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Rice Architecture Tête-à-Tête
40 minutes | Dec 17, 2021
S7E3: An Interview with Eric Höweler
The latest episode of Tête-à-Tête features an interview by graduate student Lindsey Chambers with Eric Höweler, co-founding principal and partner of Höweler + Yoon Architecture LLP and Associate Professor in Architecture at the Harvard Graduate School of Design. In the interview, Höweler discusses the issue of representation in the design of monuments, who is represented and how meaning is represented, specifically in the firm’s Collier Memorial and the Memorial to Enslaved Laborers at UVA. In addition, the trajectory of Höweler + Yoon alongside the rise of digital design tools and fabrication processes is considered.
48 minutes | Nov 10, 2021
S7E2 Interview with Viola Ago
The latest episode of Tête-à-Tête features an interview by graduate student Lindsey Chambers (M.Arch. '22) with former Rice Architecture Wortham Fellow Viola Ago. She discusses her thoughts on the roles of digital technology, compositional physics, and empathy in the design process. Themes in relation to some of Ago's recent work, including the installation Poppy Red and essays for PLAT 9.0 Commit and Log 46, are included in the interview.
28 minutes | Oct 7, 2021
Interview with Amelyn Ng
The latest episode of Tête-à-Tête features an interview by graduate student Lindsey Chambers with former Rice Architecture Wortham Fellow Amelyn Ng. She discusses her Stay-at-home Stress and Screenspace projects, which are concerned with what designers can learn from stay-at-home experiences during the pandemic and digitally representing environmental phenomena, respectively. We also discuss some of her more recent work on environmental issues and representation, among other things.
35 minutes | Apr 16, 2021
Interview With Anzilla Gilmore, Justin Taplet and Micki Washington
The latest episode of Tête-à-Tête features an interview by graduate student Lindsey Chambers with architects Anzilla Gilmore, Justin Taplet, and Micki Washington. Anzilla Gilmore is the current assistant director for project management and engineering at Rice University, Justin Taplet is an associate at Gensler Houston, and Micki Washington is the regional leader of WorkPlace at HOK. All are currently serving as officers for Houston’s chapter of the National Organization of Minority Architects. NOMA’s mission is to build a strong organization for the purpose of minimizing the effects of racism in the design profession. We’re excited to share a conversation with Anzilla, Justin, and Micki about mentorship, the work of NOMA, and making the design profession more equitable.
41 minutes | Apr 1, 2021
Interview with Giorgio Angelini
An interview with designer, musician, and filmmaker Giorgio Angelini. After touring in bands for much of his 20s, Giorgio enrolled in the Masters of Architecture program at Rice University during the 2008 real estate collapse. It was during his time at Rice that the seeds for Giorgio’s directorial debut, OWNED: A Tale of Two Americas began to take shape, which led to him co-founding a film production company called Ready Fictions. He continues to seek out projects that can help expand our understanding of the perversity of American culture. Architectural, film, or otherwise. The interview was conducted by host Lindsay Chambers.
23 minutes | Feb 25, 2021
Interview with René Graham
An interview with René Graham, who in addition to being a licensed architect, co-founder and design principal of a joint architecture & real estate development practice, Adjunct Professor at the University of Texas School of Architecture, as well as a Visiting Critic at Texas A&M College of Architecture, is the founder and CEO of Renzoe Box, a modular system for color cosmetics. Although her work is divided among two different industries, she recognizes challenges and strategies that are common across these pursuits, from the gender divide in the architecture and startup communities to the design thinking necessary for creating makeup boxes to dwellings. Her cross-disciplinary experience underscores her belief that crossing conventional boundaries may unlock new potentials for the built environment. This episode was conducted by hosts Anna Cook and Yangtian Yan.
38 minutes | Dec 1, 2020
Interview with Frank Barkow
An interview with Frank Barkow of Barkow Leibinger, an American/German architectural practice based in Berlin and New York, founded in 1993 by Frank Barkow and Regine Leibinger. Their practice is a research-based approach to architecture and design, allowing the work to respond to advancing knowledge and technology, locating the practice as an international leader in digital and analogue fabrication techniques. The office’s focus revolves around a commitment to academic teaching, research, and the practice itself. The interview was conducted by host Lindsey Chambers.
27 minutes | Oct 27, 2020
Interview with El Cielo
An interview with Armando Hashimoto and Surella Segú. El Cielo, their architecture and urban design practice based in Mexico City since 2001, has extensive experience in the public, private and academic sectors. El Cielo generates visions of the future through consulting for urban development, architecture and housing projects, and policies and programs. These ventures all focus on participatory and community management, integration with the environment and the implementation of strategic plans and projects.
