UTSOAThe University of Texas at Austin School of Architecture
10 June 2010

Lecturer Russell Krepart will return to his native Canada with a friend to remind him of Texas. Krepart, who taught at the school for the last six years, was feted at a going-away party on May 25. Photo by Associate Professor Louise Harpman.

COMMENCEMENT WELCOME FROM DEAN FRITZ STEINER

Members of the Bachelor of Architecture class of 2010.

The UT Austin School of Architecture held the spring 2010 commencement ceremonies on Saturday afternoon, May 22. Dean Fritz Steiner welcomed all those in attendance in Hogg Auditorium with the following remarks and introduced our guest speaker, Professor Larry Speck.

"Welcome graduates, friends and families, faculty and staff.

"Congratulations, centennial class of 2010!

"For most of us, life holds just a handful of moments that we can truly call 'life-changing.' These moments are significant because they affect not only us, but our families and friends, as well.

"This is one of those life-changing moments for our graduates and their families.

"I should know.

"I speak to you today not only as the dean of the school but, equally important, as a proud father who will be heading to New York City next week to watch my daughter, Halina, receive her master's degree in landscape architecture.

Front row: Eric Marsh and Barbara Brown Wilson, Ph.D. in Community and Regional Planning; back row: Associate Professor Steven Moore, Associate Professor Robert Paterson, and Dean Fritz Steiner.

"So, parents, before you doubt my ability to know how you are feeling right now, let me assure you that I do. I know all about the pride, the relief, and the apprehension this moment brings. Like you, I am very proud of what my daughter has achieved. I am relieved that the tuition bills will cease (at least until her brother goes to grad school). And, I am concerned about her future.

"It's been almost impossible to pick up a newspaper or turn on a radio and not hear dire forecasts about the economy. For the younger generations in the audience, my radio and newspaper are your Facebook, Youtube, twitter, Skype, blogs, and RSS feeds.

"Regardless of where you get your news, the past few years were filled with emotionally exhausting headlines. Not a day passed where the media didn't inform us that we had little money, few jobs, and therefore, a challenging future.

"However, like many things, the economy is cyclical. Whether you believe that we're on the road to recovery or whether you are cautiously optimistic that the stats are improving doesn't really matter. What matters is that we've been here before, and we pulled through it. We'll do so again.

"The previous century saw the effects of the Great Depression from 1929 through the 1930s and inflation in the 1970s. These, too, were onerous economic times. However, the economy is cyclical. Change is inevitable, and there is hope on the horizon.

"So what do these changing times mean for our students?

"Perhaps one of the most valuable, underrated consequences of entering a constantly morphing job market is the resulting innovation. And, just as important, the ability to be resilient.

"Some students will find jobs immediately. Some will choose to further their education. Others might re-define their career aspirations or travel in directions they had not anticipated.

Members of the Bachelor of Science in Architectural Studies class of 2010.

"As designers and planners, we are constantly evolving to meet the needs of humankind. In the past ten years, we have changed significantly what and how we teach.

"We've strengthened core areas such as green-building design, from interiors to landscapes; technology as both an analytical and representational tool; the preservation of our built heritage; energy conservation; the environmental and social impacts of urbanization; and improved transportation and infrastructure.

"As the world changes, we change with it. In providing an inter-disciplinary approach to educating our students and keeping our curriculum current, we have constantly strived to improve the marketability of our graduates.

"In the New York Times recently, W. Michael Cox, the former chief economist for the Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas, wrote about the growth of American service exports. Our nation does a really great job of exporting services, especially creative services. Our edge is nearly four to one in exporting architectural, construction, and engineering services. Our international advantages lie in our ability to innovate and create.

"Our goal is to be the most significant school of architecture in the nation. Our faculty and our alumni do much to help us achieve this goal. I'm confident that our graduates today will make many significant contributions. So, I am optimistic for you, as I am for my own daughter.

"Graduates, I challenge you to be inventive and creative. And, more important than anything, to find your passion and pursue it. In our constantly changing world, you have the ability to create your future—not conform to it.

"As your dean, I have the privilege of reminding you that you've just graduated from one of the best architecture schools in the nation, so you're off to a great start.

"Congratulations!"

