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Stephen Fox
Adjunct Lecturer
Adjunct Lecturer on Architecture
 
e-mail:sfox@rice.edu
 
  • B.A. (1973) Rice University
  • B. Arch. (1975) Rice University
 
Primary Department
   School of Architecture
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Research Areas
 American architecture; Nineteenth and twentieth-century architecture
 
Selected Publications
 Refereed articles
 

Michelangelo Sabatino and Stephen Fox "Howard Barnstone: Mid Twentieth-Century Architecture in Houston and the Crises of Modern Liberalism." Arris: Journal of the Southeast Chapter of the Society of Architectural Historians, 25 (2015) : 48-63.

 
 Articles
 

Stephen Fox "PRONAF: Constructing a New Mexico on the U.S. Border." AULA 6: Arquitectura y Urbanismo en Las Américas (2013) : 32-41.

 
 Books
 

Stephen Fox "AIA Houston Architectural Guide."  (2012) : 727.

 
 

Stephen Fox, Robert and Agnes Cohen House: The Rice University Faculty Club. Houston: Rice Historical Society, 2008.

 
 

The Country Houses of John F. Staub. Photographs by Richard Cheek. College Station: Texas A&M University Press, 2007.

 
 

"The Campus Guide: Rice University." 

 
 

"World Architecture 1900-2000: A Critical Mosaic: Canada and the United States." 

 
 

"Afterword" to Barrie Scardino and Drexel Turner "Clayton's Galveston: The Architecture of Nicholas J. Clayton and His Contemporaries." 

 
 

Stephen Fox "Houston Architectural Guide." : 347.

 
 Book chapters
 

Stephen Fox "Gulf Coast." Buildings of Texas: Central, South, and Gulf Coast (2013) : 213-508.

 
 

Stephen Fox "Honor." Counting: In Honor of Anderson Todd's Ninetieth Birthday (2011) : 45-78.

 
 

Stephen Fox "Brochstein Pavilion." Thomas Phifer and Partners (2010)

 
 

Stephen Fox "Dominique and John de Menil as Architectural Patrons." Art and Activism: Projects of John and Dominique de Menil (2010) : 198-217.

 
 

Stephen Fox, "Depth of Field," introductory essay to Carlos Jiménez. Crowley: Carlos Jiménez. Photographs by Paul Hester. San Rafael: ORO Editions, 2009, pp. 6-11.

 
 

Stephen Fox, "Ideal Villas and Their Mathematics: Form, Style and Lifestyle in the Architecture of Gwathmey Siegel & Associates," in Gwathmey Siegel: Inspiration and Transformation, exhibition catalogue ed. Douglas Sprunt. Foreword by Charles Gwathmey. Wilmington: Cameron Museum of Art, 2009, pp. 10-23.

 
 

Stephen Fox, "On Touring Houston," in Everything Must Move: Fifteen Years at the Rice School of Architecture. ed. Luke Bulman and Jessica Young. Houston: Rice School of Architecture, 2009, pp. 153-155.

 
 

Stephen Fox, "The Architecture of Rienzi," in Rienzi: European Decorative Arts and Paintings. ed. Katherine S. Howe. London and Houston: Scala Publishers and The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, 2008, pp. 18-33.

 
 

Stephen Fox, "Introduction" to William T. Cannady, The Things They've Done: A Book About the Careers of Selected Graduates of the Rice University School of Architecture. Architecture at Rice 43. Houston: Rice University School of Architecture, 2008, pp. 8-11.

 
 

"Visionary Builders: John and Dominique de Menil as Architectural Patrons" in Images of the Not-Seen: Search for Understanding. Houston: Rothko Chapel, 2007, pp. 24-41.

 
 

"Regionalsm and Texas Architecture" in Architectural Regionalism: Collected Writings on Place, Identity, Modernity, and Tradition. ed. by Vincent B. Canizaro. New York: Princeton Architectural Press, 2007, pp. 205-212.

 
 Other
 

Fox, Stephen "Home/Work." Cite 53: The Architecture and Design Review of Houston (Spring 2002) : 26-31.

