Rice Architecture: An engaging series of conversations about pluralism

This spring term, Rice Architecture continues its annual lecture series with many talks, discussions, book launches, civic forums, and other forms of public engagement. In this year’s theme, Engaging Pluralism, we explore how architects and designers can work with friction, contradiction, and multiplicity to drive broader social, cultural, and environmental change. It is a school-wide platform to reflect on the opportunities and challenges of designing for a pluralistic society.

Rice Design Alliance Spotlight Award

Lap Chi Kwong and Alison Von Glinow
Kwong von Glinow
January 17, 2023, at

Wayne Yang
University of California San Diego
January 25, 2023, 17:30

Houston Design Research Grants

Brittany Utting, rice architecture; Daniel Jacobs, University of Houston; and Rae Atkinson, Rice Architecture
January 30, 2023, 17:30

Sara Zewde

Studio Zewde / Harvard Graduate School of Design
February 22, 2023, 17:30

Premiere of the faculty book, The future of the architectural exhibition

Edited by Michael Kubo
February 24, 2023, at

Symposium: over fifteen years

Six take over apartments after the neoliberal breakthrough. Presenters: Emanuel Christ, Christ and Gantenbein; Sophie Delhay, Sophie Delhay Architecte; Simon Hartmann, HHF Architects; Christian Mueller Inderbitzin, Edelaar Mosayebi Inderbitzin Architects; Eric Lapierre, Experience; Oliver Lütjens, Lütjens Padmanabhan Architects; and Christian Mueller Inderbitzin, EMI Architects, Zurich. Organized by Reto Geiser, Rice Architecture, in collaboration with the Swiss Consulate General in Atlanta.
March 2 and 3, 2023, at 13.00-18.00

Society Panel: United Architecture Workers – Online

Andrew Daley, International Association of Aerospace Mechanics and Workers
March 9, 2023, 12:00

Anti-Racist Collective Panel: Architecture and Reproductive Justice – Online

Lori Brown / ArchiteXX; Lindsay Harkema, Women in Progress, Women in Practice; Malkit Shoshan, Foundation for the Achievement of a Unified Territory
March 20, 2023, 17:30

Rice Design Alliance Spring Civic Forum — Panel Discussion

Moderated by Troy Schaum, Rice Architecture
March 27, 2023, at

Lyndon Neri

Neri & Hu
Lewellyn Davis-Sahni Innovative Practice Lecture
March 29, 2023, 17:30

Marina Tabassum

Marina Tabassum Architects
April 5, 2023, 17:30

NOMAS panel + exhibition: African architecture – online

Eloisa Ramos and Moreno Castellano, Ramos Castellano Architects; Kabage Karanja and Stella Mutegi, Cave_office
April 24, 2023, at

Rice Architecture Dissertation Colloquium: Solid Sea

Program Lecture: Esra Akcan, Cornell University
April 28, 2023, 17:30

Colloquium sessions: Valeria Casali, Polytechnic University of Turin; Giovanna M. Bassi Cendra, Rice University; Frida Grahn, USI Mendrisio; Ana Ozaki, Cornell University; María Catalina Venegas Rabá, Bartlett School of Architecture; and Sarah Wheat of the University of Michigan. Organized by Reto Geiser, Rice Architecture.
April 29, 2023, at 9:30–17:00

Book presentation: Moritz Gleich,
Director of gta Verlag, ETH Zurich, Visiting Scholar Rice Architecture: Inhabited machines: the genealogy of an architectural concept (2023)
April 29, 2023, 5:00 p.m

All times are in Central European Time (CST). All lectures are free and open to the public and, unless otherwise stated. In the event Covid-19 circumstances prevent in-person lectures, the series will take place virtually via Zoom and/or YouTube. Each lecture was submitted for approval by the AIA CES. All dates are subject to change. For more information and access to livestream links, where available, please visit the site Here.