Woodson Research Center, Rice University

Guide to the Rice Center for Community Design + Research records, 1968-1987 UA 181



creator Rice Center for Community Design + Research.
Title: Rice Center for Community Design + Research records
Dates: 1968-1987
Abstract The collection consists of both published and unpublished records of projects undertaken by the Rice Center for Community Design + Research, subsequently the Rice Center. It also includes records of two projects of the University of Louisville which served as precursors to much of the early research completed at the Rice Center.
Identification: UA 181
Quantity: 9.0 linear ft. (9 boxes)
Language:
Repository: Woodson Research Center, Rice University, Houston, Texas

Biographical/Historical note

Beginning in 1973, the Rice Center for Community Design + Research was an organization within the School of Architecture at Rice University. In 1978 it was expanded to the entire University, and the name was shortened to Rice Center. Its purpose was to conduct research for both public and private entities. Internally it created research projects judged beneficial to the Houston and Texas community. These independent research projects were funded by substantial foundation grants and private contributions. In approximately 1975 it was designated a National Center of Research Excellence by the Urban Mass Transit Administration and received long term support for transportation research. This collection includes the Rice Center projects that were published; additional projects took place that were not published. It also includes material created at the University of Louisville that served as examples of the kinds of research anticipated.

Donald L. Williams, the first Executive Director, became President and COO in 1978, remaining in that position until 1985 when he resigned to return to the private sector. The Center continued to operate through 1991.


Scope and Contents note

The Center’s publications are of four main types: technical reports, represented by detailed methodology and findings of non-proprietary projects; research summaries, which present in capsule form the results of community-oriented research Technical Reports; research profiles, which summarize economics and demographics of regions; and research briefs, which describe various office activity centers in Houston, Dallas, and San Antonio.

In addition the collection includes publications of the Center’s Joint Center for Urban Mobility Research, Real Estate Markets Briefs, and occasional Center newsletters, research papers, working papers, surveys, and proposals, as well as conference reports of importance to the Center’s advancement.

Included with these materials generated by the Center are records of two projects of the University of Louisville Urban Studies Center which served as precursors to much of the early research completed at the Rice Center.


Restrictions

Conditions Governing Access note

This material is open for research.

Conditions Governing Use note

Permission to publish material from the Rice Center for Community Design + Research collection must be obtained through the Woodson Research Center, Fondren Library.


Index Terms

Subjects (Persons)
Williams, Donald L.
Subjects (Organizations)
Rice Center for Community Design + Research.
Rice University School of Architecture.
Rice University.
Subjects
Architecture
Genres
letters (correspondence)
minutes (administrative records)
reports

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation note

Rice Center for Community Design + Research collection, UA 181, Woodson Research Center, Fondren Library, Rice University

Immediate Source of Acquisition note

Part of the collection was separated from John Margrave’s papers in July 2004. The remainder was donated by Donald L. Williams, Executive Director of the Rice Center for Community Design + Research 1972-1977 and President, COO 1978-1985. The latter materials were donated Dec. 13, 2007.


Detailed Description of the Collection

Series I: Board materials 1973-1985

Box Folder
1 1 Board of Directors meeting minutes, January 1973-1979
2 Board of Directors Manual, October 1979
3 Board of Directors meeting minutes, 1980
4 Board of Directors meeting minutes, 1981
5 Board of Directors meeting minutes, 1982
6 Board of Directors meeting minutes, 1983
7 Board of Directors meeting minutes, 24 October 1984
8 Board of Directors meeting agendas, 31 Jan. and 25 April 1985



Series II: Internal reports and correspondence 1972-1985

Box Folder
2 1 Executive Committee meeting records, 1973
2 Executive Committee meeting records, 1979
3 Executive Committee meeting records, 1980
4 Executive Committee meeting records, 1981
5 Executive Committee meeting records, 1982
6 Executive Committee meeting records, 1983
7 Executive Committee meeting records, 1985
8 Incorportation Documents, 1972-1973
9 Rice Center Updates, July 1976, February 1977, and November 1977
10 General Correspondence, 22 Dec. 1972 - 10 Oct. 1983
11 Financial Statements and Auditor's Report, 30 June 1978-1983
12 Financial Reports, 1 Oct. 1980 - 15 Feb. 1985
Box Folder
3 1 Operations Reports, 31 July 1979 - 31 Jan. 1985
2 Development Reports, 26 Nov. 1979 - 31 Jan. 1985
3 Management Briefs, 30 Sept. 1979- 31 May 1983
4 Annual Plans FY 1981/82 - FY 1984
5 Reports of the Development Committee, May 1972 - 22 Dec. 1972
6 Introductory Report, November 1972
7 The City Edges in Texas Proposal, 11 Dec 1972
8 Texas Gulf Coast Program Proposal, 1 Jan. 1973
9 Active Project Descriptions, 23 Jan 1973 - 31 March 1983
10 Internal Accounting Control Reports, 1979-1983
11 University Presidents meeting with Woodlands Development Co. Records, 27 March 1980
12 Research Summary, May 1981
13 Houston Area Profile, October 1982
14 Research Summary, January 1983



