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Mansilla and Tuñón Lecture

“Luis and Emilio’s Sally Walsh lecture provides the ideal intersection between the RDA and the RSA (Rice School of Architecture). It ties into the RSA’s spring lecture series, entitled “What’s the Matter with Architecture,” for they are absolutely committed to putting architecture front and center as a way of engaging contemporary cultural issues. Seamlessly joining theory and practice, academia and the profession, their office produces some of the most engaging and exciting projects being built today,” said Sarah Whiting, dean of the Rice University School of Architecture.

Rice Design Alliance Event Apr 2010

Rice Design Alliance (RDA), together with the Rice School of Architecture, the AIA Houston Chapter, and the Architecture Center Houston Foundation, welcome Luis Mansilla and Emilio Tuñón to present the annual Sally Walsh lecture on April 7, 2010, titled Making MUSAC.

Mansilla and Tuñón Lecture

The lecture is dedicated to the memory of distinguished Houston interior designer Sally Walsh, who is widely credited with bringing modern design to Houston. The lecture honors Walsh’s groundbreaking foray into modern design by bringing the freshest new design minds to Houston. This year’s lecturers are the partners of their eponymous, Madrid-based firm, Mansilla and Tuñón.

Mansilla and Tuñón ; Musac de Leon ; El Aguila Madrid ; CCIM Madrid
Mansilla and Tuñón Musac de Leon El Aguila Madrid CCIM Madrid
images courtesy of Mansilla and Tuñón

Mansilla and Tuñón may be best known in architectural circles for the MUSAC, the Contemporary Art Museum of Castilla and León, which was the recipient of the 2007 European Union Prize for Contemporary Architecture. MUSAC has become a landmark for the city of León, and an emblem of the new 21st century Spanish architecture.

Emilio Tuñón and Luis Mansilla are professors in the architectural design department of the Architecture School of Madrid, and have been visiting professors at several prestigious universities across the globe. Their long list of accolades includes the AD Architectural Digest Award, FAD award, Saloni Award, VIA award, Spanish Architecture Award, and the COACV Award. The pair recently curated the X Spanish Biennial of Architecture and Urbanism, and caught the attention of the Wall Street Journal in this feature article.

Mansilla and Tuñón Lecture Details

Sally Walsh Lecture: Making MUSAC
Wednesday, 7 April 2010
7:00-8:00 pm
Brown Auditorium, The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, 1001 Bissonnet.
Additional parking is available until 7 pm for $3 in the museum garage located at the corner of Binz and Fannin Streets.
This event is free and open to the public. Seating is limited and on a first-come, first-served basis starting at 6 pm the evening of the lecture. Attendees are encouraged to arrive early.

Mansilla and Tuñón

RDA will gladly make special accommodations for anyone needing assistance to attend the lecture. Please contact RDA directly. A minimum of two week’s notice is appreciated. Call RDA at 713-348-4876.

This lecture is supported by an endowed fund of the Architecture Center Houston Foundation and coordinated by the Rice Design Alliance.

The Rice Design Alliance is an AIA/CES Registered Provider of quality educational programs. For each lecture, attendees will earn one Learning Unit, which will be reported to CES Records on the member’s behalf. Registration at the lecture is required. Non-AIA members may request a Certificate of Completion to fulfill state MCE requirements.

The Rice Design Alliance is a nonprofit organization dedicated to the advancement of architecture, urban design, and the built environment in the Houston region through educational programs, the publication of Cite: The Architecture + Design Review of Houston, and active programs to initiate physical improvements. Membership is open to the general public. For more information please call (713) 348-4876 or visit

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