A Statement from Interim Dean John J. Casbarian on the Murder of George Floyd

Jun. 08, 2020
At Rice Architecture, we have been following with great anguish the appalling racial injustice manifested not only by the incomprehensible murder of George Floyd, our fellow black Houstonian, but in the absurdity of racial inequality and the pain and anger it continues to inflict on our diverse communities. While words may seem hollow at this grave moment in our nation’s history, we must speak out forcefully, each in our own way, to make a difference. Now more than ever, our collective efforts are needed to overcome the scourge of racial injustice More.  

Rice Architecture Honors Top Students

May. 05, 2020
Rice Architecture students were honored for their achievements at the school’s annual awards ceremony, held virtually this year on May 4. The annual awards program recognizes a range of outstanding work and the amazing students who produce it, and is made possible thanks to the School’s generous supporters.
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Associate Professor Reto Geiser Receives Charles Duncan Award for Outstanding Academic Achievement

May. 04, 2020
Rice Architecture Associate Professor Reto Geiser was recently honored with the Charles Duncan Award for Outstanding Academic Achievement by Rice University. Each year, Rice honors members of the university community who have served students through outstanding teaching, dedication, and service.

PLAT Editorial Team Announces Rolling Release of PLAT 8.5 tl;dr

Apr. 27, 2020
PLAT 8.5 tl;dr is now available online in a rolling-release format. Each week's new content will be posted on Mondays, with the digital articles released throughout the week. The series launches this week with short essays by W. Mark Gunderson, To Bring to Light (04.28), Urs Pete “Upe” Flueckiger Landscape of Nothingness (04.29), and a photo spread from the Scott Hyde Archive in Amarillo (04.30). Visit platjournal.com to access the content.

Associate Professor Troy Schaum and Wortham Fellow Viola Ago Featured in Azure article “Serious Playfulness: 6 Young Firms Balancing Experimentation and Pragmatism”

Apr. 23, 2020
Serious Playfulness” is a conversation among six emerging architecture firms in cities around the world that was conducted by Toronto’s Partisans, in collaboration with Artifizi, the design platform founded by Sebastián López Cardozo, a Rice Architecture graduate student. The exchange took place over email, a remote correspondence that culminated in an intimate, multi-person dialogue, one that shows how even under lockdown it’s important to work creatively and keep the big conversation going.       

Spring Programming Postponed

Mar. 09, 2020
Due to the evolving global health crisis and out of an abundance of caution, Rice University has canceled all classes this week and all large public events through April 30. Following this directive, and with the greatest regret, we have canceled the remainder of our Spring Lecture Series, along with several Rice Design Alliance events, including RDA's Civic Forum and Architecture Tour.

Rice Design Alliance Announces Jury for Houston Design Research Grant

Mar. 04, 2020
Rice Design Alliance has announced the jury for the Houston Design Research Grant. The grant is open nationally (deadline extended to April 15) to university students and faculty looking to work on research projects that contribute to the improvement of Houston’s urban environment. The six-member jury meets early April to select two winning applicants, who will receive $6,000 each for the student and faculty categories and will be invited to present their project at a public lunchtime lecture at Rice Architecture and to publish their research in Cite magazine. Winners will be announced April 30 during the Rice Architecture Annual Awards Ceremony.  

Disrupting Housing: New Paradigms in Mexican Collective Living, March 5 - 6

Feb. 27, 2020
Disrupting Housing: New Paradigms in Mexican Collective Living, a symposium organized by Rice Architecture Gus Wortham Assistant Professor Jesús Vassallo, will explore Mexican contemporary housing in the larger context of the challenges faced in the U.S. and globally today. The symposium takes place Thursday and Friday, March 5 - 6, from 1:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m., in Farish Gallery, Anderson Hall, at Rice University.  

Archinect Names Rice Architecture’s Instagram Profile among Its Must Follow Academic Instagrams of 2020

Feb. 19, 2020
Rice Architecture’s Instagram profile was recently named among nine of Archinect’s Must Follow Academic Instagrams of 2020. According to Archinect, the nine profiles selected know how to keep their audience engaged and curious about what will be posted next by highlighting the best student work, showing off exciting exhibitions, and providing snapshots into daily studio culture.
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