Series III: Community design and research files, 1968-1987

Box Folder
4 1 University of Louisville Urban Studies Center Reports on New community Development, 1968-1970
2 University of Louisville Urban Studies Reports on new Community Development, 1968-1970
3 University of Louisville Urban Studies Center Reports on New Community Development, 1968 - 1970
4 Environmental Impact Control program; 1 Dec 1969
5 The New Community and Family mobility System; June 1970
6 New Com Summary I; November 1971
7 New Com: The Psychosocial Environment II; November 1971
8 New Com: The Pysical Environment III; November 1971
9 New Com: The Enabling Elements IV; November 1971
10 New Com: Technical Supplement V; November 1971
11 New Community U.S. Office of Economic Opportunity Contract, 1969 - 1971
Box Folder
5 1 Master Planning Grant Application, Louisville & Jefferson County Air Board; February 1971
2 Environmental Capacities, Final Report: Urban Demonstration Corridor; February 1971. Urban Studies Center of the University of Louisville (USCUL)
3 Technical Appendix, Final Report: Urban Demonstration Corridor; February 1971. USCUL
4 Socio-environmental Evaluation, Final Report: Urban Demonstration Corridor; February 1971. USCUL
5 Airport Natural Environment Analysis Summary, October 1972. USCUL
6 Aurport Natural Environment Analysis, Louisville Region, Kentucky Area Wide Analysis for the Louisville & Jefferson County Air Board; 31 December 1971. USCUL
7 A Survey of Natural Science Information and Situation in the Kentucky Portion of the Louisville Central Region, for the Louisville & Jefferson County Air Board; 31 October 1972. USCUL
8 Airport Natural Environment Analysis, Louisville Region, Indiana Area-Wide Analysis for the Louisville & Jefferson County Air Board; October 1972. USCUL
9 Site Evaluation Committee Meeting Plan, October 17-18, 1972
10 Natural Environmental Impacts of Expanding Standiford Field, Plan E: A Report to the Louisville & Jefferson County Air Board; 24 August 1973. Arthur D. Little, Inc., Washington, D.C.
11 Proposed Airport Site Evaluation Methodology, Louisville & Jefferson County Air Board; 16 October 1972
12 Site Evaluation, Criteria Information, Site Evaluation Committee for the Louisville & Jefferson County Airboard; 16 October 1972
13 Airport Natural Environment Analysis Summary, Urban Studies Center; October 1972
14 Airport Natral Environment Analysis, Micro-Analysis: Four Sites in Kentucky, for the Louisville & Jefferson County Air Board; 1 August 1973. USCUL
15 Technical Memorandum, Phase I Site Evaluation, August 1973; Prepared for Louisville & Jefferson County Air Board by Schimpeler. Corradino Associates, Louisville, KY
16 Technical Memorandum, Phase II Site Evaluation, January 1974; Prepared for Louisville & Jefferson County Air Board by Schimpeler. Corradino Associates, Louisville, KY
Box Folder
6 1 Texas Gulf Program Survey, 2 January 1973 (RC-CD+R)
2 Texas Gulf Coast Program Proposal, 25 January 1973 (RC-CD+R)
3 Preliminary Environmental Evaluation, Kashmere Union Station for Bus Storage, Maintenance, Operating, and General Office Facilities, c. 1974 (RC-CD+R)
4 Program Planning for Houston Multi-service Centers, n.d. (RC-CD+R)
5 Austin County Jail, Preliminary Planning Program, 30 September 1973 (RC-CD+R)
6 Fort Bend County Jail Facilities, Preliminary Planning Program; 15 March 1974 (RC-CD+R)
7 Galbeston County Jail Facilities, Preliminary Planning Program; 30 April 1974 (RC-CD+R)
8 Proceedings of the Western States Land Commissioners' Association Annual Meeting, Lakeway Inn, Austin, TX, 28 July - 1 August 1974
9 Potential for Energy Conservation in the United States: 1974 - 1978. A Report of the National Petroleum Council, 10 September 1974
10 Proceedings, First Houston Technology Transfer Conference, 24-25 September 1974. Sponsored by the Houston Chamber of Commerce in Cooperation with NASA
