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Hi there!  We're Crate, and we're very glad you're interested in getting to know more about us!
We are a collective of Houston designers with the mission of making our city a more connected and equitable place.  

One of the ways we plan to do this is by putting together educational and entertaining events, both physical and virtual, that promote culture, belonging, and interactive experiences.  We call these events, "Happenings"!  We're still fresh on the scene, but we're already working hard to make that happen.  In fact, our first "Happening" is already happening!  You can check it out by clicking here!

By putting together our creativity and different skills and strengths, and with the support of our wonderful Houstonian communities, we believe that we can contribute our grain of sand in making our amazing city even more amazing!

Thank you for joining us on this journey!

-The Crate Team

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Claudia Cepeda was born in Mexico and grew up in

Cloverleaf, TX graduating from NSSHS. Claudia has a

Bachelors of Architecture from the University of Houston. It

was there that she became interested in the enhancement

of communities and their health through public art

projects. She is currently a project manager at Walter P

Moore engineering consulting firm.

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Hung Pham, a Houston-based artist, architect, and technology enthusiast, brings a rich family background to his creative pursuits. He immigrated to the United States with his family of seven, driven by the American dream. With a Bachelor's degree in Architecture from the University of Houston, Hung actively engages in art events, fostering connections with diverse communities. His passion for technology and love for photography complement his creative journey, shaping his unique perspective on reshaping the world through art.

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Ana Vences TBD

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Mirna Santillan Cantu is a first generation Mexican

American and Houstonian at heart. After graduating from

the University of Houston Architecture Program, Mirna
became passionate about community engagement,

urban planning, and public outreach. She has worked on
projects of various scales, from public art to buildings to

master plans, always focusing on the user. She believes

that through design we can affect the quality of life of

families and ultimately generations.

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