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Scholarly Interest Report
Danny M. Samuels
Professor in the Practice of Architecture
  • B.A. (1969) Rice University
  • B.Arch (1971) Rice University
Primary Department
   School of Architecture
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 Rice Building Workshop
 Taft Architects
Research Areas
Selected Publications

“ZeRow: Design, Energy Performance and Cost Analysis of a Solar Powered Row House,” Roque Sanchez, Allison Elliott, Rebecca Sibley, Nonya Grenader, Brent Houchens, Danny Samuels, International Journal for Service Learning in Education, Vol. 5, No. 2, Fall 2010


 Online books

Nonya Grenader and Danny Samuels "Core Houses." 

Creative Works
 Built Works - 22 Affordable Housing Apartments- Napoleon Street Site
 Design and construction of 22 affordable apartment units in Houston's Third Ward, (Completion 2013)
 Architectural Designs - Clos de la Veille Eglise Vineyard
 Design of a vineyard in Bordeaux (Taft Architects with John Casbarian), (2013- continuing)
 Built Works - Tirey/van Lohuizen House
 Design and construction of 5000 sf private residence with Taft Architects, Rice Design Alliance Home Tour, 2424 White Oak Dr. (2009-2012 Completed)
 Architectural Designs - Cafe at Menil Musum
 Co-ordinate students of Rice Building Workshop in design and documentation of cafe at Menil Museum., (Terminated 2012)
 Built Works - Peck/MacArthur Elementary School
 Design and construction of 800 student elementary school for Houston ISD with Taft Architects, 5001 Martin Luther King Blvd. (2008-2011 Completed)
 Built Works - Affordable Housing Pilot Project- Duplexes at Anita Street
 Design and construction of 8 duplex apartments in four structures for Midtown Redevelopment Authority and Project Row Houses, 3451-3457 Anita street (2008-2010)
 Conference Paper

Presentation of “Core Houses: Rice Building Workshop,” by Danny Samuels and Nonya Grenader, Public Interest Design Conference, sponsored by Design Corps, AIA Houston, and Rice School of Architecture, Houston, Texas, October 4-5, 2014.

 Invited Talks

“CORE Projects: Rice Building Workshop,” lecture by Danny Samuels and Nonya Grenader, Texas Society of Architects Convention, Ft. Worth TX, November 8, 2013.


Presentation on Rice Building Workshop and Project Row Houses to class on Community Based Art Practices (and beyond) taught by Ryan Dennis and Jamal Cyrus at University of Houston, by Danny Samuels and Nonya Grenader, September 24, 2014.

Editorial Positions
 Editor for Special Issue, Cite: The Architecture and Design Review of Houston. Rice Design Alliance. (2010 - 2010)

 Guest Editor, Cite, The Design Review of the Rice Design Alliance. (2001 - 2001)

Awards, Prizes, & Fellowships
 Housing Design Education Award/ Course or Activity, Association of Collegiate Schools of Architecture/ American Institute of Architects (January 2011)

 Gold Brick Award for RBW Core House at Project Row Houses, Greater Houston Preservation Alliance (2010)

 Rice Building Workshop honored at PRH Gala, Project Row Houses and Mayor Anise Parker (October 2020)

 Comprehensive Studio Reviews. Comprehensive Studio Reviews, Guest Juror: Danny Samuels, , Arizona State University, Phoenix, Arizona. (April 26 2013)