The purpose of the architecture degree program is to educate students for leadership positions within the profession of architecture. Within a broad curriculum, design as a discipline and a process is emphasized. Students are encouraged to give rich visual and material substance to both theoretical and pragmatic ideas. The context for design at The University of Texas at Arlington focuses on the contemporary urban condition, a viewpoint especially appropriate for a school at the heart of a diverse, expanding and internationally oriented region like the Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex.
Career Development Information
Program of Architecture: Architect Licensing Advisor, Professor Heath MacDonald
Professor Heath MacDonald, the Architect Licensing Advisor (formerly the IDP Coordinators Program), serves the UTA Architecture Program to facilitate the flow of information to architecture students, licensure candidates, and architects about licensure and reciprocity.
For many licensure candidates, licensing advisors provide the first glimpse into the licensure process, providing tips and guidance along the way. Similar to a supervisor or mentor, you can look to your advisor for first-hand knowledge about earning AXP hours, passing the ARE, NCARB certification, and meeting your jurisdiction’s licensure requirements.