Initially mapped in the 1970s, Houston’s floodplains continue to present unique physical, political, and economic challenges for architects and their clients.
If cities are their streets, as Jane Jacobs thought, then cars rule in Houston. Mayor Sylvester Turner has declared a need to change that, calling for a “paradigm shift” in the ways we get around.
Join RDA for an inside look at the new home of A.D. Players, designed by Gabriel Architects, on Saturday, January 14.
More than 950 guests came together on Saturday, November 12, in Downtown Houston for an evening inside the newly renovated George R. Brown Convention Center to attend Game Changer, the 30th annual Rice Design Alliance gala.
RDA has been organizing national city study tours since 2000, and we introduced our international tour program in 2005, going to Mexico City. In all, we have explored the architecture, art, and culture of 30 different cities in the U.S., South America, and Europe.
This year, 12 teams participated in transforming paid on-street parking spaces into free public spaces, or parklets, on PARK(ing) Day, held in Downtown Houston on the 500 block of McKinney Street, right next to City Hall.
PARK(ing) Day 2016 will be in Downtown Houston! With co-sponsorship by the Office of City Council Member David Robinson, RDA organized this year’s PARK(ing) Day through the Mayor’s Office of Special Events.
Go up inside the newest addition to Downtown Houston’s skyline while it’s still under construction with RDA’s Hard Hat Tour of 609 Main.
Climate change seems destined to skew the economics of building toward wood. Given its unique ability to store and sequester carbon out of the atmosphere, wood stands to become as prominent a building material in the next century as concrete was in the last.
The eighth annual Spotlight Prize will be awarded to Cadaval & Solà-Morales. Co-founders Eduardo Cadaval and Clara Solà-Morales will visit Houston on Wednesday, September 7, to accept the prize and give a lecture at The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, at 6:30 p.m. Admission is free and open to the public.