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Scholarly Interest Report
         
Nonya Grenader
Professor in the Practice
Professor in the Practice of Architecture
 
e-mail:nonya@rice.edu
 
  • B. Arch, (1976) University of Texas, Austin
  • M. Arch (1994) Rice University
 
Primary Department
   School of Architecture
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Websites
 Nonya Grenader Architect
 
Research Areas
 Design, Affordable and Sustainable Housing, Historic Restoration/Renovation
 
Teaching Areas
 Design Studio (1994-2013), Rice Building Workshop (1996-2015), Seminar (2014-2016)
 
Selected Publications
 Refereed articles
 

Sanchez,R.T., Elliott, A.A., Sibley, R., Grenader, N.S., Houchens, B.C. & Samuels, D.M. “ZeRow: Design,Energy Performance and Cost Analysis of a Solar Powered Row House. Int. J. Service Learning Engineering 5, No. 2, 67-86, 2010.

 
 Articles
 

Nonya Grenader "Uncommon Modern at AIA Houston." Exhibit review for docomomo (March 2016)

 
 

Miles Kruppa "Makeover of 121 Year Old Clock." Houston Chronicle (Nov. 3, 2015)

 
 

Erin Mulvaney "Clock tower will get up and running again." Houston Chronicle (Dec. 11 2014)

 
 

Nonya Grenader "The Life of a Craftsman, Raymond Brochstein, FAIA ." Texas Architect, March/April (2014) : 89-91.

 
 

Nonya Grenader, “Val Glitsch FAIA, Texas Architects 2014 President,” Texas Architect, November/December 2013: p. 14,15.

 
 

Nonya Grenader, “Weekend with Turrell,” Texas Architect, July/August 2013: p. 34-39.

 
 

Sandra Cook, “Enduring Quality,” (Wroxton Road House) Houston House & Home, p. 54-65, March 2013.

 
 

Ben Koush, “Gray Boxes,” (Sul Ross House) Arts+Culture, Houston, July/August, 2012

 
 

Mike Williams, “Heart Transplant for a Home,” (RBW’s In/House Out/House), Rice at Large, Spring 2012.

 
 

David Hay, “In the Realm of Two Giants,” (Sul Ross House) New York Times, Nov. 10, 2011.

 
 

Hank Hancock, The Menil Café, Cite 87, Fall 2011, p.6.

 
 

Lisa Gray, “The Menil Café,” (Rice Building Workshop), Houston Chronicle, Sept. 7 2011.

 
 

Nonya Grenader, “Anderson Todd at Rice,” Counting, Rice School of Architecture fall 2011.

 
 

Stephen Sharpe, “Out House,” (Rice Building Workshop: Daley, Fleming, Muessig), Studio Award, Texas Architect, Nov. Dec. 2011.

 
 

Holly Crawford, “Urbane Legends,” (Wroxton House + Studio) Houston Magazine, p.92-3, March 2010.

 

 
 

Richard Defendorf , “Rice U. and Houston’s Third Ward: A Happy Alliance Between Academia and Community Development,” Green Building Advisor (July 2010).

 
 

Zach Mortice “Solar Decathlon Advances Affordable Sustainability,” AIA Architect (October 30, 2009), Texas Architect (Jan./Feb.2010).

 
 

Ford Gunter,Rice Tapped to Build Solar Powered Row House for DOE Competition,” Houston Business Journal, (Jan. 29, 2008).

 
 

Harry Sawyers, “Rice University’s ZEROW House Finds Strength in Simplicity: Solar Decathlon,” Popular Mechanics (Oct. 2009).

 
 

Iris Kuo, “Students Harness the Sun,” (RBW ZeRow House) Houston Chronicle, May 21, 2009.

 
 

Mary Vuong, “Leafy Modernism,” (Wroxton House + Studio) Houston Chronicle, April 2009.

 
 

“The 99K House Competition,” Green Works Houston, USGBC Houston, 2009: p.28, 29.

 
 

Lisa Gray "The $99,0000 Question." Houston Chronicle (September, 2008)

 
 

Nonya Grenader "Hope + Design." Cite, 76 (Fall 2008)

 
 

Nonya Grenader "The 99 K House Competition." Green Works Houston (2008)

 
 

Raj Mankad "On Budget/Off Grid." Cite, 76 (2008)

 
 

Nonya Grenader "Night Lights." Cite, 76 (Winter 2006)

 
 

Nonya Grenader "Freeway as Landscape." Cite, 63 (Spring 2005)

 
 

Nonya Grenader "Rice Building Workshop." The Art and Science of Architecture (2005)

 
 

Grenader, Nonya ""Design Awards"." Houston Chronicle (4-18-02)

 
 

Grenader, Nonya ""The Small House"." Cite Magazine: The Architecture and Design Review of Houston., 54 (2002) : 8-14.

