Nourish: An Architecture Tour of Houses and Edible Gardens

UPDATE: We have stopped selling online tickets as of Friday, April 8, at 5 p.m., but tickets can be purchased in person at any of the four cashier locations listed below:

    4523 Teas Street
    3312 University Boulevard
    1514 Banks Street
    748 Arlington Street
1514 Banks. Photo: Paul Hester.

1514 Banks. Photo: Paul Hester.

As farming and gardening flourish in urban areas, with farms sprouting everywhere from utility corridors to former industrial sites, we see a renewed passion for a habit of dwelling that feeds the spirit and the body.

This spring, the Rice Design Alliance invites you to “Nourish,” a tour of six contemporary houses with edible gardens, created by architects, landscape architects, and designers. “If our kitchen is the heart of our house,” says tour chair and landscape architect Flora Yeh of Mirador Group, “our edible garden would be a nurturing extension. The homes on this tour share an integral theme, a way of life.”

“Nourish: An Architecture Tour of Houses and Edible Gardens,” RDA’s 41st annual architecture tour, takes place from 1 p.m. to 6 p.m. on Saturday, April 9, and Sunday, April 10.

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It features the following houses:

1514 Banks (ticket sales location)
Lantz Full Circle, 2012 (pictured above)

4523 Teas (ticket sales location)
Natalye Appel + Associates Architects, 2015
Landscape: RH Factor

Photo: Paul Hester.

Photo: Paul Hester.

2709 Albans
1941; English + Associates Architects, 2010

Photo: Paul Hester.

Photo: Paul Hester.

3312 University (ticket sales location and will call)
Strasser Design, 2016

Photo: Paul Hester.

Photo: Paul Hester.

1603 Cherryhurst
1922; GSMA, formerly Glassman Shoemake Maldonado Architects, Inc., 2009, 2013
Landscape: Grove Hill Farm

Photo: Paul Hester.

Photo: Paul Hester.

748 Arlington (ticket sales location)
Jay Baker Architects, 2003, 2012
Landscape: Fischer Schalles

Photo: Paul Hester.

Photo: Paul Hester.

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. Click here to browse the tour archives, including last year’s tour of eight houses in Houston’s original six wards.

The tour is open to the public. This year, eMember tickets start at $35, which provide a year of digital communications from RDA. Current RDA members may purchase discounted tour tickets at $25; tickets are $15 for students with ID. As always, RDA membership is open to the public. Click here to purchase or renew your membership.

The tour is made possible by the support of RDA Underwriters 4b Technology Group; Cardno Haynes Whaley; D.E. Harvey Builders; Hines; Louisa Stude Sarofim; Walter P Moore. Support also comes from Austin Commercial; Brochsteins; Builders West; Chamberlin Roofing & Waterproofing; Debner+Company; Gilbane Building Company; Kirksey; Office Pavilion; Parra Design Group; Planning Design Research Corporation; Putterman, Scharck & Associates; Rogers-O’Brien Construction; The Southampton Group; Tellepsen; and workplace solutions.

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