Associate Professor of Architecture
Director of Undergraduate Studieschight@rice.edu
Ph.D. (2003), University of London
M.A. (1997), Architectural Association
B.Arch. (1995), Rice University
B.A. (1993), Rice University
ProfileChristopher Hight is a designer and theorist who teaches graduate and undergraduate design studios and a theory seminar. The design studios are organized as collaborative design research laboratories addressing the nexus of landscape, urbanism and emerging electronic and material assemblies.
He has been a Fulbright Scholar and obtained a masters degree in the histories and theories of architecture from the Architectural Association, and a Ph.D. from the London Consortium at the University of London. Previously he taught at the Architectural Association's Design Research Laboratory, and has worked for the Renzo Piano Building Workshop. He is currently writing a book on cybernetics, formalism and post-World War Two architectural design (Routledge, 2007) and is co-editing an issue of AD on network design practices. He has published over 30 articles and has lectured internationally. At Rice he is the editor of the Architecture At Rice book series and organized the fourth Kennon symposium, Modulations. Additionally, he has been a Distinguished and Outstanding faculty associate at Jones College.