Fall semester only; T Th 2:30–3:50pm, McNair Hall, room 217
This seminar offers a collaboration between Rice Architecture students and MBA students, bringing the two groups together to create an economically feasible development concept and a corresponding conceptual design for a high-rise office building in New York City that will establish the right scope of space and appropriate qualities of construction materials that meet the owners’ (Hines, Inc.) objectives, program, and economics.
Issues considered will include land purchase or long-term lease, client’s objectives, market analysis, feasibility analytics, allowable cost analysis, cost estimation with design team/construction firm, financing options, and influences on design, construction systems and quality, and cost controls. Open to non-architecture majors, juniors and above. Space is limited and registration does not guarantee a space in this course.


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