School of Architecture

Designing the future.

The School of Architecture has a rich tradition of creating leaders in the design and planning fields. Our influence is manifest in built environments around the world that are sustainable, beautiful and meaningful. As a student here, you benefit from innovative curricula, a supportive studio culture, unparalleled resources and a deeply invested community of faculty, alumni and friends. Our approach focuses on the poetic and pragmatic—a refined balance of history and theory with technical mastery.

Programs

Architect wearing hard hat on construction site.

Architecture

Receive an intensive, well-rounded design education that will set you up for professional success.
Students on trip visiting historical sites.

Architectural History

Examine the built environment through the lens of history and culture.
Students examining large map of city.

Community and Regional Planning

Learn theoretical foundations and gain practical skills and experience needed to excel in planning and related policy careers.
Historical preservation fieldwork

Historic Preservation

Study effective and artful ways to maintain and reuse significant buildings, landscapes and communities.
Student examines geometric model.

Interior Design

Build your foundation of architectural knowledge while focusing on the quality of life and aesthetics of the interior environment.
Living Wall

Landscape Architecture

Gain an understanding of the natural environment and the design skills necessary for becoming a professional landscape architect.
Building on UT campus employing sustainable design.

Sustainable Design

Choose from both design-based and scholarly programs studying the relationships between built and natural environments.
Student arranging model of city.

Urban Design

Prepare for advanced research, practice or teaching in the area of urban design and planning.

Research Centers

Center for American Architecture and Design

Center for American Architecture and Design

The Center for American Architecture and Design cultivates appreciation for architecture and raises awareness of innovative, interdisciplinary and enhanced design standards through dynamic public events and publications.
SOA

Center for Sustainable Development

The Center for Sustainable Development works to lead the study and practice of sustainable development in Texas and beyond through complementary research, education and community outreach programs. The Center integrates diverse interests to develop creative, balanced and achievable solutions for the physical and social challenges facing the planning, construction and preservation of buildings, neighborhoods and regions.
Wildflower Center

Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center

The Wildflower Center is Texas’ state botanic garden and arboretum, dedicated to inspiring the conservation of native plants in natural and designed landscapes. The Center promotes its mission through sustainable public gardens and natural areas, education and outreach programs, research projects and consulting work throughout Texas and the surrounding region.

Architecture alumna in workplace.

See Where Our Alumni Work

Our Career Services Center connects students with design and planning professionals worldwide, and has helped over 90 percent of recent graduates find employment within six months after graduation.

Europe

International Travel Opportunities

The School of Architecture encourages first-hand experiences of diverse peoples, places and cultures so that we might better engage the world in which we live.