Rice Architecture Mentorship Lecture, Spring 2019
Feb. 22, 2019
12:00pm to 1:00pm
Farish Gallery, Anderson Hall

Please join us for a Rice Architecture Mentorship lecture with Jason Hill and Florence Tang at 12:00 p.m. in Farish Gallery. 

Jason Hill is a Principal at Studio Hanson|Roberts, the lead design firm of the Houston Zoo's Centennial Campaign. Jason began his career wanting to be a "zoo designer". As a lover of wildlife and wild places, designing opportunities for people to experience the wonders of nature in our ever urbanizing cities makes zoo exhibit design his dream job. Throughout his career, Jason has designed award winning habitats for Sea Lions in Fresno, Snow Monkeys in Chicago, Gorillas in Houston and many more. He also served as Creative Director of Exhibits for the Bronx Zoo in New York. When not designing zoos, he practices Chinese kung fu or searches for wildlife on the Olympic Peninsula with his family.

Florence Tang, AAIA, is an architectural designer and project manager at the Houston Zoo. She is trained in architecture and journalism and has edited and written articles that have been published in the Houston Chronicle, OffCite/Cite, Texas Architect, The Architect's Newspaper and Modern Luxury Interiors. 

A recently completed project that she managed and led the design efforts for is the Brooklyn Studio in New York for Sean Kenney, an award-winning artist who builds with LEGO bricks. She received her M.Arch. from Rice University and B.A. in Communication from Trinity University. She has also studied at the Graduate School of Design at Harvard and Libera Universita di Lingue e Communicazione IULM in Milan, Italy. 

She is a member of the Women in Architecture committee for the AIA Houston chapter, an executive board member of the Rice Design Alliance and RAMP mentor, served on the board directors of Sunflower Mission and Youth Leadership Council and serves as a committee member of the Texas Society of Architects Design Awards programs. She enjoys yoga, camping, and traveling with her family: her husband Hans, an electrical engineer, and their children: Austin, Laurel, and Lyndon. 


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