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|General College Information||713-743-2400|
|William R. Jenkins Architecture and Art Library||713-743-2340|
|Internet Address: http://www.arch.uh.edu/|
Dean: Joe Mashburn, B.Arch., University of Houston; M.Arch., Texas A&M University
Associate Dean: Lannis Kirkland, B.Arch., Auburn University; M.Arch., Rice University
Director of Graduate Studies: Thomas Colbert, B.A., Arch., Princeton University; Dipl. Arch., Cambridge University
From the design of furniture and small buildings to cities, architecture exerts a lasting influence on the way we live. The way we interact with our world is at the heart of architectural design, and design is consequential to our daily lives. The study of architecture at the University of Houston is focused on design as the fundamental, essential activity of our discipline.
We seek applicants to our programs who possess mechanical inventiveness, aesthetic awareness, creativity, commitment, and initiative, qualities contributing to their potential to become leaders in architecture. We strive to produce graduates who question deeply and are skilled in their craft, who can utilize advanced technology and advanced methods of industrialized production, who understand and respect the power of design to shape our lives, and who are equipped to use their design skills to be effective in the world.
As a public college of architecture located in a major U.S. urban setting, we are able to take advantage of the numerous cultural, professional and industrial resources of the fourth largest American city. With its unique form and vitality, Houston provides an exceptional laboratory for exploring problems and potentials of contemporary society.
In the United States, most state registration boards require a degree from an accredited professional degree program as a prerequisite for licensure. The National Architectural Accrediting Board (NAAB), which is the sole agency authorized to accredit U.S. professional degree programs in architecture, recognizes two types of degrees: the Bachelor of Architecture and the Master of Architecture. A program may be granted a five-year, three-year, or two-year term of accreditation, depending on its degree of conformance with established educational standards.
Master's degree programs may consist of a pre-professional undergraduate degree and a professional graduate degree, which, when earned sequentially, comprise an accredited professional education. However, the pre-professional degree is not, by itself, recognized as an accredited degree.
The Architecture and Art Library, located within the college, affords easy access to a collection of more than 70,000 books and periodical volumes in the fields of architecture and art. The library's on-line catalog provides access to the collection of the Architecture and Art Library as well as the holdings of the campus and system libraries. The Architecture and Art Library Special Collections include the personal libraries of architects John F. Staub and Kenneth Franzheim, Fellow of the American Institute of Architects.
The College of Architecture offers many opportunities for students to be involved in classes and research programs which are of special significance to the community and the profession. These activities are found within the resource areas of the college and include:
Students of all classifications benefit from counsel with the faculty. However, counseling and registration, although related, should not occur simultaneously. The college provides faculty advisors for all students. Students should consult their advisors about matters relating to course sequences, selection of electives, academic course requirements, prerequisites, or any petition for deviation from the required curriculum in anticipation of future registration. Appointments with a college advisor may be made with the receptionist in the dean's office.
Students entering the university and the college are required to participate in orientation as their first meeting with the college advisors before registration. Advisors will discuss transfer credit, required curriculum, and educational objectives of the college and determine the courses for registration.
Larry Bell, Elizabeth Bollinger, Richard Browne (Visiting), Joseph Colaco, Rafael Longoria, Joe Mashburn, John Perry, Shafik I. Rifaat, Bruce Webb, Peter Zweig
Leonard Bachman, Geoffrey Brune, Thomas Colbert, Tom Diehl, Stephen Fox (Adjunct), Robert Griffin, Robert F. Lindsey, III, Lewis May (Adjunct), Barry Moore (Adjunct), Patrick Peters, John Zemanek
Dwayne Bohuslav (Visiting), Duke Fleshman (Adjunct), Dietmar Froelich, David Guthrie (Visiting), Donna Kacmar (Visiting), Lannis Kirkland, Gerald Knowles (Adjunct), Nora Laos, Joseph E. McManus, Jr. (Adjunct), Robert Morris (Adjunct), Peter Noldt (Adjunct), William Price (Visiting), Thomas Rusnak (Adjunct), Ronnie Self, Rives Taylor (Adjunct), James Thomas (Adjunct), Drexel Turner (Visiting)
Constance Adams, Jonti Bolles, Cord Bowen, Josh Breeden, Jeffrey Brown, K. Seeger Carbajal, Chris Casey, Arturo Chavez, Rob Civitello, Scott Cutlip, Gary Eades, Robert Fowler, Stanko Gakovic, Stephen Jovicich, Mark Mancha, Molly Cage McCollam, Doug Michels, Anna Mod, Pankaj Patel, Roseanne Ramos, Ricardo Rodriguez, Kevin Story, Gerald Tackett, Celeste Williams
For applications and admissions information: Office of Admissions