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Architecture Walk: Rice University

  • Rice University 6800 Main St Houston, TX, 77030 United States (map)

From June through September, Architecture Walks will begin at 6 p.m., with ticket sales starting at 5:30 p.m.

Spend a summer evening exploring one of the most beautiful places in Houston when Preservation Houston leads a 90-minute guided walking tour of the Rice University campus Sunday, July 12. The campus owes its distinctive Mediterranean-influenced design to Boston architects Cram & Ferguson, who were responsible for the university's earliest buildings. Our tour circles the campus, discussing the history of the university itself; the life story and murder of its founder, William Marsh Rice; and the development of Rice's signature architecture, which still influences construction on the campus today and was the prototype for many structures along South Main Street.

Please note that this an exterior architecture tour. The tour will not go inside any buildings. There are no public restrooms along the tour route.

Tickets will go on sale at 5:30 p.m. Sunday, July 12, 2015, near the Founders Court visitor parking lot, accessible from Rice Entrance 1 at Main Street and Sunset Boulevard. The Founders Court lot is just southeast of Lovett Hall; click here for a Rice campus map. Admission is $10 for the general public ($7 for Preservation Houston members and students with valid ID). Those who walk, ride a bike or use public transit to get to the tour will receive a $2 discount. Children 11 years old and under are admitted free. Tickets may be charged to Visa, MasterCard, American Express or Discover. The last tour group will leave just after 6 p.m. Advance reservations are not required for this tour.

Please visit our Architecture Walks page for more information.