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Guest Editor @ Energy & Buildings

Dr. Azari to Guest Edit major Journal  Read More

Department of Architecture

Guest Editor @ Energy & Buildings

Dr. Rahman Azari to guest edit major journal

Fellowships NOW Available Department of Architecture

Fellowships NOW Available

Contact the Department of Architecture for more information

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

2014 Design Awards

Best Designers 2014 @ UTSA 

Department of Architecture

2014 Design Awards

2014 Design Awards (L-R):
Chase White (4th Year)
Jaqueline Cook (IDE 4th Year)
Barbara Warren (Grad 1st Year)
Aaron Stone (2nd Year - ARC)
Candice Ng (2nd Year - IDE)
Jeffrey Harper (3rd Year)
Jingqi Li (M.Arch 3)
Nayelle Reyes (3rd Year-IDE)
Mariano Garcia (1st Year)

2014 Radius

Great Start to Annual Review Week ... 

Department of Architecture

2014 Radius

Radius Competition winners Bryan Sanchez (2nd), Candice Ng (2nd), Aaron Stone (1st), Gerson Mora-Field (3rd), Keyanna Yerri (3rd), & Carmelo Pereira (3rd) pose with their models. Congratulations to all.

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)

History of the Program

The Department of Architecture, a part of the College of Architecture, began as an academic program in the College of Fine and Applied Arts within the Division of Art and Design in 1979. The fledgling degree was the Bachelor of Fine Arts in Art and Design with a Concentration in Architectural Design - a four-year degree that required 140 credit hours of study. The BFA degree in Architecture was changed to a Bachelor of Science in Architecture (B.S. Arch) in 1993. The Division of Architecture and Interior Design was created in 1995 within the COLFA and the Architecture program became the major component program within the Division. In August 1995, the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board approved the Master of Architecture degree, which began the following spring semester. Early in 2000-2001, the Division of Architecture and Interior Design became the "School of Architecture" within the "College of Liberal and Fine Arts" (COLFA). The program received its initial three-year accreditation from NAAB, also in 2001, which served as the basis for the School of Architecture to become an independent unit. The School offered four-year degree programs in Architecture (B.S. in Architecture) and in Interior Design (B.S. in Interior Design), as well as a two-year Master's of Architecture (M. Arch).

Deidre Hardy served as the School’s first Director followed by Dr. Richard Tangum in 1997. In 2000, Julius Gribou took over and became the founding Dean of the School of Architecture in 2002. In 2005 the School was upgraded to a College, paving the way for the Department of Architecture and the appointment of its first Chair, Mark Blizard. That same year, we inaugurated a post-professional research degree, the M.S. in Architecture. In 2007, Julius M. Gribou was appointed Interim Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs for UTSA and Robert M. Baron was appointed Interim Dean. In 2008, Dr. Gayle Nicoll was appointed the new Chair of the Department of Architecture leading to our current Chair, Dr. Vincent B. Canizaro in 2011. Dr. John D. Murphy currently presides over the entire College of Architecture, Construction, and Planning as Dean.

In terms of location, the original Architecture program was located at Main Campus on the third and fourth floors of the Arts Building. In 1999 the School began its gradual move Downtown, by moving into the Frio Street building on the brand new Downtown Campus. In the next two years we grew to occupy spaces in both the Durango Building, and Buena Vista Building as well, expanding into what became known as the Urban Loop Studio (ULS) Building, which housed the third year, fourth year and graduate studios. In 2003 the entire program moved into the Monterey Building, purchased by UTSA in 2006.