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.

Rice Architecture Fall 2020 Lecture Series

Rice Architecture Fall 2020 Lectures are part of an initiative to acknowledge, understand, and act on systemic racism in the built environment. Invited designers, scholars, and activists will speak on the relationship between race, architecture, and, by extension, related questions of social equity, environmental justice, and gender parity. The aim of the lecture series is to foreground these issues in the school’s curriculum while more broadly fostering solidarity and action in architecture.