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The School of Art occupies approximately 66,000 sq. feet. within the Art and Architecture Building. The building is home to School of Art (Studio Art, Graphic Design, and Art History) and the College of Architecture (Architecture and Interior and Landscape Design) who occupy extensive studio/classroom/office space surrounding a huge, open, commons space, filled with natural light.

Art & Architecture Building

The Art and Architecture Building, one of the finest facilities in the country, has 161,650 square feet of space. The building includes a 125-seat auditorium and a smaller lecture hall (both with state of the art media equipment); several other lecture rooms; a large, enclosed commons area; a gallery and sculpture court; studios; classrooms; Media Pool equipment rental; photo labs; woodshop; print shop; digital labs; offices; a slide library and a visual resources center; a branch of the UT Book and Supply Store; and an Einstein’s Bagels.

Building Hours

Monday through Friday 7 a.m.- 11 p.m.
Saturday 8 a.m.-8 p.m.
Sunday noon- 6 p.m.
Closed holidays

After-Hours Access Requirements

After-hours access to the Art and Architecture Building is by electronic security system only. Art students who need access to the building when it is not open must come by the Art Office and request that their Student ID be activated. Entrance to the building during the hours the security system is activated is through the loading dock door at the northwest corner of the building, the southwest entrance, or through the small door located to the west of the main entrance doors on the 2nd floor. If the red light is on, the Student ID should be scanned with the magnetic strip facing the slot. The red light should then turn green and allow the door to be opened. Students encountering problems with the scanning system should notify the Art Office.

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