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SPOTLIGHT: The RDA Prize and Lecture on Tuesday, September 9


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The sixth annual SPOTLIGHT: The RDA Prize will be awarded at the Museum of Fine Arts on Tuesday, September 9, to Canadian firm 5468796, founded by Johanna Hurme and Sasa Radulovic.


Please come! It's free and open to the public. There will be a wine reception in the museum foyer at 6 p.m.; the lecture will follow in the Brown Auditorium at 7 p.m.


SPOTLIGHT, which comes with a cash prize and an invitation to lecture at The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, recognizes architects and designers in the early years of their careers. “RDA truly believes 5468796 to be one of the most talented young design firms worldwide,” says Lonnie Hoogeboom, RDA Past President and Director of Planning and Design for the Houston Downtown Management District. “5468796 has been on our radar for a few years, and in that time their work and the recognition of their work has skyrocketed — and deservedly so.”


The Winnipeg-based firm, founded in 2007, takes its name from its Canadian business registration number. The wit embodied in that choice is just one of the qualities recognized by Hoogeboom and the Spotlight Prize committee, comprising Rice School of Architecture professors John Casbarian and Carlos Jiménez and University of Houston Gerald D. Hines College of Architecture professor Rafael Longoria: “We are mightily impressed with the caliber of architecture produced in just seven years,” says Hoogeboom. “[We] admire the breadth of design investigation, the elegance with which each element is rendered manually, digitally, or physically, and the broadening range of project types, from early-year single-family residences to complex multifamily assemblies to ‘jewel boxes’ in the urban landscape. Hurme and Radulovic are clearly building their young firm into an architectural practice of prominence and distinction.”


Here are some photos of their work:





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Absolutely loved the lecture!!! :D Very funny. They seem to really play off each other and it shows in their work as well. The way they built the cube in the park was truly amazing. I also appreciated how they incorporated the perils of the industry, materials, costs, client relations, etc.... 5468796 was very deserving of this reward. Good job on the selection :) I can't wait to see what they design in the future.

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