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Scholarly Interest Report
Ronald Witte
Professor of Architecture
  • Master of Architecture Architecture (1989) Princeton University, Princeton, New Jersey
  • Bachelor of Architecture Architecture (1984) California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo, California
Primary Department
   School of Architecture
Department Affiliations
  • James A. Baker III Institute for Public Policy
     WW Architecture
     WW Architecture
     WW Architects
    Research Areas
     Architecture Contemporary Facades Contemporary Plans
    Teaching Areas
    Selected Publications

    Ron Witte "On Zoning: Why Potentials Are Better Than Limits." 


    Ron Witte "Let's Get Figural." 


    Ron Witte "Better Sheen Than Herd." 


    Ron Witte "Recent Work." 


    Ron Witte "Spiral Settee." 


    Ron Witte "Darwinian Regulating Lines: Tethers, Eddies, and Reverberations." 


    Ron Witte "Emerging Practices." 


    Ron Witte "Go Figure." 


    Ron Witte "Achtundneunzig Prozent Nichts." 


    Ron Witte (editor) "Counting." 

     Book chapters

    Ron Witte "The Fifth Plan." In Revision


    Ron Witte "The Perfect Storm." 


    Ron Witte "Almost Hercules." 


    Ron Witte "Track Jumping." 


    Ron Witte "2.5D." 

    Creative Works
     Commissioned Works - Kaihui Exchange
     Commissioned Works - St. Stephen's Church & School Master Plan
     Architectural Designs - EL House
     Residence in Houston,
     Architectural Designs - Houston Arts Alliance
     Architectural Designs - Taichung Cultural Center
     Competition submittal, (June 2013)
     Architectural Designs - Guest House
     Visitors Center, Changsha, China, (2012/2012)
     Architectural Designs - Li House
     Residential Project, (2012)
     Architectural Designs - Whole Worlds
     Building envelopes research for twelve highrise buildings in Changsha, China., (Fall 2011)
     Invited Talks

    "Lecture: Chengdu Planning Authority, Chengdu, China." (October 2011)


    "Lecture: Central Academy of Fine Arts, Beijing, China.." (December 2011)


    "Lecture: Spotlight on Architecture - Glasscock School of Continuing Education." (October 2011)

    Editorial Positions
     Editor, Judgment. Actar/ RSA. (2013 - 2013)

     Editor, Counting. Rice School of Architecture. (2011 - 2011)

    Supervised Theses & Dissertations
     Ouyang Chun, Master of Architecture Sponge, Platform, Lily. (2012) (Thesis Director)

    Awards, Prizes, & Fellowships
     Unbuilt Houses, Architectural Record (2007)

     Milton Fund Award, Harvard University (2004)

     Progressive Architecture Citation, Progressive Architecture (2003)

     Milton Fund Award, Harvard University (1999)

     Gabriel Prize, Gabriel Foundation (1997)

     Humanities Seminar Program, National Endowment for the Humanities (1993)

    Positions Held
     Baker Institute Scholar, Baker Institute, Rice University. (2011 - 2011)

     Board Member, Houston Arts Alliance. (2011 - 2011)