Douglas Oliver
Professor in Practice


Douglas Oliver is a Professor in the Practice at the Rice University School of Architecture where he has taught design studios for the past twenty years. In addition, he has also taught at Texas A&M University, the University of Houston, and the University of Texas Arlington. He is a graduate of Texas A&M University and Harvard University’s Graduate School of Design where he earned a Masters of Architecture degree with Distinction and a Commendation for Achievement in Design.  While at Harvard he received a traveling fellowship from the SOM Foundation to study the work of Alvar Aalto.  Prior to Harvard, Douglas interned for Peter Eisenman in New York and his research assistant at the GSD.  In addition to his position at Rice, he is also the National Design Director for the firm Huitt-Zollars.  His professional work has received 24 blind peer reviewed design awards over the course of his career including a “Progressive Architecture” Design Award for his Childs-Echols House in Houston.


  • M.Arch., Harvard University
  • B.A., Texas A&M University

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