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Matt Fajkus, AIA, LEED AP

Assistant Professor and Fellow of the Center for Sustainable Development

School of Architecture

UT Austin

In today's fast-changing world, it is important to create a classroom environment in which students can thrive by learning to think critically and develop their own processes for solving problems. Rather than simply learning particular design techniques, architects will increasingly need to understand their role within larger environmental contexts to affect sustainable and positive change across sectors. As such, my teaching philosophy is based upon inspiring students to think holistically and challenge convention in their research and design.