COMMENCEMENT WISDOM FROM HAL BOX

Hal Box [B.Arch. '50], W. L. Moody, Jr. Centennial Professor Emeritus in Architecture, dean of the school of architecture from 1976 to 1992.

Professor Larry Speck, W. L. Moody, Jr. Centennial Professor in Architecture and Distinguished Teaching Professor, dean of the school of architecture from 1992 to 2001, gave the keynote address for our commencement ceremony.

Hal Box, W. L. Moody, Jr. Centennial Professor Emeritus in Architecture, dean of the school of architecture from 1976 to 1992, and a UTSOA alumnus from the class of 1950, was scheduled to give the keynote address. Due to illness, he was unable to participate. Read on for the inspiring thoughts he intended to share with our graduates and their families.

"What an exciting day.

"You parents and supporters have dreamed of this; you graduating students have worked hard for this. And here it is.

"What happens next?

"As you know..., these are unusual times as 60 million other college graduates enter the job market and where most of the building industry is depressed.

"Who says that's bad news?

"I want to congratulate you for your good fortune in graduating into this mess... because you are really lucky..., lucky because you have a special opportunity.

"Classes that graduate into normal times, take the plentiful normal jobs and have normal careers, and perhaps do not reach great heights.

"But you can have extraordinary careers because of what is ahead of you.

"Graduating into difficult times, as you are, is nothing new; the generation of architects before me graduated into the Great Depression where there was no work at all.

"Others graduated into wars where all the men were eligible to be drafted into combat--not able to become the professionals they planned to be for years.

"Make big plans like Daniel Burnham says, but remember what Hal says: don't be surprised when better plans come along. The universe will come up with better plans than you ever dreamed of. Be open to the unexpected.

Members of the Bachelor of Science in Interior Design class of 2010.

"Let me use a personal example. Graduating here sixty years ago this spring into normal times, I had a great job in Austin with one of the five modernist architects in Texas--a colleague of Charles Eames and Eero Saarinen. I could have worked there forever. But, four weeks after graduation, the Korean War started, and I was about to be drafted into combat. Instead, since I liked airplanes, I got a job designing military aircraft and enjoyed the elegant design issues they offered. Finally, it seemed better to go seek a commission in the part of the Navy that did construction, and at age 23, I was a naval officer in charge of 12 million dollars worth of construction—about 200 million in today's dollars for buildings, roads, and bridges.

"It was great leadership experience, and without having been forced into that role, I doubt that I would ever have had the audacity to start my own office or to be dean of a school. Whatever happens to you next, think of that example and be open to the unexpected. Today, it may look bad, but it might be wonderful. Be open to the unexpected.

"An earlier example of a better plan coming along was the summer I took off after third-year design for a great job as a musician in Dallas, but I got a call from an architect in San Antonio who asked me to come to work for him. I had never heard of the architect nor I had even met a real architect, but I wanted to be one, so I said I'd come. The architect turned out to be O'Neil Ford, the most influential architect in the Southwest. Several of us lived and worked in his house by the river called Willow Way, a kind of 'Texas Taliesin,' where Ford changed my life and became my mentor for the next 35 years. Be open to the unexpected. You never can tell what's going to happen.

Members of the Master of Science in Community and Regional Planning class of 2010.

"In order to take advantage of some of these unexpected opportunities, you need to be aware of your extraordinary capabilities. You have been educated and trained in this top school of architecture so that you have professional knowledge and skills that will carry you to successful careers. Yet, to really achieve, you may need to turn on your super charger. That super charger is called audacity. It's a powerful force particularly when used quietly—with determination behind it.

"Audacity is powerful, use it.

"Tim Blonkvist [B.Arch. '81], one of our high performing graduates, wanted to work in New York for I. M. Pei, but couldn't even get an appointment. So he simply waited in Pei's reception room for three days until he showed his portfolio, got the job, and did his three-year residency there.

"When James Pratt, of Pratt, Box and Henderson, went to London for his first visit, he knocked on the door of the famous architectural historian Nikolaus Pevsner and asked him what he should see in London. Pevsner took him to lunch and took him on a tour. Pratt got a job in Zurich after graduating, where he knocked on the door of the famous modern theorist Sigfried Giedeon hoping to meet the great man. Mrs. Giedeon answered the door and said Mr. Geideon was not in, but that if he needed a room to rent in Zurich, they had such a room. So he lived with the Giedeons for a year.

