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Library Ambassadors host the Asia Showcase on November 19th

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Architecture Student Mixer 4-5 today

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  • Are you planning to work as an architect upon graduation?
  • Would you like to find out what kind of day-to-day research is likely to be required?
  • Wish to learn from the experience of notable CoA alumni?
  • Want to network with successful architects working in practice and related fields?
  • Like free food?

All of these are valid reasons to come to the William R. Jenkins Architecture and Art Library on Wednesday, November 19th from 4-5 pm.

We are launching a new series of receptions called Research in the Real World, in which we ask successful people working in our fields of study about the nature of their work and how they acquire the information they need to excel.

For our inaugural event on the 19th we have invited three College of Architecture alumni who work in three very different environments.

Kim L. Busch, Assoc AIA, LEED AP BD+C, Gensler

Ross Lukeman, founder, Alternative Homes Today, and Proposal and Project Specialist, Applied Security Technologies

Wilbert Taylor, Senior Project Manager, Office of Real Estate Services, University of Houston

Come to the library’s upper mezzanine at 4 next Wednesday for a 20 minute Q&A with the architects, followed by a reception.

Food and drinks provided by Mandola’s Deli.

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Selections from the Franzheim Rare Books Room Now Available in the Digital Library

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We are pleased to announce the ongoing project Selections from the Franzheim Rare Books Room is now available in the UH Digital Library!  This digital collection presents examples of notable works housed in the University of Houston’s Kenneth Franzheim II Rare Books Room.  The room contains approximately 1000 rare or unique books, journals, and pamphlets on fine art and design.  Highlights of the collection include portfolios of building types, architectural product catalogs, and first editions of some of the 20th century’s greatest books on art and architecture.  The books in the collection date from the mid-16th century to artists’ books published in the 21st century.  The Kenneth Franzheim II Rare Books Room is located within the William R. Jenkins Architecture and Art Library on the first floor of the College of Architecture.

This collection is expected to grow over the coming months and years, so please check back occasionally to discover newly added volumes!

Research in the Real World – a new event for architecture students

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Are you planning to work as an architect upon graduation?

Would you like to find out what kind of day-to-day research is likely to be required?

Wish to learn from the experience of notable CoA alumni?

Want to network with successful architects working in practice and related fields?

Like free food?

 

All of these are valid reasons to come to the William R. Jenkins Architecture and Art Library on Wednesday, November 19th from 4-5 pm.

 

We are launching a new series of receptions called Research in the Real World, in which we ask successful people working in our fields of study about the nature of their work and how they acquire the information they need to excel.

 

For our inaugural event on the 19th we have invited three College of Architecture alumni who work in three very different environments.

 

Kim L. Busch, Assoc AIA, LEED AP BD+C, Gensler

Ross Lukeman, founder, Alternative Homes Today, and Proposal and Project Specialist, Applied Security Technologies

Wilbert Taylor, Senior Project Manager, Office of Real Estate Services, University of Houston

 

Come to the library’s upper mezzanine at 4 next Wednesday for a 20 minute Q&A with the architects, followed by a reception.

 

Food and drinks provided by Mandola’s Deli.

Photos of the Architecture & Art Library’s open house

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On the evening of Tuesday, October 28th, the William R. Jenkins Architecture and Art Library held an open house and reception. The private mixer brought together, in convivial fashion, some forty UH art history graduate students and faculty members with representative staff from other local arts research facilities, including The Menil Library and the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston’s Hirsch Library. The star of the evening was the Kenneth Franzheim II Rare Books Rooms; guests were treated to a brief tour and overview of the architecture and art branch’s own special collection. Students and faculty members alike expressed gratitude for the opportunity to meet other members of Houston’s arts community and to learn more about the research collections at UH’s Architecture and Art Library. Fostering strong and friendly relations with the area’s other researchers and research facilities is one more way UH Libraries helps enhance the academic experience and success of our core patrons.

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Jenkins Library closed 5-7 on October 28th for a private function

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We will resume normal hours at 7 pm.

Varied Views by Shivendra Singh

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Have you seen the A2Alcove, a gallery and lounge space upstairs at The William R. Jenkins Architecture and Art Library? Currently featured are works by UH Digital Media sophomore, Shivendra Singh. Varied Views offers a sampling of his photographic work, including nature and architectural subjects. The Architecture and Art Library is pleased to present Mr. Singh’s work and encourages you to enjoy it in our comfortable A2Alcove.  Varied Views will be on display through January 2, 2015.a

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Howard Barnstone’s portfolio on display

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Brainstorming Howard Barnstone, a small exhibit at the Architecture and Art Library, makes a persuasive case for the reexamination of Barnstone’s career, which spanned from the 1950s to the 1980s. Barnstone taught at the University of Houston where he influenced generations of students. The exhibition features original portfolios from the firm Barnstone and Partners that are permanently housed in the library’s Kenneth Franzheim Rare Books Room, as well as books he published: including The Galveston that Was (1966) and The Architecture of John Staub (1979), the first book documenting a Houston architect, copies of which are available in the Architecture and Art Library. The Galveston That Was, illustrated by Henri Cartier-Bresson, helped spur restoration of residential and commercial buildings on the island.  The exhibit was designed by Library Assistant Chelby King.

See the 2014 Student Art Exhibit online

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The 2014 Student Art in the Library is now available in the UH Digital Library!

 Every spring the University of Houston Libraries hosts a juried exhibit of student artwork.  This competitive event is open to students of all classifications and majors.  A blind jury of arts professionals from the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, the Menil Collection, Blaffer Museum, UH School of Art faculty, and Houston art galleries selects the work that will be included each year.  The exhibit is on display in the M.D. Anderson Library during the spring semester.  The 2014 selections have been added to the Student Art Exhibit collection, which includes artwork and ephemera from all but the first two mounted exhibits.

See the architectural drawings of one of Houston’s greatest Modernists

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The Lucian T. Hood Architectural Drawings are now available in the UH Digital Library.   Through his early drawings, this digital collection captures architect Lucian Hood’s eye for detail and exemplifies his artistry and graphic skills. These drawings, done before architects were aided by AutoCAD and other drafting software, embody the craftsmanship and sense of detail from a bygone era. In all, the collection contains 116 drawings done by hand in pencil. The drawings include floor plans, interior and exterior elevations, foundations, and plots.

Many of the drawings are from Hood’s early work on residential homes, which are representative of the architectural trends and influences of the early 1960s. These homes, located throughout the Houston neighborhoods of River Oaks, Tanglewood, and Memorial, are highly sought after in the marketplace, and owners are often interested in the original drawings in order to restore the homes to their original specifications.

Hood was a 1952 graduate of the University of Houston who studied under Donald Barthelme. He was one of Houston’s early Modernist architects and his work was in great demand for more than 40 years, from the 1950s through the 1990s.

The original materials are available in UH Libraries’ Special Collections in the Lucian T. Hood Architectural Collection.

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