News Category: school-of-architecture

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. 

Two Green Fund Grants to School of Architecture

June 25, 2018

Two recent Green Fund grants support projects in the School of Architecture: an exhibition on the Battle of Waller Creek and an inventory of food vendor practices on campus.

Channel Your Inner Architect with the Materials Lab

March 29, 2018

Check in and learn about the School of Architecture's Materials Lab, an ever-growing collection features 29,000+ material samples that is reflective of the current building and design markets. Curator and Director Jennifer Wong discusses how materials are reused in support of UT Austin's zero waste goal.

UT Buys John Chase Building

Feb. 13, 2018

 Paying homage to one of its earliest black students, The University of Texas at Austin has purchased an historic commercial building designed by John Saunders Chase, the first African American to attend the university’s School of Architecture, to serve as a community engagement center.