Members of the Master of Landscape Architecture class of 2010.

"Achieving these goals would never have happened without a little humble audacity.

"One of our graduates walked into a bar... and started talking to two guys who turned out to also be architects. They had heard about a competition to design the great Alexandria library in Cairo due in a few weeks. They had the audacity to enter it, even though the time was short and one was headed back to Oslo, one to Australia, and one to the U.S. The fax machine was new then, and they found that in three different time zones, they could work 24 hours a day by faxing the drawings around the world. They won the competition; the building is built. They have done major museums and concert halls around the world and are doing the National September 11 Memorial and Museum at ground zero. The graduate's name is Craig Dykers [B.Arch. '85]; their now famous firm is Snøhetta. Be open to the unexpected. You never can tell what's going to happen.

"Another personal example: I answered the phone as a young architect one day to hear a man at the national AIA asking me to write a book on the architecture of Texas and Dallas for the upcoming 1962 Convention. It seemed like an exciting thing to do, even though it took every friend I had to finish the book. It received great reviews, and it gave me a valuable credential ten years later in a career change. Be open to the unexpected. You never can tell what will happen.

"My partner and I, in our late twenties, had the audacity to redesign downtown Dallas and present it to the public. We did drawings and models in the basement of the Dallas Museum of Art for three years of weekends and produced an exhibition and a film. The mayor was so thrilled that he sent telegrams to 400 civic leaders to come see our presentation. They came..., and the next day, we were pictured on the front page of the Dallas Morning News—with the lead article on the right and a front page editorial endorsing our plan on the left. Parts of the plan were even built. You never can tell what's going to happen when you use audacity and a lot of hard work.

Members of the Master of Architecture (First Professional) class of 2010.

"A week later, a leading developer called us and said, "I own 6.2 acres of downtown Dallas, and I'd like you to tell me what to do with it." We negotiated a contract for a year's planning work..., and with that, opened our office as architects and urban designers in 1958. You never can tell what's going to happen.

"One Sunday, I was working in the yard and needed to get something at the drug store, where I saw a former client and his family all dressed up after church. I tried to hide, but he saw me and said, 'Hal, have you ever designed a college dormitory?' I said, 'No, but I'd like to.' He said, 'Come by my office on Monday.' I did and our firm designed handsome dormitories for seven state universities from New Mexico to Oregon over a period of years. Be open to the unexpected.

"I answered the phone another day to hear a man from the University of Texas at Arlington ask me if I would start a school of architecture there. I told him that I had never thought of such a thing, even though it was certainly needed in the largest urban area in the country without an architecture school.

"UT Arlington called again after my career high project was stopped, so I said that I would come out and talk to them.... Then, talk about audacity..., from only a professional background, I accepted the job as dean and wrote the catalog for four design disciplines, hired the faculty, started the library, and designed and built the buildings as the school grew to 600 students and received accreditation. I had become an academic and loved it. Be open to the unexpected. If you can't realize your dream, find another dream.

Members of the Master of Architecture (Post-Professional) and Master of Science in Urban Design class of 2010.

"After receiving a couple of letters from the search committee at UT Austin asking me to apply for the dean's position and my answering each with, 'Thank you, but I'm happy where I am,' I got a call from a former professor saying, 'Box, you're being rude, come down and talk to these people.' I said I would..., and here I am. Given a choice of what to do, always make the most exciting choice. Be open to the unexpected. Keep your audacity under cover, but let it help you.

"In closing, I want to say that I'm very proud of you, and that I urge you to add these tools to your tool chest:

  • Always, always, do the most exciting thing—take the most exciting option. If your first dream doesn't work out, get another dream.
  • Use audacity to quietly supercharge your quest.
  • Be open to the unexpected. You never can tell what's going to happen.

"I wish you much success. And most of all, I wish you great happiness in your career..., and in your life.

"Happiness will always be your most important asset."

2009-2010 STUDENT, FACULTY, AND STAFF AWARDS

Front row: Li Tong and Emily Freeman, Master of Science in Historic Preservation; back row: Associate Professor Michael Holleran and Dean Fritz Steiner.

The UT Austin School of Architecture recognized the following award-winning students, faculty, and staff at the May 22 commencement ceremony. Congratulations to all.


