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Rice Architecture Wortham Fellow Maggie Tsang Installs ‘Demonstration’ Prairie Garden at Prime Campus Location

May 20, 2022
Rice Architecture Wortham Fellow Maggie Tsang installs a pop-up prairie garden in the shadow of Rice University’s Shepherd School of Music and adjacent to the Turrell Skyspace intends to exemplify what Houston’s future landscape could — and probably should — look like.

Nathan Friedman and Maggie Tsang Win Top Architecture League Award

May 03, 2022
Rice Architecture’s Wortham Fellows are each among the six winners of the prestigious Architectural League Prize.

Rice Construct Introduces Energy-Efficient Auxiliary ADU

May 03, 2022
Rice Construct shows off its Auxiliary ADU, an energy-efficient accessory dwelling unit in Houston’s First Ward. The ADU was designed by now-alumna Kati Gullick and Madeleine Pelzel as part of Andrew Colopy’s Totalization studio, supported by Rice’s Center for Energy and Environmental Research in the Human Sciences and the owner, the community development organization Avenue.

John Casbarian Named 2022 Laureates Award Honoree

Apr 14, 2022
Rice Architecture is pleased to share the news that our own John Casbarian has been announced as a Gold Medal honoree for the 2022 Laureates Award. The Gold Medal Award is the highest honor bestowed by the Association of Rice Alumni, and recognizes outstanding service in promoting the ideals of the founder of Rice University, deep dedication to and advancement of academic excellence, and uncommon generosity of time and means in support of Rice.

Maria Nicanor Named Director of Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum

Feb 08, 2022
Maria Nicanor, executive director of the Rice Design Alliance (RDA), Rice Architecture’s public programs and outreach arm, will become the next director of Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum in New York, effective March 21, 2022. View the public announcement from the Smithsonian.

Rice Architecture 2021-2022 Lecture Series Building Identities, Spring Edition

Jan 28, 2022
Rice Architecture presents the spring edition of its annual lecture series, Building Identities, as a series of collective reflections and conversations that approach construction of physical structures as inseparable from the construction of human identities. 
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Rice Architecture Assistant Professor Brittany Utting Wins Top Honor for "Deep Geologies"

Jan 28, 2022
Brittany Utting, an assistant professor of architecture, has won the 2022 Course Development Prize in Architecture, Climate Change and Society for her Rice Architecture studio on the relationship between resource extraction and the built environment in Texas.  
Top l to r: Amna Ansari and Curtis Davis. Bottom l to r: Yen Ha and Ann Lui

Rice Architecture Welcomes New Faculty

Jan 12, 2022
Rice Architecture is pleased to welcome four new faculty members this spring: Amna Ansari, visiting critic; Curtis Davis (B.A. ’75), lecturer; Yen Ha, Smith Visiting Critic; and Ann Lui, Cullinan Visiting Professor.
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"Double House" Wins City Honors for Rice Architecture Students

Nov 24, 2021
Siobhan Finlay and Adam Berman, both third-year master of architecture students, won a City of Houston design competition for accessory dwelling units, or ADUs, small residential dwellings situated on the grounds of existing single-family homes.
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