Everything around us is urban in nature. Everything around us is design.
At Rice Design Alliance we develop programs, projects, and publications that look at how cities and people interact through design, connecting the core research and experimental values of the Rice School of Architecture with the larger community of architectural and design practitioners of Houston and the world.
Our programs question our relationship with the built environment and propose an interdisciplinary and collaborative approach that brings practitioners, researchers,
interested citizens, industry leaders, and public officials together to envision what the most inspiring solutions to urban problems can be.
Our lecture series, design competitions, exhibitions, publications, and grants critically explore the complex urban condition of Houston as a starting point from which to address larger, global challenges that citizens and cities worldwide are facing today.