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History in Print featuring 'BIG Little House'

  • Fondren Hall, St. Paul's UMC 5501 South Main Street Houston, TX, 77004 United States (map)

What: History in Print featuring BIG Little House: Small Houses Designed By Architects by Donna Kacmar
When: 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, July 12, 2016
Where: Fondren Hall, St. Paul's United Methodist Church, 5501 Main St.

As Houston experiences increasingly dense development and rising housing costs, could the future of our neighborhoods include a step back to small houses?

During her presentation, Donna Kacmar will demonstrate that small dwellings (under 1,000 square feet) are not just down-sized versions of big houses. Thoughtfully designed small houses can be integrated into their surroundings and reflect the priorities of the people who live in them. Using exceptional examples from around the country, Kacmar will offer insights for anyone interested in small-scale projects and illustrate how building small can be a deliberate design strategy in its own right.

Donna Kacmar, FAIA, is an award-winning architect and Associate Professor of Architecture at the University of Houston's Gerald D. Hines College of Architecture and Design.

Kacmar will be signing her book after her presentation. BIG Little House will be available for purchase at the event for $50 including sales tax. Book sales at the event benefit Preservation Houston.

Doors will open at 6 p.m. and the program will begin at 6:30 p.m. in Fondren Hall on the second floor of the Jones Youth Building at St. Paul’s United Methodist Church, 5501 Main Street (the Jones Building is located just north of St. Paul’s sanctuary).

Admission to History in Print is free for Preservation Houston members and members of St. Paul's United Methodist Church. Admission is $5 for the general public.

Free parking is available in St. Paul’s lot on the northeast corner of Fannin and Binz(enter on Binz). Accessible parking spaces are located in the 5500 block of Fannin behind the church. St. Paul’s is also a short walk from the Museum District station on the MetroRail Red Line.

If you have any questions, please e-mail or call (713) 510-3990.

Special thanks to our History in Print sponsor

Earlier Event: July 10
Westmoreland Architecture Walk
Later Event: August 14
Woodland Heights Architecture Walk