Rice Architecture is a diverse think tank of dynamic researchers and teachers, who gravitate toward innovation and enhance the conversations so essential to the architectural discipline.
Your gift has a tremendous and immediate impact on the school’s research endeavors and pressing student initiatives, including global travel. The generosity of alumni and friends like you also helps enhance our spaces with technological resources to attract top students and faculty. Contribute to the next century of architectural education at Rice by selecting a designation and clicking donate online below, or by printing a donation form and mailing it to us.

For more information, please contact Lauren Kleinschmidt, Director of Finance and Administration, or 713-348-4870.



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Elinor Evans Centennial Fund

The Elinor Evans Centennial Fund was created by Elinor's students to honor her and is a merit award for a freshman Rice Architecture student. 

Anti-Racism, Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Fund for Architecture

This fund was created to recruit diverse students and faculty, and to institute meaningful curricular changes, to advance this cause.

Anderson Todd Fund

The Anderson Todd Award supports Option 1 M.Arch. students, including support for course travel. 

PLAT Student Journal

PLAT is an independent architectural journal published by the students of Rice Architecture.

Gensler Shop Fund

In honor of Jo and Jim Furr, the Gensler Shop Fund provides digital fabrication equipment and space for model making and prototyping. 

Totalization Fund

Totalization is an award-winning comprehensive studio that engages leading consultants and includes research travel for students and faculty.

Undergraduate Student Support

This fund helps Rice Architecture attract and support our B.Arch. students. 

Summer Immersion Program

This tuition-free summer immersion program will introduce students from underrepresented backgrounds to the field of architecture, and will provide them with comprehensive support for college readiness, as well as academic and cultural enrichment.

Rice Architecture Paris

Founded in 2002, Rice Architecture Paris provides a study abroad opportunity for current upper-level undergraduate and graduate students.

William T. Cannady Hall for Architecture

The William T. Cannady Hall for Architecture will mark a significant step toward achieving the goals of Rice Architecture and Rice University’s strategic plan, the Vision for the Second Century, Second Decade (V2C2), paving the way for top-tier teaching and learning, preeminent research, and engagement with the city of Houston.

General Support

Dean’s discretionary fund used to support research, student initiatives and needs pertaining to architectural education 

John J. Casbarian Travel Fund

Travel fund for students’ global experiences in honor of Harry K. and Albert K. Smith Professor of Architecture and Director of External Programs, John J. Casbarian.

Rice Architecture Construct

(formerly Rice Building Workshop) Construct is a Rice Architecture program that collaborates with Houston community partners and other departments on campus to design and construct projects around the city. 

Graduate Student Support

This fund helps Rice Architecture attract and support our graduate students. 

Student Initiatives Fund/Society Material Fund

Supports student meterial needs and Society, which is a student elected and run leadership group in the school. 

Innovative Practice Research Lab

A fund to support faculty research, publications, prototypes, and exhibitions. 

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