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2014

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Rice Building Workshop was invited by the Hermann Park Conservancy to design and install a pavilion celebrating the Park’s centennial and long relationship to Rice. In the fall of 2013, RBW students developed schemes that eventually melded into CONVERGENCE, a work that marks a place in the territory between the University, the Medical Center, and the Museum District. The design, consisting of three steel frames, six concrete benches, and a scrim of cables, nestles into a triangle of trees, and invites passers-by to linger for a moment. Students, consultants, contractors, and volunteers worked together to fabricate and install the parts of the structure into a whole piece, in time for the Park’s Centennial Gala. Also be sure to check out the great article and fantastic video at Rice News.  

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Special thanks to all of the participants, volunteers, donors, and friends.  

Students: Mark Bavoso, Kelly Beckman, MacAulay Brown, Kyle Byrne, Edison Ding, Chris Duffel, Jaiwen Huang, Scott Key, Yi-Chiao Lee, Lizzie Marrin, Michael Matthews, Marcel Merwin, Ariel Mucasey, Siqi Zhu   

Volunteers: Kelly Beckman, Kyle Byrne, Liz Corkett, Jeremiah DeMoss, Sophie Eichner, Julia Gibbs, Sam Grenader, Eric Hsu, Truc Huynh, Adelina Koleva, Claire Li. Amanda Li Chang, Mitch Mackowiak, Lucien Muir, Ali Naghdali, Toshiki Nimi, Claire O'Connor, Shaan Patel, Xoab Perez, Will Randall, Shelley Reese, Helen Seldin, Benhang Shi, Rucker Simon, Pyline Tangsuvanich, Reggie Wang, Will Wang, Jackie Zhao 

Teachers: Danny Samuels, RBW Director, Nonya Grenader, RBW Associate Director, Jason Fleming, RBW Fellow, Peter Muessig, RBW Fellow 

Thanks also to: Sarah Whiting, Jay Baker, Phoebe Tudor, Natalye Appel, Lonnie Hoogeboom, Doreen Stoller, Minette Boesel, Lea Weingarten, Piper Faust, Christof Spieler, Brad Dougherty, Joe Meppelink, Troy Schaum, Gordon Wittenberg, Mark Wamble, Andrew Daley, Steve Done, Leni Schwendinger, Tom Smith, Mel Hildebrandt, John Miner, Tommy Cole, Ned Thomas, Bart Sinclair, Maria Oden, Ann Lugg, Joe Gesenhues, Tanya Dominguez, Mildred Crocker, Tami Lynn Andrew, Mike Williams, Brandon Martin 

And our supporters: Maconda & Sasha Abinader, Jory Alexander, Arup, Jay Baker, Bohlin, Cywinski & Jackson/ Peter Bohlin, Brochsteins, Brown Foundation, Campo Sheet Metal Works, Capp Electric, Cardno Haynes Whaley, Susie & Sanford Criner, Mildred Crocker, Leslie Elkins, Jo & Jim Furr, Gensler, Gibson’s Landscape Contractors, Kyle Hendricks, Hermann Park Conservancy, Betsy Strauch & Lonnie Hoogeboom, Insight Structures, Jackson & Ryan Architects, Kendall/Heaton, Linbeck Group LLC, Marley Lott, Marek, Matthew Renfrow, MetaLab, India Mittag, OEDK (Oshman Engineering Design Kitchen), Office of James Burnett, Rice Design Alliance, Rice University Arts Initiative Fund, Weingarten Art Group, Western Group Consultants, Woodlands Development Co/ Robert Heineman, Yvonne & Scott Ziegler   

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