Donna Kacmar, Professor at the University of Houston, has just released her latest book, “Victor Lundy: Artist Architect.” Victor Lundy is an important yet underappreciated figure in the history of American architecture. The first book on Lundy’s life and career documents his early work in the Sarasota School of Architecture, his churches, and his government buildings. In addition to essays on his use of light and material, many of the architect’s original drawings, painting, and sketches now held at the Library of Congress – are reproduced here for the first time.
Graduate students in the design/build studio at the University of Houston Gerald D. Hines College of Architecture and Design received accolades for their design and fabrication of an Embarkation Station at Port Houston. When it is installed, the nearly 400-foot structure will provide seating and shade from the hot Houston sun for many of the 30,000 passengers who take boat tours annually. On rainy days, the station’s roof will direct rainwater to four 130-gallon tanks to lower its flooding impact. Prof. Patrick Peters was the instructor. The project won the Mayor’s Proud Partner Award, Patrick’s 15thaward for his design build projects.
University of Houston Dean and Professor, Patricia Belton Oliver, FAIA, received the 2018 AIA Houston Educator of the Year Award.