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Larry Speck, FAIA
Distinguished Teaching Professor
Department of Geography and Environment
College of Liberal Arts
Larry Speck has been a faculty member at UT Austin since 1975, and served as Dean of the School of Architecture 1992-2001. His professional work includes such Texas landmarks as Austin Bergstrom International Airport, Austin Convention Center (both phases) and the architecture for Discovery Green, a twelve-acre park in downtown Houston. Over the last 25 years his design work has won over 100 national, regional and local design awards. He has authored three books and has edited or co-edited four publications. He is a Fellow in the American Institute of Architects and served as chair of the jury to select fellows in 2005. He has also served on the Architectural Advisory Board for the U.S. State Department Overseas Building Operations, as a National Peer Reviewer for the U.S. General Services Administration Design Excellence Program, and on the boards of national environmental groups such as Greenguard Environmental Institute and Air Quality Sciences. Larry has received 19 University-wide teaching or service awards at UT Austin. He is also the 2011 recipient of the ACSA/AIA Topaz Medallion given to one individual in North America each year in recognition of their contribution to excellence in architectural education.