2011 Rice Design Alliance Home Tour: Houses of Import

Photo by Hester and Hardaway

The tour will showcase visiting architects’ contributions to Houston’s architectural vitality. Houses of Import reveals how unique characteristics of Houston – climate, history, transportation, landscape, lack of zoning – are interpreted from an outsider's perspective. Ultimately, the tour seeks to understand how an emerging global design practice is beginning to have a substantive impact on our local residential design market.

The tour stays open from 1 - 6 p.m. on both April 2 and 3. 

1916 Banks Street (Handmade House)
2010 Olson Sundberg Kundig Allen, Seattle, WA

6001 Charlotte Street
2005 Price Harrison & Associates, Nashville, TN

3122 Sunset Boulevard (Casita)
2010 W. Jude LeBlanc, Atlanta, GA

3506 Sunset Boulevard
2005 David Heymann, Architect, Austin, TX

606 West Friar Tuck Lane
2003 Lake | Flato Architects, San Antonio, TX

2225 Devonshire Lane
1982 Frank Welch & Associates, Dallas, TX



Various Locations
Houston, TX


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