The ninth annual Spotlight Prize will be awarded to OOPEAA. Founder and Director Anssi Lassila will visit Houston on Wednesday, September 6, 2017 to accept the prize and give a lecture at The MATCH, Houston at 7 pm. Admission is free and open to the public.
Spotlight: The Rice Design Alliance (RDA) Prize celebrates the work of emerging architects from the U.S. and elsewhere in the world. This award highlights the work of exceptionally gifted architects at an early stage in their professional careers. This year the Board of Directors of the Rice Design Alliance unanimously selected OOPEAA as the 2017 Spotlight Award recipient in full recognition of the outstanding and inspiring work of the office.
In his lecture Anssi Lassila will share his thoughts on architecture and on the process of creating architecture. He will present a selection of the work of the office from its early years all the way to the present day as a way of illustrating how his thinking about architecture and the values behind the work of the office are reflected in their buildings.