Alumni Spotlight: Ledia Osmani Valdez '06
"My education taught me to look at a project holistically, from the very initial schematic stage and through construction, to make sure the end-product is successful for all parties involved." - Ledia Osmani Valdez '06 gives insight into her career, and how the Hines College made her the architect she is today.
Architecture Students Win AIA Fort Worth Merit Award for "Homecoming"
Recognized project highlights late congressman John Lewis and Civil Right Movement while fostering the notion of “grounding” and communal integration.
Alumni Spotlight: Sebastian Ramos '10
"I fell in love with the idea of shaping the lives of so many people positively through my creations." Currently working at the Naval Facilities Engineering Command (NAVFAC) - Department of the Navy, Alumnus Sebastian Ramos '10 looks back on this time at the Hines College and how it has shaped his outlook and career.
Hines Professor Elected to the Class of 2022 NAI Senior Members
Associate Professor Jeff Feng’s success in the commercialization and production of impactful technologies recognized by the National Academy of Inventors (NAI).
Alumni Spotlight: Crystal Y. Granger ‘04
“We all have biases. However, those biases can render an injustice if not examined through an objective multi-perspective lens.” Alumna Crystal Granger shares how she expanded upon her experience to strengthen the integrity of design.
Kirksey and Gensler Executives Join College Leadership Council
Benito Guerrier, AIA ’91 and Dean Strombom, FAIA ’80 bring experience as alumni and industry leaders to advisory board
Alumna Appointed to the Houston National Organization of Minority Architects Advisory Board
The Houston National Organization of Minority Architects (HNOMA) recently appointed Hines College Alumna Maria Gonzalez ‘09 as Treasurer on the Advisory Board.
Professor M. Rodriguez Publishes New Book in Spain
Hines College Professor highlights the influence of Charlotte Perriand and Kazuyo Sejima on architecture and the transnational connections between Japan and France in the 1920s and 1980s.
Hines College and Valenti School of Communication Join to Develop Cutting-edge Technology
Collaboration brings about the new AutoBox Mobile Digital Display, a portable venue for the digital screening of students' work with the ability to be deployed both inside and outside.
Alumni Spotlight: Dr. Bernardo Pohl '97
"My proudest moments are watching my students become star teachers on their merit, and witnessing how they make a difference in their student’s life." Hines College alumnus Dr. Bernardo Pohl '97 shares how his undergraduate architecture experience prepared him for an impactful career in education.
AIRSCAPES #1 Reimagines Iconic Johnson and Burgee Architecture Building
Hines College debuts 380,000 cubic feet floating structure at 75th anniversary gala challenging values of the past by through the ecology of air.
Alumni Spotlight: Kristen Griffiths '08
"Perhaps the most valuable lesson I learned was to detach myself emotionally from my designs/ideas. The ability to listen to and accept criticism without taking it personally is a skill serving me well in many facets of life." Alumna Kristen Griffiths '08 shares her journey after graduation and starting her own company.
Hines College Project Selected for Green New Deal Superstudio
UH students highlighted in curated project showcase forming policy by translating the core goals of decarbonization, justice, and jobs into place-specific design and projects.
Habitat Project Receives Texas APA Resilience Gold Award
Professor Bruce Race's habitat project demonstrates the power of design thinking through partnership with Houston Habitat for Humanity.
Hines College Celebrates Historic 75th Anniversary
Alumni, industry partners, and friends gathered on October 9th for an extraordinary gala event remembering the late Gerald D. Hines and honoring the Hines Family.
Industrial Design Professor Named 2021 IDSA Young Educator
Professor George Chow awarded for his impact on industrial design education
Alumni Spotlight: Jamie Newcomb ‘17
“Arm yourself with as much information as possible and then design.” Alumna Jamie Newcomb ’17 discusses how she grew as a designer at the Hines College and her work at Kirksey Architecture.
Architecture Students Honored with AIA Houston Conceptual Design Award
UH students awarded for their social justice-focused project re-envisioning The National Memorial Peace and Justice in Montgomery, Alabama.
Developing Strategies to Increase Access to Electric Vehicles
A pilot program, led by UH to increase access to electric vehicles, targets ownership in low-income communities in Houston and brings together METRO, commercial EV charging companies, rideshare partners, and the community.
Architecture Student Elected to NAAB Board of Directors
Hines College Student Nyx Valerdy chosen to represent AIAS and architecture students nationally for two-year term on influential board.
Alumni Spotlight: Margaret Wallace Brown '83
“We all believed we could change the world with architecture. Years later, I remain convinced just how right we were.” Alumna Margaret Wallace Brown ’83 reflects on her time at the Hines College and how it prepared her for her dream job at the City of Houston.
College Network Jumpstarts Alumnus’ Career in California
Hines Leadership Council connects alumnus Josh Probst to top product design firm and engineering development company
Alumni Spotlight: Oswald Estrada ’20
“Remember, you can always reach your goal no matter what design field you aim to pursue. Every completed project, learned skill, and internship counts towards making it a reality.” Alumnus Oswald Estrada ’20 speaks to the valuable lessons he gained during his time at the Hines College of Architecture and Design.
