Stephen Fox


Stephen Fox is an architectural historian and a lecturer at the Rice School of Architecture.  He is also a lecturer at the Gerald D. Hines College of Architecture of the University of Houston and a Fellow of the Anchorage Foundation of Texas. Fox’s work is focused on architecture of the nineteenth and twentieth centuries, especially the architecture of Houston and Texas.  In his scholarship he examines the ways that architecture engages such social constructs as class identity, cultural distinction, and regional differentiation.

Fox is the author of the AIA Houston Architectural Guide (2012), The Country Houses of John F. Staub (2007), and Rice University: An Architectural Tour in Princeton Architectural Press’s Campus Guide series (2001). He has contributed to The Buildings of Texas: Central, South, and Gulf Coast (2013, edited by Gerald Moorhead), A Vision of Place: The Architecture of Curtis and Windham (2016), Master Builder of the Lower Río Grande: Heinrich Portscheller by W. Eugene George (2016), Art and Activism: Projects of John and Dominique de Menil (2010, edited by Josef Helfenstein and Laureen Schipsi), and Architectural Regionalism: Collected Writings on Place, Identity, Modernity, and Tradition (2007, edited by Vincent B. Canizaro).    

Faculty Work


  • B. Arch., Rice University
  • B.A., Rice University
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