Rice Design Alliance

RDA's 2013 Lecture Series
RDA Members on City Study Tour in Portugal
1810 Bissonnet, House on RDA Spring 2014 Architecture Tour
Participants at RDA's 2013 Design Charrette
Members of OKRA, RDA's 2013 Gala Honoree
Cover of Cite, RDA's Quarterly Magazine

The Rice Design Alliance, formed in 1972, is a nonprofit organization dedicated to the advancement of architecture, urban design, and the built environment in the Houston region through educational programs, the publication of Cite: The Architecture + Design Review of Houston and blog OffCite, and programs to initiate physical improvements. RDA includes members from diverse backgrounds, including architects and designers, city planners and developers, real estate agents, community activists, artists, and civic-minded individuals. What we share is a commitment to engaging with our community and enhancing quality of life through education, discussion, and innovation. Though Rice University is the physical home of the organization, RDA includes scholars and students from the University of Houston, Prairie View A&M University, and other institutions. Support for RDA comes from individuals, corporate sponsorships, and foundations, including the Houston Arts Alliance, Texas Commission for the Arts, and National Endowment for the Arts.

Membership Category: 
Founding Member
Rice University, RDA - MS51
P.O. Box 1892
Houston,, TX 77251-1892
United States
(713) 348-4876
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Number of Employees: 
1-10 employees
Design Competitions
Lectures/Public Programs
Study Trips
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