11 A Value Capture Policy, Introduction; 1 November 1974 (RC-CD+R)
12 A Value Capture Policy, Community Enhancement; 1 November 1974 (RC-CD+R)
13 A Value Capture Policy, Financial; 1 November 1974 (RC-CD+R)
14 A Value Capture Policy, Legal; 1 November 1974 (RC-CD+R)
15 A Value Capture Policy, Community Enhancement, November 1974; Department of Transportation, Office of the Secretary, Office of University Research, Washington, DC 20590
16 A Value Capture Policy, Financial, November 1974; Department of Transportation, Office of the Secretary, Office of University Research, Washington, DC 20590
17 A Value Capture Policy, Legal, November 1974; Department of Transportation, Office of the Secretary, Office of University Research, Washington, DC 20590
18 South Main Center Association Brochure, no date
19 Baylor College of Medicine Planning Report, September 1975 (RC-CD+R)
20 Options for a Unique Texas Place, South Main Street Area, 20 November 1975 (RC-CD+R)
21 Research Report 1, Texas Gulf Coast Program, January 1976 (RC-CD+R)
22 Research Report 1, Maps 1-8, Texas Gulf Coast Program, January 1976 (RC-CD+R)
Box Folder
7 1 Research Report 1 Maps 9 - 16, Texas Gulf Coast Program, January 1976 (RC-CD+R)
2 Executive Summary, Joint Development, Value Capture Applications, 1 January 1976 (RC-CD+R)
3 ERD/76: Environmental Design Research, 1976: A Summary Report of Five Regional Environmental Design Conferences Held in the United States During June 1976 (RC-CD+R); October 1976
4 RANN2: Realizing Knowledge as a Resource: Proceedings of the Second Symposium on Research Applied to National Needs, Volume IV, Coping with Man-Made and Natural Hazards, November 1976
6 Southwest Center for Urban Research, Environmental Analysis for Development Planning, Chambers County, Texas, Technical Report Volume 2: Federal Influence on Land Resources Management, 1 June 1974
7 Southwest Center for Urban Research, Environmental Analysis for Development Planning, Chambers County, Texas, Technical Report Volume 3: Coastal Zone Management: A Proposed Incremental Change System for Texas, 1 June 1974
8 Southwest Center for Urban Research, Environmental Analysis for Development Planning, Chambers County, Texas, Technical Report Volume 5: Applications for the Texas Coastal Zone Management Program, 1 December 1975
9 Southwest Center for Urban Research, Environmental Analysis for Development Planning, Chambers County, Texas, Technical Report Volume 6: An Approach for Describing Natural Systems and for Assessing Natural Environmental Impact, March 1976
10 Southwest Center for Urban Research, Environmental Analysis for Development Planning, Chambers County, Texas, Technical Report Volume 7: Environmental Analysis Case Study Applications and Selected Technical Papers, March 1976
11 City of Houston, Houston Downtown People Mover: Proposal to the Urban Mass Transit Administration, 30 June 1976, reprint 1 May 1977 and 10 August 1977
12 Inside Loop 610: Froces for Change (RC-CD+R); 30 June 1976
13 Program Planning Refinements for Houston Multi-service Centers: Kashmere, Magnolia, Sunnyside (RC-CD+R); 30 June 1976
14 Joint Development / Value Capture: Digest of Conference Proceedings (RC-CD+R); 23 September 1976
15 Critical Environmental Issues for Conoco: A Reference for Operating Managers (RC-CD+R); no date
16 Downtown Traffic Analysis: Information for Houston Facility Location Decision Working Papers Number 1-6 (RC-CD+R); 29 April - 5 October 1977
17 Third Ward Area Transit Needs Analysis, April 1977 (RC-CD+R)
18 Greenway Post Oak Transit Needs Analysis, April 1977 (RC-CD+R)
19 Texas Medical Center Transit Needs Analysis, April 1977 (RC-CD+R)
20 User's Guide: Community Development Model, Prepared for Arabian American Oil Co., Saudi Arabian Operations (RC-CD+R); 30 September 1977
21 Streetscape Improvement Program, Houston, Texas (RC-CD+R); October 1977