 
 

Fox, Stephen "Review of 'Early Texas Architecture'." Journal of Southern History, 68 (February 2002) : 238.

 
 

"Cullinan Hall: A Window on Modern Houston." JAE: Journal of Architectural Education, 54 (February 2001) : 158-166.

 
 

"Observations on Monterrey." Cite 52, The Architecture and Design Review of Houston (Fall 2001) : 26-31.

 
 

"The Houston Townhouse: Architects versus the Market." Cite 49, The Architecture and Design Review of Houston (Fall 2000) : 19-23.

 
 

"Framing the New: Mies van der Rohe and Houston Architecture." Cite 45, The Architecture and Design Review of Houston (Summer 1999) : 28-33.

 
 

"Texas Art Museums: An Architectural Perspective." Artlies 22 (Spring 1999) : 14-17.

 
 

"Ars longa, vita brevis: Dominique de Menil, 1908-1997." Arquitectura Viva 59 (March-April 1998) : 74-75.

 
 

"Bryan-College Station-A&M: An Architectural Tour." Cite 41, The Architecture and Design Review of Houston (Spring 1998)

 
 

"La belleza fragil: Museo de Arte Moderno, Fort Worth." AV Monografias 71: Museos de Arte (1998) : 114-119.

 
 

"Preserve Houston's Modern Landmarks." Houston Chronicle (22 February 1998) : 1-C.

 
 

"Review of 'Shaping Communities: Perspectives in Vernacular Architecture VI'." Journal of Southern History, 64 (August 1998) : 545-546.

 
 

"Review of 'The Architect of Desire: Beauty and Danger in the Stanford White Family'." JAE: Journal of Architectural Education, 52 (September 1998) : 61.

 
 

"The New Brutalism: The Houston Interpretation." Cite 40, The Architecture and Design Review of Houston (Winter 1997-1998) : 18-23.

 
Creative Works
 Other - Architecture Study Tour: Constructing a Modern Tropical Paradise
 study notes author, narrator, and co-organizer with Nydia Tapia-Gonzales and Jason Cantú of study tour of mid-20th-century modern architecture in the Lower Río Grande Valley co-sponsored by Houston Mod and RGVmod, (29-30 January 2016)
 
 Other - Architecture Study Tour: After Paris: A Tale of Three Cities: Lyon, Marseille, Bordeaux
 tour notes author for architecture study tour led by Prof. John J. Casbarian and organized by the Rice Design Alliance, (29 May-7 June 2015)
 
 Other - Architecture Study Tour: Architecture tour of Houston
 led architecture tour for eight U.S. mayors from California, Texas, and Colorado participating in the Mayors Institute on City Design West, hosted by the Kinder Institute and the School of Architecture, (18 November 2015)
 
 Other - Architecture Study Tour: At Home on the Border: Architecture in Brownsville, 1850-2015
 tour notes author, organizer, and narrator for study tour of 19th, 20th, and 21st century domestic architecture sponsored by the Lower Río Grande Valley Chapter of the American Institute of Architects, (24 September 2015)
 
 Other - Architecture Study Tour: St. Louis: Then and Now
 architecture narrator for study trip organized by the Houston Seminar, (15-18 October 2015)
 
 Other - Architecture Study Tour: The Hines Heritage: A Legacy of Quality in the Houston Built Environment
 leader of Houston architecture tour organized for the 2015 Urban Land Institute Spring Meeting, (13 May 2015)
 
 Other - Architecture Study Tour: Contrasting Styles: A Tour of Twentieth-Century Architecture in San Benito and Harlingen TX
 (25 September 2014)
 
 Other - Architecture Study Tour: San Diego and Tijuana: Architecture on the Edge
 tour notes author and narrator for architecture study tour organized by the Rice Design Alliance, (30 January-2 February 2014)
 
 Other - Architecture Study Tour: Santiago and Valparaíso: Between the Mountains and the Sea
 tour notes author for architecture study tour led by Prof. Carlos Jiménez and organized by the Rice Design Alliance, (8-13 June 2014)
 
