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UTSA Architecture

Granted 8-year accreditation by the NAAB  Read More

Department of Architecture

UTSA Architecture

UTSA Architecture praised by National Accrediting body (NAAB) for having “an energetic and inventive faculty” and for its strengths in Historic Preservation, Sustainability, Integrated Design, and “a strong introduction to design as it is practiced by the profession.”

UTSA Architecture

Granted 8-year Accreditation by the NAAB  Read More

Department of Architecture

UTSA Architecture

UTSA Architecture praised by National Accrediting body (NAAB) for having “an energetic and inventive faculty” and for its strengths in Historic Preservation, Sustainability, Integrated Design, and “a strong introduction to design as it is practiced by the profession.”

Broadway Expander

BROADWAY EXPANDER brings UTSA Architecture to Alamo Heights 

Department of Architecture

Broadway Expander

Students in Dr. Antonio Petrov’s UTSA Architecture Studio present design for rethinking the Broadway corridor in Alamo Heights via architectural thinking.

Study Abroad at UTSA

International Studies at UTSA  Read More

Department of Architecture

Study Abroad at UTSA

Study Abroad at UTSA

Study Abroad at UTSA

UTSA Architecture is International  Read More

Department of Architecture

Study Abroad at UTSA

Go global at UTSA. Become a global citizen architect at UTSA

Apply by April 1st

Experience the Summer Career Academy in Architecture and Interior Design  Read More

Department of Architecture

Apply by April 1st

for preferential admission to the attend Summer Career Academy in Architecture and Interior Design.

Vincent Ramirez honored by the TSA

"It's a testament to the great architectural education I received ..."  Read More

Department of Architecture

Vincent Ramirez honored by the TSA

The Texas Society of Architects (TSA) recently honored a project concept by the architecture alum as a shining example of innovation and excellence in design.

Travis Park and McNay Art Museum host F2

Digital Fabrication at UTSA  Read More

Department of Architecture

Travis Park and McNay Art Museum host F2

Kevin McClellan, Andrew Kudless and UTSA Architecture students build F2

Andrew Kudless

Digital Fabrication at UTSA  Read More

Department of Architecture

Andrew Kudless

Dean’s Distinguished
Visiting Critic 2014

Digital Fabrication

Javier Sanchez

Javier Sanchez @ UTSA 

Department of Architecture

Javier Sanchez

Dean’s Distinguished
Visiting Critic for 2013


Arquitecto

Raymond Russell Park

Design-Build at UTSA  Read More

Department of Architecture

Raymond Russell Park

Raymond Russell Park
Design Build Project

Diane Hays (faculty)

M.S. in Architecture

Master of Science in Architecture Degree: The Research Program

Length: 1.5 to 2 years, 33 credit hours

The Master of Science in Architecture (M.S. Arch.) program is a non-studio research program that prepares students for careers in research, teaching, consulting, and further graduate study (Doctorate or Ph.D). We offer two concentrations (see below), several focus areas, and access to any topics that can be found in the expertise of our faculty. The program stresses critical writing and research methods. The educational opportunities are enriched by the College of Architecture’s location in downtown San Antonio, which has a rich heritage of historic architecture and urbanism.

M.S in Architecture Program - Course Sequence

M.S. Arch Degree Sequence (UTSA Catalog)

The M.S. in Architecture Program provides two NEW Concentrations on "Historic Preservation" and Sustainable Architecture". Besides the concentrations the program allows studies in various Focus Areas (see below) and other fields related to the expertise of our faculty. Please visit our faculty page to review their research and expertise.


Concentrations:

Historic Preservation
Historic preservation is a process of design for continuity and management of change within an existing historic context. Historic preservation offers specialized education in historic preservation design, technology, planning and management through graduate-level courses.

Sustainable Architecture
Research in sustainable architecture provides students with an understanding of both the theoretical and applied sides of sustainable design with a particular emphasis on environmental sustainability. Research areas include the history and theory of sustainable design, methods and tools of sustainable design, and high performance buildings and communities.

 

Focus Areas:

Architectural History and Theory
Graduate study in architectural history provides students with essential training in the perceptual, historical, and critical analysis of architecture and cities. This specialization prepares students to pursue career opportunities in architectural history in academic and institutional settings, as well as for post-graduate degree or to pursue careers in education, law, historic preservation, urban planning, and publishing.

Urban Studies
Urban Studies provides students with an introductory understanding of the historical, social, international, and physical context of comprehensive land use planning and sustainable urbanism.