History, Theory, and Criticism Program Grows with New Faculty
New Tenure-Track Historian Deepa Ramaswamy and Emerging Scholar Fellow Tania Gutiérrez-Monroy join the Hines College this August, expanding the College’s HTC program.
Mapping Air Pollution
Learn how The University of Houston is tracking the air quality in Houston.
Alumni Spotlight: Ricardo Martinez '01
“While I learned many lessons during my time at the College, the most valuable skills that have been critical to my success in college, career, and personal life have been critical thinking and resourcefulness.” Alumnus Ricardo Martinez ’01 reflects on his UH education’s impact and the decision to pursue his firm, Martinez Architects.
Industrial Design Program Bids Farewell to EunSook Kwon
As Kwon prepares to begin a new position at the Georgia Institute of Technology, the Hines College community takes a look back on her impact as the program's visionary and leader.
Industrial Design Student Awarded a Summer Undergrad Research Fellowship
Hines’ student’s Summer Undergrad Research Fellowship focuses on recycling plastic
Hines College Mourns Passing of Joe Mashburn ’78
The former dean served at the College from August 1998 to December 2009 and established its industrial design program and the Keeland Design Laboratory.
Submit Alumni Awards Nominations
Our annual Alumni Awards are back! The UH Architecture and Design Alumni Association wants to honor distinguished and committed alumni for their service to the profession, academia, and the global alumni community, as well as those whose accomplishments and careers have brought recognition to the University of Houston.
Alumni Spotlight: UltraBarrio
Hines College alumni and professors Amna Ansari '03 and Marcus Martinez '04 speak to what sparked their interests in exploring design, the start of their careers, and ultimately creating their studio UltraBarrio.
Hines College Professor Nora Laos, Ph.D. Retires After 26 Years
Laos’ retirement marks an end to an era of architectural history at UH.
Hines College Honors AAPI Heritage Month
Highlighting the importance of Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) within the College and design community.
Black Hair Inspires Architecture Embodying Black Identity
Professor Sheryl Tucker de Vazquez receives Graham Foundation grant to explore how Black hair natural texture and skills translate to architecture through computational methods.
Alumni Spotlight: Very Handsome Studio
Interior Architecture alumni Vy Truong ’17 and Han Dang ’18 share how their Hines College experience brought them together and what inspired them to start their own design firm – Very Handsome Studio.
Super Jury Designs and Winners
Top designs from graduating Architecture students recognized in annual Super Jury
2021 ID Annual Exhibition + Seniors and Graduates Show
The Senior Industrial Design Studio invites you to "explore beyond the horizon" at their virtual 2021 Annual Exhibition + Senior and Graduates Show - "ON + UP" - this Friday, May 7, 2021, 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm.
Hines' Students Top 4 Finalist in ULI Hines Competition
Multidisciplinary team's EAVIRO District Development Plan envisions state-of-the-art baseball stadium as economic driver.
Alumni Spotlight: Aubrey “Brey” Tucker ’07
“There is nothing easy about architecture or design – recognize and love that.” Alumnus Aubrey “Brey” Tucker ’07, Senior Industry Manager of Project Delivery at Autodesk, shares his experience at the Hines College and in his professional career.
Professor Kubo Receives 2021 SAH Exhibition Catalogue Award
“Imagining the Modern: Architecture and Urbanism of the Pittsburgh Renaissance” recognized by the Society of Architectural Historians.
Industrial Design Student Earns First Place Award in Bienenstock Competition
Born from Professor Jeff Feng and Aaron McEuen’s studio assignment to design a chair interconnecting with students’ personal interests, this design creates a unique blend of tradition and modernity.
Hines College Alumni Come Together for New Scholarship
“I have always been mindful of where I have been, what I have accomplished, and where I plan to go. Now I want to shift my focus to what I leave behind.” – Franco Albarran ‘99
Kubo Receives Houston Endowment Directed Program Grant
Architecture history, theory, and criticism professor proposes research exploring temporal phenomena in architecture and urbanism.
Alumni Spotlight: Chudi Abajue ‘10
"I value when I can participate in projects positively affecting communities, such as working on a new women's shelter or renovating a school in a lower-income neighborhood." Check out this month's spotlight with alumnus Chudi Abajue '10 of IBI Group Texas.
Architecture Students Win AIA Fort Worth Merit Award for "Lewis Center"
Born from Professor Emily Moore's studio assignment to design a social justice center that would revitalize a community, this project highlights the late congressman John Lewis and Civil Rights Movement.
February 22nd Roundtable Turns Spotlight to Sally Walsh
Hines College launches initiative exploring Walsh’s impact on Houston modernism. The roundtable event features Alan Bruton, Stephen Fox, Lois Farfel Stark, and many others who worked with and knew Sally Walsh. Discover more and register.
Alumni Spotlight: Andre Pierre DeJean ‘05
"I firmly believe the best modern architecture out there still honors classical proportions, even when splitting with tradition." Learn more about DeJean in this month's alumni spotlight.