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Rice School–La Escuela Rice

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1994, Taft Architects. 7500 Seuss Dr.
  • (Photograph by Gerald Moorhead )

Because Houston-based Taft Architects— John J. Casbarian, Danny Samuels, and Robert Timme—had designed a public school outside Columbus, Indiana, under the auspices of the Cummins Engine Foundation, they were able to secure a commission from the Houston Independent School District for this school in an established, near-town neighborhood. Taft spatially translated a diagram of programmatic distribution into a combination of distinctive shapes that internally cluster related uses and externally communicate the complexity of the program.

Writing Credits

Gerald Moorhead et al.


What's Nearby


Gerald Moorhead et al., "Rice School–La Escuela Rice", [Houston, Texas], SAH Archipedia, eds. Gabrielle Esperdy and Karen Kingsley, Charlottesville: UVaP, 2012—,

Print Source

Cover: Buildings of Texas

Buildings of Texas: Central, South, and Gulf Coast, Gerald Moorhead and contributors. Charlottesville: University of Virginia Press, 2013, 347-347.

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