty Work · Alumni Work · Student Life · Courses · Resources Tour. Programs. Architectural History · Architecture · Community and Regional Planning · Historic Preservation · Interior Design · Landscape Architecture ...
#UTSOA Dean Fritz Steiner talks about his book, Human Ecology" on the Island Press blog.
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We are a community of innovators committed to changing the world through thoughtful architecture, planning, and design.

Our Interim Dean is Elizabeth Danze, FAIA. Danze received her undergraduate architecture degree from The University of Texas at Austin, and her Masters of Architecture from Yale University. She previously served as Associate Dean for Undergraduate Programs at UTSOA, and most recently as UTSOA's Associate Dean for Graduate Programs. She is an Associate Professor at the school, and a Fellow of the American Institute of Architects.

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.

In 2014, UTSOA again placed 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.

Rankings were recently updated for 2017, with UTSOA placing in the top 10 for its undergraduate Architecture Program at #6

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:

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.

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 Associate Director for Constituent Relations, Lisa DeLosso, at: lisa [at] austin [dot] utexas [dot] edu.

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