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Smilja Milovanovic-Bertram

Assistant Professor 

School of Architecture

UT Austin

My teaching philosophy bridges practice-based design issues concerning technology and materials with imagination and creativity, positioning students as both thinkers and makers. There is great satisfaction in seeing students who struggle in design studio turn their projects around and develop confidence as designers. Also, it is rewarding to receive comments from graduates regarding how helpful studio exercises become in professional practice, in real world settings.