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DESIGNING WOMEN

Rice Design Alliance Celebrates Amazing Female Architects with Six Beautiful Projects on Tour
By Susan Fox

“Space City” — aka Houston — transitions into a new realm next month when the Rice Design Alliance (RDA) showcases six homes transcending new boundaries in the areas of interior design and utilization.

The RDA celebrates its 43rd tour year by spotlighting the works of six projects and seven local women who served as the architectural visionaries for the selected homes. Each is open to the public from 1-6 p.m. April 7 and 8.

The RDA tour committee is co-chaired this year by two graduates of the university’s School of Architecture: Jacki Schafer, also a photographer, and Chris White, vice president of project development for Jacob White Construction. With other committee members, comprised of architects, interior designers and a University of Houston professor of architecture, they accomplished the task  of curating an interesting tour selected from a notable assembly  of nominees.

Each selected home satisfies the RDA committee’s objective to acquaint Houstonians with the best examples of local and new architecture, space allocation, interior design and landscape complements.

Tour attendees, for example, will see a unique concrete cantilevered wing inside one of the houses. At another, special attention goes to the handcrafted woodwork used throughout. One home, owned by an architect, relays how function satisfies need. A bridge connects the working areas of another home with the entertainment and living spaces.

The homes are located in West University, Bellaire, Boulevard Oaks and in Memorial.
Current RDA members may purchase discounted tickets for $25. RDA membership is open to all. Pre-sale tickets for non-members are available for $30 until March 23. Afterward, tickets are $35 for non-members. Tickets are $15 for students with ID. All are non-refundable and available online at www.ricedesignalliance.org.

Tickets provide access to all six locations, as well as the RDA tour app, which includes audio descriptives for each location. The tour web app is sponsored by Scott and Judy Nyquist.

The tour includes:

4533 MAGNOLIA ST.
Photo courtesy of Casey Dunn Photos
Bellaire LEED Certified Home
Featured Architect:
Natalye Appel, FAIA, LEED AP
Featured Interior Designer:
Trina Jones Stanfield, RID
Natalye Appel + Associates Architects LLC
and Lake|Flato Architects

2253 SOUTHGATE BLVD.
Rendering courtesy of Kristin Schuster
Featured Architect:
Kristin Schuster, AIA, LEED AP
GSMA Inc.

502 PINEHAVEN DRIVE
Photo courtesy of Ayala Vargas Photography
Featured Designer: Florence Tang, Associate AIA, formerly of studioMET Architects. The architect now works as a project manager at Kendall/Heaton Associates Inc.

1412 W. ALABAMA ST.
Photo by Jacki Schaefer
TransART Studio
Featured Designer:
Surpik Angelini, owner/artist
SCHAUM/SHIEH Architects

3720 TANGLEY ROAD
Photo by Miro Dvorscak
Featured Architect and Interior Designer:
Leslie Barry Davidson
L. Barry Davidson Architects AIA Inc.

1531 MILFORD ST.
Photo courtesy of J.R. Woody Photography
Featured Designer:
Vivi Nguyen-Robertson of Robertson Design

RESOURCES

GSMA Inc.
5305 Jackson St.
713-521-3353
www.gsmarchitects.net

Kendall/Heaton Associates Inc.
3050 Post Oak Blvd.
Suite 1000
713-877-1192
www.kendall-heaton.com

L. Barry Davidson Architects AIA Inc.
3000 Richmond Ave.
Suite 120
713-529-5384
www.lbarrydavidsonarchitects.com

Lake|Flato Architects
www.lakeflato.com

Natalye Appel + Associates Architects LLC
2523 Bartlett St.
713-522-7992
www.appelarchitects.com

Rice Design Alliance
www.ricedesignalliance.org

Robertson Design
136 E. 23rd St.
512-350-6500
www.robdes.com

SCHAUM/SHIEH Architects
4916 Kelvin Drive
Suite 12
917-294-2521
www.schaumshieh.com

studioMET Architects
2000 Edwards St.
713-255-0008
www.studiomet.com

 

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