In 2014, our graduate program celebrates its twentieth year. Distinguished for its project-based learning and research, the Graduate Architecture Program recently added concentrations and certificate programs in High-Performance Buildings and Conservation and Stewardship to its existing curricular focuses in Urban Design and Sustainability. Our students enjoy enriched curricular offerings and the opportunity to work with a new cadre of faculty: twenty-five new faculty have joined the college in the past 5 years. Among these is our new Governor’s Chair in Energy and Urbanism, Phil Enquist.
Enquist (Partner in Charge of Urban Design for SOM Chicago) and his team will be working with faculty and students on a range of projects spanning from innovative energy practices in discrete buildings to large-scale regional studies. The Governor’s Chair is a joint appointment between UT and the Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL). We daily pursue trans-disciplinary learning that re-invents conventional design/build operations and explores innovative use of traditional materials and sustainable methods in the built environment.
Recent revisions of our curricula for the 3.5 and two-year Master of Architecture programs encourages students to spend a semester abroad in one college’s expanding Study Abroad options. For additional information on our graduate degree programs, we invite you to learn more about us here on our web site, make an appointment to visit our newly outfitted award-winning Art + Architecture Building, or discuss the program directly with the program chair.