The Rice Design Alliance holds a Spring and Fall lecture series each year. The lectures have introduced the local community to architects like Frank Gehry, Cesar Pelli, Helmut Jahn, Steven Holl, and Rem Koolhaas before they became international superstars.
The lecture series have also presented future Pritzker Prize winners, including: Richard Meier, Aldo Rossi, Robert Venturi, Rafael Moneo, Renzo Piano, and Glenn Murcutt.
More recently, RDA has expanded its lecture offerings into more aspects of design, including engineering, industrial design, graphic design, and design activism.
For more information, visit the lectures archive.