Rice School of Architecture, Houston
Architecture at Rice University in Houston, Texas, dates back to 1912. Today the Rice School of Architecture describes itself as a 'think tank' where students are taught to understand the world with an understanding of contexts and encouraged to speculate architectural possibilities.
The school, which offers both undergraduate and graduate programmes, is housed in Anderson Hall, where students can access a state-of-the-art fabrication facility, as well as an advanced computer visualisation and research laboratory.
In addition, projects like Workshop Houston - an innovative youth development programme which requires architecture graduates to develop a strategy and detailed design - give students the opportunity to explore their creativity while meeting the challenges of real-life problems.
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