AUSTIN, Texas—Frederick (Fritz) Steiner, dean of the School of Architecture at The University of Texas at Austin, is being awarded the 2007 Community Service Award by the American Society of Landscape Architects (ASLA).
Dean Fritz Steiner
Steiner is being recognized for his sustained pro bono service to the community, offering his time and expertise in environmental planning, design excellence and sustainable design to organizations and communities across the country.
Steiner chairs the five-county Envision Central Texas project, a non-profit organization focused on addressing growth sensibly with the interests of the region’s citizens in mind. He has served on its board of directors and executive committee since it was established in 2002.
Austin Mayor Will Wynn appointed Steiner to the City of Austin Bond Election Advisory Committee in 2005. Steiner was selected in 2002 to serve on the Site/Landscape Design Committee for the Dallas Center for the Performing Arts. From 2002 to 2006, he served on the board for the Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center. He has also held many leadership positions with the Landscape Architecture Foundation since 1995, including serving as president and as vice president for research and education.
In nominating Steiner for the award, F. Christopher Dimond, chairman of planning services for HNTB Corporation, an internationally noted firm serving transportation, architecture and federal projects, said, “By recognizing Fritz with the ASLA Community Service Award, we will be honoring an individual who can serve as an inspiration to landscape architecture professionals far and wide as an extraordinary model of community service.”
The award will be presented in August at the annual ASLA meeting in San Francisco.
The American Society of Landscape Architects is the national professional association representing landscape architects. The ASLA has more than 16,200 members and 48 chapters, representing all 50 states, United States territories and 42 countries. ASLA promotes the landscape architecture profession and advances the practice through advocacy, education, communication and fellowship.
For more information contact: Amy Maverick Crossette, School of Architecture, 512-573-1078.