“Cute architecture? How absurd,” writes Andrew Colopy. Assistant Professor at the Rice School of Architecture and curator of the 2015 RSA/RDA Lecture Series, Colopy has invited three scholars and practitioners to challenge some of our most basic assumptions about images and aesthetic categories and to question the ways in which serious architecture —– “built upon […]
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 […]
Last April, 35 RDA members spent a four-day weekend in New Orleans, Algiers, and the River Road. Planned with the help of Blaine Adams and Patrick Falcon, both from Louisiana, and led by Lynn Kelly and architectural historian Stephen Fox, the tour included unique, eccentric, and soulful stops around the city and beyond.
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.
On Saturday, June 13, about 100 people and 25 teams competed in the Houston: On The Rails Instagram Scavenger Hunt organized by rdAGENTS. Teams arrived at Market Square Park to register and receive the list of 20 clues.
About 200 members of the Rice Design Alliance gathered for the 2015 Annual Membership Meeting and Reception on Wednesday, June 10, at Kirksey-designed LEED Platinum Certified 3009 Post Oak Boulevard in Uptown Houston to elect new directors to the board and introduce officers for 2015-2016.
Now that METRO has rolled out the East End (Green) Line and Southeast (Purple) Line, even more of inside-the-Loop Houston is connected via light rail. The young professional group of the Rice Design Alliance, rdAGENTS, is partnering with METRO to challenge you to explore the lines and view the city through a different lens with an […]
RDA will award two 2015 Initiatives for Houston grants to projects proposed by Rice School of Architecture students. Guest jurors selected proposals by undergraduate David Richmond and graduate students Yigit Ergecen and Irmak Erman Eruz.
inWARDS: Reflections on Houston’s Wards was a civic forum with short presentations and a moderated discussion among panelists and audience members. The forum was held March 24, 2015, at the Brown Auditorium at The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston. Panelists included Jim Parsons of Preservation Houston, Pat Jasper of the Houston Arts Alliance, Assata Richards of Project Row Houses and the Sankofa Research Institute, and Houston Poet Laureate and writer Gwendolyn Zepeda. Moderated by Florence Tang of StudioMET Architects. The forum was presented in conjunction with RDA’s 40th annual architecture tour, afterWARDS: An Architecture Tour of Houston’s Wards and Beyond.