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August 26, 2011

Another Win for UHGBC (Green Building Components)
Joe Meppelink, Adjunct Assistant Professor + Director of Applied Research
Andrew Vrana, Visiting Assistant Professor + Research Assistant Professor

UHGBC's SPACE team has won another competition sponsored by the ACSA (Association of Collegiate Schools of Architecture) – the Second Responderscompetition!  See link:,0

Architecture of the Object 2011, Design Entrepreneurialism
Cord Bowen
, Adjunct Assistant Professor

This semester the students designed container-like objects that support the design process. In short, the objective of the class was to create a business plan around the production and sale of  product. The students had a $200 budget with the requirement to complete a run of 10 objects or more. Peel Gallery (Steven Hempel) is a sponsor for the project and will be hosting an opening on May 26th from 6-8pm, 4411 Montrose Blvd.  The products will remain at Peel for a few weeks. 

Please enjoy the flickr gallery link below.

 2011 Michael G. Meyers Student Design & Scholarship Competition

April 29, 2011 Awards Celebration
AIA Houston and The Architecture Center Foundation announced winning students and student teams of the 2011 Michael G. Meyers Student Design & Scholarship Competition at the awards ceremony. Among the awards was $7500 in scholarships for the Gerald D. Hines College of Architecture’s Summer Discovery Program. Details of the program description and competition guidelines, jurors, awards, sponsors and more can be found on the AIA Houston website at To learn more about the Summer Discovery Program visit .

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