In the second annual R+D Awards Issue of Architect Magazine, August 2008, HouMinn received one of five awards. The prestigious jury consisted of Chris Genik, co-founder of Daly Genik Architects in Santa Monica (www.dalygenik.com), Blaine Brownell, Assistant Professor of Architecture at the University of Minnesota and founder of Transstudio (www.transstudio.com), and Andres Lepik, Curator of Contemporary Architecture at New York's Museum of Modern Art (www.moma.org). You can read an electronic version of this piece at Architect Magazine's website:
Q&A interview w/ audio version (scroll to bottom of page)
Ike pummels Houston causing power outages and wind damage throughout the city. Frank Billingsley of KHOU calls the action (http://www.click2houston.com/weather).
On Thursday, July 31, Marc spoke to a sold out crowd at the Walker Art Center's "Solutions for the Other 90%" event, organized by Solutions Twin Cities. He was one of eight invited speakers who each had exactly six minutes and forty seconds to present twenty slides worth of material. The talk focused on HouMinn's working process, their engagement with outside collaborators, and the evolutionary progression of their projects. Kudos to Colin and Troy, founders of Solutions Twin Cities and recent graduates of UMN, for a well organized, engaging event. The lecture will be available to view at the Walker's web site in about a week. Also check out Solutions Twin Cities' website:video of Walker event
Blair was recently named Research Assistant Professor at the University of Houston. Through this appointment, he is to act as a principal investigator and design team leader in the University’s sustainable design research initiative. The focus of the position is to formulate relationships with manufacturers, and through design proposals, assist those manufacturers in producing sustainable building products, components or assemblies. (Pictured above: Hood detail of a ’69 Mercury Cougar XR-7)