 Other - Architecture Study Tour: The Pass of the North: El Paso Art, Architecture, and History
 architecture narrator for study tour organized by the Houston Seminar, (6-9 November 2014)
 
 Other - Architecture Study Tour: Arco de Arquitetura Portuguesa
 tour notes author for architecture study tour led by Prof. Carlos Jiménez and organized by the Rice Design Alliance, (17-23 June 2013)
 
 Other - Architecture Study Tour: Motown Rocks: The Architecture of Detroit and Its Suburbs
 tour notes author and narrator for architectural study tour organized by the Rice Design Alliance, (2-5 May 2013)
 
 Other - Architecture Study Tour: Weslaco TX: How Architecture Conserves Community Identity and Distinctiveness
 (26 September 2013)
 
 Other - Architecture Study Tour: Arquitetura Moderna Brasileira: A Escola Carioca
 tour notes author for architecture tour of Rio de Janeiro and Brasília led by Prof. Farès el-Dahdah and organized by the Rice Design Alliance, (12-18 June 2012)
 
 Other - Architecture Study Tour: Exploring the Cultural Landscapes of the Lower Río Grande Border
 (27 September 2012)
 
 Other - Architecture Study Tour: San Antonio: From Mission to Metropolis
 tour notes author and leader of architecture study tour of San Antonio organized by the Rice Design Alliance, (8-11 March 2012)
 
 Other - Architecture Study Tour: Dallas: Architecture and Art
 tour notes author and leader of architecture study tour organized by the Rice Design Alliance, (7-10 April 2011)
 
 Other - Architecture Study Tour: The Domestic Architecture of Brownsville TX
 (22 September 2011)
 
 Other - Architecture Study Tour: Border Architecture: Rural Landscapes
 (16 September 2010)
 
 Other - Architecture Study Tour: Madrid-Barcelona: Reinventing the City with Architecture
 tour notes author and co-leader with Prof. Carlos Jiménez of architecture study tour organized by the Rice Design Alliance, (11-18 June 2010)
 
 Other - Architecture Study Tour: Marfa, The Trans-Pecos, and El Paso: Another World
 tour notes author and narrator for architecture study tour organized by the Rice Design Alliance, (11-14 February 2010)
 
 Other - Architecture Study Tour: Treasures of the Midwest: Frank Lloyd Wright and the Prairie School
 tour narrator for architecture study tour organized by The Houston Seminar, (1-3 October 2010)
 
Presentations
 Conference Paper
 

""Spanish Style Architecture and the Texas Mexico Border, 1910-1950,"." paper delivered in session "The World Comes to Texas" at 67th annual conference of the Society of Architectural Historians, Austin TX. (11 April 2014)

 
 

""Building Futures: Constructing Identity in Twentieth-Century Texas Architecture,"." paper delivered at symposium "O'Neil Ford and the Future of Trinity University: A Symposium on Architecture and Landscape", Trinity University, San Antonio TX. (18 February 2012)

 
 

""The Question of Modern Heritage: Mid-Twentieth Century Architecture of the Texas-Tamaulipas Border"." paper presented in session "Tangible Culture: The Built Environment" at symposium "Bridging Cultures: Assessing the Cultural Heritage of the Río Grande/Río Bravo Borderland", UTSA Mexico Center and Center for Cultural Sustainability, UTSA College of Architecture, University of Texas at San Antonio, San Antonio TX. (8 November 2012)

 
 

""The Tradition of Criticism in Texas,"." paper presented at "The Changing Role of Architectural Criticism Today," the inaugural David Dillon Symposium, School of Architecture. University of Texas at Arlington and the Dallas Architecture Forum, Nsaher Sculpture Center, Dallas TX. (27 April 2012)

 
 

""Constructing the Texas-Tamaulipas Border Tour,"." conference paper presented at En El Aula 2nd Latin American symposium "Pedagogy in the Field of Latin American Architecture," organized by AULA: Architecture and Urbanism in Las Américas and the School of Architecture, Tulane University, Ogden Museum of Southern Art, New Orleans LA. (10 April 2010)

