Larry Speck, FAIA, is a principal with Page Sutherland Page Architects. 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 40 national design awards, 23 state or regional design awards, and 51 local design awards.
As well as being a prolific designer and builder, Larry has also contributed significantly to the development of ideas and direction in his field. He has authored three books and has edited or co-edited four publications. He has contributed chapters in eleven books by others, and has written over 50 articles in professional journals including Architecture, Urban Land, L’Architecture d’Aujourd’hui, and Architecture Australia.
Larry’s work has been profiled in popular publications such as The Atlantic, The New York Times, and Business Week, in American architectural publications such as Architectural Record, Architecture, Architectural Digest, Architect, Interior Design, Contract and Progressive Architecture, and in international architectural journals such as The Architectural Review (England), OFX (Italy), Design Community (China), Baumeister (Germany), Projeto (Brazil), Tasarim (Turkey), Ottagano (Italy), Nikkei Construction (Japan) and Architectural Digest (England).
From 1992 to 2001, Larry was the Dean of Architecture at University of Texas at Austin, where he continues to serve on the faculty. 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 US State Department Overseas Building Operations, as a National Peer Reviewer for the US General Services Administration Design Excellence Program, and on the boards of national environmental groups such as Greenguard Environmental Institute and Air Quality Sciences. He is 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.