News Category: school-of-architecture

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

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.

Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center Designated Texas State Botanic Garden and Arboretum

June 13, 2017

The University of Texas at Austin’s Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center has received honorary designation from the Texas Legislature as the state botanic garden and arboretum, recognizing the critical role the Wildflower Center plays in conserving the native plants and landscapes of Texas.

UT Austin Students Win National Urban Design Competition

April 10, 2017

A team from The University of Texas at Austin recently received top honors in the 2017 Urban Land Institute (ULI) Hines Student Competition in Chicago. Composed of students from the School of Architecture and McCombs School of Business, the team was awarded $50,000 for their forward-looking redevelopment plan for a mixed-use Chicago site.

Texas CityLab Gives Students Hands-on, Real World Experience

Dec. 2, 2016

TexasCityLab, an initiative of UT Austin’s Center for Sustainable Development, is in its third year. The program connects communities to resources and students at the university.

Putting Up a Wall Creates Positive Change

Oct. 10, 2016

A new Living Wall, the dream of environmental desinger Michelle Bright, was recently completed at UT Austin on the side of Goldsmith Hall.

Campus Installs First Living Wall

June 18, 2016

A five year collaboration between The University of Texas at Austin's School of Architecture and the Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center has led to the development of a living wall: a 10 x 25-foot honeycomb structure that holds interchangeable plastic soil containers with enough room to support the plant's root system.