July 1, 2020
From top, L to R: Doug Childers, Andrew Albers, Sheryl Kolasinski, Mark Lund, Heather Rowell, and Steve Mechler.

Rice Design Alliance is pleased to announce our 2020-2021 Officers: 

Doug Childers, President

Andrew Albers, President-Elect

Sheryl Kolasinski, Vice-President

Mark Lund, Treasurer

Heather Rowell, Secretary

Steve Mechler, Past President

New to the Board of Directors this year are Rice Architecture student representatives Elina Chen (B.A. ’22) and Alec Burran (M.Arch. ’23).

View the full Board here.


About RDA

Rice Design Alliance is the public programs and outreach arm of Rice Architecture. We curate public programs, architecture tours, design competitions and publications that communicate the importance of design in our everyday lives and its ability to make our lives better. We are

based at and work from the Rice Architecture school as an advocacy group that believes that multidisciplinary and research-based design can improve our cities and the way we live in them. 
RDA was established within Rice Architecture in 1972 by the school's first dean, David Crane, together with alumni and other civic-minded community members who believed that quality design thinking should be available to all in our community and that Houston’s citizens – experts and non-experts alike – should feel empowered to act and transform our city through design. 


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