Gerald D. Hines, founder and chairman of the global real estate firm Hines, died at home on August 23, at age 95. Hines was widely acknowledged as a visionary developer with a strong focus on quality architecture.

In 2013, Hines won RECORD's Good Design Is Good Business Lifetime Achievement award for his firm's patronage of architecture. Read more.

He built up his firm, which he started in Houston in 1957, into an international organization that was known for its high-quality developments across five continents.

With more than 4,800 employees, Hines today is active in 225 cities in 25 nations.

Throughout his career, Hines teamed with major architects, including: Norman Foster; Bruce Graham and David M. Childs of SOM; Gyo Obata; Philip Johnson and John Burgee; I.M. Pei and Harry N. Cobb; Cesar Pelli; Kevin Roche; Robert A.M. Stern; A. Eugene Kohn and William E. Pedersen; Charles W. Moore; Frank O. Gehry; Jon Pickard; and Jean Nouvel.

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