Spring 2015 Architecture Tour: afterWARDS

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 […]

Now Open: Initiatives for Houston 2015

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 […]

RSA/RDA Spring 2015 Lecture Series: Plug-Ins

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.

SPOTLIGHT: The RDA Prize Lecture with 5468796

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.

2014 Gala Draws In $575,000 for RDA

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.