Topping Out

Topping Out TreeLast Friday, August 9, we celebrated the last beam being placed at the top of our new home, the Anderson-Clarke Center. As part of the ceremony, a cypress tree was hoisted to the roof of the building to symbolize growth and bring luck. In attendance to see the progress were Linda Anderson, Susie and Melbern Glasscock, Howard T. Tellepsen, as well other representatives of the Anderson and Clarke families, our advisory board, our staff, our builder, Tellepsen, and the architectural firm, Overland Partners.

It was the first time that most of the staff could actually go inside the new structure and we capped off the tour by signing a few of the beams on the first floor for posterity.

Just a few more months until move in!


Left to right: Susie Glasscock, Melbern Glasscock, Linda Anderson, Jim Pomerantz, Anne Baillio, Bob Baillio and Dean Mary McIntire.
Photo by Jeff Fitlow.


Scott Adams, senior architect with Overland Partners, leads the tour.
Photo by Jeff Fitlow.

Linda Anderson

Linda Anderson signs the beam on the Anderson-Clarke Center.
Photo by Jeff Fitlow.

See more pictures on the Rice University Flickr Account and in our Topping Out set on Flickr.

Read the Rice University press release.

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