American Institute of Architects Awards (presented by Michael Cowan, AIA, President, Austin Chapter AIA) — Awarded for scholarship and professional promise to graduating students in first professional degree programs.

First Award: The Henry Adams Medal
Charles Julius Franck and Kayla Michele Lyssy, Bachelor of Architecture
Kevin Eric Johnson, Master of Architecture

Second Award: The Henry Adams Certificate
Everett Mark Hollander, Bachelor of Architecture
Jason Paul Haskins, Master of Architecture


American Society of Landscape Architects Awards (presented by Kimberly D. Terrell, President, Texas Chapter ASLA) — Awarded for scholarship and professional promise to graduating students in landscape architecture.

Certificate of Honor
Don Bruce Xu, Master of Landscape Architecture

Certificate of Merit
Ryan John Buckley, Master of Landscape Architecture


Alpha Rho Chi Medal — Awarded to a graduating student in architecture who has shown ability for leadership, performed willing service for the school, and has promise of professional merit.

Nina Marie Wilson, Bachelor of Architecture


Front row: Christine Konstantinidis, Justin Dowhower, Stefan Bader, and Julia Raish, Master of Science in Sustainable Design; back row: Associate Professor Steven Moore and Dean Fritz Steiner.

Oglesby Prize — Travel fellowship awarded each year to a professional degree candidate in architecture for distinction in architectural design.

Matthew Lee Montry, Bachelor of Architecture


Certificates of Achievement — Awarded to degree candidates in recognition of outstanding scholastic achievement (4.0 grade point average in all coursework leading to a degree).

Ahmed Bah' El-Deen Abukhater and Eric Lane Marsh, Ph.D. in Community and Regional Planning
Emily Paige Freeman, Master of Science in Historic Preservation
Charles Julius Franck, Bachelor of Architecture

Kayla Michele Lyssy, Bachelor of Architecture


Landscape Architecture

Faculty Design Award in Landscape Architecture
Don Bruce Xu, Master of Landscape Architecture

Award for Overall Scholarship in Landscape Architecture
Ryan John Buckley, Master of Landscape Architecture

Award for Exceptional Service in Landscape Architecture
Janice Nancy Nicol, Master of Landscape Architecture


Outstanding Professional Report/Thesis/Dissertation/Master's Design Study — Awarded to graduating students whose terminal research project deserves special commendation.

Kristi Katherine Marks, Master of Science in Sustainable Design
Eric Lane Marsh, Ph.D. in Community and Regional Planning
Ida Polzer, Master of Architecture
Shawn Michael Strange, Master of Science in Community and Regional Planning
Li Tong, Master of Science in Historic Preservation
Dongwoo Yang, Master of Science in Community and Regional Planning


Sabina Mora, Master of Science in Community and Regional Planning.

Trisha Wilson Awards for Interior Design — Awarded to graduating students for scholarship and professional promise in interior design.

Certificate of Merit
Sarah Jean Ellis, Bachelor of Science in Interior Design

Certificate of Honor
Yi-Hsin Kang, Bachelor of Science in Interior Design


Community and Regional Planning Outstanding Student — Awarded to a graduating student in planning who has exhibited the best overall achievement in the classroom and in service to the school.

Natasha Allyn Phillips, Master of Science in Community and Regional Planning


School of Architecture Outstanding Scholarship Award (Projects/Built Work)Kevin Alter and Ernesto Cragnolino

School of Architecture Outstanding Service AwardCharlton Lewis

School of Architecture Outstanding Teacher Award (studio)Juan Miró

School of Architecture Outstanding Teacher Award (lecture)Bjørn Sletto

School of Architecture Outstanding Scholarship Award (Research/Writing)Danilo Udovicki-Selb

Graduate Research Assistant AwardStefan Bader

School of Architecture Outstanding Lab Assistant AwardElizabeth Beecherl

School of Architecture Outstanding Teaching Assistant AwardsJenni Minner and Sabina Mora

School of Architecture Outstanding Staff AwardElizabeth Schaub


To view a video of the commencement speeches and award recognition, click here.

SUMMER ACADEMY IN ARCHITECTURE

The Summer Academy in Architecture "bridge project" is a popular annual event in the Goldsmith Hall courtyard. Photo by Justin Banda.

