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ICYMI: Elizabeth Danze, FAIA has been appointed interim dean of The University of Texas at Austin School of Architecture following dean Frederick “Fritz” Steiner's departure for The University of Pennsylvania School of Design this summer.

A celebrated architect and educator, Elizabeth's contributions to the school and to the field at large are numerous. An alumna of The University of Texas at Austin School of Architecture and the Yale School of Architecture, she is a Fellow of the American Institute of Architects, the recipient of The University of Texas System Regents’ Outstanding Teaching Award, and the Texas Society of Architects Edward J. Romieniec Award for Outstanding Educational Contributions. She is also a member of The University of Texas Academy of Distinguished Teachers.

Elizabeth has advanced the reputation of the School of Architecture through her extensive teaching and research, including contributions to numerous scholarly publications. She co-edited Architecture and Feminism and was co-editor and author of Psychoanalysis and Architecture [volume 33 of The Annual of Psychoanalysis] and CENTER 17: Space and Psyche.

Elizabeth brings the same vision, energy, and commitment to the role of interim dean as she has to her roles as professor, associate dean of graduate programs, and associate dean of undergraduate programs, as well as to her professional practice, Danze Blood Architects, an award-winning, Austin, Texas-based firm. In addition, Elizabeth has worked with renowned architects Larry Speck in Austin, Texas and Cesar Pelli and Fred Clarke of Pelli Clarke Pelli in New Haven, Connecticut.

She begins her appointment July 1, 2016.
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Read our latest eNews! #UTSOA #architectureschool #UTAustin
In this issue of eNews... We're doing a whole lot of celebrating! From a remarkable fifteen years with Dean Fritz Steiner, to the establishment of an endowment in honor of Nancy Kwallek, the creation of a living wall, to UTSOA students winning the 2016 HUD Innovation in Affordable Housing ...
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ICYMI: The UT Tower was recently lit burnt orange in honor of the winners of the 2016 HUD Innovation in Affordable Housing Student Design and Planning Competition!

Thank you to UTSOA professors Elizabeth Mueller, Jake Wegmann, Dean Almy, and Simon Atkinson for advising the winning student team, Brianna Garner-Frey, Tatum Lau, Megan Recher, Sarah Simpson, and Brett Clark.

For more details, please visit: http://soa.utexas.edu/headlines/utsoa-team-wins-hud-affordable-housing-competition
 
Light the Tower! 

Tonight, we're celebrating five national titles recently won by teams of students: 
The University of Texas at Austin Tower will turn orange April 27 to celebrate five national tiles recently won by Longhorns. Students from the McCombs School of Business and the School of Architecture competed in – and won – national championships at five different academic competitions.
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#UTSOA eNews is back! See what our students, faculty, staff, and alumni have been up to...
In This Issue of eNews... After an extended hiatus, eNews is back! Join us as we bid farewell to Dean Fritz Steiner, and hello to interim Dean Elizabeth Danze. Discover why Dean Steiner made a trip to Mexico City (and what he encountered there in Chapultepec Park) and explore exciting new ...
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This home of the future is powered by the sun (and #Longhorns). 

Now, the Nexushaus team needs your vote to help them win the Solar Decathlon. Cast your vote here: http://utex.as/1Pth387

Learn more about the cross-discipline collaboration turning the team’s vision into a reality: http://utex.as/1NH9riJ
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Threaded #architecture , how cool is that?
 
We're loving these awesome embroidered homes by Stephanie K. Clark. See her technique up close at the link.

http://www.thisiscolossal.com/2015/04/thread-architecture-stephanie-clark/
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#UTSOA Dean Fritz Steiner talks about his book, Human Ecology" on the Island Press blog.
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Congratulations to #UTSOA Assistant Professor Clay Odom, whose proposal for the Amsterdam Light Festival was selected as a finalist out of over 500 entries from 48 countries! #design #lighting  
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BREAKING: #UTSOA announces the establishment of the Dr. Nancy Panak Kwallek Endowed Chair in Design and Planning. Named in honor of Professor Kwallek, the longtime director of the school’s Interior Design Program and inaugural holder of the Gene Edward Mikeska Endowed Chair for Interior Design, the endowed chair will support visiting instructors who are practitioners from design and planning fields. Guest professors will be recognized leaders in #interiordesign , #architecture , #landscapearchitecture , and community and regional #planning , and will serve terms from one semester to two years.

As one of the most distinguished faculty appointments at a leading school of architecture, the endowed chair will attract some of the best and brightest designers and planners in the world. Their participation in the School of Architecture’s programs will underscore the school’s high standards of design, further its reputation, and benefit future generations of creators of the built environment.

READ MORE at http://soa.utexas.edu/headlines/utsoa-announces-endowed-chair-design-and-planning.

