The 38th Annual Rice Design Alliance Architecture Tour will take place from 1 p.m. to 6 p.m. on Saturday, March 29, and Sunday, March 30, 2014. Titled “Additionally,” this spring’s tour will take RDA members and their guests to eight Houston residences, dating from 1885 to 1964, that have been given substantial additions in recent years by local architecture firms. RDA has organized tours every year since 1975 to help Houstonians experience firsthand the most interesting works of architecture and landscape and interior design in the city. This March, tourgoers will see how local firms have increased the size, functional space, and use of the older residences, introduced technologically advanced building materials, and brought together contrasting architectural styles and periods.
Click here to view a custom map with photos of the houses and information about where you will be able to buy tickets and sign up for memberships.
The residences and firms responsible for the original house as well as the addition are below; all photos by Paul Hester.
1885; 2000, Gary Eades; 2009, Janusz Design
1918, Russell Brown Company; 2012, m+a architecture
3503 Audubon Place
1920; 2011, Interloop – Architecture
1925, Sears Kit; 2007, Brett Zamore Design
1925; 2011, Ben Koush & Associates
1927; 2002, Wittenberg Studio
1960, Marshall S. MacDougal; 2008, Dillon Kyle Architecture
5219 South Braeswood
1964, Arthur Steinberg; 2014, Stern + Bucek
The tour is open only to RDA members and their guests. RDA memberships begin at $45 and can be purchased during the tour at designated ticket-buying locations or in advance online and in person at the RDA office on the Rice University campus. Memberships purchased at the Student or Individual level include one complimentary ticket; memberships at the Household level and above include two. Ticket prices for current members and their guests are $25, and $15 for Student and Senior members.
The Rice Design Alliance is an AIA/CES Registered Provider of educational programs. For this tour, attendees will earn two Learning Units. Learning Units will be reported to CES Records on the member’s behalf. Registration at one house on the tour is required. Non-AIA members can pick up a Certificate of Completion to fulfill state MCE requirements.