Elizabeth Danze (Photo by Marsha Miller/UT Austin)
Elizabeth Danze, FAIA, will take over the University of Texas at Austin’s School of Architecture as Interim Dean. Her previous roles at the school include associate dean of graduate programs, professor, and associate dean of undergraduate programs. She’s an alumna of the University of Texas at Austin’s School of Architecture and the Yale School of Architecture.
T3 Parking Structure, designed by Danze Blood (Whit Preston)
Danze co-edited the book Architecture and Feminism. She has also authored CENTER 17: Space and Psyche and Psychoanalysis and Architecture (volume 33 of The Annual of Psychoanalysis).
T3 Information Desk and Kiosk, designed by Danze Blood. (Dror Baldinger)
Rendering of proposed Saints Peter and Paul Chapel designed by Danze Blood. (John Blood)
The school’s former dean, Frederick “Fritz” Steiner, left his post earlier this year due in large part to new state laws that would permit licensed students, faculty, staff, and visitors to carry concealed guns into campus buildings. These new rules go into effect as of August 1, 2016. Steiner has moved to the University of Pennsylvania’s Penn Design, where he will start as Dean on July 1, 2016.