On June 1, Summer Academy Director Kevin Alter officially kicked off the 2010 Summer Academy in Architecture, which runs through Friday, July 9.

The Summer Academy provides a unique insight to an architectural education and the architectural profession. The academy enables high school students, college students, people pondering a career change, and people returning to work after a hiatus to answer the question: "Should I pursue an education in architecture?"

This year, there are 90 students, representing a wide variety of ages, backgrounds, and experiences. Some statistics are:

  • 37 students interested in potentially studying architecture as undergraduates
  • 53 students interested in potentially studying architecture as graduates
  • 52 women
  • 38 men
  • youngest student – 17
  • oldest student – 56
  • 5 students from abroad: Mexico, Singapore, and Thailand

The five-week course focuses on a series of individual design projects that introduce students to many of the important aspects of architecture and encourage personal exploration. The identity of a place—what it feels like and what it means to us—arises from qualities that are both visual and non-visual. Under this premise, the academy encourages design solutions that are grounded in an investigation of experience and perception.

Academy students are provided individual studio space in which to work. Particular attention is paid to introducing and developing skills in drawing and modeling designs, and students are encouraged to explore other means of representation such as photographic processes, painting, writing, and full-scale constructions.

This year's academy instructors and teaching assistants include UTSOA alumni and current students.

Summer Academy Instructors:

  • Kevin Moore - Instructor Coordinator [M.Arch. '09]
  • David Branch [M.Arch. '09]
  • Matt Leach [M.Arch. '11 candidate]
  • Aurora McClain [M.Arch. '10]
  • Joel Nolan [M.Arch. '09]
  • Peter Raab [M.Arch. '07]
  • Mike W. Smith [M.S.A.S. '93]
  • Dan Sylvester [M.Arch. '10]

Teaching Assistants:

  • Kathleen Chu
  • Joseph Cox
  • Melanie Raines
  • Emily Teng [B.Arch. '10]

On June 2, students gathered in the courtyard to test their first assignment, the popular "bridge project," in which they design and construct bridges using only cardboard, string, and dowel rods.

100: TRACES & TRAJECTORIES

CENTENNIAL PREVIEW

UTSOA studio, date unknown.

Three special exhibitions are being planned to celebrate our centennial year.

Faculty Work Exhibition — September 2010
Professor Kevin Alter and Assistant Professor Francisco Gomes will co-curate a faculty exhibition, which will highlight recent practice-based efforts by current faculty members, acknowledging design practice as an integral part of the school's research activities. Each faculty member is invited to submit a significant single project that best represents his or her area of focus, design investigations, and design interests. The categories include built work, project, competition, exhibition design, book, and furniture.

Envisioning Austin's Future Exhibition — October 2010
Curated by Associate Professor Dean Almy, this exhibition will showcase professional and academic work by faculty and students in multiple disciplines. The featured work either will have had an effect on the structure and space of Austin over time or proposes a new agenda for the city's urban future.

Alumni Exhibition — November 2010
Curated by Texas Architect editor Stephen Sharpe, this exhibit will feature prominent work from UTSOA alumni and will be displayed in the Mebane Gallery in Goldsmith Hall throughout the month of November.

CENTENNIAL PLANNING

Make your travel plans now! Hotel blocks are available. Click here for more information.

Registration will be open soon. Keep checking the centennial web site for more information – space will be limited, so register early.

SUPPORT UTSOA

FACULTY GIVING CAMPAIGN

Hosting a faculty campaign within the campus-wide Campaign for Texas, the School of Architecture has achieved a 92 percent participation rate among its faculty in six months.

The School of Architecture's campaign, Designing the Future, with a goal of $21.5 million, is a component of the university's $3 billion fundraising target.

A portion of the $71,600 donated by faculty has been designated to specific programs and endowments. Faculty will determine the use of the remaining funds.

Rick Archer, FAIA [B.Arch. '79], chairman of the school's campaign and founding principal of Overland Partners, an award-winning architecture firm based in San Antonio, suggested the faculty campaign and chose Associate Professor Larry Doll and Professor Terry Kahn to lead the effort.

"The faculty is the lifeblood of the school, and they are all so deeply committed to its mission," says Archer. "The campaign would not have been complete without their involvement. Their leadership in this is natural, given their remarkable leadership at the school."

