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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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For a sixth consecutive year, the University of Houston Gerald D. Hines College of Architecture and Design has again achieved top honors in the annual Bienenstock Furniture and Interior Design Competition with a win by third-year industrial design student Valente Zambrano.

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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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Preservation Houston honored alumnus David Bucek, FAIA (’90), with the 2024 President’s Award. The recognition spotlights the Hines College alumnus’ commitment to safeguarding Houston’s historic and influential architectural past.

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Micki Washington (M.Arch. '04) is the Workplace Strategy and Change Management Lead for the Americas at BP. Her work includes developing strategies for businesses and gathering research on a variety of topics that include inclusive design practices, workplace trends, real estate statistics, and more.

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On February 6, 2024, the City of Houston proclaimed a day in honor of Margaret Wallace Brown's (B.S.' 83) service to the City and her retirement as the Department of Planning and Development director.

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As the student chapter of the National Organization of Minority Architects (NOMA), UH NOMAS has built a community at the Hines College to empower students who are underrepresented in architecture.

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On February 27th, the University of Houston and the University of Houston Alumni Association gathered on campus at the Moores Opera House for a milestone year honoring UH's fastest-growing alumni-owned and operated business.

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William Williams' ('89) time at UH helped him learn to collaborate with others. He said, "The Hines College has always been one of the most diverse programs in the country, and I mean that in ways beyond its clear racial diversity."

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An accomplished architect, Fernando Brave (M.Arch '88) reflects on his firm's practices: "I am particularly fond of the fact that we primarily serve community-based projects. We work with clients whose missions are, in different ways, to improve the quality of life in the region."

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What started as a barbeque competition ended with a new student scholarship for the Hines College. THR3E Design awarded the Hines College a gift of $5,000 – the first gift supporting a $25,000 endowed student scholarship. 

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The fourth annual Global Footwear Awards (GFA) winners included recent University of Houston Gerald D. Hines College of Architecture and Design industrial design graduate Toluwalase Adedipe (’23) who designed Flyte, inspired by animals like dragonflies and geckos.

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