Gail Peter Borden, FAIA NCARB
Principal - Borden Partnership

Director of Graduate Programs - UH
Professor of Architecture - UH

Brooke Taylor Borden, RA LEED
Principal - Borden Partnership

Gail Peter Borden attended Rice University, simultaneously receiving Bachelor of Arts degrees (cum laude) in fine arts, art history, and architecture. Upon graduation, he won the prestigious William Ward Watkins Traveling Fellowship, the AIA Certificate for Excellence, the Chillman Prize, and the John Swift Medal in Fine Arts. After receiving a Texas Architectural Foundation Scholarship, Professor Borden returned to Rice for his BARCH, cum laude. He went on to Harvard University’s Graduate School of Design to complete a post-professional Masters of Architecture with distinction.

In addition to holding a tenured position as a Professor at the Gerald D. Hines College of Architecture and Design at the University of Houston, Borden is the Director of Graduate Programs. As principal of Borden Partnership since 2002, his design work has won numerous recognitions including: the Architectural League Prize; the AIA Young Architect Award; Building Design and Construction magazine’s “40 Under 40” award; and numerous AIA, ACSA, and RADA awards. Borden received artist-in-residence awards from the Chinati Foundation in Marfa, Texas; the Atlantic Center for the Arts; the Borchard Fellowship; and the MacDowell Colony. His teaching has been recognized with an ACSA New Faculty Teaching Award as one of the top emerging architecture faculty. His books: Material Precedent: The Typology of Modern Tectonics, 2010 (Wiley Press); Matter: Material Processes in Architectural Production, 2011 (Routledge); Principia: Architectural Principles of Material Form, 2013 (Pearson); and Process: Material and Representation in Architecture, 2014 (Routledge) all focus on the role of materiality and architecture in contemporary culture.

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Brooke Borden attended Rice University in Houston, Texas on the Kimberly-Clark Bright Futures Scholarship receiving simultaneous BAs in photography and architecture. Upon graduation she was awarded the Rosemary Watkin Barrick Traveling Fellowship that provided her the opportunity to travel Europe for three months and see monumental architecture first hand. She joined the office of Michael Graves for one year before returning to Rice to complete her BARCH.

Before joining Borden Partnership full-time in 2013, Brooke worked with diverse firms throughout Los Angeles. She has designed and managed multiple secondary school and community college projects, a hotel interior renovation, and the master planning of a church complex in East Los Angeles. Prior to relocating to Los Angeles, Brooke worked in Georgia, New Jersey, and for 6 years in North Carolina as an associate at Cherry Huffman Architects focusing on commercial and educational work along with religious facilities and community buildings. Both the public library project and church project completed under her managment received North Carolina State AIA awards. She is a registered architect and is NCARB and LEED certified. Brooke passionately engages the complex challenges of architectural practice to collaboratively develop innovative and sustainable design solutions at all scales.