"Given the fact that we're in a depressed economy and that fewer than 30 percent of faculty in the School of Architecture received salary increases in 2009, the resulting 92 percent participation is quite significant," says Doll. "In reaching such a high participation rate, I believe we can inspire donors to participate in the overall campaign."

The school's undergraduate and graduate programs rank fifth in the nation.

FRIENDS OF ARCHITECTURE

When's the next FOA tour?

For now, our tours are on hiatus, as we shift our focus to this year's School of Architecture centennial celebration 100: Traces & Trajectories. Please join us Friday and Saturday, November 5–6, 2010, for this once-in-a-lifetime anniversary. Stay tuned in 2011 for the next FOA adventure.

ALUMNI CONNECTIONS

ALUMNI EVENTS

We want you to stay involved and connected to the school, so please join us for one of our upcoming alumni events:


  • National Trust Conference Reception
    Friday, October 29, 2010 (tentative)
    Austin, Texas

We are continuing our effort to find (and maintain) the most accurate contact information for all of our alumni. Stay in touch with former classmates—update your record and contact preferences by logging on to the university's online alumni directory.

More details will be available on the School of Architecture alumni web page as events approach. If you have questions, please do not hesitate to contact Stacy Manning at smanning@austin.utexas.edu or 512.471.0617.

CAREER RESOURCES FOR ALUMNI

Did you know that as an alumnus of the University of Texas, you have access to valuable career tools such as AccessUT and Texas Exes Career Services?

AccessUT is an online job and internship database within the university's Hire Texas website that allows students and alumni to view postings from employers searching for their next hire. It also provides employers a free, centralized place to post professional, career-related job and internship opportunities for students and alumni.

The Texas Exes offers important career services such as one-on-one career consultations, resumé critiques, coaching, online career assessment tools, seminars, job-searching resources, networking opportunities, and a Virtual Career Center.

EVENTS

For the full schedule and latest updates, check out the online UTSOA Calendar.

EXHIBIT

May 17 – August 25
Mebane Gallery, Goldsmith Hall

"Student Design Excellence Award Projects"

EXHIBIT

German Historical Museum, I.M. Pei, Berlin, Germany, 2003.

February 1 - August 13
Visual Resources Collection
Sutton Hall 3.128 (Monday-Friday, 8:00-5:00)

"Rigorous Vision: Capturing Contemporary Architecture, Photographs by Lawrence Speck"

The photographs in the exhibit, "Rigorous Vision: Capturing Contemporary Architecture," represent a small subset of the thousands of images that Professor Lawrence Speck has contributed to the School of Architecture's Visual Resources Collection.

Either on the fly, or as part of a pilgrimage with a planned itinerary, Speck has captured the formal qualities of contemporary public space in the United States, Europe, and Asia. He is "...particularly attracted to buildings of our own time and to public buildings that embody the character and aspirations of a particular institution or culture."

CAMPUS SUSTAINABILITY SYMPOSIUM

September 9–10
Location: Bass Lecture Hall

The Center for Sustainable Development, the Office of Sustainability, and the Campus Environmental Center will host a two-day event, September 9–10, 2010, showcasing UT Austin's sustainability-related research and operations initiatives.



Funding for lectures and exhibits is provided in part by: Brightman/York Endowed Lecture Series in Interior Design, Edwin W. and Alyce O. Carroll Centennial Lectureship in Architecture, Bluford Walter Crain Centennial Endowed Lectureship, Gensler Exhibitions Endowment, Herbert M. Greene Centennial Lectureship in Architecture, The Wolf and Janet Jessen Centennial Lectureship in Architecture, Karl Kamrath Lectureship in Architecture, Jane Marie Tacquard Patillo Centennial Lectureship, Edwin A. Schneider Centennial Lectureship in Architecture, School of Architecture Exhibitions Fund, and Wilsonart Endowed Lecture Series in Interior Design.

CONTACTS

In this fast-paced world, there's a lot of news to keep up with. We know you are doing great things, and we rely on you not only to share your stories, but also to keep us up-to-date so that we can share our stories with you. Alumni, please send your news and contact updates to Associate Director of Constituent and Alumni Relations Stacy Manning at smanning@austin.utexas.edu. Students, faculty, and staff may send updates to eNews editor Pamela Peters at p.peters@mail.utexas.edu.


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