Rice University officially broke ground on September 13th for the new Patricia Lipoma Kraft and Jonathan A. Kraft Hall for Social Sciences. The new facility designed by Rogers Partners will be the new home of the School of Social Sciences and will "serve as a point of connection between our scholars, community, the city of Houston, the state of Texas and the wider world" according to Dean Merlo. Rob, along with Associate Partners Vince Lee and Tyler Swanson, were delighted to attend the ceremony.
Rogers Partners was delighted to host the Architectural League of New York for September's First Friday. The montly social events allow leading design practices around the city to shair the work and ideas with the design community.
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.
Associate Partner Tyler Swanson was delighted to partake in the final reviews for the University of Houston School of Architecture Spring 2018 Culture Factory Studio.