Frederick Steiner, Ph. D.

Frederick Steiner is the Dean of the School of Architecture and the Henry M. Rockwell Chair in Architecture at The University of Texas at Austin. He teaches courses in the areas of environmental impact assessment, landscape analysis, and landscape architecture theory. He is also a Fellow of the American Society of Landscape Architects and an Academic Fellow of the Urban Land Institute. Frederick served on the Citizens Advisory Task Force for the Imagine Austin Comprehensive Plan from 2009 to 2012. He is the second president of the new National Academy of Environmental Design, the current president of the Hill Country Conservancy (a land trust), and past chair of Envision Central Texas. His books include: Design for a Vulnerable Planet (University of Texas Press, 2011), Urban Ecological Design (with Danilo Palazzo, Island Press, 2011), Human Ecology: Following Nature’s Lead (Island Press, 2002), The Living Landscape (McGraw-Hill, 1991), and Soil Conservation in the United States (Johns Hopkins University Press, 1990). Frederick received his Ph.D. in city and regional planning and a Master of Regional Planning from the University of Pennsylvania, as well as a Master of Community Planning and a Bachelor of Science in Design from the University of Cincinnati.