Gerald and Barbara Hines Donate $1 Million to Build Advanced Media Technology

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The Advanced Media Technology Laboratory will be at the forefront of digital design exploration, fostering the advancement of a variety of media, digital technologies and new fabrication techniques. The laboratory will promote research and collaboration across the university. It will also be home to a variety of applied research investigations. Chief among them are materials research, building envelope investigation, social design and prototyping for mass production.

The gift will allow students to research, design and fabricate prototypes using the latest advanced technologies, all while working with renowned faculty in a space dedicated to material research and design methodologies.

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After already having contributed more than $9 million over the years to the University of Houston Gerald D. Hines College of Architecture and Design, international developer Gerald Hines and his wife, Barbara, are continuing to dig deep into their pockets for the acclaimed college. UH has announced that the couple will contribute $1 million for a new Advanced Media Technology Lab, which will give students greater access to emerging technologies in architecture.

The gift is part of the university’s $1 billion “Here, We Go” campaign.