Rice University

Stephen Fox

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208 pages

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Rice University, founded in 1912 from the estate of Texas railroad magnate William Marsh Rice, who was murdered by his personal lawyer and valet, advanced a uniform campus to improve the school’s aesthetic appeal. Rice University: The Campus Guide showcases this beautiful, 295-acre campus of sandstone and pink-colored brick archways and columns designed in the neo-Byzantine style by eminent architect Ralph Adams Cram of Cram, Goodhue & Ferguson.

Noteworthy exceptions include the glass-walled Brochstein Pavilion by Thomas Phifer & Partners, the Brutalist-style Lovett College, and and the eclectic-Mediterranean Duncan Hall, as well as recent works by James Stirling and Michael Wilford; Ricardo Bofill; Cambridge Seven Associates; John Outram; and Antoine Predock. In September 2011, Travel & Leisure named Rice’s campus one of the most beautiful in the United States.