Hines College of Architecture
|University of Houston|
|Dean||Patricia Belton Oliver|
|Location||Houston, Texas, United States
The Gerald D. Hines College of Architecture was founded in 1956 and is one of twelve academic colleges of the University of Houston. It offers both undergraduate and graduate level degree programs. In March 1997, Gerald D. Hines donated $7 million to the College of Architecture and the school responded by renaming the architecture school after him. The gift was the largest ever received by the architecture school and among the 10 largest gifts received by the University of Houston.
Historically, The Sasakawa International Center for Space Architecture (SICSA) is housed within the Hines College of Architecture building, it was recently moved to the Cullen college of engineering but the student and faculty spaces are still located on the third floor of the building.
Rankings and awards
The Industrial Design Program was the winner of IDSA National Student Merit Award - Southern District Champion of 2010 and 2011. Chicago International Housewares Show - Student Design Competition - first place 2011, 2012 first place, and 2014 first place. The Industrial Design Program was ranked 14th among Universities in the United States and Europe in Red Dot Design Ranking 2014.
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