Student Rae Atkinson Wins First Place in AIA Houston Gulf Coast Green Student Competition

Aug. 16, 2021
Rae Atkinson, a master of architecture student at Rice University, won first place in the American Institute of Architects Houston chapter’s Gulf Coast Green Student Competition to design a “self-help hub” for residents in Houston’s Fourth Ward.

New Wortham Fellows and Faculty

Aug. 07, 2021
Nathan Friedman and Maggie Tsang join Rice Architecture as 2021–2023 Wortham Fellows, while Astrid Sukur will teach the first-year studio with Associate Professor Jesús Vassallo this fall. The school also welcomes back Lecturer Rachel Julia Engler and Studio Assistant Leyuan Li.
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Faculty Promotions: Andrew Colopy and Dawn Finley

Aug. 05, 2021
We’re pleased to announce that Andrew Colopy has been promoted to associate professor with tenure and Dawn Finley (M.Arch. '99) has been promoted to professor.
Won Buddhism Center, Houston. Photo by Paul Hester.

Professor Carlos Jiménez's project, Won Buddhism Center, Houston, featured in the July/August issue of Arquitectura Viva.

Jul. 25, 2021
Professor Carlos Jiménez's project, Won Buddhism Center, Houston, is featured in the article "Modos de trascender (Sacred Spaces Today)" in the July/August issue of Arquitectura Viva.

Rice Architecture Welcomes Igor Marjanović as New Dean

Jul. 01, 2021
Rice Architecture is thrilled to welcome our new dean, Igor Marjanović, who officially begins today as the William Ward Watkin Dean and Professor at Rice Architecture. He recently sat down with The Architect’s Newspaper and together with four other educators reflected on the state of architectural pedagogy today. You can read the interview with Marjanović here.  

Rice Architecture Students Win A+ Award for Student Work in the AZ Awards 2021

Jun. 26, 2021
Congratulations to Sebastián López Cardozo (M.Arch. '22) and Lene-Mari Sollie (M.Arch. '22), who won an A+ Award for Student Work in the Azure Awards 2021 for their project "A New Housing Model for Social and Environmental Resilience in Houston’s Third Ward" from Associate Professor Jesús Vassallo's spring 2020 studio. 

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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