Alumni Spotlight: Sean Fleming (MAAS '20)
Sean Fleming (MAAS '20) studied architecture history before continuing his studies at the Hines College. Now a photographer, he shared, "Many architectural photographers I look up to were once architects themselves or formally studied design, and I believe their education shows in their work."
Celebrating 20 Years of Industrial Design
The Hines College celebrated its Industrial Design program's 20th anniversary on November 17 with a day of learning, networking, and celebratory events. Established in 2003 as the only ID in Texas and the surrounding four-state region, the program has risen to the top quickly, garnering international acclaim from the design community.
Hines Researchers Partner with City of Houston to Address Resiliency
Professor Bruce Race, Ph.D., joined by assistant professors Mili Kyropoulou and Dalia Munenzon, will partner with the City of Houston to help address resiliency and stormwater and heat island mitigation in the Fifth Ward. A $1 million grant from the EPA will fund their work with the community.
UH Architecture and Engineering Team’s Thermodynamic House to Compete in Housing Event
A UH team of architects, engineers and designers will put their creative minds to the test as part of a new competition to design innovative, unique and fully operational homes to lead the housing transformation and showcase their talents.
Building Heights in Education and Industry
Hines College professor Joe Colaco recently won the AIA Houston 2023 Educator of the Year Award. Growing up admiring the complexities of building design, for the last 53 years Colaco prepared students to pursue careers in architecture and engineering, hoping to pass along technical knowledge and skills to budding architects. Read more about his experiences.
Alumni Spotlight: Alyse Makarewicz ('97)
Alyse Makarewicz ('97) studied architecture to combine her analytical and creative strengths. Since then, she started her firm 18 years ago to help keep women in architecture. Recently, AMB Architects was selected as AIA Houston's Firm of the Year 2023.
Recent Graduate Develops 3D Printable Prostheses to Restore Amputees' Finger Mobility
David Edquilang ('22) first designed Lunet as an undergraduate industrial design student at the Gerald D. Hines College of Architecture and Design. The design, honored with multiple international awards, is a groundbreaking, easy-to-use 3D printable finger prosthesis that offers amputees a low-cost solution to restore finger functionality.
Envisioning a New Astrodome Through an Integrated Approach
Hines College assistant professor Mili Kyropoulou and her team recently achieved first place in the Lowdown Showdown Competition for their original design, repurposing Houston’s infamous Astrodome using building performance data to inform their strategy.
Scholarship Award Recognizes Power of Personal Identity
The Architects Foundation recently awarded University of Houston Gerald D. Hines College of Architecture and Design alumna Michelle Ovanessians (' 23) the 2023 Payette Sho-Ping Chin Memorial Academic Scholarship.
Alumni Spotlight: Ami Shah (M.Arch. '03)
The lessons Ami Shah (M.Arch. '03) learned at the Hines College helped propel her to success. "It provided a solid foundation, allowing me to expand my horizons and explore different design ideas and theoretical approaches in a way I had not before."
Ivy League Bound: Hines Students Take the Next Step
This fall, two Hines College alumni commenced the next step in their academic careers, beginning graduate studies at two Ivy League universities – Harvard University Graduate School of Design (GSD) and Princeton University School of Architecture.
Welcoming in the Collegiate Experience
The Hines College student organizations welcomed new incoming students for an entirely in-person day of welcome on August 20. Welcome Day is wholly run by the Hines College's student organizations and supported by donations solicited from the Houston community.
Alumni Spotlight: Jason Logan ('00)
Recently named the Director of the Keeland Lab, Hines College associate professor Jason Logan reflected on his time as a student. "It is difficult to pick one favorite memory, but they all come from the late nights at the Hines College, with the lifelong friends I made as a student."
"The Irritable House" Revolutionizes Affordable Housing
The Texas Society of Architects recently announced Z4A Architects, led by Hines College faculty Rafael Beneytez-Duran and Ophelia Mantz, as a recipient of the 2023 Studio Award Winners.
Alumni Spotlight: Jennifer Higgins ('07)
Jennifer started her Hines College journey during a high school summer program. Now a principal at THR3E Design, she says to students, " Never stop learning because architecture and design are ever-evolving fields."
UH Communications Teams Win National and Regional Awards
The Division of University Marketing and Communications, Division of Research, Division of Student Affairs and Gerald D. Hines College of Architecture and Design were recognized in national and regional competitions for their efforts to elevate the reputation and national profile of the University.
Alumni Spotlight: Lauri Goodman Lampson '88
Lauri says she learned the importance of strategic thinking at UH. To future designers, she advises, "Be curious and seek diverse perspectives. Ask why of your professors and yourself."
Dimension Magazine Spring 2023 Issue
This edition of the Hines College’s magazine focuses on our connection through design – the power of our network as students, faculty, staff, alumni, and industry partners. Explore how our community is uplifting and supporting each other to achieve success and helping to shape future generations!
Coming Full Circle
Hines College interior architecture assistant professor Dijana Handanović and alumnus Adam Cook '11 collaborated on the Kiosk K67 / Zanat exhibition.
Beyond the Present
Joe Webb '71 and Michael Johnson '67 recently established planned gifts, setting the stage for two future endowments supporting the Hines College in perpetuity.
XO House Honored with 2023 TxA Design Award
The Texas Society of Architects (TxA) recently recognized LOJO Architecture, a firm founded and operated by Hines College professors Jason Logan (B.Arch. '00) and Matthew Johnson, as a winner of its 2023 Design Award for the firm's XO House.
Finding a Way in the Unfamiliar
Our students come from diverse backgrounds with rich family histories and deep cultural roots. Alumnus Manh Tran (M.Arch. ’94, B.Arch. ’91) is just one example. We sat down with Tran to learn about his experience coming to the United States and nurturing his passion for architecture.
Melvalean McLemore Bestowed Ben Brewer Young Architect Award
The American Institute of Architects (AIA) Houston chapter awarded University of Houston Gerald D. Hines College of Architecture and Design alumna Melvalean McLemore, AIA, NOMA, LEED AP (B.Arch. '09) its 2023 Ben Brewer Young Architect Award at the organization’s annual gala on May 20.
Alumni Spotlight: Terence Gelo '13
For alumnus Terence Gelo '13, design is all about continuous learning. "While studying at the Hines College, I learned that design is an interwoven and complicated discipline. There is no all-encompassing list of things you need to know because that list changes daily."
Hines Architecture Historian Awarded Graham Foundation Research Grant
The Graham Foundation for Advanced Studies in the Fine Arts announced today that Hines College assistant professor Deepa Ramaswamy is a recipient of its 2023 grant for Research and Development. Since 1956, the foundation has funded projects seeking to challenge the study of architecture and its place among the arts, culture, and society.