Though the ward system in Houston was abandoned in 1906, the six original neighborhoods retain strong senses of place and provide residents a tangible link, through architecture, to history and identity. The Rice Design Alliance Spring 2015 Architecture Tour, afterWARDS: An Architecture Tour of Houston’s Wards and Beyond, features houses that both stand out from […]
The Rice Design Alliance will accept applications from January 12 through April 6 to the 16th annual Initiatives for Houston grants program for students and faculty of the Rice School of Architecture, the University of Houston Gerald D. Hines College of Architecture, the School of Architecture at Prairie View A&M University, and the Department of […]
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.
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.