Jesús (Chuy) H. Hinojosa

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Spanning 40 years as a faculty member, department head, and associate dean, Jesús Hinojosa ‘58 (ARCH) is now Professor Emeritus of Landscape Architecture & Urban Planning at Texas A&M University. He served from 1981 to 2007 on the national Planning Accreditation Board’s Site Visitors Team, has served on the national board of directors of the American Planning Association, and is a Fellow of the American Institute of Certified Planners (FAICP). While on the Texas A&M faculty, he conducted numerous public-service planning/urban design studies for the public/private sectors; most notably the San Antonio River Walk Development Guidance System (1985-87). He is listed in the 1991-92 edition of Who’s Who Among Hispanic Americans. Born in the micropolis of Edcouch, Texas, he holds a Bachelor of Architecture from Texas A&M University, 1960, and a Master of City Planning from Harvard University, 1964. Hinojosa’s 1964 thesis in city planning, received an Honorable Mention Award at Harvard University. In 1966, directed Chile’s first comprehensive urban planning studies in the municipalities of Puerto Montt and Osorno. In 1970, his Osorno Plan earned first place honors in the Practical Work Category at the Inter-American Planning Society 8th Congress held in Sao Paulo, Brazil. In 1993, he received the Faculty Distinguished Achievement Award for Administration from the Texas A&M Association of Former Students. Scholarships have been established in his name in the department of landscape architecture and urban planning. He served from 1995-2009 on the Board of Directors of the Brazos Valley Affordable Housing Corporation serving the seven-county region of the Brazos Valley Council of Governments (BVCOG). He served from 2004 - 2011 on the College of Architecture’s Dean’s Advisory Council. He served from 2001 to 2013 on the Board of Directors of the Brazos Valley Community Development Corporation also affiliated with the BVCOG.
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