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August 28, 2018
Assistant Professor Michael Kubo's op-ed "Initial notes on Houston after theory" is featured in the recent addition of The Architects Newspaper. Check out his theories of Houston urbanism from the perspective of a recent arrival.


August 24, 2018
Kendall/Heaton gifts $250,000 to create the Bill Kendall Memorial Endowed Professorship.


August 21, 2018
Professor Donna Kacmar’s new book "Victor Lundy: Artist Architect" featured on Docomomo.


August 20, 2018
Hines College of Architecture and Design 2018-2019 Scholarship Recipients


August 8, 2018
Hines College of Architecture and Design ID graduate student Kristi Bartlett wins prestigious national scholarship.

August 5, 2018
Incoming Freshman Lauren Meyer receives Architecture Center Houston and AIA scholarship.

July 31, 2018

Gerald and Barbara Hines host Aspen fundraiser with UH President, Renu Khator headlining the event.

July 20, 2018

It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Jean Krchnak. Doris Jean Krchnak, born 1943, graduated from the Hines College of Architecture and Design with a Bachelor of Architecture in 1985. She has been a member of our college community for over 40 years. As our Visual Resources Coordinator, she archived college events, images, and documents. She contributed editorial and resource support for numerous faculty publications over the years. Jean made an impact on countless students and faculty throughout her years here, and she will greatly be missed.


June 27, 2018

Associate Professor Dietmar Froehlich releases his new book, "The Chameleon Effect: Architecture's Role in Film."


June 15, 2018

Student project highlighted by Tilt-Up AAssociation


May 15, 2018 

Industrial Design Student Jonathan Seto wins 2018 Industrial Designers Society of America Southern District Student Merit Award.


May 1, 2018

Industrial Design students wearable technology projects featured on Houston’s KHOU.


April 30, 2018

Industrial Design students designed wearable computing health products for an end of year runway show. The projects included a device to help those that suffer from vertigo, an aide to assist children with lower limb amputation and pollution masks that can be worn by first-responders.


April 19, 2018

Professor Donna Kacmar and Associate Professor Susan Rogers’ design studio students focused the Spring 2018 semester on exploring multiple scales of transformation for the city of Houston post-Harvey. They examined solutions across three parameters – preparing for, reacting to and recovering from a disaster. A public exhibit of their work will be on display starting on April 24th.


April 11, 2018

Assistant professor Michael Kubo recently received the Graham Foundation for Advanced Studies in the Fine Arts grant for his work on “Imagining the Modern: Postwar Urbanism and Architecture in Pittsburgh.”


April 5, 2018

Industrial Design Professor Jeff Feng received recognition for "enPour" at the annual UH
Division of Research Inventor Patent Awards and Celebration of Researchers Luncheon.


March 27, 2018

Hines College of Architecture and Design inducted the 2018 members of the Tau Sigma Delta Honor Society in Architecture and Allied Arts.


March 21, 2018 

Dean Patricia Oliver featured in Daily Cougar for her support of women in the workplace.


March 18th, 2018

Industrial Design student Michael L. Dillon’s award-winning chair design on display at Bienenstock Furniture Library.


March 16th, 2018

Patricia Oliver and Gerald D. Hines are recognized in the April 2018 Houston CityBook "Leader & Legends."


March 14, 2018

Director of Interior Architecture Alan Bruton spoke to Houston Matters about the historical significance of the Third Ward's Riverside Hospital and our student's research and proposed designs for the location on Ennis Street. (His interview starts at 8:33)


March 10, 2018

PBS featured graduate student Tanmay Thakker’s and Professor Rafael Longoria on a recent UH moment. Tanmay won the inaugural Sharpstown Prize for Architecture sponsored by Seeds of Sharpstown.


March 7, 2018

Prof. Paul Skaggs is teaching INDS 4365 Design Practice and Business in SP18 and serves as a reviewer in Industrial Design studios.



March 7, 2018

Professor Shafik Rifaat is now a Fellow at the American Institute of Certified Planners.



February 27.2018

Professor Emeritus Bruce Webb gives his thoughts on the Astrodome in the Houston Chronicle.


February 22,2018

ID graduate student wins Siemens Design Award.


February 14th, 2018

Graduate Director and Professor Gail Peter Borden releases new publication.



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January 30, 2017
Jan 1, 2016
CoAD Students design TDECU Stadium student commemorative marker.
December 15, 2016
ArchDaily, Architectural Record and Houston Chronicle cover UH CoAD Verticle Studio.
Houston Chronicle
December 2016
Houston PBS Covers Industrial Design Racing Wheelchair
December 07, 2016

Texas Society of Architects Award


UH CoAD faculty Zui Ng’s new project for Houston’s Third Ward, titled “This O House,” has been chosen as one of the winners of the 2016 TSA Studio Awards. The jury panel was chaired by Charles Renfro from Diller Scofidio + Benfro. Zui’s project will be featured on Nov/Dec issue of Texas Architect Magazine.  

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December 07, 2016



The Gerald D. Hines College of Architecture and Design’s Community Design Resource Center was one of 50 winners out of over 1000 applicants to the Play Everywhere Challenge. The Play Everywhere Challenge [...more...]

