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Jacki Schaefer, B.A. ’07, has Accepted a New Role as a Career Advisor at Out of Architecture

Jun 24, 2024
Jacki Schaefer, B.A. ’07, has accepted a new role as a career advisor at Out of Architecture. Jacki, is a former lecturer and alumna of the Rice Architecture program. We are immensely grateful for her dedication and wish her the very best.

Heather Rowell, M.Arch. ’09, Receives Ben Brewer Young Architect Award

Jun 25, 2024
On Saturday at the 2024 Houston Design Gala, AIA Houston awarded HR Design Dept’s Heather Rowell the Ben Brewer Young Architect Award.

Professor in the Practice Danny Samuels, B.Arch. ’71, is Retiring at the End of this Academic Year.

Jun 21, 2024
Professor in the Practice Danny Samuels, B.Arch. ’71, is retiring at the end of this academic year.

Summer Immersion Program Prepares Underserved High School Students for Career in Architecture

May 22, 2024
Launched in 2019 by Associate Professor Reto Geiser, the Rice Architecture Summer Immersion program aims to diversify the field of architecture by providing comprehensive academic guidance, cultural enrichment and disciplinary exposure to underserved high school students from the Houston community.

Professor Dawn Finley Named Dean and McWhorter Chair at Auburn University

May 16, 2024
Effective July 1, 2024, Rice Architecture Professor and Director of Graduate Studies Dawn Finley, ’99, will become the next dean and McWhorter Chair at the Auburn University College of Architecture, Design, and Construction.

2024 Dean’s Medal Award: Raymond Brochstein, B.A. ’55, B.S. ’56 (1932-2022) Received by Susan Brochstein

Apr 24, 2024
The Rice University School of Architecture will posthumously bestow the 2024 Dean’s Medal to Raymond Brochstein B.A. ’55, B.S. ’56 (1932–2022). Initiated in 2023, the Dean’s Medal is given annually in recognition of extraordinary dedication, leadership, and support for the School of Architecture and its pursuit of excellence in design education across the spectrum of practice, research, and teaching.
 

2024–25 Architecture Research Fellowships Announced

Apr 22, 2024
Associate Professor Troy Schaum and Assistant Professor Maggie Tsang are the inaugural recipients of the Rice Architecture Research Fellowship (ARF). This fellowship, funded by the Office of Research and debuting with the 2024–25 academic year, provides a $30,000 research grant and teaching leave, giving faculty the time and space to focus on major scholarly projects.

Rice Invests in Center for Environmental Studies

Apr 16, 2024
Rice University is refocusing its efforts on the Center for Environmental Studies (CES) to enhance and advance the center’s research goals and initiatives regarding environmental issues in our society.

Melvalean McLemore-Catina, M.S. ’23, Receives a 2024 AIA Young Architects Award

Apr 09, 2024
Recent graduate Melvalean McLemore-Catina, M.S. ’23, has been awarded a 2024 AIA Young Architects Award, an honor recognizing AIA members who are exceptional leaders as well as in the early stages of their architectural careers.

Assistant Professor Scott Colman Publishes Monograph on Ludwig Hilberseimer

Mar 27, 2024
Assistant Professor Scott Colman recently published Ludwig Hilberseimer: Reanimating Architecture and the City (Bloomsbury, 2023), part of the Bloomsbury Studies in Modern Architecture series.

Assistant Professor Brittany Utting Publishes New Book Titled “Architectures of Care”

Mar 15, 2024
Edited by Assistant Professor Brittany Utting, Architectures of Care: From the Intimate to the Common (Routledge, 2024) explores how spaces of care shape our affective, material, and social forms—from the most intimate scale of the body to our planetary commons.

Luke Bulman, M.Arch. ’98, Designs New Identity for the Carnegie Mellon University School of Architecture

Mar 14, 2024
Congratulations to Luke Bulman, M.Arch. ’98, founder of the Office of Luke Bulman and lecturer at the Yale School of Architecture, who recently developed the new brand identity for the Carnegie Mellon University School of Architecture.

