Claude E. Hooton (1905-1993) was an architect who taught at Rice University and designed homes and buildings in Houston and New Orleans. His mentor at Rice University was William Ward Watkin and he was a recipient of the Rice Architectural Traveling Fellowship (now the William Ward Watkin Traveling Fellowship). He worked on low cost housing projects including on Allen Parkway village (with MacKie and Kamrath, C.A. Johnson, and Eugene Werlin) and also designed Sharpstown Mall with Sidney H. Morris and Associates. His architectural work has been described as “regional modernism.”
The following is a partial list of Hooton designed structures in Houston:
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