 
 Invited Papers
 

""The Question of Regionalism: Houston as a Case in Point"." paper delivered at symposium "Glocalism: Regionalism Reconsidered", Gerald D. Hines College of Architecture and Design, University of Houston, Houston TX. (31 August 2012)

 
 

""Constructing Identities for Houston," invited paper presented at symposium "Vernacular Architecture and the Building Arts of Houston," organized by the Institute for Houston Culture at the Houston Public Library, 12 September." (12 September 2009)

 
 

""Mid-Century Modern Architecture along the Texas-Tamaulipas Border," invited paper presented at symposium organized by The History of Texas Architecture Project, University of Texas at Arlington, in Dallas, 24 April." (24 April 2009)

 
 

""Richard S. Colley and the Construction of Modern Identity in Corpus Christi," invited paper presented in the session "Re-inventing Place," at the Annual Meeting of the Texas Historical Association, Corpus Christi, 8 March." (8 March 2008)

 
 

""The Cultural Legacy of Dominique and John de Menil," invited paper presented in session "Constructing Houston: Culture and the Built Envronment" at the Annual Meeting of the Association of Collegiate Schools of Architecture, Houston, 27 March." (27 March 2008)

 
 

""Architecture and Identity on the Lower Río Grande/Río Bravo del Norte," invited paper presented at the 2005 Conference of the Southeast Chapter of the Society of Architectural Historians, Fort Worth, 13 October ." (13 October 2005)

 
 

""Menil Architectural Patronage: Points for Further Examination," invited paper presented in session "Sacred Modern: The Menil Aesthetic" at the Art Libraries Society of North America Thirty-third Annual Conference, Houston, 3 April." (10 May 2005)

 
 Invited Talks
 

""An Overview of the Historic Architecture of the Lower Río Grande Border,"." presented at "Historic Preservation and Rehabilitation: Tax Credits for South Texas," organized by Department of Engineering, Design, and Research, Texas Southmost College; Texas Historical Commission; City of Brownsville Heritage Office; and LRGV/AIA, Texas Southmost College, Brownsville TX. (3 May 2015)

 
 

""Ruth Young McGonigle: Art Architecture, and Ethnocultural Engagement on the South Texas Border,"." Thirteenth Annual Symposium on Early Texas Art hosted by the Center for the Advancement and Study of Early Texas Art, University of Houston, Houston TX. (25 April 2015)

 
 

""Women in Architecture: A Houston Historical Perspective,"." "Women in Architecture" exhibition, Architecture Center Houston, Houston TX. (14 January 2015)

 
 

""The Architect as Place Maker: Inventing Texas,"." delivered at "Home, Hearth, and the Courthouse: History and Architecture in Daily Life," 27th Library and Museum Collection Forum of the Round Top Festival Institute , Round Top TX. (21 September 2013)

 
 

""Hugo V. Neuhaus and the Menil Vision," invited talk presented at the 3363 Seminar of The Menil Collection, Houston, 18 September ." (18 September 2009)

 
 Keynote Speaker
 

""Architectural History, Public Discourse, and Political Action in Texas: Looking Backward and Forward,"." delivered at Austin Seminar, "Austin and the Place of Historic Architecture in Rapidly Growing Cities," at the 67th annual conference of the Society of Architectural Historians, Austin TX. (12 April 2014)

 
 

""Building Houston's Future: A Retrospective View"." keynote address for the 2012 Houston History Conference "Building Houton: From Allen's Landing to the Moon", University of Houston, Houston TX. (2 June 2012)

 
 Lectures
 

""Birdsall P. Briscoe: The Evolution of An Architect,"." lecture delivered for Greenwood-King, The Lobby, Houston TX. (18 February 2016)

 
 

""Architecture for Art: The Houston Story"." Lecture delivered in "Arts on the Rise" series hosted by the Susanne M. Glasscock School of Continuin Studies, Rice University, Houston TX. (29 September 2015)

 
 

""Architecture of Laredo and the Lower Río Grande Border,"." lecture delivered for American Institute of Architects, Laredo Section, and Texas A&M International University, Texas A&M International University, Laredo TX. (6 March 2014)

