Rice Architecture students Sebastián López (M.Arch. ‘22) and Lene Sollie (M.Arch. ‘22), recipients of the Honorable Mention in the Student category of the Houston Design Research Grant, will discuss their proposal, which concentrates on developing a new model of affordable housing for Houston’s Third Ward, with a focus on affordability, efficiency, sustainability, and comfort.
The goal of the Houston Design Research Grant is to promote research on Houston-specific urban conditions that need urgent attention and that can make a significant contribution to the Houston community through quality design-thinking.
Each 2020 grantee category, including the Honorable Mention, was awarded with a $6,000 grant to further the work on their proposals. All three grantee projects will be published in Cite magazine.
The Houston Design Research Grant is made possible thanks to a generous gift from The Mitsui U.S.A. Foundation, the philanthropic arm of Mitsui & Co. (U.S.A.), Inc. (“Mitsui USA”).
The Honorable Mention 2020 is made possible thanks to the generosity and vision of Carrie A. and Jonathan H. Brinsden.