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Dec
2
Sat
2017
Refuge Van Tours at Attwater Prairie Chicken National Wildlife Refuge @ Attwater Prairie Chicken National Wildlife Refuge
Dec 2 all-day
Refuge Van Tours at Attwater Prairie Chicken National Wildlife Refuge @ Attwater Prairie Chicken National Wildlife Refuge | Eagle Lake | Texas | United States

The first Saturday of each month, a guided van tour of the refuge will take visitors on a two-hour trip through the prairie. Join refuge volunteers and staff to learn about native coastal prairie, the history of the refuge, the biology of the Attwater’s prairie-chicken, and what’s being done to save it from extinction. Space is limited and reservations are required. Contact the refuge staff to reserve your spot on this interesting tour.

Dec
9
Sat
2017
AIA’s Gingerbread Build-Off @ Hermann Square
Dec 9 @ 10:00 am – 4:30 pm

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Architecture Center Houston will host the 9th Annual Gingerbread Build-Off at City Hall’s Hermann Square Saturday, December 9, 2017. Competing teams will create their masterpieces using 100% edible materials. More than 4,500 spectators are expected to attend and cheer on the teams, play in the kids’ construction zone, and see Santa! All of that entertainment is FREE and open to the public! 

Want to compete?

Team registration is open to local architecture firms, design professionals, students, and enthusiasts seeking the coveted Grand Prix de Show for their edible structure. Additional awards will be given in categories including 1st and 2nd Runner-Up, Best Architectural Icon, Tallest Standing Structure, Best Holiday Themed, Best Non-Holiday Themed, Best Houston-centric, Most Creative Interpretation of Materials, and Public Favorite. Gingerbread buildings will be judged by an independent panel of food, design, art, and architecture professionals.

Register your team online here. Please review the Competition Rules before registering.

Volunteering

ArCH needs help with the Kids Construction Zone, as well as setup/teardown of the event. Email aleks@aiahouston.org for more details, or visit our page at Volunteer Match. Educational and civic groups welcome!

SPONSOR

Sponsor the Gingerbread Build-Off! Connect with our teams and spectators while supporting Architecture Center Houston’s exhibits, tours, and education programs.

Event Day Schedule

9:00 – 10:00 Team Check-in
10:00 – 3:00 Competition Building & Kids Construction Zone
10:00 – 4:00 Food Trucks
12:00 – 2:00 SANTA!!!!!
3:00 – 4:00 Foster High School Falcon Choir
4:00 – 4:30 Awards

Following the Build-Off

Winners and select competitors will be featured in a one-week exhibition December 11-15, free and open to the public at the Central Branch of the Houston Public Library (500 McKinney St.)

Jan
6
Sat
2018
Refuge Van Tours at Attwater Prairie Chicken National Wildlife Refuge @ Attwater Prairie Chicken National Wildlife Refuge
Jan 6 all-day
Refuge Van Tours at Attwater Prairie Chicken National Wildlife Refuge @ Attwater Prairie Chicken National Wildlife Refuge | Eagle Lake | Texas | United States

The first Saturday of each month, a guided van tour of the refuge will take visitors on a two-hour trip through the prairie. Join refuge volunteers and staff to learn about native coastal prairie, the history of the refuge, the biology of the Attwater’s prairie-chicken, and what’s being done to save it from extinction. Space is limited and reservations are required. Contact the refuge staff to reserve your spot on this interesting tour.

Feb
3
Sat
2018
Refuge Van Tours at Attwater Prairie Chicken National Wildlife Refuge @ Attwater Prairie Chicken National Wildlife Refuge
Feb 3 all-day
Refuge Van Tours at Attwater Prairie Chicken National Wildlife Refuge @ Attwater Prairie Chicken National Wildlife Refuge | Eagle Lake | Texas | United States

The first Saturday of each month, a guided van tour of the refuge will take visitors on a two-hour trip through the prairie. Join refuge volunteers and staff to learn about native coastal prairie, the history of the refuge, the biology of the Attwater’s prairie-chicken, and what’s being done to save it from extinction. Space is limited and reservations are required. Contact the refuge staff to reserve your spot on this interesting tour.

Mar
3
Sat
2018
Refuge Van Tours at Attwater Prairie Chicken National Wildlife Refuge @ Attwater Prairie Chicken National Wildlife Refuge
Mar 3 all-day
Refuge Van Tours at Attwater Prairie Chicken National Wildlife Refuge @ Attwater Prairie Chicken National Wildlife Refuge | Eagle Lake | Texas | United States

The first Saturday of each month, a guided van tour of the refuge will take visitors on a two-hour trip through the prairie. Join refuge volunteers and staff to learn about native coastal prairie, the history of the refuge, the biology of the Attwater’s prairie-chicken, and what’s being done to save it from extinction. Space is limited and reservations are required. Contact the refuge staff to reserve your spot on this interesting tour.