Spotlight Award Given to Interboro Partners

Brooklyn based firm, Interboro Partners, will be awarded the fifth annual Spotlight: The Rice Design Alliance Prize. The award, which recognizes an exceptionally gifted firm in the early phase of their professional career, carries a cash prize of $1,500. The firm consists of Tobias Armborst, Daniel D’Oca, and Rice School of Architecture alumna Georgeen Theodore who will accept the award on behalf of her firm and present the firm’s work at a lecture at the Museum of Fine Art.

Theodore received a Bachelor of Architecture from Rice University and a Master of Architecture in Urban Design from the Harvard Graduate School of Design. She is an Associate Professor at New Jersey Institute of Technology’s School of Architecture, and the Director of the Infrastructure Planning Program. Interboro Partners have won many awards for its innovative projects, including the MoMA PS1 Young Architects Program, the AIA New York Chapter’s New Practices Awards, and the Architectural League’s Emerging Voices and Young Architects Award.

Spotlight committee member and professor at the Rice School of Architecture John Casbarian says, “I distinctly remember Georgeen Theodore’s work at RSA, so many years ago, which was serene, understated, yet extremely powerful. To me, her hand is very evident in the collaborative work of Interboro Partners whose broad range of projects, expand the boundaries of architecture and urban design, are refreshingly simple and direct, and yet, conceptually intricate, cerebral and creative.”

Eligible honorees for the Spotlight Prize must be within their first 15 years of professional practice. An RDA committee of architects and academics convenes annually to consider local, national, and international architects who demonstrate design excellence and promise a great design future. Theodore will be in Houston this fall to formally accept the RDA prize.

Date: Tuesday, 10 September 2013
 at 7:00 p.m. (pre-lecture wine reception begins at 6 p.m.)
Location: Brown Auditorium, The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, 1001 Bissonnet. Additional parking is available until 7 p.m. for $6 in the museum garage located at the corner of Binz and Fannin streets.
Tickets: This event is free for RDA Members and students presenting identification. Tickets for nonmembers are $25, but those who join RDA that evening will receive a free ticket. Tickets are required for entry and will be distributed on a first-come, first-served basis starting at 6 p.m. the evening of the lecture. Seating is limited; attendees are encouraged to arrive early.

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