More than halfway to our new building!

A little over a year ago, we officially kicked off the fundraising for our new building with a fun event on the building site, where we announced that we had already raised more than $9 million for the $24 million facility.

Today we can announce that we are more than halfway toward our goal! Our most recent gift puts us over the $14 million mark, more specifically, $14,132,622. We are overjoyed and incredibly thankful for the support we are receiving.

New Building Rendering

Click image to see all of our building renderings.

Designed in Rice’s characteristic style but with a contemporary turn, the three-story, 51,000 square foot building will include 24 classrooms, a freestanding auditorium and a commons area and terrace for events. Along with a courtyard and great lawn, the building will transform Rice’s most frequented entrance – Entrance 8 at University and Stockton.

New Building Architect Video

Click image to see a video of architect Rick Archer of Overland Partners Architects discussing his designs for the new building.

While we have received many significant gifts, several naming opportunities are still available. If you are interested in helping us build this terrific facility, please call our Development Director Iska Wire at 713-348-6126 or send her an email to

New Building Night Rendering

Click image to see all of our building renderings.

Won’t it be exciting to see this go up on campus? We’re looking forward to seeing you in it!

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