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Call for Artists


The University Libraries is now accepting artwork for its fourth Annual Student Art Exhibit, a competitive juried exhibit that will be on display in the M.D. Anderson Library February – April 2011.  Jurors will include curators from the Menil Collection and Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, as well as prominent members of the Houston arts community and UH School of Art faculty.

The exhibit is open to UH students of any classification or major.  Students are welcome to submit multiple entries.  See the requirements on the Call for Artists poster below.

Students should submit their work to the Architecture and Art Library, located in the College of Architecture.    Artists must complete a waiver form, as well as an exhibition agreement for each work.

2011 Art Exhibit Requirements


Exhibition Agreement (complete one for each work)

Artist’s Statement (complete one for each work)

Welcome to the New Architecture and Art Library Website


The Web Design Department at the UH Libraries are actively seeking feedback about the new site design and features.  Please submit your comments and recommendations on the Website Feedback Form.  If you are using the OneSearch tool now available on the M.D. Anderson Library website, please submit feedback with the OneSearch Feedback Form.   You may also need to update some of your links to pages within our site, as many page addresses have changed.  The short URL for our site is

Off-campus access changing from Peoplesoft to Cougarnet


Due to security concerns about use of the Peoplesoft number to log-in to library databases from off campus, a CougarNet log-in will be required for authentication as of August 1, 2010. This will only affect off-campus authentication. If you do not have an CougarNet account or have forgotten your username and/or password, please call Campus IT at 713-743-1411 or go to  If you are faculty or staff of the University and use the University’s Exchange email system for email and calendaring, this is the same username and password.

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Professor Barry Moore curates exhibit


UH College of Architecture professor Barry Moore has curated the exhibit Ready, Set, Go: Houston Stage Designers for the Architecture Center Houston.

Exhibition Dates:  July 22 through October 15, 2010

Opening Reception:  July 22, 2010 5:30 – 8:00pm

Houston Ballet Construction Site Tour (for AIA and ArCH members only, limited attendance):  August 4, 2010 4pm, $25.00

Houston Set Designers Panel Discussion:  August 19, 2010 6 – 8pm

Theater District Young Professionals:  Culture Collision:  August 26, 2010 6 – 8pm

Theater District Open House:  August 29, 2010 12 – 4pm

History of Theater Design Lecture:  September 22, 2010 5:30 – 7:30pm

This exhibit showcases the work of some of our most talented and promising stage designers and their principal stages, including Tom Guthrie (UH Moores Opera program), Jodi Bobrovsky and Kevin Holden (Stages Repertory Theater), Kevin Rigdon (UH Theater program and Alley Theatre), and James Thomas (Ensemble Theatre)   – through their models and production photographs.

About the curator, Barry Moore, FAIA, Curator

Barry Moore, FAIA, is a Senior Associate at Gensler where he serves as a firm-wide resource for theater design and historic preservation projects.  His design credits include the High School for Performing and Visual Arts, the Moores School of Music at the University of Houston, Stafford Performing Arts Centre, Fine Arts Building at Lone Star College, the Ensemble Theatre, Teatro Bilingue de Houston, the Willow Street Pump Station at UH Downtown, and all KIPP Charter School projects since 1999.  He is also an Adjunct Professor at the Gerald D. Hines College of Architecture at UH where he teaches fifth-year design and serves as founding director of the Workshop for Historic Architecture.  He is Fellow of the American Institute of Architects and has served as President of AIA Houston.

Architecture Center Houston is located downtown at 315 Capitol, Suite 120 on the corner of Bagby and Capitol. Parking is available in the Hobby Center parking garage located across the street with entrances on Rusk and Walker. The gallery is open Monday through Thursday from 9am to 5pm and Fridays from 9am to 3pm

Events are free and open to the public unless otherwise indicated.

Furniture and facility changes


In order to better serve our students, the William R. Jenkins Architecture and Art Library has acquired new, comfortable chairs for its mezzanine levels.

The Closed Collection is also being merged into the general collection, so more students have access to those books and will only need to browse one location.  The Closed Collection room will now house the library’s bound journals.  The move is estimated to be completed during the fall semester.

New digital library collection

New Resource

Blue Bonnet

The Blue Bonnet was the shipboard newsletter of the USS Houston (CA-30), a World War II-era heavy cruiser that was named for the city of Houston. The Houston was sunk in 1942 during the Battle of Sunda Strait, and her surviving crew members made prisoners-of-war. This collection includes the ship’s newsletters from the years 1933 through 1941, although not all issues are available. The newsletters are part of the larger Cruiser Houston Collection, an archival collection that documents the history of the ship and her crew. The Blue Bonnet was revived after the war by the USS Houston Survivors Association and Next Generations, and issues from the 2000s may be viewed online at their web site.

Andrea Johnson and Trang Phan honored


Two colleagues at the University of Houston have been honored for their work in the College of Architecture and the School of Art.  Andrea Johnson, the Office Coordinator at the UH School of Art, recently received a Staff Excellence Award from the university for her dedication and job performance.  Trang Phan, Assistant Dean at the UH College of Architecture, received the George Magner Award for Excellence in Undergraduate Academic Advising.  Both were nominated by their colleagues and students.

Summer Book Club to read Robert Mapplethorpe book


The University of Houston Libraries and the Women’s Resource Center will co-sponsor their third annual Summer Book Club this year.  The club is open to all UH affiliates, faculty, staff, and students.  The group will meet in the Women’s Resource Center (now located on the second floor of the University Center) at noon on June 16th to discuss UH creative writing professor Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni’s novel Sister of my Heart.  Light refreshments will be provided.  Readers will gather again at noon on July 23rd to discuss Patti Smith’s memoir Just Kids which recounts her life with artist Robert Mapplethorpe in New York during the late sixties.  Ms. Smith recently spoke and performed on campus in the Cullen Performance Hall.

The UH Libraries will provide copies of both books on a first come, first served basis.  To inquire about borrowing one or both titles, contact the Women’s, Sexuality, and Gender Studies Librarian Catherine Essinger at  For questions about the book club and other Women’s Resource Center programs, contact Beverly McPhail at

Students honored


Students enrolled in the College of Architecture has received the following honors, awards, and scholarships:

Myan Duong’s work has been selected to be displayed at Design Fair 2010 in Lawndale Art Center on April 24-25. Design Fair 2010, formerly the 20th Century Modern Market, features vintage modern objects of the 20th century as well as cutting edge contemporary design. The best in design for furniture, glass, ceramics, lighting books, metalwork and fashion will be for sale. <>

Jorge Galvan has been announced as one of the winners of the annual Initiative for Houston grant program organized by the Rice Design Alliance (RDA). His project entitled, “Scavenge” was awarded $2,500 to document Houston neighborhoods’ trash output, and create neighborhood identities based on the kinds of trash a particular neighborhood produces. More information is available at <> .

Rachel Young received two awards from the Gulf Coast Green 2010 Student Design Competition: Honorary Mention and People’s Choice. <>

Tri Ly has won the Kiyoshi Scholarship + Internship – MOA Architecture in Denver, Colorado and the 2010 – 2011 Texas Architectural Foundation Edwin W. and Alyce O. Carroll Scholarship.

The following students have won 2010-2011 Texas Architectural Foundation Scholarships:

Joshua D. Robbins has been awarded the Association Administrators & Consultants Architecture Scholarship.

Tri Minh Ly has been awarded the Edwin W. and Alyce O. Carroll Scharlship.

Dan Zou and Mattia J. Flabiano, Jr. have been awarded the Southwest Terrazzo Association Architecture Scholarship.

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