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Rice Announces Ground Breaking for New Building

We are delighted to announce that Rice University will break ground on the Patricia Lipoma Kraft ’87 and Jonathan A. Kraft Hall for Social Sciences designed by Rogers Partners Architects + Urban Designers. The new building will be home to the School of Social Sciences’ Sociology and Economics departments, the dean’s office, and four research institutes and will be the first structure on Rice’s new South Axis that will eventually extend from McNair Hall south to the corner of University Boulevard and Main Street.  “The new Kraft Hall for Social Sciences will truly be a hinge between the traditional Academic Quad and the future South Axis” while “the architecture accentuates the linkage across the campus and extends the graceful tradition of Rice buildings into a new generation of materials and spaces, all focused on learning, gathering and collaborating” said Rob Rogers.