Tag: Award

Student Honored with ACSA Award for “The Sky House”

Carlos Soto ’20

Gerald D. Hines College of Architecture and Design alumnus Carlos Soto ’20 recently received an award from the Association of Collegiate Schools of Architecture (ACSA) 2020 Housing Competition for his project, “The Sky House,” an endeavor undertaken for a studio project during his last semester as a student. Soto’s work was recognized with an Honorable Mention from the prestigious competition.

The project was born from Professor Peter Zweig’s studio assignment to design a home of the 21st century that would go beyond time and be relevant here and now. Soto sought to create a house that


Student-Designed Affordable Home Wins Major Architectural Award

MIDDLEBURY, Vt. – A student architecture project aimed at making a dent in the affordable housing crisis has won a major award from the American Institute of Architects’ New England Region. AIANE presented the design award for excellence in architecture to the Habitat for Humanity project, which included students, the local Habitat chapter, and McLeod Kredell Architects.

“For me this project had everything,” noted one of the judges at the virtual gathering on Sept. 25. “It was very economical, there were students, they created a prototype; the prototype was adapted based on the needs of the users; the users participated


Hines College Students Win AIA Houston Design Award for Third Ward “Libromat”


UHCOAD award-winning “Libromat” (renders by Jing Ye)

The University of Houston Gerald D. Hines College of Architecture and Design was represented again among this year’s 2020 American Institute of Architects (AIA) Houston Chapter Annual Design Awards, with students recognized alongside alumni and College faculty. The prestigious awards highlight design excellence throughout the country’s fourth largest city in the areas of architecture, residential architecture, interior architecture, restoration/renovation, and urban design. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the awards were held virtually.

The College’s spring 2020 semester 3501 Interior Architecture Design Studio won an award for its Libromat, a combination


Industrial Design Student Receives 2020 International Housewares Award

Antoinette Louw, senior Industrial Design student.

Hines College of Architecture and Design senior Industrial Design student, Antoinette Louw, recently placed second in the 2020 annual International Housewares Association Competition for her product “RUF Protection Vest,” a multi-layered dog protection vest designed to help shield small dogs against attacks from other canines.

Louw conceived the product as part of her junior design studio in Spring 2019, led by Industrial Design professor George Chow, where students were charged to cultivate human-centered design. Each student found ten people with problems or situations in which design could alleviate the current issue.

Inspiration for the


LEED Lab Wins 2020 Sustainability Award

The LEED Lab course, led by Traci Rose Rider, recently won an NC State Sustainability Award for 2020 in the Innovation and Impact category. Each spring Sustainability Award winners are selected for outstanding achievement in sustainability on campus, in the community or globally. Sponsored by Coca-Cola, the awards are offered by the Sustainability Council in the following categories:

  • Student: Recognizes a student’s outstanding achievements in sustainability
  • Faculty Member: Recognizes a faculty member’s outstanding achievements in sustainability
  • Staff Member: Recognizes a staff member’s outstanding achievements in sustainability
  • Campus Department or Student Organization: Recognizes a campus department or student organization’s outstanding achievements