Rice University School of Architecture's summer program in architectural design

LAUNCH offers students in any field the opportunity to design the future and learn about architecture in an immersive, exciting atmosphere of hands-on speculation and experimentation. Formatted as a four-week design studio — fueled by daily discussions, lectures and field trips with faculty from the Rice School of Architecture — students will design architectural projects that respond to issues and sites in the city of Houston.

Please note that LAUNCH is currently being restructured and will not be offered this summer. Please check back for information regarding the updated program available for summer 2016.

A selection of advanced graduate students in the Rice School of Architecture, in collaboration with an experienced faculty coordinator, will instruct participants in digital and analog working methods and lead daily group and individual discussions. LAUNCH requires only a committed interest to creative inquiry and enthusiastic pursuit of new ideas; no previous experience in architecture or design is required for admission. 

Upcoming Lectures

Each semester we curate a group of fantastic lecturers to speak at the RSA. Thank you for attending these talks! If you have missed any, or would like to watch them again, please visit our Youtube page . Check back for a list of next semesters speakers coming soon.

Inside the RSA