***NEW MEETING LOCATION - 700 DAWSON RD***
"UT Austin Master Plan & New Dell Medical School District"
by UT School of Architecture Dean Frederick "Fritz" Steiner
introduction by Lion Mac Ragsdale
Dean Frederick ‘Fritz’ Steiner will review the new UT campus master and landscape plans, which provide the framework for the new Dell Medical School District. Additionally, the design of the medical school district will be described.
Frederick Steiner is the dean of the School of Architecture and Henry M. Rockwell Chair in Architecture, The University of Texas at Austin (UT).
Previously, he was director of the School of Planning and Landscape Architecture, College of Architecture and Environmental Design, Arizona State University (ASU) and taught planning, landscape architecture, and environmental science at Washington State University, the University of Colorado-Denver, and the University of Pennsylvania.
As a Fulbright-Hays scholar in 1980, he conducted research on ecological planning at the Wageningen University, The Netherlands. In 1998, he was a Rome Prize Fellow in Historic Preservation at the American Academy in Rome. He was a visiting professor at Tsinghua University in Beijing, China, from 2005 to 2007.
He is a Fellow of the American Society of Landscape Architects.
Dean Steiner has worked with local, state, and federal agencies on diverse environmental plans and designs. He served on the Citizens Advisory Task Force for the Imagine Austin Comprehensive Plan from 2009 to 2012 which resulted in the city’s first plan since 1979. Dean Steiner was the second president of the new National Academy of Environmental Design, and is past president of the Hill Country Conservancy (a land trust), and past chair of Envision Central Texas (a non-government regional planning organization), having served on its board of directors and executive committee since ECT was established in 2002 until 2011.
He teaches courses in the areas of environmental impact assessment, landscape analysis, and landscape architecture theory. 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 received an honorary M.Phil. in Human Ecology from the College of the Atlantic.