2010-2011 LECTURE SERIES
ROUND TABLE DISCUSSION:
GERALD D. HINES CHAIRMAN AND FOUNDER, HINES
A Discussion Moderated by Professor Alex Krieger, FAIA
Professor in Practice, Harvard Graduate School of Design
Gund Hall, Piper Auditorium
Friday, October 1st, 4:00pm – 5:00pm
Reception to Follow Gund Hall, Stubbins
5:00pm – 5:30 pm Refreshments and Hors D’oeuvres
Gerald D. Hines is the founder and chairman of Hines, the privately owned international real estate investment, development and property management firm.
Industry-wide, Hines is recognized as a leading developer of buildings that are architecturally distinctive, financially successful and sustainable. Gerald Hines was one of the first developers to hire architects such as Philip Johnson, I.M. Pei, Kevin Roche, Robert A. M. Stern, Cesar Pelli and Frank Gehry to design speculative commercial projects.
Born in Gary, Indiana, Gerald Hines graduated from Purdue University in 1948 with a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering. He moved to Houston as an employee of the American Blower Corporation. He then became a partner in a consulting firm called Texas Engineering, where he learned a great deal about the inner workings of buildings.
Hines began building small real estate projects on the side and, in 1957, he established Gerald D. Hines Interests. Today, the firm has offices in more than 100 cities in 17 countries on four continents.
Gerald Hines is passionate about design, urban planning, sustainability and leaving a positive legacy for future generations. He has instilled these values into the fabric of the firm, resulting in recognition at both the state, national and international levels.
Mr. Hines will discuss some of his most famous development projects, including the latest in Milan, and will address student questions on the following topics: Mr. Hines’s career development; the founding and evolution of the Hines organization, including its expansion into international markets; surviving real estate market cycles; and his use of design and great architects as a core part of his strategy.