AR / Dialectics of Pedagogy Guest Edited by Dean Igor Marjanović

Mar 13, 2024
Igor Marjanović, William Ward Watkin Dean of the Rice University School of Architecture, served as guest editor of the fifth issue of AR/Architecture Research: Dialectics of Pedagogy.

Rice University Graduate Students Win Award in Iceland Beer Spa Architecture Competition

Mar 11, 2024
In the recent Iceland beer spa architecture competition organized by Buildner, graduate students Nathan Ehrlich, Alexandro Piña, and Yao Xiao, all M.Arch. ’26 candidates from Rice University School of Architecture, emerged as winners of the student award.

MESO-COSM Wins ACSA Faculty Design Award for 2024

Mar 08, 2024
The exhibition MESO-COSM, organized by Rice University School of Architecture Assistant Professor Brittany Utting and University of Houston Instructional Assistant Professor Daniel Jacobs, cofounders of HOME-OFFICE, won an ACSA Faculty Design Award for 2024.

Mass Timber Pavilion Has Been Nominated for Best Small Scale & Installation Project on ArchDaily

Mar 10, 2024
The Johnson Owl Deck, also known as the Mass Timber Pavilion, has been nominated in ArchDaily’s 2024 Building of the Year in the small-scale and installation category.  

Professor Carlos Jiménez’s Work Exhibited at the National Academy of Design

Feb 11, 2024
Sites of Impermanence, a National Academy of Design (NAD) exhibition opening in New York City on February 8, 2024, showcases art and architectural works by the recently elected 2023 National Academicians, including Rice University School of Architecture Professor Carlos Jiménez.

"Building Ecologies" Installation at POST Selected as a Finalist for the 2024 Forge Prize 

Feb 07, 2024
The recent “Building Ecologies” installation at Houston’s POST has been listed as one of three finalists for the 2024 Forge Prize by the American Institute of Steel Construction.

Bangkok Tokyo Architecture Is This Year’s Spotlight Award Winner

Feb 09, 2024
The recipient of the Rice University School of Architecture’s 2024 Spotlight Award is Bangkok Tokyo Architecture.

Rice Architecture Hosts Historian Bess Williamson for Lecture on Design and Disability

Feb 02, 2024
The Rice University School of Architecture recently welcomed Bess Williamson, a historian of design and material culture at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, for a lecture and class visit.

Rice Doubles Teaching Grant in Support of Undergraduate Education

Jan 29, 2024
Rice University has doubled its annual investment in the George R. Brown Teaching Grant.

Amanda Sullivan Joins Staff as Director of Development for the Rice University School of Architecture

Feb 05, 2024
The Rice University School of Architecture is pleased to announce that Amanda Sullivan has joined the staff as the school’s director of development.

Winners Announced for the Houston Design Research Grant

Jan 22, 2024
The Rice University School of Architecture is pleased to announce the winners of the 2023 Houston Design Research Grant (HDRG), sponsored by the Mitsui U.S.A. Foundation. 

Fondren Fellows Program Grant Awarded to Archive the Fifty-Year Legacy of Rice Design Alliance

Jan 18, 2024
Professor in the Practice Danny Samuels and the Rice University School of Architecture have secured a Fondren Library Fellows grant to archive materials from the Rice Design Alliance (RDA).

Rice Thresher Profiles Cannady Hall in Recent Issue

Jan 25, 2024
The student newspaper, Rice Thresher, covered the progress of the William T. Cannady Hall for Architecture’s construction in a recent edition.

Melvalean McLemore-Catina, AIA, LEED AP BD+C, M.S. ’23, Named President of AIA Houston

Dec 21, 2023
On January 1, 2024, recent Rice University School of Architecture graduate Melvalean McLemore-Catina will begin her term as the president of the American Institute of Architects (AIA) Houston.

