UT Faculty of Structure appoints Heather Woofter as new dean

Heather Woofter will take over as dean of UT’s Faculty of Structure on Aug. 15 following her appointment to the place Wednesday.

Woofter is a registered architect and the director of the Sam Fox Faculty’s Faculty of Structure and Graduate Faculty of Structure & City Design at Washington College in St. Louis. She is the proprietor and co-design principal of Axi:Ome, a design agency recognized for its growth and renovation of St. Louis’ Heart for Inventive Arts in partnership with Christner Architects, in addition to different initiatives within the cultural and humanities sectors. She serves in structure advisory roles to the St. Louis Symphony Orchestra and the St. Louis Nice Rivers Greenway Brickline undertaking. 

Woofter holds a bachelor and grasp of structure from Virginia Tech and Harvard College and has served in instructing roles at each universities. In her present place at Washington College in St. Louis, she teaches the Practices course to first-year structure college students, in addition to superior undergraduate and graduate studios. 

Woofter’s twin identification as a professor and practising architect bridges the hole between trade and analysis.

“It’s an honor to hitch the UT-Austin neighborhood and the distinguished school, college students and employees within the Faculty of Structure,” Woofter stated to the College. “I sit up for future collaborations throughout campus and advancing our neighborhood imaginative and prescient in analysis and the design practices. UT-Austin is exclusive due to its breadth of remarkable allied disciplines throughout the Faculty of Structure, increasing the cultural discourse whereas tackling urgent problems with the up to date world.”

Woofter will succeed Michelle Addington as dean, who has served within the place since 2017.