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University of Houston

March 13, 2012
Assistant Professor Gregory Marinic recently co-curated two exhibitions featuring selected work from 'Close the Gap', an international competition that envisioned alternative transportation strategies along the East River waterfront in New York.  Co-curated with Sandra McKee, Adjunct Professor of Architecture at Fordham University, 'Close the Gap' exhibitions feature winning submissions and selected projects representing global perspectives on the call.  Exhibitions are currently showing in CUNY/Baruch Collage's Newman Library Lobby in Manhattan and Mashburn Gallery of the Gerald D. Hines College of Architecture at the University of Houston.  'Close the Gap' was co-sponsored by Transportation Alternatives--a New York-based transit advocacy organization and d3.

The University of Houston  Graduate Student Team in the ULI- Gerald D. Hines Urban Design Competition has been awarded Honorable Mention for their entry “Houston’s Urban Bayou Neighborhood.”

Out of 139 entries …only four are selected as finalists and nine for Honorable Mention.
The entry was a collaborative effort with the College of Business.  The team was led by Charlie Savino, Adjunct Professor, College of Business,and Susan Rogers, Assistant Professor, College of Architecture.  CoA Graduate Students were Ashley Rogers, Tiger Lyon,  and David Ladewig. Keith Richards and Brian Ferguson represented the College of Business. 

Gerald  D. Hines College of Architecture, University of Houston, Associate Professor Leonard Bachman has been invited to present a plenary presentation entitled Affect and Effect: A Blue Sky Curriculum Model for the Next Generation of Architectural Educators. He will be addressing the June 15 SBSE Retreat as the opening keynote.

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