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Interior Architecture Spring Tour at CST March 25



Join Kirksey Architecture at the College of Sciences & Technology (CST) for informative tours of the CST building, which was designed by Kirksey with input from UHD faculty and students. Members of the Kirksey Design Team will lead the tours, which will occur as visitors arrive, and volunteer docents also will be on hand to answer any questions between 9 a.m. and 3 p.m. on Saturday, March 25.College of Sciences & Technology Building

As the University of Houston System’s only LEED Gold-certified building (rated for its energy-saving design and sustainable features), the $73 million structure serves as a model for sustainability in Houston. In addition to classrooms, labs, offices, and social spaces, CST also houses UHD’s Center for Urban Agriculture & Sustainability. (Read a Houston Chronicle article on the building and a UHD News article from the archives.)

The event is sponsored by the AIA Interior Architecture Committee. According to Farid Dehgan, AIA, NCARB, LEED Green Associate, and Senior Associate with Kirksey, the IAC is a committee of the AIA Houston Chapter “that advocates for the practice of Interior Architecture and Interior Design within the architectural community, the education community, and the public at large.” 

The Interior Architecture Spring Tour is a chance to showcase some of the projects that local firms have designed with a focus on interior environments. The Spring 2023 tour is specifically highlighting education spaces along the Metro Rail.

Visitors may arrive at the building any time between 9 a.m. and 3 p.m. for the tour. Light refreshments will be served.

About the University of Houston-Downtown

The University of Houston-Downtown (UHD) is the second-largest university in Houston and has served the educational needs of the nation’s fourth-largest city since 1974. As one of four distinct public universities in the University of Houston System, UHD is a comprehensive, four-year university led by President Loren J. Blanchard. Annually, UHD educates approximately 14,000 students, boasts more than 66,000 alumni, and offers 45 bachelor’s degrees, 12 master’s degrees, and 19 online programs within four colleges: Marilyn Davies College of Business, College of Humanities and Social Sciences, College of Public Service, and College of Sciences and Technology. UHD has one of the lowest tuition rates in Texas.

U.S. News and World Report ranked UHD among the nation’s Best Online Bachelor’s Programs for Applied Administration and Best Online Master’s Programs in Criminal Justice, as well as a Top Performer in Social Mobility. The Wall Street Journal/College Pulse ranked UHD one of the best colleges in the U.S. for its 2024 rankings, with notable distinctions: No. 1 for diversity (tied) and No. 3 for student experience. The University is designated as a Hispanic-Serving Institution, a Minority-Serving Institution, and a Military Friendly School. For more information on the University of Houston-Downtown, visit uhd.edu.