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Up next | July 14: Rice University (please note 6 p.m. start time)
On Sunday evening, June 9, the Architecture Walks Program will visit one of Houston's most beautiful spaces: the Rice University campus.
Rice owes its beauty to the work of Boston architects Cram, Goodhue & Ferguson a century ago. The firm not only designed the university’s original Mediterranean-inspired buildings, but also drew up its classically inspired master plan. Our tour explores how the campus has grown over the past century, from Cram, Goodhue & Ferguson’s richly detailed Lovett Hall to modern structures such as Thomas Phifer & Partners’ Brochstein Pavilion and KieranTimberlake’s Brockman Hall for Physics. Along the way, we’ll share some of the Rice legend and lore that give the university its unique presence in Houston.
Tickets will be sold beginning at 5:30 p.m. Sunday, July 14, near the Founders Court visitor parking lot near Lovett Hall, off Rice Entrance 1 from the corner of Main Street and Sunset Boulevard. Please note that there is an $11 charge (payable by credit card) to park in visitor lots on the Rice campus. The tour start point is a short walk from MetroRail's Hermann Park/Rice U. Station.
The last tour group will depart shortly after 6 p.m. Tickets are $7 for Preservation Houston members and students and $10 for the general public. Children 11 and under are admitted free. Anyone who walks, rides a bike or takes public transportation to the tour will receive a $2 discount. Preservation Houston accepts cash, checks and credit cards (Visa, MasterCard, American Express and Discover).
Please note that restrooms are not available on the tour route.