With Rice School of Architecture faculty, RDA holds a lecture series each spring. These lectures introduced Houston to Frank Gehry, Cesar Pelli, Helmut Jahn, Steven Holl, and Rem Koolhaas before they became international superstars. We have also presented future Pritzker Prize winners, including Richard Meier, Aldo Rossi, Robert Venturi, Rafael Moneo, Renzo Piano, and Glenn Murcutt. Recently, RDA has expanded its lectures to include topics on engineering, industrial and graphic design, and design activism.