SOURCE: The Architect’s Newspaper
AUTHOR: Matt Hickman
The structural phase of Rice University’s William T. Cannady Hall was completed in August 2023. The 22,000 square foot building will be an addition to the Rice School of Architecture, located in Houston, TX. The addition is named in honor of William T. Cannady, a professor emeritus at Rice Architecture who has been an architect, educator, and design champion in the Houston community for more than 60 years.
Connected by an aerial walkway to MD Anderson Hall (Rice Architecture’s current home), the glass and terra cotta clad building was designed by Jeannette Kuo and Ünal Karamuk of Swiss architecture firm Karamuk Kuo. Boston Valley’s scope of work included fabricating 5,625 SF of TerraClad® panels and 355 LF of louvers, with a total of four unique profile dies. The panels were fastened using our horizontal track and clip attachment system. Boston Valley contracted with installer W.W. Bartlett, Inc. for this project.
The new addition will feature a two-story public gallery, flexible teaching spaces, and a dedicated digital technology and fabrication shop complete with a double-height installation area. Cannady Hall is set to be completed in early 2024.