|FALL WALKING TOURS
Architecture Center Houston’s 2016 Fall Walking Tour Season opens September 15 with the
Urban Art Downtown walking tour. A chronological list of tour dates and descriptions are
below. Visit the AIA Houston Events Calendar for a listing of all upcoming ArCH events. ArCH
offers special group tours for corporations, community groups, students, and conferences.
2017 Fall Tours Schedule
March 4 Buffalo Bayou
March 11 Houston Heights Bicycle Tour
March 16 Rice University
March 18 Museum District
March 25 UH Art & Architecture
March 30 Towers & Trees Downtown
|Re-Imagine Architecture Center Houston
Thursday March 23, 5:30 - 7:30pm
Re-Imagine Architecture Center Houston - The life of a project:
This event is a great opportunity to get a behind the scenes look into this project at the center of
our community as well as an excellent opportunity to learn more about how a project develops
from idea to completion. Representatives of AIA Houston and ArCH Foundation Boards of Directors
along with Murphy Mears Architects will discuss the life of the Re-Imagine Architecture Center
Houston project. From the 5 year search for the perfect location, weighing the decision to own
or rent, hosting a competition, working through the design phase, choosing and managing
sustainability goals, permitting and the construction in progress, we will pull back the curtain
and explore the process.
We will kick-off the evening with a live release and preview of the new ArCH graphics with Craig
Minor of Minor Design!
Tom Barrow, Past President ArCH Foundation
Rusty Bienvenue, Executive Director, ArCH Foundation and AIA Houston
David Bucek, FAIA, Past President AIA Houston
Kyle Humphries, AIA, Murphy Mears Architects
Catherine Callaway, AIA, 2017 President AIA Houston
Amy Moen, 2017 President ArCH Foundation
6:00 ArCH Graphics Reveal
6:15 Panel Discussion
This event will take place at the current location of Architecture Center Houston
on Capitol Street in the Theater District.
|You are invited to join Rice Design Alliance on March 25 to 26 on their 42nd annual
Architectural Tour to explore homes and buildings in Houston built on flood plains. The
locations of the tour, selected based on demonstrated resilience to past flood events,
span from construction in 1910 to 2017. The tour, H2Ouston, will be held March 25 and 26,
from 1 – 6 pm. Avoid the lines at the tour. Purchase your tickets by March 15th and your
tickets will be mailed to you.
H2OUSTON: Living in Flood Plains
1019 Commerce Street
The Sunset Coffee Building, c. 1910
Lake | Flato Architects and BNIM, 2016
Landscape: SWA Group
Francois de Menil, 2007
5715 Logan Lane
Taft Architect, 1995
823 Skirkmere Lane
Nonya Grenader, 2017
Landscape: Mike Luegering
5231 Braesvalley Drive
Brooks and Brooks, 1965
Brett Zamore Design, 2016
Landscape: Terry Gordon Smith
In addition, if you are an RDA member, please consider volunteering as a docent. Sign
up to volunteer online. Volunteer docents will receive one discounted docent ticket for
$15. You will also be invited to the tour closing party on Sunday evening.
For more information about the tour, check out the tour video.
For more information about the Rice Design Alliance or to become a member.
Please visit the RDA website at