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Summit Panelist: Frederick Steiner

Frederick R. Steiner
June 11, 2016

Frederick R. Steiner, PhD, FASLA, FCELA
Dean of the School of Architecture and Henry M. Rockwell Chair in Architecture
University of Texas at Austin

Frederick R. Steiner is the dean of the School of Architecture and Henry M. Rockwell Chair in Architecture at The University of Texas at Austin. He previously taught at the following institutions: Arizona State University, Washington State University, the University of Colorado at Denver, and the University of Pennsylvania. Dean Steiner has been a Fulbright-Hays scholar at Wageningen University, The Netherlands; a Rome Prize Fellow in Historic Preservation and the William A. Bernoudy Architect in Residence at the American Academy in Rome; and a visiting professor of landscape architecture at Tsinghua University in Beijing, China. He is a Fellow of both the American Society of Landscape Architects and the Council of Educators in Landscape Architecture.

Dean Steiner was a 2015 presidential appointee to the national board of the American Institute of Architects and is on the Urban Committee of the National Park System Advisory Board. Previously, he served as president of the Hill Country Conservancy, as well as in various capacities on the boards of Envision Central Texas and the Landscape Architecture Foundation. He worked on the Austin Comprehensive Plan (Imagine Austin) and on the campus plan for The University of Texas at Austin. He also chairs the university’s campus planning committee.

Dean Steiner earned a Master of Community Planning and a B.S. in Design from the University of Cincinnati, and his Ph.D. and M.A. in city and regional planning and a Master of Regional Planning from the University of Pennsylvania. Dean Steiner also received an honorary M.Phil. in Human Ecology from the College of the Atlantic.