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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Rice Architecture Virtual College Fairs - Fall 2021

Oct 01, 2021
Rice Architecture is participating in various virtual college fairs this fall. All prospective students are invited to attend and learn more about applying to Rice graduate and undergraduate programs.

Assistant Professor Juan José Castellón’s 301 Design Studio Research Featured in Seoul Biennale of Architecture and Urbanism 2021

Sep 29, 2021
Assistant Professor Juan José Castellón’s 301 Design Studio is representing Rice University in the Global Studios Exhibition of the Seoul Biennale of Architecture and Urbanism 2021, Sept. 16 - Oct. 31, with their research "Circular Prototypes: Food, Energy, and Water (F.E.W.) Rooftop Infrastructures." The exhibition includes the construction of a 1:1 scale prototype among eight works selected through an open call and located on the Seoul Dongdaemun Design Plaza (DDP). Watch a brief interview with Castellon about the project here.
Trains, Buses, People, Second Edition: An Opinionated Atlas of the US and Canadian Transit (Island Press, 2021), Christof Spieler.

Senior Lecturer Christof Spieler's Trains, Buses, People, Second Edition: An Opinionated Atlas of US and Canadian Transit Available Now

Aug 19, 2021
Senior Lecturer Christof Spieler's Trains, Buses, People, Second Edition: An Opinionated Atlas of US and Canadian Transit (Island Press, 2021) is available now. 
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Associate Professor Reto Geiser Edited the New Book Archetypes: David K. Ross

Aug 17, 2021
Associate Professor Reto Geiser edited the new book Archetypes: David K. Ross, (Basel/Zurich: Standpunkte/Park Books, 2021), which features a recent series by Canadian artist David K. Ross, who works at the interface of photography, film, and installation.

2021-2022 Lecture Series, Building Identities | Fall Edition

Sep 16, 2021
Construction of physical structures is inseparable from the construction of human identities. Rice Architecture aims to broaden our understanding of building construction and identity formation as two interrelated processes, seeking to close the gap between the social and the formal in the field of architecture and our world more broadly. Reflecting the pluralism of Houston as the most diverse city in the United States, Building Identities advances the agency of architecture in a new multicultural world. We believe this is an urgent theme for our school, our community, and our field at large.

Rice Architecture Ranked Number 1 among Nation's Top Colleges for Architecture

Sep 15, 2021
Rice Architecture is ranked "Number 1" for the second year in a row in the latest Niche rankings for "2022 Best Colleges for Architecture in America." The ranking is based on rigorous analysis of academic, admissions, financial, and student life data from the U.S. Department of Education, along with millions of reviews from students and alumni.

Wortham Fellow Nathan Friedman's Design and Architecture Practice Featured in Chicago Architecture Biennial

Sep 10, 2021
Wortham Fellow Nathan Friedman's design and architecture practice Departmento del Distrito is a contributor to this year's Chicago Architecture Biennial, "The Available City," opening Friday, September 17. The contribution explores modes of recovery and reinvention within the remains of urban projects constructed during the so-called Milagro Mexicano or "Mexican Miracle." Exhibition components include a multimedia installation in Chicago and site-specific events in Mexico City.
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