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.
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.
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.
More than 900 people attended DRAW, the 2014 Rice Design Alliance gala, in the Grand Ballroom at the Hilton Americas on Saturday, November 8. Chaired by Barbara Amelio, the gala celebrated the life and work of the late William D. Kendall, a Houston architect who founded Kendall/Heaton Associates in 1978.
The new issue of Cite, number 95, features photographs by Alex MacLean, an award-winning aerial photographer and author of 11 books. I rode alongside MacLean in a Cessna on one of his flights last June.
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.
In 2015, the RDA Hometown Tours will take a French twist. In April we will visit New Orleans and the Louisiana Bayou Country, followed by a week in France in May and June. Both trips will focus on historic and modern architecture, and the itinerary will be interspersed with unmatched gastronomic experiences.
Drawings, maps, renderings, photographs, and more were displayed in Anderson Hall at Rice University on Monday, August 4, at the reception and awards presentation for “Visions for the Village,” the annual design charrette organized by rdAGENTS, the young professionals group of RDA.
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.
Purchase tables and tickets now for the 2014 Rice Design Alliance gala, DRAW, celebrating a man who made an indelible mark on Houston: William D. Kendall, FAIA.