More than 850 people gathered in The Westin Galleria to celebrate as the Rice Design Alliance honored Uptown Houston with its annual Award for Design Excellence on Saturday, November 14, 2015. The event, VisionEnvision, raised nearly $485,000 to support the educational programs and publications of RDA in 2016.
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.
In 2016, RDA Hometown Tours will sponsor the first “home island” tour, Barbados in February, followed by the Twin Cities: Minneapolis-St. Paul in June. Architectural historian Stephen Fox will be joined by local architects and experts when we explore both historic and modern regional architecture.
On Friday, September 18, the Rice Design Alliance collaborated with landscape architecture firms, research institutes, professional organizations, student groups, and others to occupy 14 on-street parking spaces in Downtown Houston and transform them into temporary public spaces.
UPDATE: The civic forum has been rescheduled for Tuesday, October 27!
A team from TBG Partners including Jacob Burgus, Lisa Girard, Lauren Norton, and Sarah Zelenak was awarded Best Overall in RDA’s 15th annual design charrette, 1:1: A Plaza for the New Big Brothers Big Sisters HQ, on Monday, August 3. The charrette was organized by rdAGENTS.
Cute architecture? How could architecture — the embodiment of order, permanence, and bigness — be cute?
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 […]
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 […]
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.