The Burdette Keeland Design Exploration Center

at , Houston, 77024 United States

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The Burdette Keeland Design Exploration Center

Houston , TX 77024
United States


In the fall of 2007 the building adjacent to the University of Houston’s Gerald D. Hines College of Architecture reinvented itself once again to become an emblem of innovation and technology.The project began with a generous gift from the Harvey R. Houck Jr. and Patricia W. Houck Foundation, and relied on donated materials and labor from area construction firms and other individuals. W.S. Bellows served as contractor for the project, while Brune donated his services. The late Keeland Jr. was a beloved professor, architect and mentor, whose association with the university and the College of Architecture spanned more than four decades.The Keeland Center houses The Graduate Design/Build Studio and the latest equipment to accommodate digital fabrication projects for architecture and industrial design students. Digital Fabrication refers to objects and prototypes designed and generated on computers using 3-D software and specialized equipment. This process is attractive for the accuracy and quality of its components and the conservation of time and materials. Students have convenient access to this important tool of their professions, giving them valuable experience as they compete in the industry. “This facility is dedicated to our students’ exploration of design, an especially appropriate purpose for a building named for Professor Keeland, himself a gifted designer,” - Geoff Brune, associate professor and designer of the Keeland Center.

Opening time

  • Mondays: 09:00- 21:00
  • Thursdays: 09:00- 21:00
  • Fridays: 09:00- 17:00
  • Sundays: 13:00- 19:00

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There's a power outage in the Metal side and the Laser Room. If you have a Laser appointment tomorrow, please call the main office or come by the Keeland to check if the lasers are running. We are very sorry for any inconveniences. Thank you for your understanding, The Keeland Staff.

Published on 2014-10-09 00:34:15 GMT

IA Student Work Exhibited at AIA Center for Architecture/Philadelphia Twenty-four individual works authored by CoA Interior Architecture students were selected by the curators of the 'Arts+Architecture' Exhibition at the AIA Center for Architecture in Philadelphia. An opening reception is scheduled for this evening and the exhibition runs through mid-November. IA student featured work includes design-process and concept visualizations. Congratulations to Matthew Caballero, Minelya De Leon, Joseph Echavarria, Arianne Gonzato, Joshua Hollie, Emily Keller, Roni Kop, Francisco Salas, Francesca Sosa, and Ana Sotelo. Special thanks to Ziad Qureshi for collaborating with us to produce this work! The exhibition celebrates the legacy of 'Arts + Architecture' magazine in popularizing architecture and design with the general public. From 1929–1967, 'Arts + Architecture' was an American design, architecture, landscape, and arts magazine which played a significant role in the development of American modernism. The magazine's significant cultural contributions include its sponsorship of the Case Study Houses design-build-publication program. 'Arts + Architecture' was the first American magazine to popularize the works of George Nakashima, Charles and Ray Eames, Frank Lloyd Wright, and Frank Gehry among others.

Published on 2014-11-10 18:26:38 GMT

UH ID program was listed as top 5 in Regional Rankings in the South. The UH ID program becomes the top 5 in the South: SCAD, Georgia Institute of Technology, Auburn, and North Carolina State University, and University of Houston Industrial Design Skills Assessment evaluated by hiring firms in six skill areas: communication skills, design skills, computer applications, research & theory, cross-disciplinary teamwork, and sustainable design practice. Within DESIGN SKILLS, UH ID program is ranked as one of top 4 programs. 1. Art center College of Design 2. University of Cincinnati 3. Rhode Island School of Design 4. Georgia Institute of Technology, Pratt Institute, SCAD, University of Houston D. DesignIntelligence 30 Most Admired Educators for 2015 Each year, DesingIntelligence honors excellence in education and education administration by naming 30 exemplary professionals in the disciplines of architecture, industrial design, interior design, and landscape architecture with extensive input from thousands of design professionals, academic department heads, and students. Prof. EunSook Kwon was honored to be one of them for 2015. This is the second time for Prof. Kwon to be listed after the 25 Most Admired Educators for 2011. Here is what she was recognized for: EUNSOOK KWON University of Houston EunSook Kwon founded the University of Houston’s industrial design program in 2003 and has used insight to nurture and grow the program. The students graduate with an impressive level of education thanks to Kwon’s vision and passion. She encourages each student to achieve their greatness and “motivates everyone whose lives she has touched.” CONGRATULATIONS TO DR. KWON AND TO THE INDUSTRIAL DESIGN STUDENTS!

Published on 2014-11-04 22:32:00 GMT

The Yellow Laser is temporarily out. We will be posting Updates, once the issue is resolved. Thank you, The Keeland Staff

Published on 2014-10-29 23:31:38 GMT

We have fixed the power outage However, the Yellow Laser is still down, please come early tomorrow morning to check if it has been fixed. Please keep checking the Keeland Center page for any updates or call the main office. Thank you

Published on 2014-10-09 01:29:17 GMT

Asra Rehman’s and Jessica Deaver’s entries to the AIA DALLAS Women in Architecture “Express Yourself" exhibition have been accepted. The entries were anonymous and selected among 9 entries selected for the exhibit. The exhibition is on the 17th of November at 6:00 p.m. Asra submitted her Big Bend National Park Cliff project from her Fall 2013, 2500 undergraduate studio, and Jessica submitted I Am Screen, a project she completed as a part of her Level II graduate studio in Spring 2014. Both exhibition boards are included below. Congratulations to Asra and Jessica!

Published on 2014-11-10 21:57:09 GMT

Nineteen students from the University of Houston's Interior Architecture and graduate Architecture programs will be featured in the forthcoming 'Creating_Making Forum' hosted by the College of Architecture at the University of Oklahoma, November 5-7, 2014. The conference promotes collaboration, critical inquiry, and curiosity about creating, making, and the intersections of creating and making in the design-related disciplines. The peer-review committee was "overwhelmingly impressed with the quality of both the graphics and research..." Projects will be exhibited in a design/research exhibition solicited from a national call. Congratulations to the following students for their efforts, as well as faculty members Jason Logan and Ziad Qureshi for their collaboration and guidance: Interior Architecture students: Matthew Caballero, Minelya De Leon, Joseph Echavarria, Arianne Gonzato, Joshua Hollie, Emily Keller, Roni Kop, Francisco Salas, Francesca Sosa, Ana Sotelo Graduate Architecture students: Bernard Adeshina, Courtney Doss-Lomas, Jessica Fleming, Zoe Gao, Zachary Haines, Clark Harrington, Keung Park, Alex Pickard, Javier Vesga

Published on 2014-11-10 18:31:51 GMT

Congratulations to the Fall 2014 scholarship recipients listed below! MN Davidson Scholarship Brandon Berry GDH General Scholarships Ernesto Gutierrez Jr. Kevin Pham Munjer Pham Mario Medina Altair Galgana Erika Chan Sundin Scholarship Michael Houy Sarah Killingsworth Powers Brown Scholarship Mustafa Kamil

Published on 2014-09-23 22:49:08 GMT

Beginning next week we will no longer accept Student ID cards that does not clearly show a student's picture/full name. NO exceptions!

Published on 2015-09-13 21:43:09 GMT

The white laser is still down for the week of September 13-18th

Published on 2015-09-12 16:23:52 GMT

If anyone is interested in a position at the Keeland shop, come by and fill out an application. Applications can be found at the front desk. There are limited position(s) available.

Published on 2015-11-13 13:58:46 GMT

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