News Category: school-of-architecture

How the Global Pandemic Will Transform Architecture, Food, and Other Industries

July 1, 2021

While we can’t predict the future, we can make educated guesses about how certain industries will be impacted by the pandemic. The Alcalde spoke with UT faculty and professors from different disciplines, all experts in their fields, about what may have changed for good. 

Collaboration to Fight Extreme Heat in Austin

June 29, 2021

A collaborative project among UT researchers, community groups, Austin residents, and the City of Austin aims to develop strategies to cool down temperature hot spots.

Enhancing Sustainable Energy is the Aim of New UT Collaborations

Feb. 17, 2020

Eleven projects at The University of Texas at Austin have won a campus-wide competition led the the Energy Institute to identify and support the most promising global energy transition research at UT. 

The Battle for Waller Creek's Trees

Oct. 22, 2019

The Battle of Waller Creek—when students protested the destruction of several dozen trees along UT Austin's urban stream—was 50 years ago, and the School of Architecture has produced a video to remember this event. 

Blog: Making the Battle of Waller Creek Film

Oct. 22, 2019

School or Architecture graduate student Abbey Judd reflects on what she learned about researching student activism 50 years ago during the Battle of Waller Creek.

Electronic Paper Trail: Saving Trees and Averting Crises

Oct. 7, 2019

Electronic paper routing and signing has saved millions of pages of paper at UT Austin--as well as saved money, reduced stress and streamlined processes.

In the News: Austin Report by Center for Sustainable Development

April 3, 2019

The Center for Sustainable Development, a department of the School of Architecture, presented several different ways to develop the Austin Convention Center to City Council at the Austin Central Library Tuesday morning. For more information, view the full report

Giving Curriculum a Sustainability Boost

March 28, 2019

The Sustainability Course Development Awards have provided grants to faculty since 2012 to increase sustainability in undergraduate education. The Mitchell Foundation provided a scaffold to create this curriculum.

Designing a Landscape for McDonald Observatory

Sept. 12, 2018

Green Fund is sparking innovative landscape design around McDonald Observatory, thanks the collaboration and reasearch of Jason Sowell and Matt O'Toole.

Blue Index: Capturing Emotional Reactions to Water

Aug. 20, 2018

Blue Index is a research project led by Kevin Jeffery, a graduate student in Landscape Architecture.  It focuses on capturing citizens' emotional reactions to water in order to identify the positive effects of water, such as a reduction in anxiety, on an urban community's well-being.