Abend Family Lecture: Brett Steele

October 26, 2019
Kuehner Family Court

Brett Steele will deliver the annual Abend Family Lecture, which will serve as a keynote for the symposium Decoys & Depictions: Images of the Digital. Steele is dean of the UCLA School of the Arts and Architecture (UCLA Arts).

Brett Steele (AA DIPL, HON FRIBA, FRSA) was appointed dean of the UCLA School of the Arts and Architecture in August 2017. A teacher, writer, and recognized leader in arts and architecture education—as well as a leading voice on architecture and urbanism—he is a frequent lecturer, presenter, and critic at universities, cultural centers, and offices worldwide. He has served on numerous arts and architecture commissions and juries and participated in policy planning initiatives worldwide. His academic experience and scholarly interests focus on the modern and contemporary conditions of arts education and culture, and he has written extensively on the expansive circumstances of today’s electronic, computational design studios. Prior to this appointment at UCLA, Brett was the director of the Architectural Association School of Architecture (AA) in London, where he led a decade-long transformation and expansion of one of the world’s most renowned schools of architecture.