Liang Wang, M.Arch. ’15, Recently Appointed Assistant Professor at the University of Texas at Austin School of Architecture

Dec 19, 2023
The Rice University School of Architecture congratulates alumnus Liang Wang, M.Arch. ’15, on his recent appointment as an assistant professor at the University of Texas at Austin School of Architecture.

Rice Architecture Welcomes Tara Oluwafemi as Its New Public Programs and Engagement Specialist

Dec 22, 2023
Public Programs and Engagement Specialist Omotara (Tara) Oluwafemi began her role with Rice University School of Architecture in October 2023.

Jurors Announced for 2023/2024 Design Awards

Dec 05, 2023
The Rice University School of Architecture is pleased to announce the jury members for the 2023 Houston Design Research Grant and the 2024 Spotlight Award.

Assistant Professor Juan José Castellón’s Course Featured on Dezeen

Nov 28, 2023
Assistant Professor Juan José Castellón’s course for the 2024–25 academic year has been featured on Dezeen.

Assistant Professor Juan José Castellón co-organizes installation and symposium at Venice Biennale of Architecture

Nov 09, 2023
On the occasion of the Venice Biennale of Architecture 2023 and at the invitation of the New York Institute of Technology, Assistant Professor Juan José Castellón has—with Ornella Iuorio, associate professor in architectural engineering at the Politecnico di Milano—cocurated an exhibition and co-organized a symposium titled Material Ecosystems: Digital, Physical, and Cultural Assemblies.

Garden Ecologies Symposium: Environmental Transformation and Care

Nov 07, 2023
Garden Ecologies: Environmental Transformation and Care is a two-day symposium hosted by Rice School of Architecture and the John Fairey Garden Conservation Foundation on urban ecology, landscape practice and management, and climate adaptation. 

Cite Magazine Celebrates Forty Years with Its Anniversary Issue

Nov 02, 2023
Cite, the venerable voice of Houston's architecture and design community, marks a significant milestone with the release of its 40th-anniversary edition, issue 104. 

Rice Architecture Welcomes New Faculty

Oct 26, 2023
The Rice University School of Architecture is honored to welcome six new faculty members to its academic community. 

Meet Tania Min, B.A. ’90, B.Arch. ’92, President of the Association of Rice Alumni

Oct 25, 2023
As the Association of Rice Alumni president, architecture alumna Tania Min inspired students with remarks during the matriculation ceremony that welcomed incoming students of the class of 2027 this past August.

RAP Adjunct Professor Jim Njoo Was Recently Interviewed on Cedric Price

Oct 25, 2023
Watch RAP Adjunct Professor Jim Njoo’s recent interview “On Cedric Price Part I” (and part II) featured on the website OnArchitecture.

Kevin Daly, M.Arch. ’85, to Receive Inaugural Rice Architecture Alumni Award

Oct 25, 2023
The Rice University School of Architecture is pleased to announce that Kevin Daly, FAIA, M.Arch. ’85, is the inaugural recipient of the Rice Architecture Alumni Award.

Assistant Professor Georgina Baronian Debuts Exhibition in Tokyo and New York 

Oct 20, 2023
Georgina Baronian, assistant professor at Rice University School of Architecture, co-organized the exhibition Correspondence debuting at Whitehouse, Tokyo, and a83, New York City this fall.

Assistant Professor Shantel Blakely Has Been Appointed to the Houston Archaeological and Historic Commission

Oct 20, 2023
Assistant Professor Shantel Blakely has been appointed to the Houston Archeological and Historical Commission.

Professor Albert Pope Wins National Science Foundation Grant

Oct 19, 2023
Professor Albert Pope and co-investigator Dominic Boyer have been awarded a Strengthening American Infrastructure grant by the National Science Foundation (NSF).

Professor Carlos Jiménez elected to the National Academy of Design

Sep 21, 2023
The National Academy of Design in New York City has elected Professor Carlos Jiménez as a 2023 National Academician.

