Our alumni can be found in major firms around the country, in leadership positions focused on design, project management, construction administration, and building technology and sustainable design. Often their works are featured in professional design journals and garner design and leadership awards. Because our students are so well prepared to enter the profession we enjoy a great reputation with high profile firms who actively recruit our graduates.
We poll our graduates once they enter the workforce to ascertain how their educational experience facilitates their ability to find employment that meets their expectations and career goals. Through formal surveys and informal means, we learn that most graduates find that not only are they well prepared for professional practice, but many also assume leadership positions early on in their careers. Many former students play an active role in advising us on program relevance and professional opportunities for our students. They serve as jurors, visiting critics and program supporters. We maintain contact through the university alumni center, professional organizations in the region and nation, and through social media. The success of our alumni as practitioners and industry leaders is not only a source of pride, but validates the quality of the education we provide here at UTSA. Because our graduates practice in all quadrants of the country we capitalize on their placement (practice) to gauge the state of professional practice nationally. This helps us to know when internships and employment opportunities are available for new graduates.
A list of national and regional firms that have hired our graduates include:
- Bohlin, Cywinski, & Jackson Architects, San Francisco
- Bommarito Group, Austin
- Broussard Group, San Antonio
- Ford Powell and Carson Architects, San Antonio
- Fox Architects, Washington D.C.
- Gensler Architects, Houston, Denver, San Francisco, Austin
- IA Interior Architects, Dallas
- Insite Architects, San Antonio
- Kell Munoz Architects, San Antonio
- Lauckgroup Interior Architects, Dallas, Austin
- Marmon Mok Architects, San Antonio
- Office Source, San Antonio
- Planning Design Research, Houston
- PSP Architects, Houston
- Rottet Studio Interior Architecture, San Francisco
- StudioWorks, Austin
- Texas Wilson Office Products, San Antonio
- Tom Dixon Design Research Studio, London