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.
The recent success of Sunday Streets HTX and the launch of Mayor Parker’s Complete Streets initiative suggests that many Houstonians now clamor for a more walkable, more pedestrian-friendly city. But how can a city developed in step with the rise of this country’s dependence on the personal automobile become more walkable?
The new issue of Cite, “Beautiful Periphery,” was celebrated with a party at Minor Design in the Fourth Ward. The issue was guest edited by University of Houston architecture professors Susan Rogers and Gregory Marinic; Minor Design did the graphic design.
This year’s design charrette, “Visions for the Village,” will challenge participants to imagine how Rice Village will evolve within Houston’s continuing evolution. Considered one of the city’s most desirable areas, Rice Village is poised for growth, but issues with mobility, walkability, and accessibility remain.