Brett Steele, director of the Architectural Assn. School of Architecture in London since 2005, has been named dean of the UCLA School of the Arts and Architecture. UCLA Executive Vice Chancellor and Provost Scott Waugh announced the appointment, effective August 2017, on Wednesday morning.
As dean, Steele will take on a wide-ranging portfolio, overseeing UCLA’s programs in art, architecture, design and dance as well as the university’s two museums, the Fowler and the Hammer, and its Center for the Art of Performance.
He succeeds David Roussève, interim dean since July 2015. Roussève followed Christopher Waterman, who served as dean for 12 years.