January 23 to 27, 2019

Accommodations: Kimpton LaPeer Hotel

$3,250 pp/dbl $4,100 pp/single

Please contact Rice Design Alliance for information on registration at 713-348-4876 or rcpuccio@rice.edu

In January 2019, the first of RDA's two 2019 Hometown Tours will return to the ever-changing City of Dreams, Los Angeles. for a fresh look at the city and its architecture.

We’ll kick off our trip at the very top of LA’s City Hall, where we’ll meet the Mayor’s chief design officer and former LA Times architecture critic, Christopher Hawthorne, to overlook at bird’s eye view a breathtaking perspective of the sprawling city’s urban landscape. We’ll visit the inside of the Eames house and will see the incomparable home of Tony Duquette, one of the most influential interior designers of the last 50 years. Other highlights include a behind the scenes studio visit to the architecture firm Johnston Marklee to talk about how Houston’s newest cultural jewel, The Drawing Institute at the Menil, was conceived. We’ll also enjoy a private guided tour of The Broad contemporary art museum, and will be hosted by Houser & Wirth Gallery for a private dinner in their exclusive gallery spaces. 

Our group will also get to see Case Study number 22, better known as the Stahl House and the MAK/Schindler House, and participate in tours of new urban developments that are meeting the changing needs of Los Angeles’s residents, led by the architects who designed them. Brunch in Santa Monica at the iconic Rose Café will round out our tour, with enough time for shopping and exploring on your own, too.

Participation in the Hometown Tours is available to members of the Rice Design Alliance. Membership is open to all. Please contact Rice Design Alliance for information on registration at 713-348-4876 or rcpuccio@rice.edu