We’re back from the Labor Day holiday, and we are excited to kick off the first lecture of our fall 2014 lecture and exhibition series. Tomorrow’s event will feature RTKL's Chief Sustainability Officer, Lance Hosey, FAIA, LEED AP.
He’ll present, “Beauty, Ecology, and Design” TOMORROW, [Wednesday, September 3, 2014] at 5:00 p.m. in the Goldsmith Auditorium [GOL 3.120].
It’s free and awesome, so please join us!
Not going to lie: we look forward to this time of year the most. Our first year and transfer students are specially invited to join us TONIGHT for pizza and fun at UT’s annual “Gone To Texas” celebration.
Be a part of a Longhorn tradition from the start. For a schedule of events, visit: events.utexas.edu/gtt/schedule, and be sure to share your #GoneToTexas experiences with us on social media!
That’s so metal! UTSOA alumna Ann Armstrong [MArch ‘07] combines her background in architecture with art inside her East Austin studio. Watch her in action by clicking the link above, courtesy of the .
A friendly hello to Sutton Hall [on the right]! Our Cass Gilbert-designed beauty currently houses studios, our computer lab, and various offices—including graduate admissions for UTSOA, as well as the Visual Resources Collection. #TBT
Here a photograph of the UT Austin campus near Guadalupe Street circa 1926-1934.
A note on the back of the photograph reads, “Campus drive with Sutton Hall on right, Barker Tex. History Center on left, Garrison in the distance.”
Can you spot the Old Main building? It’s partly visible on the left.
Image: Briscoe Center for American History, di_08185
We’ve asked our #UTSOA students to share their travel experiences on Instagram by using the hashtag, #UTSOAtravel. We think that this photo from destroybuild—aka Ian Ellis [BArch ‘13], a recent graduate of our school—is really great. Keep on sharing!
Diane von Furstenberg - WORKac - #art #architecture #adaptive #building #brick #chelsea #concrete #construction #design #details #downtown #dvf #dianevonfurstenberg #engineering #energy #frame #fashion #furstenberg #fieldoperations #glass #highline #kiss #landscape #landscapearchitecture #lips #manhattan #masonry #meatpacking #ny #nyc #newyork #newyorkcity #rooftop #structure #studio #store #utsoatravel #workac
Hey, that’s us!!!! Thanks, utaustin! We sure love our Battle Hall. Shoutout to our friends in the Architecture and Planning Library, too:
UT Campus Scenes
Last week we featured the Life Science Library and today’s campus scenes we feature Battle Hall (BTL), which houses another “bea-UT-ful” library: the Architecture & Planning Library, located on the Main Mall.
Designed in 1909-10, Battle Hall is the only academic building on campus listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Today, Battle Hall is home to the Architecture & Planning Library, the Alexander Architectural Archive and the Center for American Architecture and Design. But, this wasn’t always the case. Learn more about Battle Hall’s history here and why the architect excluded all ornamentation indigenous or identifiable to Texas. [Photos: Marsha Miller/UT Austin]
See more campus scenes photos by viewing #utcampusscenes.
Love this animated #video featuring #modernarchitecture!
CWUR ranks UT Austin No. 29 in latest world ranking
In 2014, the Center for World University Rankings (CWUR) recognized The University of Texas at Austin as No. 29 among the world’s top 1000 universities.
The CWUR publishes an annual global university ranking that “measures the quality of education and training of students as well as the prestige of the faculty members and the quality of their research without relying on surveys and university data submissions.”
In this ranking, CWUR uses eight indicators to rank the world’s top 1000 universities. They include the quality of education, alumni employment, quality of faculty, publications, influence, citations, broad impact and patents. Among these criteria, the university ranked highest for national ranking (22) and quality of faculty (24).
The only other Texas university included in the top 100 is the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center in Dallas (66).