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Architecture Building Closed During Repairs

While UH has reopened following Hurricane Beryl, the architecture building remains closed until further notice due to damage sustained during the storm. Students, faculty, staff, and visitors do not have access. Crews are actively working in the building, so please do not attempt to enter the building at any time, even if you see an open door. Course instruction has resumed remotely or at alternate locations on campus, and Hines College staff are working remotely and at alternate locations on campus.

Dean Patricia Belton Oliver, FAIA

Impact a world driven by design.

The Gerald D. Hines College of Architecture and Design offers its students a platform of integrated disciplines—Architecture, Interior Architecture, Industrial Design, and Environmental Design—from which to negotiate the complexities of contemporary practice in a world that is grappling with diminishing economic and natural resources, the realities of post-disaster reconstruction, and at the same time, continued rapid urbanization. 

Our programs foster an environment where ideas find form, where practices that are socially equitable and fundamentally ecological establish a model from which to develop Houston’s future, and inform and share design strategies globally. 

“We teach with the idea that Houston is our laboratory, challenging students to push the boundaries of architecture and design in this complex and diverse metropolis, and therefore, make a difference in the world." 

- Dean Patricia Belton Oliver, FAIA, DPACSA  

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By the Numbers

  • #4best value architecture school in US (College Factual)
  • 8centers and labs advancing research and community outreach
  • #31of 467 architecture schools in the US (Architecture Colleges Rankings)
  • 1945year the College of Architecture was founded at UH
  • #4out of the top 30 Industrial Design programs in the US (College Values Online); #14 in the world (RedDot)
  • 30+years as a leader in Design/Build education
  • 850+undergraduate and graduate students

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