 
 

""Modern Architecture of the Texas-Tamaulipas Border,"." lecture delivered at the second Docomomo US National Symposium, University of St. Thomas, Houston TX. (15 March 2014)

 
 

""The Architecture of Milton A. Ryan"." Lecture delivered for MidTexMod in conjunction with Docomomo National Tour Day, San Antonio TX. (11 October 2-14)

 
 

""Twentieth-Century Spanish Style Architecture Along the Texas-Tamaulipas Border"." lecture presented at 2014 Building Communities Conference sponsored by the Lower Río Grande Valley Chapter, American Institute of Architects, South Padre Island TX. (27 September 2014)

 
 

""Border Modern: Modern Architecture of the Texas-Tamaulipas Border,"." lecture delivered at 2013 Building Communities Conference for the Lower Río Grande Valley Chapter of the American Institute of Architects, South Padre Island TX. (28 September 2013)

 
 

""Houston: In Search of the City,"." lecture delivered for Architectural Association Visiting School in Houston, Gerald D. Hines College of Architecture and Design, University of Houston, Houston TX. (6 August 2012)

 
 

""Howard Barnstone: The Paradoxes of Modern Practice,"." lecture presented for Houston Modern Market, Architecture Center Houston, Houston TX. (22 February 2012)

 
 

""Mid-Twentieth-Century Modern Architecture--San Antonio Style,"." lecture delivered at symposium "Mid-Century Modern: It's About Time" organized by the San Antonio Conservation Society, Center for San Antonio Architecture, San Antonio TX. (4 May 2012)

 
 

""The Architecture of Rice University,"." lecture delivered in course "Celebrating Rice University, 1912-2012," organized by the Houston Seminar, Rice University, Houston TX. (31 October 2012)

 
 

""The Architecture of Rice"." lecture delivered at opening of exhibition "William M. Rice" The Man and His Legacy," organized by the Heritage Society, Houston TX. (29 August 2012)

 
 

""Architecture of the Lower Río Grande: Eighteenth and Nineteenth Centuries,"." lecture presented at 2011 Building Communities Conference sponsored by the Lower Río Grande Valley Chapter, American Institute of Architects, South Padre Island TX. (24 September 2011)

 
 

""Modern Architecture in Houston,"." lecture presented for Houston Modern Market, Architecture Center Houston, Houston TX. (6 April 2012)

 
 

""Ralph Adams Cram and Rice University: Inventing a New Architecture,"." lecture delivered in "The Builders of Rice" series organized by the Susanne M. Glasscock School of Continuing Studies, Rice University, Houston TX. (20 October 2011)

 
 

""Texas Architecture of the Twentieth Century: The Legacy of the Recent Past,"." lecture presented to the Gregg County Historical Museum and the Northeast Texas Chapter of the American Institute of Architects, Longview TX. (17 February 2011)

 
 

""The Architecture of Houston"." lecture presented at Decorative Arts Trust Fall 2011 Symposium, Houston TX. (13 November 2011)

 
 

""The Rice University School of Architecture's Impact on Houston,"." lecture delivered in "Spotlight on Rice University's School of Architecture" series organized by the Susanne M. Glasscock School of Continuin Studies, Rice University, Houston TX. (1 November 2011)

 
 

""Frank Lloyd Wright Up Close,"." lecture delivered for the Houston Seminar, Architecture Center Houston, Houston TX. (23 September 2010)

 
 

""Houston's History as Told Through Its Architecture"." eight lectures delivered with Barrie Scardino Bradley in series organized by the Susanne M. Glasscock School of Continuin Studies, Rice University, Houston TX. (22 February-26 April 2010)

 
 

""Shadyside-Shadowlawn-Broadacres,"." Lecture delivered in "Houston Neigborhoods" series organized by the Susanne M. Glasscock School of Continuin Studies, Rice University, Houston TX. (27 September 2010)

 
 

""Bayou Bend and the Country House: Re-Imagining Houston," lecture presented to the Docents of Bayou Bend at the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, 16 November." (16 November 2009)

 
 

