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.

Compositional Physics and Other Forms of Disorder - Symposium Kicks Off with Student Exhibition and Keynote Speaker Zeynep Çelik Alexander, Columbia University

Feb. 17, 2020
Compositional Physics and Other Forms of Disorder, February 20 - 21, an exhibition and symposium organized by Rice Architecture Wortham Fellow Viola Ago, invites critics, theorists, and designers to argue, articulate, and think through projects of compositional physics in architecture in relationship to current cultural, technological, and pedagogical conditions.
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Available Now: Epics in the Everyday: Photography, Architecture, and the Problem of Realism by Rice Architecture Professor Jesús Vassallo

Feb. 14, 2020
Epics in the Everyday: Photography, Architecture, and the Problem of Realism (Park Books AG and Rice Architecture), a new book by Rice Architecture Gus Wortham Assistant Professor Jesús Vassallo, proposes an alternative history of both modern architecture and documentary photography through its analysis of a series of collaborations between architects and photographers. The book is now available on Amazon, with a Noon Talk by the author on Monday, March 23, in Farish Gallery, Anderson Hall, at Rice University.
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Spring 2020 Lecture Series

Jan. 28, 2020
The Rice Architecture Spring 2020 Lecture Series includes a selection of evening lectures, symposia, and noon talks, in addition to the Rice Design Alliance Spotlight Award + Lecture and Civic Forum, which this year focuses on questions around housing.
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Call for Papers: Rice Architecture Dissertation Colloquium

Jan. 17, 2020
The Rice School of Architecture is inviting submissions from doctoral students for its inaugural dissertation colloquium, to be held at Rice University on March 27 and March 28, 2020. With a focus on trans-atlantic dimensions of architectural history and theory, we are inviting an international group of doctoral students to present new research that will fuel dialogues across national borders and sub-disciplinary boundaries.
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