DMA Lunchtime Lecture SeriesOctober 12, 2017, 12:15 pm »
Professor Steele has served as the academic leader and chief executive of the AA since 2005. He has assumed leadership of the school at UCLA effective August 15, 2017, and succeed David Roussève, who has served as interim dean since July 2015.
Professor Steele’s scholarly interests focus on the modern history and contemporary conditions of architecture and art education and culture. An honorary fellow of the Royal Institute of British Architects and a fellow of the Royal Society for the Arts, he has written extensively on the expansive environments of today’s electronic, computational and amplified studios and networks in design. He is a frequent lecturer at universities, cultural centers and creative practices worldwide on architecture, design and the arts within larger public, political and professional fields.
Professor Steele is the founder and series editor of Architecture Words, which has published the writings of many of the world’s leading architects, designers and scholars, including faculty members of the UCLA School of the Arts and Architecture. He is the author of more than 200 publications and editor of six books, including “Supercritical: Peter Eisenman & Rem Koolhaas,” “First Works: Emerging Architectural Experimentation of the 1960s and 1970s,” and “O-14: Projection and Reception.”
An American architect and naturalized British citizen, Steele grew up in Oregon and southeastern Idaho. He received his diploma in architecture from the AA and studied at the University of Oregon, the School of Architecture and Allied Arts, and the San Francisco Center for Architecture and Urban Studies at the San Francisco Art Institute.
Steele and his wife, Natasha, have two young children, Stella and Leo. Steele is an avid long-distance runner and fly fisherman.
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