Buffalo Bayou Parternship: Sunset on the Bayou (Save the Date) @ The Water Works at Buffalo Bayou Park
Nov 2 @ 6:30 pm – 10:00 pm

Image result for buffalo bayou partnershipBuffalo Bayou Partnership is the non-profit organization revitalizing and transforming Buffalo Bayou, Houston’s most significant natural resource.

You are invited to this year’s Buffalo Bayou Partnership Gala, Sunset on the Bayou on Thursday, November 2, 2017, from 6:30 to 10:00 PM. Guests will dine al fresco on the beautiful lawn at The Water Works in Buffalo Bayou Park while honoring Susan Keeton and celebrating renovation of the historic Sunset Coffee Building. Click here to fill a response form by September 15, 2017.

To request a gala invitation or for questions, please contact Trudi Smith at 713-752-0314 ext. 103.

The Swamp Thing Gala – Bayou Land Conservancy Benefit @ Southwestern Energy Headquarters
Nov 11 @ 6:00 pm – 10:00 pm

Come join Bayou Land Conservancy on November 11, 2017, as they celebrate another successful year of conserving land along our bayous, creeks and streams at their “Swamp Thing Gala.” You might even learn some fun facts about wetlands and all the critters and plants that live there. Share a night of inspiration with co-workers, clients, friends and nature lovers. Who knows, you could catch a glimpse of the mysterious “swamp thing”! The event will be held at the beautiful Southwestern Energy Headquarters, a 26-acre property located adjacent to the Spring Creek Greenway just off I-45. The grounds are planted with native plants and grasses that are irrigated with water from the nearby retention ponds. The sites serves as an excellent example of environmentally friendly actions that we can all employ. Tickets and sponsorships are on sale and can be purchased online at

2017 RDA Gala to Honor Linda Sylvan @ Rice University
Nov 11 @ 7:00 pm – 11:00 pm
2017 RDA Gala to Honor Linda Sylvan @ Rice University | Houston | Texas | United States

Linda Sylvan will be honored with RDA’s 45th anniversary year with the Award for Design Excellence at the 31st RDA Gala LAUNCH on November 11, 2017.  LAUNCHrepresents the years of creativity, determination, and hard work that Linda has put into the Rice Design Alliance, growing it from a small program to a nationally recognized organization.  While she will tell you that all of the credit belongs to the RDA board, RDA and RSA staff and faculty, volunteers, and members over the past 29 years, we know that much of the credit goes to Linda.  We look forward to celebrating with the entire Rice Design Alliance community – architects, builders, engineers, designers, academics, urban planners, writers, artists, government officials, attorneys, accountants, geologists, and everyone else – as we party at LAUNCH!

31st Annual Rice Design Gala: LAUNCH
Nov 11 @ 7:00 pm – 11:00 pm
31st Annual Rice Design Gala: LAUNCH @ Houston | Texas | United States

The Rice Design Alliance marks its 45th anniversary this year as a premier program within Rice Architecture that gives, students, faculty, design professionals and community advocates a launching pad to make a real difference in Houston. The RDA Board of Directors will proudly honor retiring Executive Director, Linda Sylvan and celebrate her three decades shaping Cite, the RDA, and influencing Houston. LAUNCH, RDA’s 31st gala, will take place Saturday, November 11, 2017 at the Hilton Americas Houston. The Rice Design Alliance provides community engagement for Rice Architecture and Rice University, offering lectures, tours, educational events, and publications that promote a vigorous discussion about the built environment in Houston. Gala proceeds provide operating support for RDA’s programs and publications.

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