***To purchase tickets online, please click here. Tickets may be purchased during the tour at the following homes: 3763 Jardin Street, 2002 Mason St., 1540 Kirby Drive., 528 Buckingham Drive, and 1528 W. 24th Street.***
Click here for a Google map of all the house locations.
We are pleased to announce dates for our 36th annual architecture tour, which will occur Saturday, March 24 and Sunday, March 25, 2012. The tour, Living with Art, will showcase significant houses in Houston that exhibit impressive art collections.
Living with art changes the architectural dynamics of a house. The houses on the tour demonstrate how art can reshape architecture, most intriguingly in houses that were not originally designed with art exhibition in mind. “Houstonians are fortunate to live in a city abundant with uniquely diverse art institutions and museums. Although the majority of our city may not be aware, we are also fortunate to be surrounded by equally significant private collections scattered throughout our neighborhoods—collections that foster a belief in art and deep personal reflection,” says Julie Kinzelman, home tour committee member and owner of Kinzelman Art Consulting.
The tour will feature eight distinctive homes where tour-goers can peruse the art collections, as well as the structures housing the collections. RDA members and their guests are invited to attend the tour.
What: Rice Design Alliance Architecture Tour – Living with Art
Dates: March 24-25, 2012, 1 p.m. to 6 p.m. each day
1527 Kirby Drive
1937 William G. Farrington Company
2010, 2000, 1998, Natalye Appel + Associates
2003, Stephanie Eugster
1540 Kirby Drive
1937, Joseph W. Northrup, Jr.
3763 Jardin Street
2010, Michael Landrum
1529 Maryland Street
2006, Parra Design Group
528 Buckingham Drive
2000, Kevin Young Designers
2526 Bellmeade Drive
2006, Glassman Shoemake Maldonado
2002 Mason Street
2003, Wittenberg Oberholzer
1528 W. 24th Avenue
2010, John Blackmon and Ian Glennie
Click here for a tour map.
Tickets: The tour is open only to RDA members and their guests. RDA memberships begin at $45 and can be purchased during the tour or in advance at the RDA office, and include one complimentary tour ticket at the Student or Individual level or two complimentary tickets at the Household level and above. We invite you to join now. Ticket prices for members and their guests are $25. Students and Senior Citizens may get in for $15. To purchase tickets online, please click here. PLEASE BRING A COPY OF YOUR EMAIL RECEIPT WITH YOU TO PICK UP YOUR TICKETS AT HOUSE #2, 2002 MASON STREET.
The Rice Design Alliance has held architecture tours every year since 1975 to acquaint Houstonians with the best examples of architecture, interior design, and landscape design in the city.
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 may pick up a Certificate of Completion to fulfill state MCE requirements.