AUSTIN, Texas—Professor Lawrence W. Speck, a professor in the School of Architecture at The University of Texas at Austin, has been named recipient of the university’s 2004-2005 Chancellor’s Council Outstanding Teaching Award.
The award, which will be presented to Speck during the university’s 122nd anniversary celebration and State of the University Address on Sept. 14, recognizes excellence in undergraduate teaching at The University of Texas at Austin. A committee of five faculty members and two students reviewed materials submitted by the deans of each school and college to determine who would be selected for the award.
As the recipient of the teaching award, Speck will receive a $5,000 honorarium and $2,500 from the President’s Associates funds.
Speck, the Roland G. Roessner Centennial Professor in Architecture at The University of Texas at Austin, joined the faculty of the School of Architecture in 1975 after teaching at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology for three years. He was founding director of the Center of American Architecture and Design from 1982-1990, was associate dean from 1990-1992 and was dean of the school from 1992-2001. He has maintained an architectural practice since 1975, initially as Lawrence W. Speck Associates and since 1999 as a principal in the firm Page Southerland Page.
Speck’s recent projects include the Barbara Jordan Terminal at Austin-Bergstrom International Airport, Rough Creek Lodge and Conference Center, the Robert E. Johnson State Office Building, Computer Science Corporation Buildings and the Austin Convention Center expansion. His design work has been recognized by more than 50 national, state and local design awards over the last 10 years and has been published in more than 90 articles in the United States, England, Brazil, Italy, Japan and Germany.
Speck is the author of more than 50 publications focusing primarily on 20th century American architecture and urbanism. He also wrote and hosted the PBS documentary, “Building the American City: San Antonio.”
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