Rice wins 2012 AIA Housing Awards for Architecture

North Colleges

Rice’s newest residential colleges — Duncan and McMurtry – are among 10 recipients across the country of the American Institute of Architects’ 2012 Housing Awards. The awards recognize the best in housing design and “emphasize the importance of good housing as a necessity of life, a sanctuary for the human spirit and a valuable national resource.” The awards jury comments noted “the communal spaces were really beautiful, and for a student residence, they act as magnets and seem to be exactly what residential living should be for a college.” For more information on the Housing Awards, visit www.aia.org/practicing/awards/2012/housing-awards/McMurtryDuncanColleges/index.htm.

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