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
Principal, Jenny Sabin Studio
Associate Professor, Cornell University
Ithaca, New York
Reception Sponsors: McCoy – Rockford, Inc.
Wednesday, October 11
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
Reception Sponsor: The Woodlands Development Company and Luceco
$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
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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.