Innovating Houston – The Ion

Registration is required and masks are required inside of the building.

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October 28, 2021
6:00 PM
The Ion
4201 Main Street
Houston, TX 77002

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Innovating Houston - The Ion 
Thursday, October 28, 6pm


The Ion is the centerpiece of a new innovation district development led by Rice University. Covering 15 acres in Midtown Houston, the district is designed to incubate and house startups, corporations, venture capitalists, business accelerator programs and academics.

Join Architecture Center Houston for a look inside this new architectural landmark on Thursday, October 28 at 6pm.

Designed and developed by Shop Architects, James Carpenter Design Associates, and James Corner Field Operations, in tandem with Gensler’s Houston office, The Ion transformed the well-known Art-Deco Sears department store on Main Street, an iconic and historic 81-year-old landmark, into a 300,000 square-foot tech-focused collaboration center that includes shared workspace, prototyping and maker resources, event space, classrooms, restaurants, and indoor/outdoor communal areas with shared amenities.

Space is limited and masks are required inside of the building.

Parking is available in the visitor lot on the corner of Eagle St and Fannin. Enter the parking garage from Fannin.


Registration is required
AIA Member or AIA Assoc Member - $5
AIAH Affiliate Member - $5
Non-Member - $10

A minimum of 3 days’ notice is required to receive a full refund if you need to cancel your reservation.

AIA CREDIT: 1.5 LU