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Dean Patricia Oliver

Patricia Oliver has been dean of the University of Houston Gerald D. Hines College of Architecture and Design at the University of Houston since 2010. She also directs designLAB, the professional arm of the college, which is currently involved in master planning for four University of Houston campuses.

Dean Oliver is a graduate of UCLA. She has worked for notable architects such as Frank Gehry and Charles Moore, and she has owned her own firm, OKG (Oliver, Kurze, Georges) Architects, in Los Angeles. She became a Fellow in the American Institute of Architects in 2009 and chaired the 2009 AIA National Convention in San Francisco.

Dean Oliver was honored by AIA Houston Chapter as the ”2018 Educator of the Year.”