Fall 2015 Civic Forum: speculate

From reimagined bus networks to swimming holes, tiny houses to bold visions for the Astrodome, Houston is flush with speculative ideas that have the power to change how we work, live, play, and move through the city.

2015 Spotlight Prize Goes to OUALALOU+CHOI

The seventh annual SPOTLIGHT: The Rice Design Alliance Prize will be awarded to OUALALOU+CHOI, formerly KILO Architectures. Founded by Tarik Oualalou and Linna Choi in 2000, the firm has offices in Paris and Casablanca and recently completed the Moroccan Pavilion for Milan Expo 2015. OUALALOU+CHOI believes that stronger design results from architects’ involvement from a […]

2015 Design Charrette: “1:1: A Plaza for the New Big Brothers Big Sisters HQ”

The 2015 design charrette, “1:1: A Plaza for the New Big Brothers Big Sisters HQ,” is scheduled for Saturday, August 1, at Hanszen College at Rice University. Organized by rdAGENTS, this year’s charrette challenges participants to conceptualize a highly visible part of the new three-story headquarters, designed by Agency-Agency and now under construction on Washington Avenue, of […]

2015 Hometown Tour: The Big Easy and Beyond

Last April, 35 RDA members spent a four-day weekend in New Orleans, Algiers, and the River Road. Planned with the help of Blaine Adams and Patrick Falcon, both from Louisiana, and led by Lynn Kelly and architectural historian Stephen Fox, the tour included unique, eccentric, and soulful stops around the city and beyond.

2015 RDA Gala To Honor Uptown Houston

Purchase tables and tickets now for the 29th RDA gala. On Saturday, November 14, 2015, Uptown Houston will be recognized as an exceptional patron of architecture and urban design.

Instagram Scavenger Hunt with rdAGENTS: #HOUOnTheRails

Now that METRO has rolled out the East End (Green) Line and Southeast (Purple) Line, even more of inside-the-Loop Houston is connected via light rail. The young professional group of the Rice Design Alliance, rdAGENTS, is partnering with METRO to challenge you to explore the lines and view the city through a different lens with an […]