PLIABLE: Lecture Series

PLIABLE: Lecture Series


Rice Design Alliance and Rice Architecture
Fall 2017 Lecture Series

The Pliable series features three internationally renowned practitioners who advocate for the immediacy of material investigations and fabrication in architecture, whether low-tech or high-tech, analog or digital. Through their research and design, all three offer up nimble responses to unforeseen material and fabrication challenges and opportunities. On the surface, these three designers are linked by their innovative work with textiles. Upon closer examination, they are reshaping contemporary practice in compelling, provocative ways through material-based research and with repercussions for all design fields.

Rice Architecture and Rice Design Alliance presents Pliable, the Fall 2017 Lecture Series. Curated by Dawn Finley, Associate Professor at Rice Architecture.

Wednesday, October 4
Jenny Sabin
Principal, Jenny Sabin Studio
Associate Professor, Cornell University
Ithaca, New York
Reception Sponsor: McCoy – Rockford, Inc.

Wednesday, October 11
Yeohlee Teng

Founder, Fashion Designer, YEOHLEE
Parsons The New School
New York, New York
Reception Sponsor: Leslie Elkins Architecture

Wednesday, October 25
Sheila Kennedy, FAIA

Principal: Kennedy & Violich Architecture, Ltd.
Professor of Architecture, MIT
Boston, Massachusetts
Reception Sponsors: Luceco/The Woodlands Development Company

Click here to purchase tickets in advance!

Series Tickets:
$20 – RDA members
$15 – Seniors 65 years and older
$10 – Students with ID
$35 – Others

Single Tickets (as available, sold 30 minutes before the lecture)$10

For additional information, please call 713-348-4876.  Find RDA on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram @RDAHouston.

No guaranteed seating for ticket holders after 7 p.m. Tickets are non-refundable.

All lectures will begin at 7 p.m. in Match Box 4 at Midtown Arts & Theater Center Houston (MATCH) at 3400 Main Street. Pre-lecture reception begins at 6:15 p.m. at the MATCH breezeway. MATCH is located at the Ensemble/HCC stop on the METRORail Red Line. Alternatively, parking is available in the new Mid Main garage directly across Holman from MATCH. The garage can be entered from Holman or Travis. Parking is $4 per hour with a maximum rate of $7.50 per evening. Street parking is also available and is free after 6 p.m.

The Rice Architecture and Rice Design Alliance Lecture Series is supported by Generation Park, Louisa Stude Sarofim, Cardno, D.E. Harvey Builders, Hines, Houston First Corporation, Rice Architecture, TDIndustries, and Walter P Moore. With sponsorship support from AGC, Houston; Allied Orion Group; Arup; ASA Dally, Inc.; Balfour Beatty Construction; W.S. Bellows Construction Company; The Brandt Companies, LLC; Brochsteins; The Office of James Burnett; Camden Property Trust; Debner + Co.; D|G Studios; DPR Construction; JE Dunn Construction; Leslie Elkins Architecture; FKP; Gensler; Gilbane Building Company; Griffin Partners; Heitkamp Swift Architects; HKS; Huitt-Zollars; Kendall/Heaton Associates; Kirksey Architecture; Marek Companies; McCoy-Rockford Inc.; O’Donnell/Snider Construction; Perkins + Will; PGAL; PhiloWilke Partnership; Stantec; STG Design; Phoebe and Bobby Tudor;  Ziegler Cooper Architects, and by grants from the City of Houston through the Houston Arts Alliance, and the Texas Commission for the Arts.

Rice Design Alliance is an AIA/CES Registered Provider of quality educational programs. For each lecture, attendees will earn one Learning Unit, which will be reported to CES Records on the member’s behalf. Registration at the lecture is required. Non-AIA members may request a Certificate of Completion to fulfill state MCE requirements.



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