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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.