University of Houston
Bachelor of Architecture; Master of Architecture
The Gerald D. Hines College of Architecture and Design offers its students a platform of integrated disciplines—Architecture, Interior Architecture and Industrial Design—from which to negotiate the complexities of contemporary practice in a world that is grappling with diminishing economic and natural resources; the realities of post disaster reconstruction; and at the same time, continued, rapid urbanization.
Faculty and students work together in a studio-centric curriculum, supported by a digital fabrication facility. Open studios seamlessly incorporate coursework into project based learning through material investigations and applied research. Making is not simply an action or a craft, but a form of critical thinking, calling forth innovative solutions for contemporary conditions. Our programs foster an environment where ideas find form; where practices that are socially equitable and fundamentally ecological establish a model from which to develop Houston’s future; and to inform and share design strategies globally.
ABOUT THE SCHOOL
Established in 1927, the University of Houston empowers students in their pursuit of learning, discovery, leadership and engagement. Located in a sprawling metropolis, our premier Tier One campus provides students with cutting edge programs including undergraduate, graduate, doctoral, distance and continuing education. Ranked among the best colleges in America, UH is home to award-winning faculty, innovative research centers, has one of the most diverse student populations in the nation, and alumni who have become international leaders.
At the University of Houston we prepare students to envision their future, emerge as leaders and launch careers that transform the world.