RDA Receives AIA Collaborative Achievement Award

The Rice Design Alliance (RDA) was organized in 1972 by a small group of academicians, Rice School of Architecture teachers and alumni, and civic-minded design enthusiasts to be a multidisciplinary non-profit that fosters public engagement with architecture. Since its founding nearly 40 years ago, the RDA has grown to 2,000 members, and emerged as a preeminent public forum for critique, educational programming, and discussion of design and the built environment.

Institute Honors for Collaborative Achievement are given by the American Institute of Architects to recognize and encourage distinguished achievements of allied professionals, clients, organizations, architect teams, knowledge communities, and others who have had a beneficial influence on or advanced the architectural profession.

Texas Architect magazine, published by the Texas Society of Architects, received a Collaborative Achievement Award in 2010.