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Nonya Grenader, a professor in the practice of architecture, will be honored with a lifetime achievement award at the American Institute of Architects Houston holiday party at the Museum of Fine Arts Houston Dec. 12. Grenader, who joined the Rice School of Architecture faculty in 1994, was associate director of the Rice Building Workshop from 1996 to 2016 and is a principal of her own architecture firm.

Two Rice School of Architecture students — fifth-year undergraduate Ningxin Cheng and graduate student Kalen McNamara — have won the Richard Diehl Award and a $10,000 grand prize presented by design and software developer Vectorworks. They were selected from more than 2,000 entrants for their project, “Open Pocket,” produced in the totalization studio taught by Andrew Colopy, an assistant professor of architecture. The school will receive free design software and training as part of the award.



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Mike Williams is a senior media relations specialist in Rice University's Office of Public Affairs.