Stephen Fox


Stephen Fox is an architectural historian and a lecturer at the Rice University School of Architecture. He is also a lecturer at the Gerald D. Hines College of Architecture at the University of Houston and a fellow of the Anchorage Foundation of Texas. Fox’s work is focused on architecture of the nineteenth and twentieth centuries, especially that of Houston and Texas. In his scholarship, he examines the ways that architecture engages such social constructs as class identity, cultural distinction, and regional differentiation.

Fox is the author of the AIA Houston Architectural Guide, The Country Houses of John F. Staub, and is a contributor to the Society of Architectural Historians' The Buildings of Texas: Central, South, and Gulf Coast, edited by Gerald Moorhead. He has contributed chapters to The Open-Ended City: David Dillon on Texas Architecture, edited by Kathryn E. Holliday; Victor Lundy: Artist Architect, edited by Donna Kacmar; and Avant-Garde in the Cornfields: Architecture, Landscape, and Preservation in New Harmony, edited by Ben Nicholson and Michelangelo Sabatino. Most recently, his writing can be found in Making Houston Modern: The Life and Architecture of Howard Barnstone, edited by Barrie Scardino Bradley and Michelangelo Sabatino.

Faculty Work


  • B.Arch. Rice University
  • B.A. Rice University

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