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Tressa Parkes

Hi! I am studying Architecture and Entrepreneurship. I am the Senator for the College of Architecture and Planning, and love helping students create the educational experience they want. I am also a board member for Women in Business and work on recruitment, philanthropy and social media. I am a lover of plants, dogs, travel, art, photography

Tressa Parkes




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Art and Visual Perception- Rudolph Arnheim

Ways of Seeing- John Berger

Interaction of Color- Josef Albers

Laws of Seeing- Wolfgang Metzger

The Elements of Typographic Style- Robert Bringhurst

Architecture: Form, Space, and Order- By Francis D. K. Ching

Architecture: A World History- Daniel Borden, Jerzy Elzanowski, Joni Taylor, Stephanie Tuerk

Sustainable Design: A Critical Guide (Architecture Briefs)- David Bergman

Modern Architecture Since 1900- William J.R. Curtis

Sketching for Architecture + Interior Design- Stephanie Travis

The Secret Lives of Color by Kassia St. Clair


Abstract: The Art of Design

The World’s Most Extraordinary Homes

Amazing Interiors


Tent City U.S.A

The Architect and The Painter

Sketches of Frank Gehry


Changing Places- College of Architecture + Planning Podcast

The podcast that believes places are powerful agents of positive social transformation. Join Dean Keith Diaz Moore from the University of Utah’s College of Architecture + Planning as he takes you behind the teaching, research and practice at the leading edge of innovation occurring in our College. Through informal conversations, you will learn the emerging issues, why you should care and what you can do about them to change our world for the better.


Architectural Studies - Major

Art - Major/ Minor

Art History - Major/ Minor

Arts Technology - Minor/ Certificate

Ballet - Major/ Certificate

Book Arts - Minor/ Certificate

Ceramics - Minor

Classical Civilization - Minor

Design - Major/ Minor

Digital Culture Studies - Certificate

Digital Photography - Minor

Documentary Studies - Minor

Drawing - Minor

Environmental and Sustainability Studies - Major/ Minor

Film and Media Arts - Major



Last Updated: 9/21/21