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Visiting Critic


Brandie Lockett is a visiting critic at Rice University School of Architecture. She is also the urban design lead for the Houston METRO Planning, Engineering, and Construction and Urban Design Division, a people-first area focused on transforming transit environments and developing best-practice transit design standards, including the Transit Environment Programming Catalog and Houston METRO’s first Urban Design Manual since 1989.

Before working at Houston METRO, Lockett spent five years as a senior urban designer at Gensler Los Angeles’s Urban Design Studio, helping shape sites of all scales and collaborating with agencies and organizations to create more resilient, livable, and healthy places.


M.S. Columbia University
B.Arch. Tuskegee University
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