Architecture Tour Features Rice-Designed Homes

6136 Kirby Drive Location designed by Wittenberg Partnership

Our 2013 Architecture Tour will occur Saturday, April 6 and Sunday, April 7, 2013. To commemorate the 40th anniversary of RDA and the Centennial celebrations of Rice University and the Rice School of Architecture, the tour, titled Centennial Tour, will showcase ten significant Houston residences designed by Rice School of Architecture faculty throughout the school’s 100 year history.

Designed by educator-practitioner architects including William Ward Watkin, Anderson Todd, and Nonya Grenader, the homes on the tour are a testament to the enduring impact that the school has made on the residential community in Houston. Spanning ten decades, the tour-goer will have a unique opportunity to reflect on the changes and evolutions—from the traditional to the avant garde—that architecture has undergone over the past century, as interpreted by local talent.

RDA members and their guests are invited to attend the tour. You can purchase tickets here!


* A location where you can purchase tickets on the tour.

What: 2013 RDA Architecture Tour: Centennial Tour

The tour is open only to RDA members and their guests. RDA memberships begin at $45 and can be purchased during the tour at ticket-buying locations or in advance at the RDA office or online, and include one complimentary tour ticket at the Student or Individual level or two complimentary tickets at the Household level and above. Ticket prices for members and their guests are $25. Students and Senior Citizens may get in for $15. PLEASE BRING A COPY OF YOUR EMAIL RECEIPT WITH YOU TO PICK UP TICKETS PURCHASED ONLINE AT WILL-CALL LOCATED AT 2409 AVALON PLACE.


* 1318 North Boulevard
1926, William Ward Watkin

* 1 Spring Hollow
1958, James C. Morehead, Jr.

9 Shadowlawn Circle
1961, Anderson Todd

2246 Quenby Road
1972, 1982, William T. Cannady

2126 Pine Valley Drive
1936, Claude E. Hooton

* 9 Pine Hill Lane
1989, Carlos Jiménez Studio

* 6136 Kirby Drive
1996, Wittenberg Partnership

2231 Wroxton Road
2008, Nonya Grenader

* 2424 White Oak Drive
2012, Taft Architects

* 2409 Avalon Place
2009, Interloop—Architecture

The Rice Design Alliance has held architecture tours every year since 1975 to acquaint Houstonians with the best examples of architecture, interior design, and landscape design in the city.

The Rice Design Alliance is an AIA/CES Registered Provider of educational programs. For this tour, attendees will earn two Learning Units. Learning Units will be reported to CES Records on the member’s behalf. Registration at one house on the tour is required. Non-AIA members may pick up a Certificate of Completion to fulfill state MCE requirements.

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