Wednesday News Roundup: The Local Edition

For this week’s mid-week dose of architectural news, we turnto some stories rather close to home.

Leading off, on the education front, the architectureschools at Rice and the University of Houston have newdeans, both of them women. In this story,from the Houston Chronicle, they talkabout how, despite their different approaches, they see collaboration as key.

Heading just to the north, thisarticle outlines how the natural gas industry aims to transform downtown Oklahoma City—in agreener fashion than you might imagine.

While thisreview is of a building “out west,” it’s by hometown-based firm HKS—the folksbehind one of our newest architectural icons, Cowboys Stadium.

And, finally, firmly back in Big D, just miles from theCenter in fact, here’san update on the plans for the new Parkland Hospital.

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