Architecture Firm Tour

10:00am | Page Architecture | link
1100 Louisiana St Suite One

Page Architecture focuses on a multitude of spheres from academic to healthcare. The Houston office has played an active role in the revitalization of Downtown Houston. They have been utilizing an adaptive re-use strategy for major historical landmarks through the city, including one of Houston’s grandest hotels, the Rice Hotel.

1:00pm | Gensler Architecture | link
711 Louisiana St #300

One of the world’s leading collaborative design firms, Gensler practices more than architecture, producing graphic- and interior-design services as well as urban and sustainable strategies. The client comes first during their design process, and they strive to create a better world through innovation and the power of design.

Museum Tour

10:00am | Houston Museum of Fine Arts | link
1001 Bissonnet Street

The Houston Museum of Fine Arts is composed of two buildings: the Beck Building, housing the artwork of various cultures, and the Law Building designed by Ludwig Mies Van Der Rohe, featuring ever-changing collections. The two museums are connected by the Light Inside exhibit, a tunnel designed by James Turrell. Surrounding the MFA are the Cullen Sculpture Garden, the Contemporary Art Museum, and the Glassell School of Art designed by Steven Holl. Hopefully by the time we visit, another work of Steven Holl’s will be completed as an extension to the MFA.

1:00pm | Menil Campus | link
1533 Sul Ross St.

The Menil Campus is home to the most widely visited museum by Renzo Piano, the Menil Museum, hosting a variety of artwork from classical to modern art and featuring special galleries throughout the year. The campus is also home to the Rothko Chapel and another work of Renzo Piano’s, the Cy-Twombly Gallery. Recently completed, the Menil Drawing Institute features an exhibition of modern and contemporary artwork and sits on the edge of the campus. The Institute also lies one block from the Dan Flavin Light Installation at Richmond Hall.