Historic Resources

This committee meets the second Wednesday of the month at Architecture Center Houston

Architecture Center Houston
315 Capitol, Suite 120
Houston, TX 77002

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Past Forward

November 15, 2016 - November 18, 2016

The objective of the AIA Houston Historic Resources Committee (HRC) is to identify, understand, and assist in the preservation of the architectural heritage of the greater Houston area. The committee is engaged in promoting the role of historic architecture within the profession through the development of information and knowledge among members, allied professional organizations, and the public. Contact the chair or staff liaison to learn more about the committee and how to get involved.

Building Houston Oral History Project
Currently the HRC is focused on the Building Houston Oral History Project. In partnership with the William R. Jenkins Architecture and Art Library at the University of Houston, the committee is gathering, producing, publishing and archiving interviews of people who strongly impacted Houston’s built environment. The project includes the digitization of earlier audio interviews captured in 1980, as well as coordinating current audio and video interviews amongst local architects, architectural scholars, developers and philanthropists. The collection is ongoing effort; please check back often to experience new subjects.

Historic Resources
Research a building or site? Curious about Houston’s architectural history?  The HRC has compiled a list of Historic Resources comprised of archival materials, available both online and in public archive collections. Available resources include photos; maps; newspapers; books; historic designation documentation; local, state and federal tax credit programs; historic preservation organizations and more.