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Duncan and McMurtry Colleges Receive 2012 AIA Housing Award May 30, 2012

Duncan and McMurty Colleges at Rice University in Houston, Texas have been awarded a 2012 American Institute of Architects (AIA) Housing Award in the Specialised Housing Catagory. The awards were established to emphasize the importance of good housing as a necessity of life and a valuable national resource. In awarding the prize, the jury noted:

 

"The buildings are strong on their own, but combined they’re even better. The community dining is beautiful. Love the tree columns and how they pick up on the trees surrounding the building. The planning fits like a glove. The communal spaces were really beautiful and for a student residence they act as magnets and seem to be exactly what residential living should be for college."

  

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