 
 Books
 

Rice Building Workshop "CORE HOUSES: Projects of the Rice Building Workshop in Collaboration with Project Row Houses." Architecture at Rice, 50 (2015)

 
 

Nonya Grenader and Barrie Scardino "99K House Exhibit Catalog."  (2008)

 
 

Nonya Grenader and Danny Samuels "LIVE WORK, The Collaboration between Rice Building Workshop and Project Row Houses in Houston, Texas."  (2007)

 
 Book chapters
 

Donna Kacmar "BIG Little House, Blossom House 3."  (2015)

 
 

Architecture for Humanity, Solar Decathlon, Design Like you Give a Damn (2), p.158-9, (featuring Rice Building Workshop’s “ZeRow House”), 2012.

 

 
 

Architecture for Humanity, Solar Decathlon, Design Like you Give a Damn (2), p.158-9, (featuring Rice Building Workshop’s “ZeRow House”), 2012.

 

 
 Book reviews
 

“Emergency Response Studio,” Journal of Architectural Education, Vol. 63, October 2009. p.142-3.

 
 Other
 

Susan Williamson "Construction Lesson." Texas Architect, 1/2 (1998) : 60,61.

 
Creative Works
 Built Works - Heights Clocktower Studios
 Houston (completed 2015)
 
 Built Works - Kraftsman Bakery and Cafe
 Houston (completed 2012)
 
 Built Works - Helfenstein House
 Houston (completed 2011)
 
 Built Works - Blossom Street Houses
 Houston (completed 2009)
 
 Built Works - Wroxton House + Studio
 Houston (completed 2008)
 
 Built Works - Bartlett Street Lofts
 houston
 
 Built Works - 22nd Street Lofts
 Houston (completed 2004)
 
 Built Works - Residence for Jim Love
 Houston (completed 2004)
 
 Built Works - Park Street House
 Houston (completed 2002)
 
Presentations
 Invited Papers
 

"Design/Build: Practicum/Praxis." University of Houston, College of Architecture, Houston, TX. (January 2006)

 
 

"Enough in Place of Too Much." Texas Society of Architects Convention, Ft. Worth, TX. (October, 2008)

 
 Invited Talks
 

Texas Society of Architects Convention, Wroxton House Tour, Nov. 7, 2014

 
 

“Rice Building Workshop,” (with Danny Samuels), Rice University School of Continuing Education, Spotlight on Architecture Series, Sept. 2011.

 
 

"Enough in Place of Too Much," Recent work and RBW (with Appel and Glitsch), Texas Tech University, March 2010.

 
 

“The 99K House,” Structures for Inclusion Conference #9, Dallas, Texas, March 2009.

 
 

"Rice Building Workshop at Project Row Houses." Rice University Alumni Lecture Series, Houston, TX. (February, 2008)

 
 Lectures
 

“(Sub) Urban Visions,” Lecture and Visiting Critic, University of Oklahoma, College of Architecture. October 16, 2013.

 
 

CORE Projects: Rice Building Workshop,” (with Danny Samuels), Texas Society of Architects Convention, Ft. Worth, Texas. November 2013.

 
 Other
 

"Another Storm is Coming" and "Dear Climate," FOTOFEST Houston, RBW exhibit installation in collaboration with artists Judy Natal, Marina Zurkow, and the Rice Center for Energy and Enrivonmental Research in the Human Sciences, March 2016.

 
 

“Designing Affordability:Quicker, Smarter, More Affordable Housing,” AIA New York, Oct. 2015 thru Jan. 2016. (Featuring work of the Rice Building Workshop.)

 
 

"Texas Student Biennial" Co-chair, Exhibitions at AIA Houston (July-Sept 2012) and Texas Society of Architects Convention/Austin (October 2012).

 
 

"Game House." Exhibit: "16 Houses: Owning a House in the City", Diverseworks Gallery, Houston. (November/December 1998) With John Casbarian, Danny Samuels, Rick Lowe

 
 Panelist
 

“Social Practice, Social Justice,” Panel Moderator, Project Row Houses Symposium, Houston, January 2014.

 
Editorial Positions
 Editor, Cite Magazine, Cite 63. Rice Design Alliance. (2005 - 2005)

 Editor, Cite Magazine, Cite 54. Rice Design Alliance. (2002 - 2002)

 Member of the Editorial Board, Cite: The Architecture and Design Review of Houston. Rice Design Alliance. (2005 - 2005)

 Member of the Editorial Board, Cite Magazine, The Architecture and Design Review of Houston. Rice Design Alliance. (2006 - 2007)

 Editor for Special Issue, Cite Magaizine, Cite 39, Texas Places. Rice Design Alliance. (1997 - 1997)

Supervised Theses & Dissertations
 Betsy Engler, Master of Architecture HomeOWNing: An Explration of the Possession and Personalization of the American Dream. (2005) (Thesis Director)

 Justus Pang, M. Arch Urban Speculations: Little Densifications Everywhere. (2007) (Thesis Director)

 Katherine Hays, M. Arch. The Next Step: Recreational Trail Interface. (2008) (Thesis Director)

Awards, Prizes, & Fellowships
 Good Brick Award, Heights Clock Tower, Preservation Houston (2016)

 Development of Distinction Award 2016, Heights Textile Mill, Urban Land Institute (2016)

 Design Award, Heights Clock Tower Office/Lofts, AIA Houston (2015)

