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The University of Houston and Hines College have expanded their efforts to better support their community and provide the resources needed to improve mental health and well-being. Read about how our community creates meaningful spaces and programs to advance mental health at the College.

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Hines College assistant professor Dalia Munenzon and UC Berkeley assistant professor Elizabeth Galvez were awarded an AIA National Upjohn Research Grant for their proposal Collective Comfort, a public program reimagining cooling centers as educational resilience hubs in Phoenix.

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On a winning streak since 2020, University of Houston Gerald D. Hines College of Architecture and Design students have seen success at the American Institute of Architects (AIA) Fort Worth Excellence in Architecture Student Design Awards again!

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Andres A. Pacheco (M.Arch. '03) recently won three AIA Awards for his work as a senior associate at VMDO Architects. "Being able to work on any project at hand is what truly motivates me the most every day. I am so thankful for that opportunity," he shared.

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The SIT Furniture Design Awards recognized four University of Houston Gerald D. Hines College of Architecture and Design industrial design (ID) students for their talent and creativity. The international competition honors professional and emerging designers.

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Since partnering with the Harris Health System in 2018, the Hines College’s industrial design program students have worked with occupational therapy professionals from Harris Health to help and empower underserved communities in Houston.

A hobby in photography led recent Hines College graduate Felipe Harker (B.Arch. ’24) to find a way to document memories on campus and create a community online through the Instagram account, @UHCloseUp.


Hines College industrial design students have earned recognition for the second year in a row for the FIT Sport Design Awards. The program recognizes professional and student designers across many categories including apparel and equipment for innovation, performance, and sustainability.

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The Texas Society of Architects announced the winners of its 2024 Design Awards. Hines College adjunct faculty member Jesse Hager and his firm CONTENT Architecture won an award for their work on Sudor Sauna Studio in Houston. 

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The Class of 2024 includes students who began their academic journeys at the Hines College before, during, and after the start of the COVID-19 pandemic in 2020. These graduates have shown they can overcome all odds despite their challenges.

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This spring, industry leader and alumnus Marc Bellamy (B.Arch. '00) joins the Hines College's Leadership Council as the advisory group continues to advance the College's strategic initiatives.

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Government officials, industry executives, academic leaders, and students gathered at Amergy Bank Tower on April 17 for “Good Business and Beyond Zero” – a symposium exploring the past, present, and future of commercializing beyond net zero.

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