Lars Lerup, professor of architecture, Rice University, at Texas A&M’s Architecture Lecture Series

Lerup’s work focuses on the intersection of nature and culture in the contemporary American metropolis, and on Houston in particular.

The former dean of Rice’s School of Architecture, he pushed Rice-bred architects to think less about individual buildings and more about the urban landscape while instituting a more rigorous focus on design research, prototyping and material advancements in fabrication and construction. He also introduced computer technology to every part of the curriculum.

For more about the Texas A&M Department of Architecture’s 2012 Spring Lecture Series, visit



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