Dean J. Almy III, AIA, FFUD, is Associate Professor of Architecture, Director of the Graduate Program in Urban Design and The Texas Urban Futures Laboratory. Professor Almy also is a former Chair of the City of Austin’s Design Commission and of the Texas Society of Architects, Urban Design Committee.
After completing a professional degree in architecture at Cornell University, and a post-professional degree in architecture and urban design at The University of Texas at Austin, he was appointed as the Walter B. Sanders Fellow at the University of Michigan in 1989, where he subsequently held the position of Assistant Professor in Architecture. He has subsequently held posts as: Visiting Assistant Professor at the Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts in Copenhagen, the Summer Academy in Prague with the Czech Technical University, and Associate Professor at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville. In 1999, Almy was awarded the Thomas Jefferson Prize for creative and scholarly research from the University of Tennessee. A former Director of the Graduate Program in Landscape Architecture, Professor Almy focuses his teaching and research on the relationships between housing, urbanism and landscape infrastructure, and is the editor of, Center 14 : On Landscape Urbanism, published by the Center for American Architecture and Design. As Director of the Texas Urban Futures Lab, an applied research initiative of the Graduate Program in Urban Design, professor Almy leads students in projects that address issues of densification in the Texas -Triangle. This work has been recognized with the Great Places Planning Award in 2009.