Igor Marjanović Named Dean of Rice Architecture

May. 18, 2021
Igor Marjanović will become the William Ward Watkin Dean of Rice Architecture on July 1. Marjanović comes to Rice from Washington University in St. Louis, where he is the JoAnne Stolaroff Cotsen Professor and chair of undergraduate architecture in the Sam Fox School of Design & Visual Arts.  

Rice Architecture Student Estefania Barajas Wins Design Competition Aimed at Addressing Food Scarcity in New Orleans

May. 10, 2021
Estefania Barajas, a Rice Architecture graduate student, has won the Water Collaborative of Greater New Orleans’ Edible Planter Box Design Competition. Her design will be used to house community produce throughout New Orleans in an effort to combat food insecurity, and it will be exhibited during NOLA Water Week in November.
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Rice Architecture Students Honored During Annual Awards Ceremony

May. 07, 2021
Rice Architecture students were honored for their achievements at the school’s annual awards ceremony, held virtually this year on May 6.

Winners Announced for RDA Houston Design Research Grant 2021

May. 07, 2021
Rice Architecture Visiting Critic Elizabeth Gálvez and Rice Architecture student Estefania Barajas (M.Arch. ‘22) have been named the winners of the Rice Design Alliance Houston Design Research Grant 2021. Each winner will receive research seed funds in the amount of $6,000. In addition to funding aid, the winning proposal from each category will be published in Cite magazine, and the winners will present their projects at a lunchtime lecture at Rice Architecture

Rice Architecture Students Selected as Metropolis Magazine's "Future 100"

May. 03, 2021
Rice Architecture students Belle Carroll (B. Arch. ’21), Eric Kyle Cheung (B. Arch. ’21), Gabriella Feuillet (B. Arch. ’21), Tian Liu (M. Arch. ’21), Emma Scott (M. Arch. ’21) and Alfred Wei (M. Arch. ’21) are part of the inaugural Metropolis magazine Future 100 profile of graduating architecture and interior design students. All were nominated by Rice faculty based on their portfolios. Rice was tied with the University of Pennsylvania for the most students from any one school. The print edition of the magazine also features a profile of Associate Professor Troy Schaum.
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Associate Professor Reto Geiser Among Nine Selected by Rice University for Superior Teaching Awards

Apr. 19, 2021
Associate Professor Reto Geiser is among nine faculty who received the 2021 George R. Brown Award for Superior Teaching, which honors top Rice instructors as determined by the votes of alumni who graduated within the past two, three, and five years. The winners of this year’s awards are being honored during an unprecedented time at the university. Rice University asked the recipients for their thoughts on what they’ve learned teaching amid the COVID-19 pandemic. Click here to see Geiser’s comments and learn more about the awardees.

Assistant Professor Juan José Castellón's Proposal Selected Among Eight Finalists to Be Built at the Seoul Biennale

Apr. 16, 2021
A proposal submitted by Assistant Professor Juan José Castellón in collaboration with his research assistants Beixi Zhu (M.Arch. '22) and Estefania Barajas (M.Arch. '22) and the support of Ricardo Pittella, principal of Arup Houston, has been selected as one of eight proposals to be built on the theme of refuge as part of the Global Studios Exhibition of the next Seoul Biennale (SBAU 2021), September 16 to October 31, 2021, at Dongdaemun Design Plaza (DDP) in Seoul, Korea.

Richard Ingersoll, 1949-2021

Mar. 27, 2021
Richard Ingersoll passed away last month. A beloved member of faculty of the Rice School of Architecture for over a decade since he arrived in Houston in the mid-eighties, his contributions to the History and Theory curriculum were immeasurable.
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An Alternate Sky at Anderson

Feb. 03, 2021
Wortham Fellow Amelyn Ng's ‘Screenspace’ gently nudges Turrell for environmentally turbulent times.
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