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    Levels and Benefits

    Individual

    The Rice Design Alliance brings together people from a variety of professions and interests, and focuses these resources on design issues that shape our city. Members enjoy several exclusive events annually, often in intriguing spaces that are closed to the public at large. Our guests have been treated to behind-the-scene tours of buildings under construction as well as structures of architectural and/or historical significance.

    Membership in the Rice Design Alliance is open to the public. To join online, please use our secure online form.

    If you prefer, you may download and print out a form. Forms can be faxed (713-348-5924) or mailed back to:

    RDA- MS 51
    P.O. Box 1892
    Houston, TX 77251-1892

    We invite you to join RDA today and be part of the civic spirit of our collective membership. As a member, you will receive invitations to all RDA programs. Each level of membership entitles you to other special benefits and privileges, listed below.

    Individual Membership $45

    • Ticket discounts for RDA programs
    • Subscription to Cite: The Architecture + Design Review of Houston
    • Invitations to “members only” events
    • Participation in the annual architecture tour
    • Participation in the annual membership meeting and event

    (The value of benefits received at the Individual level is $25)

    Student Membership $15

    • All of the benefits accorded to Individual members.
    • Valid student ID required.

    (The value of benefits received at the Student level is $25)

    Household Membership $75

    • All of the above benefits for your household

    (The value of benefits received at the Household level is $25)

    Sponsor Membership $150

    • All of the benefits accorded to Household members
    • Two Courtesy tickets to two selected RDA programs

    (The value of benefits received at the Sponsor level is $115)

    Patron Membership $250

    • All of the benefits accorded to Sponsor members
    • Two Courtesy tickets to three selected RDA programs

    (The value of benefits received at the Patron level is $155)

    Sustaining Membership $500

    • All of the benefits accorded to Patron members
    • Two Courtesy tickets to all RDA programs

    (The value of benefits received at the Sustaining level is $155)

    Corporate

    The Rice Design Alliance brings together architecture and design professionals and business leaders who are interested in improving the built environment. Click here to join online.

    RDA gratefully acknowledges the generosity of our Corporate Supporters, whose donations of $1,000 or more help make possible RDA’s ambitious programming. Please note the companies who comprise our Corporate Underwriters, Benefactors, Sponsors and Members by visiting the listing of supporters.

    Become a Gala Underwriter member for $10,000 and receive Corporate Underwriter Sponsorship for the year in addition to a V.I.P. table for 12 at RDA’s annual fundraising gala.
    (The value of benefits received at this level is $1,550)

    Become a Gala Benefactor member for $5,000 and receive Corporate Benefactor Sponsorship for the year in addition to a priority table for 10 at RDA’s annual fundraising gala.
    (The value of benefits received at this level is $1,240)

    Become a Corporate Sponsor for $1,500 and receive Corporate Membership for the year and sponsorship of a selected RDA program.
    (The value of benefits received at this level is $240)

    Become a Corporate Member for $1,000 and enjoy special recognition, invitations to private parties, and complimentary tickets to RDA events.
    (The value of benefits received at this level is $240)

    Benefits of each level above include recognition on our website with a link to your website, special recognition throughout the year as Sponsoring RDA’s website (see this page, above the Calendar section), recognition in each issue of Cite and at all of our programs held at The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston.

    Become a Contributing Firm for $500 and enjoy complimentary tickets for two to all RDA programs and members-only events for one year; two Individual memberships to give to employees, clients, or friends; recognition at all rdAGENT events; and a subscription to Cite.
    (The value of benefits received at this level is $165)

    Please click here for an application.

    Click here to join online.

    rdAGENTS

    agent – noun

    1. a person who acts on behalf of another, in particular a person who manages business, financial, or contractual matters for an actor, performer, or writer.
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    Formerly RDA Partners, rdAGENTS, an enhanced membership of the Rice Design Alliance, is a vibrant group of young professionals from diverse careers and backgrounds who champion the built environment in Houston through special events and community activities.

    As a network of individuals invested in the future of Houston, rdAGENTS are just that: individual agents of change who take it upon ourselves to make a difference. With our fingers on the pulse of today’s evolving state of design, rdAGENTS nimbly reflect the knowledge and resources enabling us to highlight fresh talent, advocate design, and build meaningful relationships.

    rdAGENTS provides an opportunity to enhance any young professional’s level of RDA membership with the addition of exclusive invitations and discounts to rdAGENTS events, along with networking and design enrichment.

    For more information, visit the rdAGENTS archive. To join rdAGENTS please fill out our membership application.