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Advanced Topics Thesis
Rice Architecture
Spring 2021
This senior thesis studio looks to contest, diversify, hybridize, and rethink existing norms, biases, and conventions in architectural typologies and urban systems. In the Fall seminar, students select a typology of interest to research and draw, from the general to the specific. Typology, writ large, can be an ordering system, building program, or architectural element.

What does a typology afford, delimit, or exclude? What alternate types and new narratives might be imagined? Holding typology, equity, and infrastructure together, and drawing from an initial pool of research and readings, students developed new hybrid typologies for an independently selected site in Houston, Texas.

Student Awards
Xueyuan Wang, First Place, William Ward Watkin Award 2021:
Community College x Childcare

Justin Fan, Second Place, William Ward Watkin Award 2021:
ON/OFF Enfilade (see also Texas Ark” walkthrough)

Ruizi (Zee) Zeng, Third Place, William Ward Watkin Award 2021, & Talinn Architecture Biennale 2022 Contributor:
Food Community Hub






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