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The Graduate Experience

March 29 @ 9:00 am - March 30 @ 10:00 am

Below is an overview of the day we have planned (please note: event details may change-please check back for any updates as the date approaches). To RSVP:  please email Lorilie Spegar to confirm your participation as an admitted student of one of our graduate programs.

The Graduate Experience

Exploring advanced degrees in Architecture + Planning

Friday, March 29, 2019

9:00 – 10:00

Welcome to the College of Architecture + Planning/Breakfast (Rm 129)

Dean Keith Diaz Moore

10:00 – 11:30

Deep Dive into the Master’s Programs

Master of City & Metropolitan Planning (Rm 129) – Chair Stacy Harwood

Master of Architecture (Rm 128) – Chair Mimi Locher, Grad Advisor Linda Bastyr

11:30 – 12:30

Visit the College of Architecture + Planning Career Fair/Tour the CA+P Building

The college’s annual Career Fair is also happening today.  Representatives from over 30 agencies and firms will be in the building to discuss internship and full-time employment opportunities.  Many of these representatives are college alums.  This will be an excellent opportunity to connect with people you might work with during school and after graduation.

12:45 – 2:00              Meet on the window side of the main gallery (“the Bailey”) to walk to lunch

Lunch with Current Students                               Spencer F. Eccles Business Building, Rm. 7180

Lunch is hosted by some of our current M.Arch and MCMP students includes a presentation on dual degree and graduate certificate opportunities in Real Estate Development, a program that our college co-hosts with the Business School.

2:00 – 2:30

Take TRAX to downtown

2:30 – 3:30

Tour of GSBS                                                                                                     375 West 200 South

For over 39 years, GSBS has been one of Utah’s leading architecture and planning firms.  A leader in sustainable design and planning, GSBS applies a paradigm of Sustainable Design Excellence to planning and building projects throughout the Intermountain West.  To see a portfolio of their work, go to


3:30 – 4:30

CA+P Downtown Studio – Ford Building                                   280 South 400 West, Suite 150

Opening just this semester, the college now has a studio classroom space in the historic Ford Building in downtown Salt Lake, a space it shares with the offices of the Utah chapters of the American Institute of Architects and the American Society of Landscape Architects.  A studio class will be meeting at the time of our visit; observe the class, talk with the students, get something to drink, or just relax.

4:30 – 5:00

Walk/Bus to MHTN

5:00 – 5:45

Tour of MHTN                                                                                420 East South Temple, Suite 100

MHTN is an integrated multi-disciplinary firm providing architectural, interior design, landscape, planning, and urban design services. The firm was founded on values of leadership and innovation with specializations in civic, cultural, commercial, mixed use, healthcare, higher education, K-12 education.  Go to to see some of their projects.


Walk to Thomas Monson Building

6:00 – 7:30

Dinner at Thomas Monson Building                                                       411 East South Temple

A historic mansion on Salt Lake’s fabled South Temple Street, the Monson Building is home to the Kem Gardner Policy Institute, the university’s premiere research center focused on economic, demographic, and policy research.  Dr. Pam Perlich, the Institute’s Director of Demographic Research, will be our host.


Take TRAX/walk back to campus OR explore downtown

Saturday, March 30,,2019

9:00 – 10:00

Breakfast at Lassonde Studios with Mimi Locher & Stacy Harwood

Lassonde Studios is the home of the University of Utah’s entrepreneurship program. This facility provides live/work spaces for students across campus interested in integrating entrepreneurial dimensions into their college degree programs. Many of the Architecture, Design, and Planning students in our college are involved at Lassonde.


March 29 @ 9:00 am
March 30 @ 10:00 am


University of Utah College of Architecture + Planning
375 South 1530 East
Salt Lake City, UT 84112 United States
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