Alumni Awards 2022 - University of Houston
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The University of Houston Architecture and Design Alumni Association and the Gerald D. Hines College of Architecture and Design are pleased to celebrate another exceptional group of accomplished alumni award winners. The jury, consisting of alumna Anica Landreneau ’05, alumnus Trent L. Perez ’05, and alumna Christy Sepulveda ’14, accepted the challenge of selecting the 2022 award winners for five categories: Distinguished Alumni Award, Leadership Alumni Award, Successful Entrepreneur Award, Innovator Alumni Award, and Outstanding Young Alumni Award. 

The awards will be presented at the alumni association's annual meeting later this year. Stay tuned for the annual meeting details and the announcement of winners!

Meet the Jury

Anica Landreneau, Assoc. AIA, LEED BD+C, WELL AP, BREEAM, fitwel ’05

Anica Landreneau, Assoc. AIA, LEED BD+C, WELL AP, BREEAM, Fitwel ’05

Global Director of Sustainable Design, HOK

Anica Landreneau is HOK’s global sustainable design director, serving on the firm’s board of directors and design board. Based in Washington, DC, Landreneau is appointed to Mayor’s Green Building Advisory Council and Co-Chairs the Building Energy Performance Standard Task Force. Landreneau is serving a third term on the DC Green and Energy Codes committee.  She also serves on the national AIA Government Advocacy Committee, is Vice-Chair to the USGBC LEED Advisory Committee, and a Senior Fellow of the New Buildings Institute. Landreneau is a former Chair of the AIA Codes and Standards Committee, and was appointed to the AIA Blue Ribbon Panel on Codes, co-authoring Disruption, Evolution, and Change: AIA’s Vision for the future of Design and Construction. Landreneau also co-authored with the US General Services Administration The New Sustainable Frontier: Principles of Sustainable Development. Her testimony before Congress and policy recommendations are included in the Majority Staff Report, Solving the Climate Crisis: The Congressional Action Plan for a Clean Energy Economy and a Healthy, Resilient, and Just America.

Trent A. Perez, P.E. '05

Trent A. Perez, P.E. '05

PRD Land Development Services, LLC, Owner

Trent A. Perez graduated from the University of Houston Cullen College of Engineering in 2005 with a Bachelor of Science in Civil and Environmental Engineering. Since graduation, Perez has continuously given back to the University of Houston. After being invited to serve as a board member of the UH Engineering Alumni Association (UHEAA), he was quickly promoted to become the board’s president. Perez also chaired several committees for UHEAA and served as the emcee for the UHEAA Awards Gala for a decade. He now serves as a board member of the UH Alumni Association Foundation Board and is the liaison to the UH Architecture + Design Alumni Association.

Perez owns PRD Land Developments Services, LLC, a civil engineer design firm. He has also served as a City Council Member for the City of Pearland for six years.

Christy Sepulveda '14

Christy Sepulveda '14

Consumer Experience Design Manager, Memorial Hermann Health System

Christy Sepulveda is an interdisciplinary senior designer with a focus in CX and Industrial Design. She has created and integrated user-focused solutions for a wide range of industries, including sports experiences, healthcare, additive manufacturing, consumer electronics, and more. Sepulveda has a knack for facilitating discovery efforts, creating conceptual visuals, and executing solutions at a global scale. She is currently working for Memorial Hermann Health System where she creates and integrates patient-focused experiences for one of the largest non-profit health systems in Texas.