People mingling in a lobby
Lecture attendees at the MATCH (Midtown Arts and Theater Center Houston).

Our lectures and lecture series engage a wide variety of professionals and thinkers from different fields who are looking at the built environment in innovative and provocative ways. 

We hold our lectures in different locations throughout Houston – inside and outside the Rice University campus – and collaborate with Rice Architecture faculty, as well as local and international organizations and institutions to bring the most exciting and relevant design thinking to Houston audiences.

Fall 2019 Lecture Series

The Fall 2019 Lecture Series includes a selection of evening lectures and noon talks from a diverse group of thinkers, practitioners, curators and researchers looking at several threads in architectural and design thinking today. All lectures are free and open to the public.