""Identify and Appreciate Mid-Century Architecture in Urban and Coastal Texas," lecture presented at the annual preservation conference of the Texas Historical Association, Corpus Christi, 2 May." (2 May 2008)

 
 

""The Country House in Texas," lecture presented to the Texas Chapter of the Institute of Classical Architecture/Classical America, Houston, 15 March ." (15 March 2008)

 
 

""Overview of Twentieth Century Modern Architecture," lecture presented at the Annual Historic Preservation Seminar of the San Antonio Conservation Society, 16 February." (16 February 2007)

 
 

""The Country Houses of John F. Staub," lecture presented at The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, 13 November." (13 November 2007)

 
 

""Texas Modern Houses: A Historical Overview," lecture presented for Preservation Dallas at the Dallas Theater Center, 29 October ." (29 October 2005)

 
 

""The Architecture of the Texas-Tamaulipas Border," lecture presented at the quarterly board meeting of Preservation Texas at the Museum of South Texas History, Edinburg TX, 28 July." (28 July 2005)

 
 

""Visionary Builders: Dominique and John de Menil as Architectural Patrons," lecture presented in the Rothko Chapel's Art Series "Images of the Seen and Not-Seen: Search for Understanding," 10 May." (10 May 2005)

 
 Other
 

"Building Communities: The Architecture of the Lower Rio Grande/Rio Bravo del Norte." lecture delivered at the annual meeting of the American Institute of Architects/Lower Rio Grande Valley Chapter, South Padre Island TX. (21 September 2002)

 
 

"Modern Architecture in Dallas." remarks in connection with "Mid-Century Design in Dallas" Fall 2002 Tour for Preservation Dallas, Dallas. (3 October 2002)

 
 

"No Title." Remarks about Houston history and urban development for Loeb Fellows, Graduate School of Design, Harvard University, Class of 2002, and Project Row Houses, Houston. (27 January 2002)

 
 

"No Title." "Modern Preservation in Houston" prepared remarks on the history of modern architecture and modern preservation in Houston for symposium organized by William F. Stern at the Decorative Center Houston, (24 April 2002)

 
 

"River Oaks and Bayou Bend: The Hoggs' Vision of Modern Houston." lecture presented to the Docents of the Bayou Bend Collection and Gardens, The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, (18 March 2002)

 
 

"The Architecture of John F. Staub: Rigor and Style." lecture delivered for Historic Fort Worth and the American Institute of Architects, Fort Worth Chapter, Fort Worth, Texas. (6 June 2002)

 
 

"Constructing Rice: The Architecture and Planning of Rice University." lecture presented in the course A University So Conceived: The History of Rice University, School of Continuing Studies, Rice University. (2 April 2001)

 
 

"River Oaks: A Distinguished Experiment in Fine Living." lecture presented in the Historic Houston Neighborhoods course, School of Continuing Studies, Rice University. (5 April 2001)

 
 

"The Shotgun House in Houston." paper presented at installation symposium "Shotguns 2001," Project Row Houses and School of Architecture, Rice University, Project Row Houses, Houston. (13 October 2001)

 
 

"Constructing Rice: The Architectural Evolution of Rice University." lecture presented at Alumni College 2000, Rice University. (17 March 2000)

 
 

"History Doesn?t Matter: The Houston Townhouse." lecture presented to the Rice Design Alliance, The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston. (5 April 2000)

 
 

"Modern Houston." lecture presented in conjunction with the Fifth Annual Twentieth Century Modern Market, Lawndale Art Center, Houston. (25 April 2000)

 
 

"On Site: The Beck Building in its Houston Context." lecture presented at the Paul A. Kennon Memorial Symposium "Rafael Moneo: A Celebration," School of Architecture, Rice University. (24 March 2000)

 
 

"River Oaks: A Distinguished Experiment in Fine Living." lecture presented in the Historic Houston Neighborhoods course, School of Continuing Studies, Rice University. (28 March 2000)

 
 

"The Architectural Context of Rienzi in Houston of the 1950s." lecture presented to the Rienzi Docents Class for The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, Rienzi Collection. (4 January 2000)

