Reflecting on 2018, it was a pleasure to accept and serve as Moderator for a panel discussion sponsored by the Houston Library as apart of the celebration and exhibit launch "Chasing Perfection: The Legacy of Architect John S. Chase."
Daimian Hines received a Citation in the Vision design category at the National Organization of Minority Architects conference awards gala. The citation recognized the visionary work in his teams design competition entry for the Jamaica Houses of Parliament global design competition. Daimian served as Lead Designer for the shortlisted competition team. Fall 2018
Daimian Hines created a visionary planning for Freedmen's Town, 4th Ward Houston, Texas a district historically known as the arrival place of formally enslaved Africans after the Emancipation Proclamation. This 17 block community is considered one of the earliest southern communities representing the urbanization of freed Africans during the Reconstruction Era. This urban community which is adjacent to downtown Houston, has experienced considerable urbanization and change. Civic and community leaders endeavor to gain UNESCO World Heritage recognition of this district.
The visionary planning and historical brief catalogues the history of Freedmen's Town and proposes a urban design that captures the aspirational goals of community, civic and governmental adjencies in an effort to amplify and celebrate the significant history the community played in the creation and proliferation of enormous wealth, art and music attributed to formally enslaved Africans in Houston. The National Organization of Minority Architects bestowed an Honor Award in the Vision category at the national conference in Chicago. Fall 2018
FINALIST: "OUT OF MANY, ONE PEOPLE" design competition submission for the new Houses of Parliament in Kingston, Jamaica, with lead designer Daimian Hines, selected as a top finalist. As a native of the island, it was important for Daimian to participate in this highly competitive and once in a life time global competition. His team delivered a design proposal that was consider a "clear and powerfully legible architectural form" as noted by the selection juror consisting of global and local architects and practitioners. Fall 2017
Daimian Hines invited to appear as guest critic for Taubman College of Architecture and Urban Planning. This studio, Visual Representation and Communication for Urban Planners, focuses on processing large scale data sets into a concise and graphic communicative output. Students identified certain local, regional and national planning datapoints, of interest such as, mapping alternative transportation availibility networks, then atomizing this information and subsequently remitting a graphic representation of this filtered data. Winter 2017
Daimian Hines invited to appear as guest critic for Taubman College of Architecture design studio. This studio focuses on the context in which urban environments are perceived. The studio further analyzes and synthesizes how buildings fit contextually into existing circumstances and the relationship between outdoor spaces and builts forms. This work culminates in design proprosals with mixed programs for a satellite public/private facility. Winter 2016
Daimian Hines invited to appear as guest critic for Advanced Building Design Studio, Body + Spirit in Continuous Movement. The design and development of this project should address the physical relationships of the building to the urban context and the development of context appropriate materials, constructions, and systems (structural, services and bioclimatic) which support and inform the design and allow for efficient use of natural resources. Fall 2016
Daimian Hines invited to appear as guest critic for Architecture Design Studio, Yangon Design Studio. The design studio, which includes a study abroad in Yangon, Myanmar, explores the country formally known as Burma, historical and present urban development. The studio proposes an urban architecture proposal located along Strand Road and the Yangon River in the city's CBD. Spring 2016