Unconventional students at Rice: The artist who became an architect

Four years ago when Sophie Eichner walked around the Rice School of Architecture, she “had this overwhelming gut feeling that I could live here and work here,” she said.

Now as she looks back at her undergraduate career, the Lovett College senior believes her hunch was right.

Eichner is originally from Paris and grew up in Richmond, Va.

She has spent most of her time at Rice University in Anderson Hall working toward her goal of becoming an architect. When she’s not burning the midnight oil in the Rice School of Architecture, you can find her championing the arts through student exhibitions, student-built public art like the Soundworm! or creative drawing exhibits like Sumi Ink Club.

“Helping spur initiatives in the arts, that to me … plays into this idea of what it means to be a truly impactful architect and designer,” she said.

About Brandon Martin

Greetings, I am a video producer at Rice University in the Office of Public Affairs. I became a Rice Owl in June 2011. Before that, I was at KPRC-TV in Houston as a special projects photojournalist for seven years, where I covered everything from hurricanes to sports. Southeast Texas has been my home my entire life. I am lucky to have a wonderful wife and two of the cutest girls I have ever seen. Go Owls!