About the College of Architecture
Office of the Dean
Student Services Office
William R. Jenkins Architecture and Art Library
General College Information
Patricia Belton Oliver, FAIA B.A., University of California, Los Angeles; M. Arch., University of California, Los Angeles.
Lannis Kirkland, B.Arch., Auburn University; M.Arch., Rice Univerisity.
Assistant Dean/Director of Student Affairs & International Programs:
Trang Phan, B.A., University of Houston; M.Ed., University of Houston. firstname.lastname@example.org
Co-Directors of Graduate Studies:
Dietmar Froehlich, Diplom-Ingenieur fur Architektur, Technical University Graz, Austria; M. Arch., University of Houston
Rafael Longoria, B.A., Rice University; B. Arch., Rice University; M.B.A., The University of Texas at Austin
Students seeking assistance with specific admissions or programmatic questions may contact an Academic Advisor by calling (713) 743-3463.
The Gerald D. Hines College of Architecture at the University of Houston seeks applicants who are curious, committed, and creative. Dedication and inventiveness are necessary to undertake the challenges of architectural practice in a changing world where diminishing natural resources, rapid urbanization, and changing economic conditions need to be addressed. We strive to educate students to become critical thinkers.
The college offers professional, post-professional and advanced study degree programs in architecture. Advanced study opportunities are available in Urban/Suburban Design, Sustainable Design, and History/Theory. International summer study programs are available in Asia, Europe and Latin America.
We are located just southwest of downtown Houston, the fourth largest city in the United States with a diverse and vibrant international economy. Houston provides a fertile environment to understand the challenges of designing in a contempory city.
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 three types of degrees: the Bachelor of Architecture, the Master of Architecture, and the Doctor of Architecture. A program may be granted a six-year, three-year, or two-year term of accreditation, depending on the extent of its conformance with established educational standards.
Doctor of Architecture and Master of Architecture degree programs may consist of a pre-professional undergraduate degree and a professional graduate degree that, when earned sequentially, constitute an accredited professional education. However, the pre-professional degree is not, by itself, recognized as an accredited degree.The Gerald D. Hines College of Architecture graduate program at the University of Houston offers the following NAAB-accredited degree programs:
M.Arch. (pre-professional degree + 60 graduate credits)
M.Arch (non-pre-professional degree + 97 credits)
Next accreditation visit for all programs: 2014
Catalog Publish Date: January 14, 2013
This Page Last Updated: December 13, 2012