The Rice

Houston, TX

Project Description

In the late 1990s, Page was tapped to repurpose the historic but long vacant 1913 landmark Rice Hotel into residential lofts. This award-winning effort was broadly acknowledged as the project that sparked the revitalization of Houston’s downtown urban core and introduced new residential units into downtown Houston for the first time in over forty years.

Listed on the National Register of Historic Places, the historic Rice building, originally a 1,000-room hotel, was constructed on the site of the former Texas State Capitol before the Legislature moved to Austin. Extensive research into the building history enabled the developers, architects and designers to restore much of the hotel's original character, which afforded the property a $4.5 million federal historic tax credit.



ASID/Houston Chronicle Interior Design Awards. Judges’ Special Award for Outstanding Historic Renovation.
ULI-Houston Development of Distinction Award

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