Special Projects

The University of Houston is continually changing and growing to meet the needs of our students and our community. At any given time, a variety of special projects are under way to develop the campus or support our people. We invite you to join us in supporting these special projects.

Current projects include:

Campus Beautification
Several ongoing projects seek to add to the natural beauty of the campus by creating attractive gardens, plantings, and other physical enhancements.
Tailored Gifts
There are always opportunities available for donors to impact the University of Houston with a unique gift. Donors are welcome to contact Director of Development, Nancy Clark to discuss their gift and how they would like to see it used on campus. Together, donors and UH can come up with ideas for wonderful and lasting contributions.
Margaret Sharpe Antique Rose Garden
Margaret Sharpe, Houston's "grande dame of roses" was an influential Houstonian, lover of horticulture and a UH supporter. It is only appropriate that this lovely rose garden bears her name. The garden is located along Cullen Boulevard behind the Rebecca and John J. Moores School of Music Building and will be created in stages. Each raised bed will be surrounded by a low, brick wall with flagstone caps. Wide pathways between the beds will allow visitors to walk among and appreciate the roses. Engraved brick markers are available for purchase and will be installed at the base of the low wall surrounding the garden that is just behind the Moores Opera House.
Avenue of Oaks
The Avenue of Oaks is located on University Drive between the Spur 5 exit from the Gulf Freeway and Calhoun. Sixty-six live oak trees will line both sides of this broad boulevard and over time will develop into a majestic canopy of greenery, greeting students, alumni, and visitors as they enter the University of Houston campus. Future plans call for a walking and jogging trail to wend its way through the tree-shaded area. Trees are available for sponsorship at $450 each. Each donor will be commemorated with an individually engraved marker of polished red granite set in the sidewalk alongside the donor’s tree.

Make your gift online now! For more information about campus beautification, contact Nancy Clark, at (713) 743-8873.