Brenda Case Scheer is a Professor of Architecture and City and Metropolitan Planning at the University of Utah. She is a Fellow of the American Institute of Architects and a Fellow of the American Institute of Certified Planners. She was dean of the College of Architecture + Planning from 2002-2013. She graduated with Bachelor’s and Masters degrees in architecture from Rice University and was a Loeb Fellow at the Harvard Graduate School of Design.
As dean, she has completely transformed and rebranded the College, formerly the Graduate School of Architecture. As a direct result of her efforts, the College boasts one of the most well regarded urban planning departments in the US and has interdisciplinary programs in product design, preservation, and sustainability. New degrees in the College include a Ph.D. in planning, a Masters of Real Estate Development (with the Business School), and a recently accredited graduate degree in City and Metropolitan Planning.