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The School of Architecture is pleased to announce the establishment of the Dr. Nancy Panak Kwallek Endowed Chair in Design and Planning. Named in honor of Professor Kwallek, the longtime director of the school's Interior Design Program and inaugural holder of the Gene Edward Mikeska Endowed ...
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#Therapydogs on campus yesterday--thanks, Divine Canines for bringing these friendly pups to play with our #UTSOA students. #woof #bestdayever  
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#UTSOA student and Rhodes Scholarship recipient Jessica Glennie is featured in today's issue of The Daily Texan. The #architecture senior is hoping to finish her rowing career at +The University of Texas at Austin on a high note.

Read on to hear about this #athlete 's plans for the future...
When New Zealand Governor-General Jerry Mateparae announced architecture senior Jessica Glennie as one of the recipients of the prestigious Rhodes Scholarship, Glennie almost didn’t realize what had happened.
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It's the last week to see #UTSOA 's #exhibition , "Modern #Architecture in #LatinAmerica : #Art , Technology, and Utopia," which closes on April 2. For more information about this exhibition and the lectures in our spring series, please click the link below.
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Introduction

We are a community of innovators committed to changing the world through thoughtful architecture, planning, and design.

Our Dean is Frederick R. Steiner, a fellow of the American Society of Landscape Architects [ASLA]. Dean Steiner received his Ph.D. and M.A. degrees in city and regional planning and a Master of Regional Planning from the University of Pennsylvania. He earned a Master of Community Planning and a B.S. in Design from the University of Cincinnati. Dean Steiner was also awarded an honorary M.Phil. in Human Ecology from the College of the Atlantic.

UTSOA has over 700 graduate and undergraduate students; 68 full-time faculty members renowned for their scholarship, research, and practice; and a group of dedicated staff who specialize in information technology, communications, financial analysis, course scheduling and advising, event planning, scholarship and endowment compliance, career guidance and job placement, development, and alumni relations.

Our student/faculty ratio is 13:1. In 2012, UTSOA’s undergraduate Architecture Program was ranked second in the nation according to DesignIntelligence. Our graduate Architecture Program was eleventh, and our Community and Regional Planning Program was fifteenth.

In 2013, DesignIntelligence ranked our undergraduate Architecture Program sixth; our graduate Architecture Program eleventh; our undergraduate Interior Design Program sixth; and our graduate Landscape Architecture Program thirteenth. In the Dean’s Survey, our aforementioned undergraduate Interior Design Program was ranked fourth “for excellent faculty, resources, and studio culture.”

Additionally, UTSOA Assistant Professor Hope Hasbrouck and Distinguished Teaching Professor Lawrence Speck were also recognized as being among DesignIntelligence’s “25 Most Admired Educators of 2012.” Associate Professor Allan Shearer was named one of the “30 Most Admired Educators” for 2013.

These rankings were updated in 2014, with UTSOA again placing in the top 10 for both our undergraduate [#4] and graduate [#10] Architecture Programs. UTSOA was the only public university to achieve this feat. Also of note: Assistant Professor Cisco Gomes was listed as one of 2014's "30 Most Admired Educators" in the country.

The school is located within the historical core of The University of Texas at Austin campus. We celebrated our centennial in 2010. As part of the 40 Acres, we occupy four buildings: Goldsmith Hall, Sutton Hall, Battle Hall, and the West Mall Office Building. Two of these buildings were were designed by Cass Gilbert and another by Paul Cret.

Cret was instrumental in the design for the campus master plan for The University of Texas at Austin. He served as consulting architect, with Herbert M. Greene [of Texas firm Greene, LaRoche, and Dahl] as associate architect. UT alumnus Robert Leon White was supervising architect for the project.

UTSOA proudly houses:

Our Austin Historical Survey Wiki is a partnership with The University of Texas at Austin School of Information, the City of Austin, and the Heritage Society of Austin. The wiki enables visitors to search for and contribute information about historic buildings, sites, and landscapes as part of a collaborative effort to share Austin’s history with others.

We also host our annual Summer Academy in Architecture, a community outreach program that introduces students of all ages [and all skill levels] to our field as a possible career. Summer Academy has an average student-to-teacher ratio of 10:1. The program helps students develop drawing and model-building skills; one assignment even includes constructing a sturdy cardboard bridge that is able to support the average human’s weight without adhesive.

Additionally, UTSOA is partnered with the Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center’s Sustainable SITES Initiative, which aims to use water management, biodiversity protection, and pollution reduction techniques based on green building standards set by the aforementioned City of Austin and the U.S. Green Building Council [USGBC]. SITES works to transform land development, site components, and management practices with a national rating system for sustainable landscapes.

UTSOA strives to be a leader for the future of the built environment. For more information, or to reach the school, please call us directly at: +1.512.471.1922.

Our mailing address is:

The University of Texas at Austin
School of Architecture
310 Inner Campus Drive Stop B7500
Austin, Texas 78712-1009
[USA]

Please also visit UTSOA’s home page to find out more about us, or email our Assistant Director for Constituent Relations, Lisa DeLosso, at: lisa [at] austin [dot] utexas [dot] edu.