We believe fostering architecture and design writing is crucial to the dissemination of ideas and to supporting the improvement of our cities through critical thinking.

Rice Design Alliance produces a series of independent printed and online publications. At its core is Cite: The Architecture + Design Review of Houston, which has been in circulation since 1982, with 101 printed issues of the magazine to date. Cite’s online platform is Cite Digital, formerly OffCite, which has published additional content on urban and design topics since 2008.

Both Cite and Cite Digital feature a wide variety of thought-provoking content, including reviews, architectural news, opinion pieces, interviews, and photo essays, and aim to provide an independent forum for reflection, analysis, and action.
 

In addition to Cite and Cite Digital, Rice Design Alliance publishes independent editorial projects in collaboration with other cultural and educational organizations from across the globe, as well as with local architects, designers and Rice Architecture faculty.

 

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Cite Digital

Cite Digital is Cite’s online platform, where you can follow the latest articles, blog posts, interviews and reviews on everything architecture and design in Houston and internationally. 

Current Issue

Cite 101 Be Here takes on the controversial term of creative placemaking, bringing different voices together to discuss how different forms of art and artistic practice can be more meaningfully integrated into the fabric of our lives and our cities.

Cite Archive

Explore all past printed issues of Cite in the Cite Archive. All printed issues are available online from the first issue of Cite in 1982. You can search the articles by issue number, categories, and tags here.

Ephemeral City

Other Publications

Rice Design Alliance publishes independent editorial projects in collaboration with other cultural and educational organizations from across the globe, as well as with local architects, academics, designers and Rice Architecture faculty.