Rice Design Alliance 2019 Architecture Tour: ADAPT

April 27, 2019 @ 1:00 pm – 6:00 pm America/Chicago Timezone
Rice Design Alliance
Rice Design Alliance 2019 Architecture Tour: ADAPT

Please join us for the Rice Design Alliance 2019 Architecture Tour: ADAPT on Saturday-Sunday, April 27-28 from 1:00-6:00 p.m. This year’s theme “ADAPT” refers to the different ways in which architects and owners of Houston homes have modified their living spaces to adapt to changing conditions. The six Houston houses featured on the tour have adapted to generational succession, family change, climate crisis, neighborhood expectations, rising waters, and preserving in place. In some cases, architects have adapted existing spaces. In others, they adapt their designs to shifting, sometimes unpredictable circumstances. Much in contrast with current trends in building unnecessarily large and inefficient homes, the six homes featured in ADAPT all respond to an intent to reuse existing spaces through adaptation. Whether expressed through rehabilitation, addition, retrofitting, or raising, the ethic of adaptation promotes the preservation of a neighborhood’s fabric while avoiding obsolescence in a constantly evolving suburban landscape.

The Rice Design Alliance 2019 Architecture Tour: ADAPT is chaired by Joyce Lander, Larry Lander, Marybeth Flaherty, and Tom Flaherty.

Current RDA members may purchase discounted tickets for $25. RDA membership is open to all! Tickets for non-members are $35. Student tickets are $15 with a valid ID. Tickets are non-refundable.

Each ticket provides access to all six locations.