Alumna Melissa McDonnell Luján, M.Arch. ’10, Named Deputy Director of Contemporary Arts Museum Houston

Sep 11, 2023
Contemporary Arts Museum Houston (CAMH) recently announced the appointment of Rice Architecture alumna Melissa McDonnell Luján, M.Arch. ’10, as the organization’s deputy director.

Assistant Professor Brittany Utting Awarded MacDowell Fellowship

Sep 12, 2023
Assistant Professor Brittany Utting has been awarded a MacDowell Fellowship in the architecture category. MacDowell provides awardees with space and funding to pursue creative endeavors, and Utting will assume this residency in the spring of 2024. 

Rice Architecture students named among winners for the 2023 Concrete Masonry Design Competition

Sep 11, 2023
Congratulations to recent alumni Ava Chen (B.Arch.'23), Yifei Zhang (B.Arch.'23), Zee Zeng (B.Arch.'23), and current students Alejandra Lezcano Perez (M.Arch.'25), and Michael Zhong (B.Arch.'28) for receiving second prize in the 2023 ACSA Concrete Masonry Design Competition.

Futures of the Architectural Exhibition wins AIGA design award

Aug 25, 2023
F​utures of Architectural Exhibition has been selected as a winner of the American Institute of Graphic Arts' (AIGA) 50 Books | 50 Covers of 2022 competition.

Houston Design Research Grant applications are open!

Aug 15, 2023
Since 1999, Rice Design Alliance has awarded over $250,000 in grants to Houston-based architecture students and faculty from the leading architecture schools of the region, including the Gerald D. Hines College of Architecture and Design at the University of Houston, the School of Architecture at Prairie View A&M University, and the Department of Urban Planning and Environmental Policy at Texas Southern University. 

Nicki Marrone, AIA named the 2023 TxA President

Jul 14, 2023
Nicki Marrone '00 has been named the 2023 Texas Architect president. Nicki Marrone, AIA, is a principal at Alamo Architects in San Antonio, where she serves as a leader of the firm’s K-12 studio.

Melvalean McLemore bestowed Ben Brewer Young Architect Award

Jun 19, 2023
The American Institute of Architects (AIA) Houston chapter awarded Rice Arcbitecture graduate student Melvalean McLemore, AIA, NOMA, LEED AP its 2023 Ben Brewer Young Architect Award at the organization’s annual gala on May 20.

Douglas Eugene Oliver Jr.

Jun 16, 2023
We are deeply saddened by and mourn the recent passing of our beloved colleague and friend.

Cannady Hall architects also working to build Rice Architecture students’ skills

Jun 14, 2023
Jeannette Kuo and Ünal Karamuk, globally renowned architects and co-founders of Karamuk Kuo Architects based in Zurich, are currently working on the construction of the Rice School of Architecture’s new William T. Cannady Hall, set to be completed in 2024.

H. Russell Pitman '58 receives the inaugural Dean's Medal award

Jun 09, 2023
The Dean's Medal honors an exceptional Rice Architecture friend and supporter whose long-standing dedication, leadership, and guidance have contributed to the overall success of the school. 

Rice Architecture students awarded TAF scholarships

Jun 08, 2023
The Texas Architectural Foundation announced the recipients of the 2023-2024 scholarships.

Rice showcases Johnson Owl Deck at Harris Gully

Jun 06, 2023
The Johnson Owl Deck at Harris Gully was introduced to the Rice community during a grand opening and dedication on April 27.
 

Visiting Critic Ajay Manthripragada Wins Rome Prize

May 08, 2023
Former Wortham Fellow (2017-19) and spring 2023 visiting critic at Rice Architecture Ajay Manthripragada has won the 2023-24 Rome Prize in Architecture from the American Academy in Rome.

Senior Spotlight: Nathan Bergrin designs a path to create social good through architecture

Apr 06, 2023
For Nathan Bergrin, choosing to study architecture was a shot in the dark. After creating art through drawing, painting and music composition in high school, Bergrin knew that he wanted to use creative thinking for something more concrete. Before attending Rice, he had no prior experience in architecture and did not know what the curriculum entailed.