 Susan Vaughan Foundation Grant for Rice Building Workshop, (2015, 2016, 2017)

 Design Award, New Campus for Workshop Houston, Rice Building Workshop, AIA Houston (2013)

 Design Award, InHouse/OutHouse, RBW with students: Fleming, Muessig, Daley , AIA Houston (2012)

 ACSA/AIA Housing Design Education Award: Rice Building Workshop/Core Houses, ACSA (2011)

 InHouse/OutHouse, RBW with students: Fleming, Muessig, Daley , Texas Society of Architects (2011)

 Design Award, Blossom Street Houses, Nonya Grenader Architect, AIA Houston (2010)

 Mayor's Citation, Service to Project Row Houses and Houston's Third Ward, City of Houston (2010)

 Design Award, Wroxton House and Studio, Nonya Grenader Architect, AIA Houston (2009)

 Educator Award, AIA/Houston (1990)

 Elected to College of Fellows, American Institute of Architects (2000)

 The 99 K House Competition, Houston Endowment Grant (2007)

 The 99K House Competition, National Endowment for the Arts Grant (2007)

 Susan Vaughan Foundation Grant for Rice Building Workshop, Core Design/Build, Susan Vaughan Foundation (1998, 2001, 2007)

 Rice Design Alliance/Initiatives for Houston Grant for Rice Building Workshop, the Extra Small House, Rice Design Alliance/Initiatives for Houston (2001)

 National Endowment for the Arts, partial support for Cite 37-50 and Cite 45-46, National Endowment for the Arts (1997 and 1999)

 ACSA Collaborative Practice Award, Rice Building Workshop, ACSA (2004)

 "On the Boards" Award for Rice Building Workshop WorkYard at Project Row Houses, AIA/Houston (2005)

 "On the Boards" Award for Rice Building Workshop Extra Small House, AIA/Houston (2003)

 "On the Boards" Award for Rice House at Project Row Houses, AIA/Houston (1998)

 "Best in Show" Award for Rice House at Project Row Houses, AIA/Houston (1998)

 Greater Houston Preservation Alliance / Good Brick Award for Bartlett Lofts (with Ray + Hollington Architects), Greater Houston Preservation Alliance (2008)

 Merit Award, 22nd Street Lofts; Nonya Grenader, architect, AIA/Houston (2004)

 Merit Award, Park Street House; Nonya Grenader, architect, AIA/Houston (2004)

 Greater Houston Preservation Alliance / Good Brick Award for 22nd Street Lofts; Nonya Greander, architect, Greater Houston Preservation Alliance (2004)

 Honor Award, House for Jim Love; Nonya Grenader, architect, AIA/Houston (2005)

 NCARB Prize for Creative Integration of Practice and Education in the Academy, Rice Building Workshop, NCARB (2004)

 Educator Award, Pratt Institute (1989 and 1990)

 Design Award for Renovation/Restoration, AIA Houston (April 24)

 NCARB Prize, The National Council of Architectural Registration Boards and the 2004 NCARB Prize Jury (June 26)

Juries
 Jury
 Juror, ACSA Faculty Awards. (2005)
 Juror, AIA New Mexico Design Awards. (2006)
 Juror, AIA New Orleans Design Awards. (2010)
 Juror, Association of Collegiate Schools of Architecture (ACSA), Collaborative Practice Award. (Nov. 2015)
 Juror, University of Houston School of Architecture, Final Reviews. (April 22, 2014.)
 University of Houston School of Architecture Final Reviews. Jury member for several studio reviews (Dec. 2015)
 University of Houston School of Architecture Mid Reviews. Jury member for several studio reviews (March 2015)
 University of Houston School of Architecture, Final Reviews Commencement Award Jury. Juror: University of Houston School of Architecture, Final Reviews and Commencement Award Jury May 8-10, 2013., Univesity of Houston.
 University of Houston, Mid-Reviews. Juror: University of Houston School of Architecture, Mid-Reviews, October 15, 2013., University of Houston. (October 15, 2013)
 University of Houston, Mid-Reviews. (2011)
Positions Held
 Fellow, The American Institute of Architects. (2000 - 2000)

 Architect, The Texas Board of Architectural Examiners. (1986 - 1986)

 Professor in Practice, Rice University School of Architecture. (2004 - 2016)

 Board member, Rice Design Alliance and Cite Board of Directors. (1998 - 2008)

 Member of Community Development Board, Project Row Houses, Houston. (2008 - 2010)

 Education Committee, Texas Society of Architects. (2015 - 2016)

 Education Committee, "Architects in the Schools", American Institute of Architects, Houston. (2008 - 2008)

 Planner and Educator, University of Houston Gerald Hines College of Architecture Summer Discovery Program. (2000 - 2004)

 Exhibitions Committee, AIA Houston. (2011 - 2014)

 Board of Directors, AIA Houston, ARCH Foundation. (2010 - 2015)

 LEED, AP, Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design, Accredited Professional. (2008 - 2008)

 Co-Chair, 99K House Competition, AIA Houston. (2008 - 2008)