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Rice Architecture Visits Prospective Students

Sep. 24, 2019
Rice Architecture will be attending various college fairs in Boston, Chicago, Dallas, Brooklyn, and New York City.  All prospective students are invited to attend and learn more about applying to Rice graduate and undergraduate programs. The college fairs include:
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Troy Schaum Book Analyzes Innovative Totalization Studio’s Past, Present, and Future

Sep. 12, 2019
In advance of the Totalization book release and a Sept. 23 launch event in New York (with further events planned for Houston and Los Angeles), Associate Professor Troy Schaum talked with Rice News about the program, the book, and how Totalization has changed not only how architecture students learn but also how it has changed his own practice.
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Rice Architecture and Rice Design Alliance Announce the Fall 2019 Lecture Series

Sep. 10, 2019
Rice Architecture and Rice Design Alliance announce the Fall 2019 Lecture Series. The series includes a selection of evening lectures and noon talks from a diverse group of thinkers, practitioners, curators, and researchers looking at several threads in architectural and design thinking today.
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Rice Design Alliance to Launch the Houston Design Research Grant with Generous Gift from The Mitsui U.S.A. Foundation

Sep. 10, 2019
Rice Design Alliance is set to advance design solutions for Houston through the launch of the Houston Design Research Grant, thanks to a generous gift from The Mitsui U.S.A. Foundation, the philanthropic arm of Mitsui & Co. (U.S.A.), Inc. (“Mitsui USA”). Applications will open nationally in January 2020 to all university students and faculty working on research projects of relevance to Houston’s urban environment, with a winner from each of the two categories announced at the end of April, during the annual Rice Architecture Awards Ceremony.
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New Book Explores Concepts Fueling Rice Architecture’s Totalization Studios— One of the Most Innovative Architectural Teaching Programs Worldwide

Sep. 05, 2019
Totalization (Rice Architecture and Park Books AG), a new book edited by Rice Architecture Associate Professor Troy Schaum, offers a comprehensive and richly illustrated insight into Rice Architecture’s Totalization Studios—one of the most innovative architectural teaching programs worldwide. The book is slated for release September 15 on Amazon, with a public reception to be held September 23 in New York.
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Rice Wins 'Mass Timber' Funding From Feds - Research by Rice Architecture Professors Jesús Vassallo and Albert Pope Encouraged Rice to Consider the Technique

Aug. 30, 2019
Rice University has won a share of $1 million in grants by the Department of Agriculture's U.S. Forest Service to support the construction of mass timber buildings on college campuses. The $100,000 grant will help Rice navigate the planning and approval process for its first mass timber construction, replacement of the 1957 "new wing" of Hanszen College. The proposed five-story, 50,000-square-foot building would incorporate residential space with 165 beds as well as common areas. 
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Construct Wins Texas Society of Architects Studio Award

Aug. 25, 2019
Assistant Professor and Co-Director of Construct Andrew Colopy and his fall 2017 Totalization studio "Accessory" were honored with a 2019 Texas Society of Architects Studio Award.

Rice Architecture Professor Troy Schaum, Alumnus Kevin Daly (M.Arch., ’85), and Rice Design Alliance President-Elect Doug Childers (HKS) among Those Shortlisted for the Houston Endowment Headquarters International Design Competition

Aug. 08, 2019
Rice Architecture and Rice Design Alliance are well represented with this week’s announcement of the shortlist for the Houston Endowment Headquarters International Design Competition, which includes Associate Professor Troy Schaum of SCHAUM/SHIEH Architects; Rice Architecture alumnus Kevin Daly (M.Arch. ’85) of Kevin Daly Architects; and Rice Design Alliance President-Elect Doug Childers, principal and director of commercial, Houston, at HKS. 
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Jesús Vassallo Honored with Shepley Bulfinch Award

Jul. 29, 2019
Shepley Bulfinch, a national architecture firm known for design excellence and innovation, recently announced that Jesús Vassallo, Gus Wortham Assistant Professor of Architecture, received the Shepley Bulfinch Award during an awards ceremony at Rice Architecture on April 29, 2019. Vassallo was selected for the award for his project “Tall Timber."
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