Architect Lyndon Neri gives lecture at Rice

Apr 03, 2023
Engaging Pluralism talk explores contemporary design practices.

Assistant Professor Brittany Utting Awarded the Sophia Meyer Farb Prize for Teaching

Apr 03, 2023
Assistant Professor Brittany Utting has been named the 2023 recipient of the Sophia Meyer Farb Prize for Teaching.

Prairie plots burning ignites new landscape ideas at Rice

Mar 07, 2023
On Tuesday, February 28, 2023, Rice University conducted its first prescribed burn on a roughly 10,000-square-foot area on campus. Maggie Tsang, Assistant Professor, School of Architecture, organized this burn as part of a larger landscape project called Prairie Plots.

Symposium on housing hosted by Rice Architecture and Swiss Consulate

Feb 24, 2023
More Than Fifteen Years: Six Takes on Housing After the Neoliberal Turn. Session one: March 2, 1pm–6pm / Session two: March 3, 1pm–7pm. In person and livestream participation.

Rice Architecture students win awards at AIA SES Design Charrette

Feb 20, 2023
AIA Houston hosted a SES Design Charette where each team was expected to develop a concept drawing based on the East Downtown and East River "EaDo" site in Houston.

Rice Architecture welcomes new spring faculty

Mar 06, 2023
Rice Architecture is pleased to welcome five new faculty members this spring: Stephanie Choi (Visiting Critic), Jaleh Jalili (Visiting Assistant Professor of Sociology), Ajay Manthripragada (Visiting Critic),  and Ünal Karamuk and Jeannette Kuo&nb

M.Arch. Candidate Lorraine Kung Awarded an Expanding Horizons Fellowship to Support Travel Research

Feb 10, 2023
Lorraine Kung, a Master’s in Architecture candidate, has earned a fellowship to pursue research-related travel that will benefit the local communities connected to her project.

“The Architecture of Birdsall P. Briscoe,” by Lecturer Stephen Fox, Depicts a Vital Period of Houston’s Social History

Feb 08, 2023
Stephen Fox examines the suburban country houses designed by Briscoe, offering a glimpse into the methods and analysis of how Briscoe constructed a “social architecture” to frame his clientele during periods of economic expansion and contraction. 
 

“On Won Buddhism and the Circularity of Things,” by Professor Carlos Jiménez, Chronicles the Houston Building’s Six-Year Design and Construction Process

Jan 26, 2023
Won Buddhism, founded in Korea in 1916, is a distinct, sophisticated Buddhist practice that aspires to balance spiritual and material concerns through the power of the mind.

M.S. Architecture candidate Robin Hueppe and colleagues win 2nd prize at Greening the Industrial City competition

Dec 19, 2022
M.S. Architecture candidate Robin Hueppe, along with his colleagues Andrew Gresset, Olivia Pinner, and Adam Scott, won second prize in the Architectural Masterplan Competition, Greening the Industrial City. 

Foreign Architecture / Domestic Policy by Civil Architecture (Hamed Bukhamseen + Ali Karimi)

Dec 12, 2022
Visiting Critic Ali Karimi releases new publication with Humboldt Books, Foreign Architecture / Domestic Policy by Civil Architecture
 
Kuwait owns and manages five thousand petrol stations across Europe, all operating under the not-so-subtle company name

Prof. Juan Jóse Castellón's exhibit, Building Ecologies, at POSTHouston

Oct 24, 2022
Assistant Professor Juan José Castellón’s "Building Ecologies: Collective Urban Infrastructures in Houston" exhibit | TEDxHouston COUNTDOWN Sustainability Day Event at POST Houston | Saturday, October 29th.

Rice School of Architecture Paris Celebrates 20 Years

Oct 06, 2022
Twenty years on, Rice University’s first international campus, Rice School of Architecture Paris (RSAP), has plenty to celebrate. 

