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Advising Appointments


Transfer Orientation Advising: For the School of Architecture advising does not occur before attending orientation. More information regarding advising will be provided when you attend the college session on orientation day. 

Freshman Advising: At UT Arlington, Freshmen students are advised in the University Advising Center

See New Maverick Orientation

The goal of the academic advisor is to assist you in forming an academic plan consistent with your educational and career goals. See below to identify the applicable advisor:

Kelsey Childress

     Kelsey Childress
  Schedule Appointment 

Major Change Interests (non-majors)

  • Undergraduate Advisor: 
    • Bachelor of Science in Architecture
    • Bachelor of Science in Interior Design
  • Minor Advisor:
    • Environmental and Sustainable Studies
    • Urban Affairs
    • Architecture History

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 Click here to access the portfolio review requirements and process. Submitted portfolios will be reviewed by School of Architecture faculty members.

Barbara Saenz

     Barbara Saenz
Schedule Appointment

  • Graduate Advisor: 
    • Master of City and Regional Planning
    • PhD in Public Affairs and Public Policy
    • PhD in Urban Planning and Public Policy
  • Graduate Certificate Advisor:
    • Development Review
    • Geographic Information Systems

Ana Maria Peredo-Manor

Ana Peredo-Manor
Schedule Appointment

  • Graduate Advisor: 
    • Master of Architecture
    • Master of Landscape Architecture

Karolyn Field

     Karolyn Field
Schedule Appointment

  • Graduate Advisor: 
    • Master of Public Administration (campus)
    • Master of Public Administration (online)
  • Graduate Certificate Advisor:
    • Urban Nonprofit Management
    • Public Budgeting and Financial Management

Cheryl Donaldson

         Cheryl Donaldson
       Advising Supervisor


James Brown

         James Brown
   Schedule Appointment
    Academic Recruiter

Undergraduates: Please email to receive information about the School of Architecture.

Graduates: Please email the appropriate CAPPA Graduate Advisor above, based on program of interest.


Portfolios are only needed if a student has previously attended another architecture program and want to see if any courses can be used or if they are applying to the Path-B Masters program.

Undergraduate applicants: Please see our portfolio review requirements.

Graduate Architecture & Landscape Architecture applicants:

Graduate students needing portfolio review should submit a copy of their portfolio (do not send originals) no larger than 9” x 12” in a binder to the Architecture office:

College of Architecture, Planning and Public Affairs
ATTN: Graduate ARCH/MLA Advisor
601 W. Nedderman Dr., Suite 203
Arlington, TX 76019

Any portfolio you would like returned should be accompanied with a self-addressed / postage-paid envelope.