Rice University’s Brockman Hall for Physics is one of 81 projects in 28 nations honored with an International Architecture Award for 2012 by the Chicago Athenaeum: Museum of Architecture and Design and the European Centre for Architecture Art Design and Urban Studies. An exhibition of award winners will be presented at the organizations’ annual symposium in Istanbul in October. The 110,000-square-foot physics facility was completed in spring 2011 and recently earned Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Gold certification by the U.S. Green Building Council.
Rice University will be represented at the Architecture Center Houston’s Texas Student Biennial Exhibition, July 26 through Sept. 7. The center is located at 315 Capitol St., Suite 120, in downtown Houston. Presentations, slideshows and models by students of the Rice School of Architecture (RSA) will be on display among works from the state’s seven other architecture schools. RSA Dean Sarah Whiting, the William Ward Watkin Professor of Architecture, will take part in the concluding Dean’s Roundtable Discussion at 5 p.m. Sept. 7, followed by a reception for students.