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.
At its 30th annual gala, Saturday, November 12, 2016, RDA will honor Ric Campo, CEO of Camden Property Trust and former Chair of Houston First, as an exceptional patron of architecture and urban design. This year’s gala is titled Game Changer. Ric Campo: Putting Houston First.
One hundred seventy-six members of the Rice Design Alliance gathered on Tuesday, May 31, for the Annual Meeting, held this year in the PDR-designed offices of Vitol inside One Grove Street, the new mixed-use building in Upper Kirby developed by Midway.
On Saturday, May 21, The Rice School of Architecture Assistant Professor and Architect Troy Schaum led 34 guests through the still-under-construction White Oak Music Hall on RDA’s first-ever Hard Hat Tour.
This Sunday, May 15, RDA members, guests, and five local experts gathered for a tour and tasting at urban farm Finca Tres Robles in Houston’s East End.