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.