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Materials Research Collaborative (MRC)

The Materials Research Collaborative (MRC) at the University of Houston College of Architecture and Design serves as a materials resource for material discovery, innovation, instruction, and research for the 700 students at the Gerald D. Hines College of Architecture and Design and area professionals. The MRC has developed a web-based database that catalogs the physical materials in its collection. On-going work of the MRC includes uncovering new and innovative materials, cataloging the physical samples, and researching and inputting data regarding the specific extrinsic and intrinsic properties of these materials. The MRC is also engaged in specific material research projects such as a databases of local materials, LEED v 4 consulting, and carbon emissions analysis of buildings.

This work is funded by our Firm Partner: Page and our Founding Partners: Page Southerland PageKendall/Heaton, and Gensler and our supporters: Architecture Center Houston Foundation, the University of Houston Green Building Components programSkanska USA, and the University of Houston Gerald D. Hines College of Architecture and Design.
To learn more about the MRC or to suggest other Houston makers please contact Donna Kacmar at dkacmar@central.uh.edu or call 713-743-2400.

MRC Materials Database
http://uh.edu/archmrc/

Made In Texas http://madeintexas.uhmrc.com

Made in Houston 
http://madeinhouston.uhmrc.com

Reuse in Houston
http://reuse.uhmrc.com/reuse/

Local Materials List/H5h (PDF)

Local Materials List/H1h (PDF)


 

MRC Fall + Spring Semesters

Monday through Friday, 1:00 – 5:00 pm

Winter Break + Summer Hours

MRC open by appointment only

Please contact Donna Kacmar via email: dkacmar@uh.edu