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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 more than 15,000 students, boasts more than 64,000 alumni, and offers 46 bachelor’s degrees, 11 master’s degrees, and 19 online programs within four colleges: Marilyn Davies College of Business, College of Humanities & Social Sciences, College of Public Service, and College of Sciences & Technology. For the fourth consecutive year, U.S. News & World Report ranks UHD among universities across the nation for Best Online Criminal Justice Programs (No. 27 and No. 15 for Veterans) and Best Online Bachelor’s Programs. UHD has the most affordable tuition among four-year universities in Houston and one of the lowest in Texas. U.S. News ranked the University among Top Performers on Social Mobility and awarded UHD a No. 1 ranking as the most diverse institution of higher education in the southern region of the U.S. The University is noted nationally as a Hispanic-Serving Institution, Minority-Serving Institution, and Military Friendly School. For more on the University of Houston-Downtown, visit www.uhd.edu.