Dear Rice Design Alliance members and friends, It is with immense gratitude for her 28 years as the RDA executive director that I am writing to announce the retirement of Linda Sylvan this summer. I hope you will join me in wishing her the best in her plans to take on consulting work, volunteer, and […]
The civic forum, Resilience H2Ouston: Living in Flood Plains, will be held Wednesday, March 8, at 6p.m. at the Cherie Flores Garden Pavilion inside the McGovern Centennial Gardens at Hermann Park. It is free and open to the public. Moderated by Eric Berger, certified meteorologist, the forum features the following presenters: Alisa Max, PE, General […]
Although many environmental impacts are associated with construction, climate change deserves a special consideration because buildings and land-use are responsible for a large proportion of greenhouse gas emissions. The Rice Design Alliance invites you to join us for a free civic forum to investigate how construction methods serves a key role in the mitigation […]
The Rice Design Alliance is now accepting applications through April 7, 2017, to the 18th annual Initiatives for Houston grants program.
Initially mapped in the 1970s, Houston’s floodplains continue to present unique physical, political, and economic challenges for architects and their clients.
If cities are their streets, as Jane Jacobs thought, then cars rule in Houston. Mayor Sylvester Turner has declared a need to change that, calling for a “paradigm shift” in the ways we get around.
Join RDA for an inside look at the new home of A.D. Players, designed by Gabriel Architects, on Saturday, January 14.
More than 950 guests came together on Saturday, November 12, in Downtown Houston for an evening inside the newly renovated George R. Brown Convention Center to attend Game Changer, the 30th annual Rice Design Alliance gala.
RDA has been organizing national city study tours since 2000, and we introduced our international tour program in 2005, going to Mexico City. In all, we have explored the architecture, art, and culture of 30 different cities in the U.S., South America, and Europe.
This year, 12 teams participated in transforming paid on-street parking spaces into free public spaces, or parklets, on PARK(ing) Day, held in Downtown Houston on the 500 block of McKinney Street, right next to City Hall.