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University of Texas at Austin

September 12, 2011

Professor Richard Cleary, Page Southerland Page Fellow in Architecture, has been honored with a 2011 University of Texas System Regents' Outstanding Teaching Award.
Established by the UT System Board of Regents in 2008, the awards reward outstanding classroom performance by contingent, tenure track, and tenured faculty members. The awards, which range from $15,000 to $30,000, are considered to be among the highest cash prizes offered in higher education in the country.

The August 2011 issue of Landscape Architecture Magazine highlights the UTSOA/University Co-op Materials Resource Center in the School of Architecture in Dan Jost's article, http://archives.asla.org/lamag/education.html "Material Evidence." Jost writes about the growing trend to maintain materials collections within various universities' schools of architecture to promote "hands-on learning."

Established in the fall of 2001, the  Materials Lab encompasses the materials collection, gallery/exhibition space, classrooms, and the Architectural Conservation Lab.

Professor Larry Speck's and Professor Richard Cleary's new book, The University of Texas at Austin: The Campus Guide, has just been published by Princeton Architectural Press as part of their campus guide series.

The Phillips Residence, designed by Professor Michael Garrison, Cass Gilbert Centennial Teaching Fellow in Architecture, has been awarded a LEED Platinum rating by the U.S. Green Building Council. The residence is one of the first houses in Austin to receive this rating.

Dean Fritz Steiner's book, Design for a Vulnerable Planet, was reviewed in the August/September 2011 edition of Planning magazine.

The Fondation Le Corbusier in Paris has invited Associate Professor Danilo Udovicki-Selb to take part in one of three conferences in October (Istanbul, Athens, and Naples), to be held on the occasion of the hundredth anniversary of Le Corbusier's "journey to the east."

Alterstudio recently received five http://www.dreamhomeawards.com, 2011 Dream Home Silver Design Awards. http://alterstudio.net/  Alterstudio includes Associate Dean Kevin Alter, Lecturer Ernesto Cragnolino [B.Arch. & B.Arch.Eng. '97], Tim Whitehill [B.Arch. '02], and Matt Slusarek[M.Arch. '05]. Russell Krepart [M.Arch. '02] worked with Alterstudio on the Scout Island Residence. UTSOA alum Tracey Overbeck Stead [B.S.I.D. '97] was the interior designer on the Cascadera Residence.

Assistant Professors Tamie Glass and Ulrich Dangel have received a http://www.dreamhomeawards.com/ 2011 Dream Home Silver Design Award for the remodel of a 1980s residence originally designed by former School of Architecture dean Alan Taniguchi. Effective September 1, 2011, Dangel will be promoted to associate professor.

Associate Professor Vincent Snyder's Urban Reserve 22 Residence was recently profiled in ArchDaily.com.

Assistant Professor Elizabeth Mueller's article, "Looking for Home after Katrina: Postdisaster Housing Policy and Low-Income Survivors," co-authored with Holly Bell, Beth Brunsma Chang, and John Henneberger, was recently published in the Journal of Planning Education and Research (JPE). Effective September 1, 2011, Mueller will be promoted to associate professor.

Senior Lecturer Steve Ross [M.S.A.S. '90] was profiled by Alcalde magazine in an article by Mike Agresta titled "Building a Better Framework."

Lecturer Mark Simmons, UTSOA alum Lars Stanley [M.Arch. '03], and the Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center were featured in a story titled "Making Every Raindrop Count," in the August 25, 2011, edition of The New York Times.

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