Calendar

Dec
16
Sat
2017
AIA’s 3rd Ward Bicycle Tour @ HCC "Central Campus" Sign
Dec 16 @ 10:00 am

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Houston Community College, Emancipation Park, Project Row Houses, Texas Southern University and more! This tour will look at the neighborhood’s character, history, and future in the center of Houston.


Reservations are required for this tour as attendance is limited.

December 2017 Reservations
February 2018 Reservations
April 2018 Reservations

 

$10
General Admission

$5
AIA Houston Members
Architecture students with current ID


Attendees need to bring their own bicycle. We encourage everyone to wear a helmet. If you do not have your own bicycle, you can rent a bike from Houston B-Cycle. Nearest stations are located at Holman & Main (HCC/Ensemble Metro Station) or Holman & Live Oak (Project Row Houses).

This tour will meet in front of the Houston Community College “Central Campus” sign at 1300 Holman Street.

 

For more events by the American Institute of Architects, visit their Events Calendar!

Blackwood’s Mornings in the Country @ Blackwood Educational Land Institute
Dec 16 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm

Blackwood Land

Join us for a Morning in the Country!

Take a self-guided tour of the farm, enjoy a delicious lunch with ingredients from our gardens, take a class with our Farm Director, and much more.

Register Today!

COST (includes lunch)

  • FREE for ages 4 years and under
  • $25 for ages 5 – 13 years
  • $45 for ages 14+

November 18 – A Morning with Karen Man

Karen is an entrepreneur, author, and baker that co-founded Oxheart Restaurant and Public Services Bar. She currently serves as OKRA Charity Saloon’s Administrative Director where they are on pace to reach $1 million dollars donated this fall and is finishing up her 200-hour yoga teacher training at Pralaya Yoga Studio in Houston. When she isn’t spending time in a kitchen, she enjoys hiking, reading under the trees at Menil Park, and taking ceramics classes.

December 16 – Introduction to Composting with Rebecca Verm

Introduction to Composting will explore the fundamental principles of composting, the purpose of compost in your garden, and how to set up a compost system that is right for your garden. We will cover methods such as sheet composting, tumblers, vermicompost, black fly compost, bokashi, and windrow composting.

March 3, 2018 – Basics of Successful Vegetable Gardening with Rebecca Verm

Introduction to the basics of growing vegetables in the Gulf Coast region. Some of the topics covered include growing seasons, climate, best-growing methods & mediums, and specific crop recommendations. We will explore each of these principles, and how they are implemented, in Blackwood’s Kitchen Garden. Students will leave empowered to begin their own backyard garden successfully.

BBP’s Walking Tour @ The Water Works at Buffalo Bayou Park
Dec 16 @ 10:30 am – 11:30 am
Dec
27
Wed
2017
KPC’s Holiday Hike @ Indiangrass Preserve
Dec 27 @ 10:00 am – 11:30 am

Stretch your legs and breathe some fresh prairie air as we take a short stroll through Indiangrass Preserve to look for signs of bird life on the prairie.

This tour will be led by KPC’s Community Conservation Director, Jaime Gonzalez.

We are likely to spot some of the many waterfowl, wading, and grassland birds that call the Katy Prairie their winter home.

For more events held by KPC, visit their calendar!

Dec
28
Thu
2017
KPC’s Holiday Hike @ Indiangrass Preserve
Dec 28 @ 10:00 am – 11:30 am

Stretch your legs and breathe some fresh prairie air as we take a short stroll through Indiangrass Preserve to look for signs of bird life on the prairie.

This tour will be led by KPC’s Community Conservation Director, Jaime Gonzalez.

We are likely to spot some of the many waterfowl, wading, and grassland birds that call the Katy Prairie their winter home.

For more events held by KPC, visit their calendar!

Dec
29
Fri
2017
KPC’s Holiday Hike @ Indiangrass Preserve
Dec 29 @ 10:00 am – 11:30 am

Stretch your legs and breathe some fresh prairie air as we take a short stroll through Indiangrass Preserve to look for signs of bird life on the prairie.

