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New University Of Houston Exhibition Merges Sustainability With Creativity

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ID+Green is a new exhibition showcasing several products that have been designed with sustainability in mind.

It’s the first time the UH School of Architecture and Design has ever hosted something quite like this.  The project is part of the new program, ID+, which was created with the mission of keeping their design graduates in Houston when they finish school.

“Unfortunately, because of the very limited design job opportunities in Houston, we’ve been losing our excellent graduates to other cities,” says Dr. EunSook Kwon, director of the university’s Industrial Design program.

One project, “Spur 5,” is a bicycle created specifically for riding in Houston.  The department is also collaborating with local companies like Xtra Light in developing tiles containing LED lights that light up when stepped on. Some could say it’s an example of fun meeting functional.

The ID+Green exhibition is on display through January 27th at the University of Houston’s main campus.