Saturdays (10am) & Thursdays (6pm), September thru May
Reservations are recommended but not required for walking tours. Reservations are required for bicycle tours. Limited attendees per tour. Tours depart promptly at the scheduled time. Please arrive early to allow time for check-in and parking. Weather permitting. Tours will take place in moderate rain. Pets are strongly discouraged and are not allowed inside buildings on tours.
$5 for AIA Houston members
$5 for architecture students with current ID
Cash and check only at the tour. Credit card payments accepted online with advance registration. For more information contact firstname.lastname@example.org or 713-520-0155.
Rice University: Quads, Courts & Axis Walking Tour
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 48 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.