Built 1984. Project Description: Pelli used richly patterned masonry to create a structure that met design cost criteria for Rice University, but with a style uniquely that of the architect. The hall is organized into a linear, three-story block which houses classrooms and offices. The three-story block is bordered on each end by two-story blocks containing a reading room, main lecture hall, and administration and faculty rooms. The background exterior material ù pink St. Joseph brick used throughout the campus ù is detailed and patterned with limestone blocks. A ground-level arcade running along a court is comprised of striped plaster vaults and columns done half in masonry and half in metal. Two south entrances, which stand vertically against walls banded horizontally, are bordered with facets of glazed and unglazed brick, limestone and tile. Project cost: $5.3 million. Project Location: Rice University, Houston, TX. Size: 50,000 sq. ft.