Frederick Steiner FASLA, FAAR, RAAR, SITES AP, Dean, Paley Professor, Co-Director, The Ian L. McHarg Center for Urbanism + Ecology
Frederick Steiner is Dean of the School of Design. Most recently, he served as Dean of the School of Architecture and Henry M. Rockwell Chair in Architecture at The University of Texas at Austin for 15 years. He previously taught at Penn and the following institutions: Arizona State University, Washington State University, the University of Colorado at Denver. He was a visiting professor of landscape architecture at Tsinghua University in Beijing, China. Dean Steiner was a Fulbright-Hays scholar at Wageningen University, The Netherlands and a Rome Prize Fellow in Historic Preservation at the American Academy in Rome. During 2013-2014, he was the William A. Bernoudy Architect in Residence at the American Academy in Rome. He is a Fellow of both the American Society of Landscape Architects and the Council of Educators in Landscape Architecture, and a Scholar at the Penn Institute for Urban Research. Dean Steiner helped establish the Sustainable SITES Initiative, the first program of its kind to offer a systematic, comprehensive rating system designed to define sustainable land development and management, and holds the SITES Professional (SITES AP) credential.
Dean Steiner was a presidential appointee to the national board of the American Institute of Architects and was on the Urban Committee of the National Park System Advisory Board. Previously he served as president of the Hill Country Conservancy (an Austin land trust) 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.
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 PennDesign. Dean Steiner also received an honorary M.Phil. in Human Ecology from the College of the Atlantic.
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Liat Margolis is Associate Professor of Landscape Architecture at the University of Toronto, John H. Daniels Faculty of Architecture, Landscape, and Design. She currently serves as the Director of the Master of Landscape Architecture Program and the Associate Dean, Research for the Daniels Faculty. She is the founding Director of the ASLA award-winning Green Roof Innovation Testing (GRIT) Lab, an interdisciplinary research initiative bringing together the fields of landscape architecture, biology, urban ecology, forestry, and civil engineering to evaluate and innovate green infrastructure technologies, and influence policy and industry practices. Liat is a member of Sustainable Canada Dialogues, a network of academics across Canada working on solutions for climate change. She serves on a number of government and institutional advisory committees dedicated to green infrastructure and sustainability. Liat is the co-author of Living Systems: Innovative Materials and Technologies for Landscape Architecture, and Out of Water: Design Solutions for Arid Regions.
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A Founding Principal and Partner of Reed Hilderbrand, Douglas Reed is recognized nationally for design leadership and for his tireless advocacy of culturally significant landscapes. Through his diverse projects and non-profit work, he passionately promotes the wise and creative treatment of our cultural patrimony. Known for his cultivated eye and relentless focus on contemporary design expression, Reed garnered broad critical acclaim two decades ago for the innovative Therapeutic Garden at the Institute for Child and Adolescent Development. That project received the President’s Award of Excellence from the American Society of Landscape Architects.
Reed is a fellow of the American Society of Landscape Architects. In 2011 he was recognized as a Resident of the American Academy in Rome. He was selected in 2005, with Gary Hilderbrand, for the Emerging Voices program of the Architectural League of New York City, and for the Thaler Memorial Lectureship at the University of Virginia in 2013. He lectures widely and participates as a critic on reviews for design schools nationwide. He co-authored the firm’s 2012 monograph, Visible | Invisible, which received the ASLA’s Award of Excellence in Communication.
A committed urbanist, Doug sees the designed landscape as essential to civilizing cities. He has successfully positioned select urban commissions into larger agendas to accelerate revitalization efforts within the metropolis—most recently in Houston, Texas, and Baton Rouge, Louisiana. For the last six years he has participated on the Ohio State University Design Review Board, reviewing a vast range of projects for the development and expansion of the campus.
Doug Reed is a founding board member of The Cultural Landscape Foundation, an influential non-profit dedicated to supporting and safeguarding the nation’s cultural land resources and designed landscapes. As TCLF’s Board Co-Chair for 13 years, he has consistently shaped a platform for that organization’s programs that delivers knowledge about design heritage and how it matters in people’s everyday lives.
Join alumni, friends, faculty, students, and staff of UMass Amherst Architecture, Landscape Architecture & Regional Planning (LARP), and Building and Construction Technology (BCT) for an evening of engaging conversation, networking, and updates. Reconnect and network about your time at UMass and share how your experience shaped your careers.
Event will be held offsite at Steffian Bradley Architects, 88 Black Falcon Ave #353, Boston, MA 02210.
Light refreshments will be served.
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