Rice University Walking Tour
Quads, Courts & Axes
January 3, 2015
Houston, TX 77005
Brought to you by the ArCH WalkingTours
Rice University and Rice School of Architecture both celebrate their Centennial in 2012. A treasure trove of great architecture, the timeless campus features designs by Cram, Goodhue, & Ferguson; John Staub; William Ward Watkin; Michael Graves; Kieren Timberlake; Ricardo Bofill; Cesar Pelli; Lake/Flato Architects; and many other local and internationally renowned architects. Also on the tour are large scale art works by James Turrell and Michael Heizer. From Lovett Hall to Brochstein Pavilion, this tour will look at some of the more unique, hidden, important and historical features of Rice University's Campus. In addition to the architecture we will explore the context surrounding each building, the quads, courts and axes, how these elements work together to shape collegiate space.
Tour meets on the front lawn of Lovett Hall, building 46 on the Rice University map, 6100 Main. Recommended parking in Rice University Visitor Parking Lot L or Founder's Court Visitor's Lot. Credit card is required to access parking.