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E. Fay Jones '51
School of Architecture

World-renowned architect and creator of Ozark Architecture; ranked as one of the 10 most influential architects of his time

Robert Eury '77
School of Architecture
Civic Redevelopment Architect

Architect in the movement to revitalize downtown Houston; aided in the design of the George R. Brown Convention Center, Minute Maid Park, the Toyota Center, and the Metro train service among others

William McGregor '65
School of Architecture
Real Estate Developer

Owner and president of The McGregor Company, a real estate development firm whose projects include the development of the Fox Studio lot in Los Angeles, Tom Hanks' and Steven Spielberg's family residences and the redevelopment of the Benjamin Franklin House in Philadelphia

S.I. Morris '35
School of Architecture

Leading architect whose designs include the Astrodome, Wortham Theater Center and Pennzoil Place

John Mullen '63
School of Architecture

Co-founder of The Container Store, Inc., with fellow alumnus Garrett Boone '63; architect

Viktor Ramos '09
School of Architecture

Winner of the 2009 ($50,000) SOM Foundation Prize for Architecture, Design and Urban Design, which he is using to travel to New York City; Mexico City, Sao Paulo, Brazil; Cairo, Egypt; Mumbai, India; Dhaka, Bangladesh; Seoul, South Korea; Tokyo; Shenzhen, China; and Hong Kong to study large-scale projects in urban contexts

Charles Renfro '87
School of Humanities

Renfro's firm, Diller Scofidio + Renfro, recently completed renovation of the Lincoln Center and the conversion of an abandoned elevated rail line into the High Line, a linear public park in Manhattan; played a key role in the firm's transition from upstart studio to a major influence in contemporary design worldwide; faculty member at Columbia University; he has won the American Institute of Architects (AIA) Medal of Honor and the AIA President's Award, among other awards

Peter Rowe '71
School of Architecture

Professor of architecture and urban design, Harvard University; former director of Rice School of Architecture and Raymond Garbe Professor of Architecture and Urban Design and university distinguished service professor at the Graduate School of Design, Harvard University; author of "Building Barcelona," a book about the city's urban development and architectural history