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Students of the University of Houston. Houstonian 1989 - People. Special Collections, University of Houston Libraries. University of Houston Digital Library. Web. April 17, 2014. http://digital.lib.uh.edu/collection/yearb/item/22668/show/22358.

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Students of the University of Houston. Houstonian 1989 - People. Houstonian Yearbook Collection. Special Collections, University of Houston Libraries. Retrieved from http://digital.lib.uh.edu/collection/yearb/item/22668/show/22358

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Transcript Hi arth movers and sky scrapers Keeland looks down the road to a brighter Houston Architecture Professor Burdette Keeland's favorite accomplishment was getting friend Philip Johnson to design the Architecture Building. Photo by Michelle Linn. Whether it is designing townhouses, pushing a comprehensive plan for Houston or floating down the Nile inspecting Egyptian architecture, Burdette Keeland always seems to be searching for greatness. Keeland, a UH architecture professor, says he is motivated by a desire to make the college great. However, he's experienced some disillusionment because some people don't share his committment, he said. "I was disappointed with UH because there was not enough concern for the quality of teaching/' he said. '4So I switched to Rice. Unfortunately, I found the same attitudes there." After spending only one semester at Rice, Keeland decided to return to UH. The problem with UH's College of Architecture is a weakness in history, Keeland said. So, he has traveled every summer since 1985 to examine and to photograph older foreign work for his students. "I'll go to South America or China or Japan or Russia, and I can come back and share with the students." "I can show Moscow and Bejing and point out parallels of the two communist cities," he said. "Or I might compare Manhattan to London." As Chairman of the City Planning Commission, Keeland has had a long uninterrupted relationship with Houston. "I served (as vice chairman) under three mayors. When (Mayor) Kathy Whitmire took office, she asked me to be chairman." Presently, Keeland is helping to create a sidewalk-tree ordinance and a comprehensive building plan for the city. The sidewalk-tree ordinance, he said, will require anyone who obtains a building permit to build a sidewalk and plant a tree every 24 feet. "This city has always catered to the car," he said. "As a result, there is nowhere to walk." Keeland said the ordinance may pass next year and if so, "Houston will look really good 20 years from now because every street will have a sidewalk." Another major effort for the chairman is developing a comprehensive plan for future city construction. Keeland also said a director of planning for the city with an academic interest in UH will help two causes. "If a faculty member is director, students would not just learn about plan- ning in the academic sense, but they would become privy to planning as a reality," he said. Keeland said getting friend and world famous architect Phillip Johnson to design the architecture building is probably the achievement he is most proud of at UH. "This (the architecture building) is a palace," he said. ► Jeff Lane 42 ■ People