Category Archives: Lectures

Mass Timber: RSA/RDA Fall 2016 Lecture Series

Four Corners pavilion. Courtesy: Ultramoderne.

Four Corners pavilion. Courtesy: Ultramoderne.

Climate change seems destined to skew the economics of building toward wood. Given its unique ability to store and sequester carbon out of the atmosphere, wood stands to become as prominent a building material in the next century as concrete was in the last. Read More

Seriously Cute: Farshid Moussavi

Farshid Moussavi, founder of FMA and Professor at Harvard University, speaks at the Brown Auditorium in The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, on Monday, September 14, 2014. Moussavi was the first speaker in the RSA/RDA 2015 Fall Lecture Series, Seriously Cute, curated by Andrew Colopy, Assistant Professor at the Rice School of Architecture.

Plug-Ins: James Casebere

James Casebere, artist and photographer, spoke at the Brown Auditorium in The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, on Wednesday, January 28, 2015. Casebere was the second speaker in Plug—Ins, the RSA/RDA 2015 Spring Lecture Series, curated by Tei Carpenter, Wortham Visiting Lecturer with the Rice School of Architecture.

Plug-Ins: Markus Bader

Architect Markus Bader, co-founder of Berlin-based firm raumlabor, spoke at the Brown Auditorium in The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, on Wednesday, January 21, 2015. Bader was the first speaker in Plug—Ins, the RSA/RDA 2015 Spring Lecture Series, curated by Tei Carpenter, Wortham Visiting Lecturer with the Rice School of Architecture.

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. Read More