35 minutes | Oct 13, 2020
Interview with Fala Atelier
An interview with Filipe Magalhães, Ana Luisa Soares, and Ahmed Belkhodja. Fala Atelier, their architecture practice based in Porto, Portugal, utilizes playful graphics to develop and represent the joy and lightness embodied by their work. Fala Atelier is the winner of the 2019 Rice Design Alliance Spotlight Award.
27 minutes | Sep 29, 2020
September Series: Conversation with Brittany Utting and Daniel Jacobs
An interview with Brittany Utting and Daniel Jacobs of HOME-OFFICE. In this episode, Brittany and Daniel discuss their latest projects and how architecture overlays with labor, ecology, and the politics of collectivity.
16 minutes | Sep 22, 2020
September Series: Interview with Jennifer Newsom and Tom Carruthers
An interview with artists and architects Jennifer Newsom and Tom Carruthers of Minneapolis-based creative practice Dream the Combine. In this episode, Jennifer and Tom discuss the value of cross-disciplinary collaboration and share their thoughts on the need for change within the architectural discipline.
18 minutes | Sep 15, 2020
September Series: Interview with Deborah Berke
An interview with Deborah Berke, founder of the New York-based firm Deborah Berke Partners and Dean of the Yale School of Architecture. In this episode, she discusses the active role that listening can take in the pursuit of an equitable and iterative design process.
25 minutes | Sep 8, 2020
September Series: Conversation with Carlos Jiménez
An interview with Carlos Jiménez, Rice Architecture Professor and founder of Carlos Jiménez Studio. In this episode, he discusses the temporal nature of architecture, the process of constructing images, and the importance of valuing local contexts.
30 minutes | Sep 1, 2020
September Series: Interview with Helen Leung and Elizabeth Timme
An interview with Helen Leung and Elizabeth Timme of LA-Más, an urban design non-profit organization known for its multidisciplinary and contextual approach to engagement, public policy, and design. Helen and Elizabeth discuss how they've adapted their practice in response to COVID-19, potential solutions to the affordable housing crisis in LA, and how they work to actively include the voices of community members.
35 minutes | Mar 24, 2020
“City of Permanent Temporality” Lecture by Kristian Koreman
For those who could not attend in person, please enjoy this recording of Kristian Koreman’s lecture titled, “City of Permanent Temporality.” Koreman is the founding director of ZUS (Zones Urbaines Sensibles), a multidisciplinary firm practicing in the fields of architecture, urbanism and landscape design. The lecture was given on October 3, 2019 as part of the Fall 2019 Lecture Series presented by Rice Architecture and Rice Design Alliance. The Tête-à-Tête team will be taking a break from producing additional episodes this season. We look forward to sharing future episodes with you in the fall featuring conversations with Frank Barkow of Barkow Leibinger, 2020 RDA Spotlight Winner Fala Atelier, and more!
19 minutes | Feb 25, 2020
Interview with Rob Rogers: Part Two
An interview with Rob Rogers, FAIA, founding partner of ROGERS PARTNERS Architects + Urban Designers and a Rice School of Architecture alum. The second installment of this two-part alum spotlight mini series focuses on Rogers’ work on campus and his experiences as a Rice student.
19 minutes | Feb 11, 2020
Interview with Rob Rogers: Part One
An interview with Rob Rogers, FAIA, founding partner of ROGERS PARTNERS Architects + Urban Designers and a Rice School of Architecture alum. The first installment of this two-part alum spotlight series focuses on Rogers’ work in the public realm.
35 minutes | Jan 28, 2020
Interview with Jeannette Kuo
An interview with Jeannette Kuo, co-founding partner of Zurich-based Karamuk Kuo Architects and Assistant Professor-in-Practice of Architecture at Harvard Graduate School of Design. The conversation focuses on Kuo’s interest in a pedagogy-praxis model and her time spent on campus during the pre-design process for Rice Architecture’s Cannady Hall.
14 minutes | Dec 24, 2019
Conversation about Rice Architecture Preceptorship with Andrew Bertics
A conversation with Andrew Bertics about the Rice Architecture Preceptorship Program and his experience working for Diller Scofidio + Renfro in New York.
24 minutes | Dec 10, 2019
Conversation with Reto Geiser
A conversation with Reto Geiser on the implications of designing across a variety of scales and mediums, including his work on exhibitions, environmental graphics, and book projects. Implicit in this discussion is an emphasis on the spatial qualities of books.
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