Location Houston
Client Rice University
Architect KieranTimberlake
Design Team James Timberlake, FAIA; Jason Smith, AIA; David Hincher, AIA
Contractor JE Dunn Construction
Civil Engineer & Traffic Planning Consultant Walter P. Moore & Associates
MEP/FP Engineer Collaborative Engineering Group
Structural Engineer Cardno Haynes Whaley
Geotechnical Engineer Ulrich Engineers
Parking Consultant TimHaahs
Landscape Architect Michael Vergason Landscape Architects

Situated at a secondary entrance to Rice University, the Cambridge office building and parking structure organizes a campus neighborhood and fosters a more connected way of working for its staff. The six-story building has open floor plan workspaces and a glass facade that provides daylight and prime views of the campus. The design is a dialogue between the scale and texture of brick and exposed concrete and the refined glass and terracotta fins colored with Rice’s palette of blue, green, and deep red. The terracotta fins vary in density in response to solar exposure. The parking structure is clad with a tensile scrim patterned with fig vine.

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