Asst. Professor Maggie Tsang's ecosystem project profiled in Houston Chronicle

Sep 16, 2022
All images by Melissa Phillip/Staff Photographer, Houston Chronicle

Rice Architecture Breaks Ground for Cannady Hall

Sep 16, 2022
https://www.karamukkuo.com/Rice University broke ground for the William T. Cannady Hall, a 22,000-square-foot building that will serve the renowned Rice School of Architecture.

Assistant Professor Maggie Tsang Wins ASLA Florida Awards

Sep 09, 2022
Rice Architecture Assistant Professor Maggie Tsang and Isaac Stein, co-founders of Dept., won two awards at the 2022 ASLA Landscape Florida Conference

Rice Architecture Welcomes New Faculty

Sep 08, 2022
Rice Architecture is delighted to welcome our new faculty members representing a variety of voices, backgrounds, and research areas.

Rice Architecture Assistant Professor Brittany Utting Will Present FIELD-STATION at the Sam Fox School of Design & Visual Arts

Sep 02, 2022
Rice Architecture Assistant Professor Brittany Utting and Daniel Jacobs, co-founders of HOME-OFFICE, will present FIELD-STATION at the Sam Fox School of Design & Visual Arts at Washington University.

Rice Architecture is the No. 1 College for Architecture in America

Sep 01, 2022
According to Niche, Rice Architecture was picked as the nation's No. 1 university for students majoring in architecture. 

Rice Architecture 2022-2023 Lecture Series Engaging Pluralism, Fall Edition

Aug 26, 2022
When ideologies and cultures collide, new ways of working with and living in the world emerge. As a form of political philosophy, pluralism draws upon this dynamic condition, promoting the coexistence of multiple approaches and worldviews.

Melvalean McLemore-Catina, AIA, Receives Award for Young Professional Achievement in Honor of William W. Caudill FAIA from Texas Society of Architects

Aug 24, 2022
Graduate student Melvalean McLemore-Catina, AIA, receives 2022 Honor Award for Young Professional Achievement in Honor of William W. Caudill FAIA from Texas Society of Architects. 

PLAT Receives 2022 Douglas Haskell Award

Aug 11, 2022
PLAT is one of the four recipients of the 2022 Douglas Haskell Award presented by The Center for Architecture.

Professor Carlos Jiménez Contributed an Essay to "Out of the Ordinary: The Work of John Ronan Architects."

Aug 09, 2022
Professor Carlos Jiménez contributed an essay in the publication Out of the Ordinary: The Work of John Ronan Architects.

Associate Professor Reto Geiser and MG&Co.'s Book Projects Selected Among the 2021 AIGA 50 Books | 50 Covers Competition

Aug 04, 2022
Congratulations to Associate Professor Reto Geiser and MG&Co.! Archetypes: David K. Ross, and Wild Eyed by Natasha Bowdoin, book projects by MG&Co. have been chosen as winners of the 2021 AIGA 50 Books | 50 Covers competition.

Anna Fritz and Shree Kale Win People's Choice A+ Award for Student Work in the 2022 Azure Awards

Jul 26, 2022
Congratulations to Anna Fritz (B.Arch. '22) and Shree Kale (B.Arch.22)! They won a People's Choice A+ Award for Student Work in the 2022 Azure Awards for their project "CAP-18" from Adjunct Senior Studio Critic Nichols Gilliland's fall Paris Totalization studio.

Wortham Fellow Nathan Friedman and Francisco Quiñones Are Featured in the Interview "Retaining Walls"

Jul 19, 2022
Wortham Fellow Nathan Friedman and Francisco Quiñones, co-founders of Departamento del Distrito and winners of the 2022 Architectural League Prize, are featured in the interview "Retaining Walls."

Remembering Raymond Brochstein

Jul 18, 2022
As a community, we mourn the recent passing of our dear friend, alum, and member of the William Ward Watkin Dean’s Council, Raymond Brochstein (B.A. 1955, B.Sc. 1956).