This tour will be led by KPC’s Community Conservation Director, Jaime Gonzalez.

We are likely to spot some of the many waterfowl, wading, and grassland birds that call the Katy Prairie their winter home.

For more events held by KPC, visit their calendar!

Dec
30
Sat
2017
AIA’s Montrose Walking Tour @ Menil Collection Bookstore
Dec 30 @ 10:00 am

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Montrose is one of the most diverse and interesting neighborhoods in Houston with some of the city’s best architecture including spectacular mansions, charming bungalows, the campus of the University of St. Thomas, Rothko Chapel, and the Menil Collection. ArCH tour guides will present an overview of the architectural and social history of the area and offer guests a look inside of the Fondren Mansion (now La Colombe d’Or), Annunciation Greek Orthodox Cathedral, Chapel of St. Basil, Rothko Chapel, Cy Twombly Gallery, and the Menil Collection. On this 2-hour walking tour you will get a flavor of this special district and be encouraged to widen your path after the tour is over.


Reservations recommended.

December 2017 Reservations
February 2018 Reservations

$10
General Admission

$5
AIA Houston Members
Architecture students with current ID


Meets outside the Menil Collection Bookstore across from Bistro Menil, 1520 Sul Ross, 77006. Street and lot parking available.

 

For more events by the American Institute of Architects, visit their Events Calendar!

Jan
6
Sat
2018
AIA’s Rice University Walking Tour – Quads, Courts & Axes @ Lovett Hall, Rice University
Jan 6 @ 10:00 am

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Rice University and Rice School of Architecture both celebrate their Centennial in 2012. A treasure trove of great architecture, the timeless campus features designs by Cram, Goodhue, & Ferguson; John Staub; William Ward Watkin; Michael Graves; Kieren Timberlake; Ricardo Bofill; Cesar Pelli; Lake/Flato Architects; and many other local and internationally renowned architects. Also on the tour are large-scale artworks by James Turrell and Michael Heizer. From Lovett Hall to Brochstein Pavilion, this tour will look at some of the more unique, hidden, important and historical features of Rice University’s Campus. In addition to the architecture, we will explore the context surrounding each building, the quads, courts, and axes, how these elements work together to shape collegiate space.


Reservations recommended.

$10
General Admission

$5
AIA Houston Members
Architecture students with current ID


Meet on the front lawn of Lovett Hall, building 48 on the Rice University map, 6100 Main. Recommended parking in Rice University Visitor Parking Lot L or Founder’s Court Visitor’s Lot. A credit card is required to access parking.

 

For more events by the American Institute of Architects, visit their Events Calendar!

Jan
13
Sat
2018
Second Saturday Bird Walks @ Houston Arboretum & Nature Center
Jan 13 @ 8:00 am – 10:00 am

Free to attend, donations appreciated.

Work on your bird watching skills while helping the Arboretum monitor bird populations on a fun, relaxed morning walk. Join us on the second Saturday of each month at the front door of the building for a two-hour bird walk led by Kelsey Low, a resident bird enthusiast. We welcome all levels of bird watching skill and all ages (as long as you’re quiet) – but no dogs, please! If you have binoculars of your own, please bring them. We do have some binoculars available to borrow.

 

For more events with the Houston Arboretum & Nature Center, visit their Events Calendar!

 

AIA’s UH Art & Architecture Tour @ University of Houston - Moores School of Music Building
Jan 13 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

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Join Architecture Center Houston for an exploration of art, architecture and campus design on the University of Houston’s main campus. Works by Frank Stella, Jim Love, William King and The Art Guys are found within the context of a campus and buildings designed by notable architects such as Phillip Johnson, Alfred C. Finn, Gensler, Lake|FLato, BNIM and Cesar Pelli.


Reservations recommended.

January 2018 Reservations
March 2018 Reservations

 

$10
General Admission

$5
AIA Houston Members
Architecture students with current ID


Tour will meet in the courtyard in front of the Moores School of Music by the Winged Woman sculpture. Parking available in adjacent campus visitor’s lot. Parking fees not included in tour registration.

 

For more events by the American Institute of Architects, visit their Events Calendar!