Rice Architecture

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Rice University MS-50
6100 Main Street
Houston, TX 77005 USA




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Visiting the campus
Rice’s 300-acre campus is a shade-filled arboretum, renowned for its low, horizontal canopy of live oaks. From the university’s first building, Lovett Hall, designed by Ralph Adams Cram at the very beginning of the 20th century to the recent addition of the Moody Arts Center, designed by Los Angeles architect Michael Maltzan, the campus is home to a rich variety of spaces, indoor and out.

Due to COVID-19, masks are required inside of M.D. Anderson Hall. This includes tours to prospective students, public lectures, and other special events.

Walk-in visitors to the school are welcome from 9 am to 5 pm, Monday through Friday. M.D. Anderson Hall is building 10 on the campus map above. Visitors with extra time should take advantage of the university’s public art and exhibition spaces. A full list and campus art map can be found here. We recommend taking time to visit Houston’s nearby Museum District, home to the Menil Collection, the Museum of Fine Arts, and the Contemporary Arts Museum, among others.

If you’re a prospective student, let us show you around! Tours of the school can be arranged by emailing Jenny Judge (for undergraduate applicants) or Kristina Kennedy (for graduate applicants). We host many lectures and events throughout the year, so consider pairing your tour with events going on in the school or at the university. More visitors and admissions can be found here.
If you’re interested in any events happening at Rice, dates and details can be found here

Rice Architecture Paris

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19 rue Crozatier
75012 Paris, France




Visiting the campus

Rice Architecture Paris is the university’s only satellite facility. Located in the 12th arrondissement near the Faubourg Saint-Antoine, noted for its design boutiques and galleries, we are close to the Bastille Opera, Gare de Lyon and Place des Vosges. In addition to classes—studio, history, theory, and French language lessons—the 1,500-square foot space accommodates exhibits, colloquia, and lectures. 

The Paris program, which includes travel visits across Europe, complements our Houston location: these two major cities could not be more different, but both offer insights into architecture’s global impact. If you are interested in visiting our Paris design studio, please contact our Director of External Programs, Professor John Casbarian at


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