Assistant Professor Maggie Tsang's Research "Prairie Plots" Featured in Rice Magazine

Jul 15, 2022
Assistant Professor Maggie Tsang's research "Prairie Plots," a collaboration with Rice’s Facilities Engineering and Planning, is featured in the summer issue of Rice Magazine. 

Isabelle Ndoumy-Kouakou Receives Gensler Rising Black Designers Micro-Scholarship

Jul 08, 2022
Rice Architecture graduate student Isabelle Ndoumy-Kouakou is one of the recipients of this year's Gensler Rising Black Designers Micro-Scholarships.

"Think Like An Architect" in Rice Magazine

Jul 05, 2022
Rice Magazine asks Rice Architecture faculty and alumni about the foundational mindsets that propels their work in the article "Think Like An Architect."

New Tenure-Track Faculty Join Rice Architecture

Jun 09, 2022
Rice Architecture is pleased to announce the appointment of two new tenure-track faculty members, Shantel Blakely and Maggie Tsang, who will join the school in Fall 2022 as assistant professors.

The John Chamberlain Building Restored by Associate Professor Troy Schaum's firm SCHAUM/SHIEH

May 31, 2022
Associate Professor Troy Schaum's firm SCHAUM/SHIEH recently completed the restoration of the John Chamberlain Building in Marfa, TX.

Rice Architecture Wortham Fellow Maggie Tsang Installs ‘Demonstration’ Prairie Garden at Prime Campus Location

May 20, 2022
Rice Architecture Wortham Fellow Maggie Tsang installs a pop-up prairie garden in the shadow of Rice University’s Shepherd School of Music and adjacent to the Turrell Skyspace intends to exemplify what Houston’s future landscape could — and probably should — look like.

Nathan Friedman and Maggie Tsang Win Top Architecture League Award

May 03, 2022
Rice Architecture’s Wortham Fellows are each among the six winners of the prestigious Architectural League Prize.

Rice Construct Introduces Energy-Efficient Auxiliary ADU

May 03, 2022
Rice Construct shows off its Auxiliary ADU, an energy-efficient accessory dwelling unit in Houston’s First Ward. The ADU was designed by now-alumna Kati Gullick and Madeleine Pelzel as part of Andrew Colopy’s Totalization studio, supported by Rice’s Center for Energy and Environmental Research in the Human Sciences and the owner, the community development organization Avenue.
 
 

Professor Carlos Jiménez is Featured in Los Maestros Del Mundo 3

Apr 28, 2022
Professor Carlos Jiménez is one of the featured architects in Los Maestros Del Mundo. 

John Casbarian Named 2022 Laureates Award Honoree

Apr 14, 2022
Rice Architecture is pleased to share the news that our own John Casbarian has been announced as a Gold Medal honoree for the 2022 Laureates Award. The Gold Medal Award is the highest honor bestowed by the Association of Rice Alumni, and recognizes outstanding service in promoting the ideals of the founder of Rice University, deep dedication to and advancement of academic excellence, and uncommon generosity of time and means in support of Rice.
 

Maria Nicanor Named Director of Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum

Feb 08, 2022
Maria Nicanor, executive director of the Rice Design Alliance (RDA), Rice Architecture’s public programs and outreach arm, will become the next director of Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum in New York, effective March 21, 2022. View the public announcement from the Smithsonian.

Rice Architecture 2021-2022 Lecture Series Building Identities, Spring Edition

Jan 28, 2022
 
Rice Architecture presents the spring edition of its annual lecture series, Building Identities, as a series of collective reflections and conversations that approach construction of physical structures as inseparable from the construction of human identities. 

Rice Architecture Assistant Professor Brittany Utting Wins Top Honor for "Deep Geologies"

Jan 28, 2022
Brittany Utting, an assistant professor of architecture, has won the 2022 Course Development Prize in Architecture, Climate Change and Society for her Rice Architecture studio on the relationship between resource extraction and the built environment in Texas.  

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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