School of Architecture Graduates


L. Ashley McLain, Master’s, Community & Regional Planning, 1997

One of my most memorable moments was interviewing Professor Peter Coltman for the Nexus newsletter. Professor Coltman was one of UT Community & Regional Planning’s first students and he told me about about his arrival in Austin. He came from South Africa and there was a mix up in admissions on his arrival, so he had to survive on a mere 47 cents a day until his scholarship was straightened out. This was soon after World War II! 50+ years later, Professor Coltman taught me about Context-Sensitive Design which shaped the way I hear and respond to the beliefs and opinions of those around me – this is a central tenet of ethical urban planning.

Tim Taylor, Doctorate, Architecture, 1979

I entered graduate school in ‘71 for the wrong reason…bad job market. It turned out to be the best thing that ever happened to me. I fell in love with learning! Read more. . .

Susan Morehead, Master's: Architectural History & Theory, 1997

I went to graduate school as a grandmother, joining my four children — two undergraduates, two in graduate school — and my husband, a professor, all at UT Austin. Read more. . .


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