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University of Texas at Austin

April 22, 2016

This summer, after fifteen years of dedicated service to The University of Texas at Austin, Dean Fritz Steiner will be leaving the School of Architecture to serve as dean of PennDesign at the University of Pennsylvania, his alma mater. Elizabeth Danze, UTSOA professor and Associate Dean of Graduate Programs, will serve as interim dean for the school effective July 1. 

Assistant Professors Kory Bieg and Clay Odom won the FIU Emerging Architect’s Initiative to design a rooftop canopy for the Bernard Tschumi designed FIU School of Architecture building.

 Kory Bieg also won the Field Constructs Design Competition for his project Hybroot, which was installed in the Circle Acres Nature Preserve in Austin last fall.



Matt Fajkus, Assistant Professor and principal architect of Matt Fajkus Architecture, has been invited to speak at the Façade Tectonic: Forum San Antonio on April 7th. 


Assistant Professor Petra Liedl served as editor of the recently-published, bilingual (English and German) book, EnergyXChange: Munich and Austin As Regional Centers for Sustainable Innovation, and organized a symposium of the same name as part of her Donald Harrington Faculty Fellowship in 2012- 2013.



Gabriel Díaz Montemayor gave a lecture entitled, "Service Studios: Public Space and Academia," at the VII International Congress on Architecture and Design organized by the Marista University of Merida in the state of Yucatan, Mexico. Montemayor also presented a paper, "Hybrid Ecological and Sustainable Mobility Networks for Northern Mexico," at the 46th Urban Affairs Association Conference held in San Diego 

Steven Moore, Co-Director of the Graduate Program in Sustainable Design, recently delivered the keynote address at the Annual Doctor of Design, DDes Symposium at the Harvard Graduate School of Design.

Allan Shearer, Co-Director of the Center for Sustainable Development, authored "Abduction to Argument: A Framework of Design Thinking," for the current issue of Landscape Journal.



Professor Wilfried Wang guest-edited two consecutive issues of the Japanese architectural journal A+U, on the work of Sigurd Lewerentz. Wang also co-curated, with Adjunct Associate Professor Barbara Hoidn, the upcoming exhibition,DEMO:POLIS–The Right to Public Space, at the Akademie der Künste, Berlin.

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