June 21, 2016

AIA Award Winners 2016

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2016 AIA Houston Award Winners, Student/Faculity [...more...]

Dec 06, 2016

MakeUp Award NYC


A team of three industrial design students recently won the international MakeUp New York competition 

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December 07, 2016

Taylor Rigsby - Future Farm

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UHCoAD student Taylor Rigsby’s work will be included in the AIA 2016 Texas Student Biennial Exhibition on [...more...]

June 21, 2016

Andrew Gressett - What is Vertical Studio and how does it involve the city of Houston?


Vertical Studio is simply a studio that integrates students from multiple years, from 3rd year to graduate students. Our focus is the city of Houston as a whole. [...more...]

June 21, 2016

Cara Murray - What interested you in the Central Europe study abroad program?


Out of the programs offered, the Central Europe study abroad program presented the most exposure to different cultures and ways of life by traveling to six different countries. [...more...]

December 07, 2016

Matt Duffin - How did you shift from studying Architecture to a successful career as an artist?


I slowly began to wean myself from the dream of designing big, shiny buildings several years into my architecture studies at U of H. In my opinion, I wasn’t nearly as organized or punctual as I would have needed to be to work as an architect. One of my professors accurately referred to me as “a day late and a dollar short”.  [...more...]

December 07, 2016

Sara Hiromi - Profiled by Urban Outfitters


What's your favorite thing about living in NYC?
This is probably just 'cause I’m new here, but there is just so much to see and explore, and I’m never bored or uninspired. This week I’ve been checking out all the different bookstores, Asian grocery markets, and o-sake bars; the variety of stuff they all hold is unlike anything I could find back home. [...more...]

June 21, 2016

Filo Castore - LUNAR COUGAR: Tell me a little about the Houston DLR Group; when did you join?


The DLR Group is an international architecture and design company, 50 years old. It was started in the Midwest. In early 2015, I was approached and asked to open a Texas office in Houston. The University of Houston has been our client on several projects,  [...more...]

June 21, 2016

Ivan Jimenez - You have recently returned from Bonn, Germany for a committee meeting for “Tomorrow Leaders”. Could you tell us about “Tomorrow Leaders”?


The Alexander von Humboldt German Chancellor Fellowship for Prospective Leaders is a program under the auspices of the Federal Republic of Germany targeted at individuals from the United States, Russia, China, India and Brazil who have an international perspective and initial leadership background. With this program, Germany aims at bringing together prospective [...more...]

Alan Bruton, NCARB, NCIDQ, has joined the University of Houston’s Gerald D. Hines School of Architecture and Design as Director of Interior Architecture. 


Prior to joining the University of Houston, Alan taught full-time in the School of Constructed Environments at Parsons School of Design at The New School in New York. Alan is principal of Alan Bruton Studio, an interdisciplinary design studio founded in [...more...]

George Chow has joined the Gerald D. Hines School of Architecture and Design as an Industrial Design Assistant Professor. 


Prior to joining UH, George was an Adjunct Faculty member at Columbus College of Art and Design and an Industrial Design Lecturer at Ohio State University. George worked as an Industrial Designer since 1999 developing products for companies such as KitchenAid, Whirlpool, Hoover, SmartDisk, LG Electronics, Samsung, Midmark, Charbroil, [...more...]

Professor Emeritus Bruce Webb and Editor of, ”Personification: the House and Art Collection of William F. Stern,” on William F. Stern

William F. Stern, architect, art collector, and civic leader, played a significant role in Houston’s cultural scene for more than 40 years before his untimely death at age 66. Over the years he amassed a distinguished collection of modern and contemporary art. One of the highlights of his career was remarkable house he built for himself and his significant art collection. The House was an almost perfect personification of the architect and the thoughtful [...more...]

Patricia Oliver, Dean of the Gerald D. Hines College of Architecture and Design,


Traveled to South Korea in May representing the National Architectural Accrediting Board (NAAB) to review the Korean Architectural Accrediting Board. The purpose of the review is to determine whether the conditions and procedures of the KAAB system for accreditation of professional degrees in architecture meet the standards [...more...]

June 21, 2016

Professor Race Op-Ed on Houston Waste Management


Two months after Houston renegotiated a deal that ended curbside glass recycling, 80 people met at the University of Houston to consider the future of recycling and other waste management issues. That future, they agreed, should look nothing like the current state of affairs here. [...more...]

April 28,2016

UH Architecture Students Envision New Housing, Amenities for Houston’s Third, Fifth Wards


Houston is home to many historic communities. The city’s Third Ward and Fifth Ward are particularly relevant to the city’s story but have experienced their share of economic hardships. This semester, two groups of University of Houston architecture students have taken a second look at these neighborhoods and envisioned a range of possibilities aimed at revitalizing them. [...more...]

April 28, 2016

Big Living in Small Houses in Fifth Ward

Donna Kacmar is the author of BIG Little House (Routledge, 190 pages, 2015), a study of small houses designed by architects, and professor of architecture at the University of Houston [...more...]

March 21, 2016

Designing For Good


Not unlike Cougar Country, the Bayou City is growing at an amazing pace. New communities and commercial properties are being developed throughout the Houston area. Among those contributing to the city’s evolving landscape are faculty and students  [...more...]

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