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April 28, 2005

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Geoffrey J. Brune

Brings Real World to Classroom

Theory meets the real world in Geoffrey Brune’s architecture classes.

“I have a passionate commitment to the student community through maintaining high standards for faculty and curriculum,” Brune said. “I share a continuous exchange of conversation concerning students’ work.”

Brune is an associate professor at the Gerald D. Hines College of Architecture, where he has been for 19 years. He is the 2005 recipient of the Enron Teaching Excellence Award, which carries with it a $5,000 prize.

High standards of excellence, challenging projects and real world experience are characteristics of a Brune class. Fellow architects applaud his want to expose students not only to real world experiences, but experiences that underscore a need for community awareness.

“When professors find non-profit community organizations to work with architecture students everybody wins,” said Barry Moore, senior associate at Gensler architecture firm. “Our community and university are richer for his professional commitment to both.”

Staff writer Marisa Cannon

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