The Fall 2009 lecture series of the Rice Design Alliance will present architects involved with tower design and building. The speakers will discuss the trend in architecture to build up, the slow-down in the industry with regards to many of these large scale projects, and what all of this means for the future skylines of the world.
Getting High: Towers in Architecture begins today September 16th with a presentation by Peter Buchanan from London. The series will continue on consecutive Wednesdays until October 7th. All lectures will be held at 7:00 p.m. in Brown Auditorium, The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, located at 1001 Bissonnet (enter via the Main Street door.) Pre-lecture wine receptions begin at 6:00 p.m. in the MFAH Foyer at 1001 Bissonnet. For more information click here. Complete lecture lineup after the break.
September 16 – Peter Buchanan Architect, Urban Planner, Critic, and Writer; London
September 23 – Ali Rahim Director, Contemporary Architectural Practice; New York
September 30 – Winka Dubbeldam Principal, Archi-Tectonics; New York
October 7 – Ross Wimer Design Partner, SOM; Chicago
TICKET INFORMATION Series Tickets: $20 – RDA, MFAH members $15 – Senior citizens 65 and older $10 – Students with identification $35 – Others
Single Tickets (upon availability at the door starting at 6:30 pm): $7 – RDA, MFAH members; Senior citizens 65 and older; Students with identification $10 – Others