Liam Young, architect and curator, and Agnieszka Kurant, artist, speak in the Brown Auditorium at The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, on Wednesday, October 11. Kurant and Young presented their work and engaged in a discussion with the audience for the 2014 RSA/RDA Fall Lecture Series.
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
Jean-Louis Cohen, architectural historian, speaks at The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, Brown Auditorium on Wednesday, October 1, 2014. Cohen was the first speaker in Near Future, the RSA/RDA 2014 Fall Lecture Series.
Johanna Hurme and Sasa Radulovic, principals of Winnipeg, Canada-based firm 5468796, accept SPOTLIGHT: The Rice Design Alliance Prize and lecture on September 9, 2014. Eligible honorees for SPOTLIGHT must be within their first 15 years of professional practice. An RDA committee of architects and academics convenes annually to consider local, national, and international architects who demonstrate design excellence and promise a great design future.
Filip Dujardin, photographer, and K.K. Barrett, production designer, speak in the Brown Auditorium at The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, on Wednesday, October 8, 2014. Dujardin and Barrett presented their work and engaged in a discussion for Near Future, the 2014 RSA/RDA Fall Lecture Series.
The RSA/RDA lecture series, Near Future, brings to Houston five visionaries from a mix of professions whose creative work attempts to forecast the future. The future is typically represented in literature, film, and art as a distant fantasy — flying cars, robot servants, laser beams. Read More
Jan De Vylder, co-founder, architecten de vylder vinck taillieu , spoke at the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston Brown Auditorium on Wednesday, January 22, 2014. De Vylder was the first speaker in the RSA/RDA 2014 spring lecture series “On Immediacy.”
Philipp Schaerer, spoke at the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston Brown Auditorium on Wednesday, February 5, 2014. Schaerer was the third speaker in the RSA/RDA 2014 spring lecture series “On Immediacy.”
What: Carlos Bedoya Ikeda of Mexico City-based firm PRODUCTORA lectures for On Immediacy, the RSA/RDA Spring 2014 Lecture Series
When: Wednesday, February 19, 2014, at 7 p.m.; pre-lecture reception begins in the Audrey Jones Beck Building at 6 p.m.
Where: Brown Auditorium, Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, 1001 Bissonnet
The series, which will bring three other firms to Houston, is curated by Rice School of Architecture Assistant Professor Jesús Vassallo: “I think that these firms’ practices are captivating because they are experimental without renouncing building things in the real world, producing work that is intellectually stimulating as well as sensually powerful.”
$20 – RDA, MFAH members
$15 – Seniors 65 years and older
$10 – Students with ID
$35 – Others
Single Tickets (upon availability, sold 30 minutes prior to the lecture)
$7 – RDA, MFAH members
Seniors 65 years and older
Students with ID
$15 – Others
RDA will make special accommodations for anyone needing assistance to attend a lecture. A minimum of two weeks is appreciated. Call Mary Beth Woiccak, RDA Assistant Director, Programs, at (713) 348-5583.
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Water Quality Issues and Solutions to Water Shortages
Wednesday, August 31, 2011, 6:30 p.m.
Panelists: Jun Chang, Civil and Environmental Engineer, Deputy Director of Public Works, City of Houston, Dr. John Jacob, TAMU/Texas Sea Grant, Director Texas Coastal Watershed Program, Dr. Hanadi S. Rifai, Professor and Director of Environmental Engineering Graduate Program, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, University of Houston
Moderators: Mark Greenblatt, Investigative Reporter, KHOU, and Thomas Colbert
Water is our most precious resource and this month, RDA hosts a two-part civic forum on water supply issues in the State of Texas and the Houston region on August 24 and August 31, 2011. Texas is currently experiencing one of the worst droughts in its recorded history. Compounding this problem is the fact that many of the state’s aquifers have been in decline for many years. Water quality is emerging as a serious issue facing the Houston region. Will the state’s water supplies be adequate to support Houston’s growing population and continuing industrialization?