RSA/RDA Spring 2015 Lecture Series: Plug-Ins

Rush Hour Rest Stop by raumlabor in Durban, South Africa. Photo: Roger Jardine.

Rush Hour Rest Stop by raumlabor in Durban, South Africa. Photo: Roger Jardine.

In software design, a plug-in adds a specific feature to enhance or expand an existing application. The Rice School of Architecture/Rice Design Alliance Spring 2015 Lecture Series presents four speakers who strategically install a different cultural plug-in — material, social, economic, tectonic — to refresh our attitudes about architecture’s capabilities. Curated by RSA Visiting Wortham Lecturer Tei Carpenter, Plug-Ins will feature the following four lecturers:

    January 21
    Markus Bader, Co-Founder, raumlabor
    Reception sponsored by D.E. Harvey Builders

    January 28
    James Casebere, Artist
    Reception sponsored by Berger Iron Works, LLC; Chamberlin Roofing & Waterproofing; and Marek Companies

    February 11
    Hilary Sample, Co-Founder, MOS Architects
    Reception courtesy RDA

    February 25
    Keller Easterling, Professor, Yale School of Architecture
    Reception sponsored by Gensler

All lectures are held at 7 p.m. in the Brown Auditorium at The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, at 1001 Bissonnet Street. A wine reception, sponsored by local architecture, design, and engineering firms, will precede each lecture at 6 p.m. Tickets are available for purchase online or by mail.

Series Tickets:
$20 – RDA, MFA,H members
$15 – Senior citizens 65 years and older
$10 – Students with ID
$35 – Others

Single Tickets (as available, sold 30 minutes before the lecture)
$7 – RDA, MFA,H members
Senior citizens 65 years older
Students with ID
$15 – Others

These lectures are made possible by Pickard Chilton, Brochsteins, Cardno Haynes Whaley, D.E. Harvey Builders, Hines, Hines Southwest Region, Kendall/Heaton Associates, Office Pavilion, Planning Design Research Corporation, Satterfield & Pontikes Construction Inc., Walter P Moore, The Woodlands Development Company/The Howard Hughes Corporation, and the Corporate Members of the Rice Design Alliance. Sponsor support comes from Balfour Beatty Construction, Bury, HOK, McCarthy, TheOFIS Companies, Telios, Trammell Crow Company, The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, the City of Houston through the Houston Arts Alliance, and the Texas Commission on the Arts.

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