 
 

"Advertising Identity in the Architecture of Brownsville, 1925-1940." paper presented in the session "Two Texas-Mexican Border Cities, 1920-1945," at the Texas State Historical Association Annual Meeting, Dallas, Texas. (6 March 1999)

 
 

"After Mies: Mies van der Rohe's Impact on Modern Architecture in Houston." lecture presented to the Rice Design Alliance, University of St. Thomas, Houston. (22 April 1999)

 
 

"Improbable Houston." Introductory Address presented at the Fifty-second Annual Meeting of the Society of Architectural Historians, Rice University, Houston. (15 April 1999)

 
 

"Space, Place, and Power: Houston's Main Boulevard Civic Arena." paper delivered at the Seventeenth Annual Meeting of the Southern Garden History Society, The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston. (27 March 1999)

 
 

"Architectural Heritage of the Lower Rio Grande." Keynote Address for the symposium "Nuevo Santander: 250 Years of South Texas History", The University of Texas at Brownsville. (18 September 1998)

 
 

"Architectural-Historical Signficance of the Menil House." presented to Board of Directors of the Menil Foundation, Menil Collection, Houston. (21 May 1998)

 
 

"Modern Homecraft: The Houses of Katharine B. Mott and Harry L. Mott." lecture presented to the Rice Design Alliance, The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston. (21 April 1998)

 
 

"Modernism and Meaning: The Local Context." lecture presented in the course "The Fifties: A Fresh Look" for The Houston Seminar, Menil Collection, Houston. (8 October 1998)

 
 

"No Title." Panelist in the session "Regionalism: Searches for Identity," organized by Vincent Canizaro and Steven A. Moore for the Southwest Regional Meeting of the Associated Collegiate Schools of Architecture, Texas A&M University. (17 October 1998)

 
 

"The Architecture of N. J. Clayton." lecture presented for Cathedral Dallas, Santuario de Guadalupe Cathedral, Dallas, Texas. (17 June 1998)

 
 

"The Architecture of the Lower Rio Grande and Hidalgo County." lecture presented to the Hidalgo County Historical Society, Weslaco, Texas. (20 September 1998)

 
 

"The Architecture of the University of St. Thomas." lecture presented in the Fall Lecture Series, University of St. Thomas, Houston. (11 November 1998)

 
 Panelist
 

"Panelist in session "Preserving the Modern" with David Fixler and Max Page at the fourth biennial conference of the Urban History Association, Houston, 7 November." (7 November 2008)

 
 Seminar Speaker
 

"Respondent to invited papers presented at the History of Texas Architecture symposium of the University of Teas at Arlington, Dallas, 30 April." (30 April 2010)

 
Editorial Positions
 Other, AULA: Architecture and Urbanism in Las Americas. (2002 - 2002)

 Other, Cite 41, The Architecture and Design Review of Houston. Rice Design Alliance. (1998 - 1998)

Awards, Prizes, & Fellowships
 San Antonio Conservation Society Publication Award for The Country Houses of John F. Staub , San Antonio Conservation Society (20 March 2009)

 Ron Tyler Award for Best Illustrated Book on Texas History and Culture presented by the Texas State Historical Association for The Country Houses of John F. Staub, Texas State Historical Association (6 March 2008)

 Award of Merit presented by the Philosophical Society of Texas for The Country Houses of John F. Staub, best book published in 2007, Philosophical Society of Texas (6 December 2008)

 Testified before the U.S. House of Representatives Subcommittee on National Parks, Recreation, and Public Lands of the Committee on Resources in support of H.R. 1776, (17 July 2001)

 Participant in Houston 2000 Site/Work/S Forum (with The Art Guys, Tracy Hicks, Surpik Angelini, John Davidson, and Cameron Armstrong, coordinator) and Tour (with Nestor Topchy and Jim Pirtle), Eighteenth International Sculpture Conference (Houston, 3 June 2000)

 Local co-chair (with Marta McBride Galicki); Christopher Mead, general chair, Fifty-second Annual Meeting, Society of Architectural Historians (Houston, 14-18 April 1999)