World-Class Research Facility
To create the most advanced center for emerging technologies used within design, architecture, and construction in Texas and one of the world's top facilities. The equipment, processes, and knowledge available at the lab will be a beacon of innovation for the University, the city of Houston, and the state of Texas.
Unleash Creativity of the Hines College
To develop robust connections with faculty throughout the industrial design, interior architecture, and architecture programs at the Hines College that will unleash the creative potential of faculty and students producing world-class research.
Sustainability and Equity
To make the world a better place through an intense focus on the sustainability and equity embodied in the materials, technologies, and processes used in literally making the world. We strive to create a more equitable environment supporting equal access to advanced technologies, regardless of background. As part of a public institution, the CRAFT Lab pursues research benefiting the public good through making high-quality architecture and design more accessible, safer, and in solidarity with the natural world.
To partner with regional, national, and international industry, academic, and public partners in collaborative research projects expanding the capacity and network of the Hines College. The AMTL acts as a research hub bringing together multiple disciplines within the University of Houston to explore innovative technologies and processes helping our community.
Post-Professional Graduate Research Programs
To establish a well-funded and active post-professional program for students pursuing world-class research and making the Hines College a recruitment hub for the future professional and academic leaders.
Innovative Faculty Recruitment
To attract, retain, and assist the most innovative faculty, students, and researchers, and collectively produce research projects at the forefront of design technologies.