Calendar

Oct
21
Sat
2017
AIA Houston Home Tour @ Various locations
Oct 21 @ 12:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Open to the public, the AIA Houston Home Tour showcases the finest residential architecture in the Houston area, as designed by licensed architects. Houses are chosen to showcase a variety of design styles demonstrating that excellence in design is not limited by size or dollars.

The home tour is a nonprofit fundraiser and supports various AIA Houston initiatives throughout the year.

 

Oct
22
Sun
2017
AIA Houston Home Tour @ Various locations
Oct 22 @ 12:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Open to the public, the AIA Houston Home Tour showcases the finest residential architecture in the Houston area, as designed by licensed architects. Houses are chosen to showcase a variety of design styles demonstrating that excellence in design is not limited by size or dollars.

The home tour is a nonprofit fundraiser and supports various AIA Houston initiatives throughout the year.

 

Oct
25
Wed
2017
Pliable: Rice Design Alliance and Rice Architecture Fall 2017 Lecture Series @ The MATCH
Oct 25 @ 7:00 pm
Pliable: Rice Design Alliance and Rice Architecture Fall 2017 Lecture Series @ The MATCH | Houston | Texas | United States

The Pliable series features three internationally renowned practitioners who advocate for the immediacy of material investigations and fabrication in architecture, whether low-tech or high-tech, analog or digital. Through their research and design, all three offer up nimble responses to unforeseen material and fabrication challenges and opportunities. On the surface, these three designers are linked by their innovative work with textiles. Upon closer examination, they are reshaping contemporary practice in compelling, provocative ways through material-based research and with repercussions for all design fields.

Rice Architecture and Rice Design Alliance presents Pliable, the Fall 2017 Lecture Series. Curated by Dawn Finley, Associate Professor at Rice Architecture.

Wednesday, October 4
Jenny Sabin
Principal, Jenny Sabin Studio
Associate Professor, Cornell University
Ithaca, New York
Reception Sponsors: McCoy – Rockford, Inc.

Wednesday, October 11
Yeohlee Teng

Founder, Fashion Designer, YEOHLEE
Parsons The New School
New York, New York
Reception Sponsor: Leslie Elkins Architecture

Wednesday, October 25
Sheila Kennedy, FAIA

Principal: Kennedy & Violich Architecture, Ltd.
Professor of Architecture, MIT
Boston, Massachusetts
Reception Sponsor: The Woodlands Development Company and Luceco

Click here to purchase tickets in advance!

Series Tickets:
$20 – RDA members
$15 – Seniors 65 years and older
$10 – Students with ID
$35 – Others

Single Tickets (as available, sold 30 minutes before the lecture)$10

For additional information, please call 713-348-4876.  Find RDA on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram @RDAHouston.

No guaranteed seating for ticket holders after 7 p.m. Tickets are non-refundable.

All lectures will begin at 7 p.m. in Match Box 4 at Midtown Arts & Theater Center Houston (MATCH) at 3400 Main Street. Pre-lecture reception begins at 6:15 p.m. at the MATCH breezeway. MATCH is located at the Ensemble/HCC stop on the METRORail Red Line. Alternatively, parking is available in the new Mid Main garage directly across Holman from MATCH. The garage can be entered from Holman or Travis. Parking is $4 per hour with a maximum rate of $7.50 per evening. Street parking is also available and is free after 6 p.m.

Oct
28
Sat
2017
Brays Bayou 2nd Annual Invasive Species Round-Up and Carpathon @ Willow Waterhole Greenway
Oct 28 @ 8:00 am

The Brays Bayou 2nd Annual Invasive Species Round-Up and Carpathon will be held on October 28 at Willow Waterhole Greenway. Admission and parking are free for all visitors. For those wishing to participate in the tournament, there will be a fee of $20 that allows them to compete in Fly Fishing and Conventional Divisions. Other activities include fishing clinics and and invasive species presentation. The event will be held with the cooperation of the The Texas Flyfishers, and starts at 8:00 am at Westbury Lake (5300 Dryad). For further details, please download the flyer.

Nov
2
Thu
2017
Buffalo Bayou Partnership Gala @ The Water Works
Nov 2 @ 6:30 pm

You are invited to this year’s Buffalo Bayou Partnership GalaSunset on the Bayou. 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.This event will be located at The Water Works at Buffalo Bayou Park on Thursday, November 2 with cocktails at 6:30 PM and a seated dinner proceeding at 8:00 PM. Click here to view the invitation. Tables of ten are $25,000; $15,000; $10,000 and $6,000. Individual tickets are $1,500; $1,000 and $600. For additional information or to purchase tickets, please contact Trudi Smith at 713.752.0314 ext. 103.

Nov
9
Thu
2017
Save the Date: Urban Wild Bridge Bash @ Memorial Park
Nov 9 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Save the Date: Urban Wild Bridge Bash @ Memorial Park | Houston | Texas | United States

Urban Wild is a group of young professionals actively supporting the work of Memorial Park Conservancy through membership and service. In return, Urban Wild members are exposed to various professional networks, as well as opportunities to learn more about, and advocate for, a treasured Houston greenspace. Enjoy a lovely night underneath the stars on top of the Living Bridge with food, lights, and music at their annual Urban Wild Bridge Bash by registering as a member.

 

Nov
11
Sat
2017
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.

Follow RDA on Facebook for more information to come on LAUNCH.

Nov
14
Tue
2017
White Oak Bayou Association Annual Meeting @ Historic Heights Fire Station
Nov 14 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm

Please Join White Oak Bayou Association for its 2017 Annual Meeting
November 14, 2017 – 6:00 pm to 8:30 pm
Historic Heights Fire Station – Street Level
107 West 12th Street, Houston, TX 77008

6:00 pm Social/Networking
7:00 pm Special Guest Introductions and Presentation
Presenter: Gary F. Zika* – Federal Projects Department Manager for Harris County Flood Control
Title: Review of the White Oak Bayou Federal Project
8:00 pm General Meeting

Pizza and other refreshments served
RSVP Whiteoakbayouassociation@gmail.com
If you have any questions, Please contact Tom Galltomjgall2@gmail.com

Nov
29
Wed
2017
Solar Business Festival @ Hilton Austin Hotel - Downtown
Nov 29 @ 7:45 am – Nov 30 @ 5:00 pm

The Solar Business Festival (SBF) is the leading solar conference and trade show that focuses on Texas markets and provides a significant business platform for knowledge sharing, connectivity, marketing, and sales. The event brings together manufacturers & suppliers, distributors, service providers, installers and integrators, energy consumers, project developers/EPC contractors, investors and analysts, system integrators, government officials & policy makers, utilities, research institutes, architects, and PV equipment & materials companies. For more information and to register, visit www.sbftexas.com.