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

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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

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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

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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
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KI Award Winners 2020 – DesignCurial



The winners of the 5th annual KI Award have been announced, with prizes going to students from the Royal College of Art and Imperial College London for projects that offer creative solutions to improve future working or learning experiences


The winners of the fifth annual KI Award have just been announced. Awarded by furniture manufacturing group KI, the competition is open to final year MA students from the Royal College of Art (RCA)’s Design Products course, and the RCA/Imperial College London’s Innovation Design Engineering. In line with KI’s focus on improving working and learning environments, the award seeks to

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