22 Growth Options for Houston, Technical Report, Rice Center; March 1978
23 Katy Freeway: Opportunities for Areawide Action, Rice Center; 30 March 1978
24 New Single Family Housing Affordability in Houston: Past, Present, and Future Trends, Rice Center; April 1978
25 Technical Reports: The Delay Costs of Government Regulation in the Houston Housing Market, Rice Center; 31 May 1978
26 Research Paper: The Public Costs and the Benefits of the 30 Percent Devloper Contribution Rule, Prepared for the Greater Houston Builders' Association and Houston Board of Realtors, Rice Center; June 1978
27 Allen Center Terminal Project for the Joint Development Marketplace, Washington, June 25-27, 1978, Rice Center
28 Downtown Fact Book: Technical Report, April 1978, Rice Center
29 Downtown Transfer Facility Feasibility Evaluation July 1978, Rice Center
Box Folder
8 1 Park & Ride Environmental Analysis, Stuebner-Airline, Kuykendahl, Rice Center; Summer 1978
2 1978 Update of the Transit Action Program, Rice Center; July 1978
3 Westheimer Cooridor Study, Rice Center, August 1978
4 Downtown Transit Mall Preliminary Evaluation, Rice Center, December 1978
5 The Cost of Delay due to Governmental Regulation in the Houston housing Market. Urban Land Institute Research Report #28, Rice Center, 1979
6 The Houston Regional Concrete Market: Past Problems and Future Projections, Rice Center; February 1979
7 Research Report: Annexation and Houston, Rice Center; March 1979
8 Technical Report: Socio-Economic Impact Analysis of Selected Air Pollution Controls in the Houston-Galveston Region. Prepared for Houston Area Oxidants Study, Rice Center; March 1979
9 Phase One Technical Report: Economic Base Analysis for the Houston-Galveston Region, Rice Center; April 1979
10 Research Paper: A Case Study of Access and Amenity Features at Five Houston Area Office Locations. Prepared for Century Devlopment Corporation, Rice Center; March 1980
11 Joint Development Report (Department of Transportation Urban mass Transportation Administration), Rice Center; June 1979
12 Amoco Production Company: An Analysis of Three Office Location Alternatives, Rice Center; August 1979
13 Sabine Pass Economic Base Analysis. Prepared for the City of Port Arthur, Rice Center; November 1979
14 Research Related to the Public Works Department, City of Houston. Part One: Technical Memorandum, 1 December 1979; Part Two: Memorandum, 26 March 1981. Rice Center
15 Hughes Tool Company: An Analysis of Corporate Office Locations, Rice Center; 4 January 1980
16 Sabine Pass Environmental Analysis. Prepared for the City of Port Arthur, Rice Center; January 1980
17 Forecast 2000: Population and Employment in the Houston-Galveston Region, Phase Two. Final Report, Rice Center; February 1980
18 St. Joseph Hospital Market Survey and Site Research Study, Rice Center; April 1980
19 An Analysis of Houston Area Floods, Volume 1, Technical Analysis, Rice Center; June 1980
20 Results of Surveys on Measures for Improving Transportation in Houston. Prepared for the Atlantic Richfield Foundation, Rice Center, August 1980
21 Houston International Exposition, Rice Center; c. Fall 1980
22 Alternative Actions for Achieving Energy Savings in the Transportation Sector, Rice Center; November 1980
23 The Impact of a Fuel Shortage on the Houston Transportation System, Interim Report, Rice Center; December 1980
24 Sales Projections: Turner Collie & Braden, Inc., Firm and Market Category. Rice Center; 12 January 1981
25 Houston Initiatives, Phase One Report, Rice Center; June 1981
26 Analysis of Three Alternative Corridsors for Prospective Location of Penzoil Research Facility. Rice Center; 2 June 1981
27 Dallas/Ft. Worth Marketplace Study. Turner Collie & Brade, Inc., Dallas Office. Rice Center; September 1981
28 Westem Colorado Engineering Markets, draft. Prepared for Turner Collie & Braden, Inc. Rice Center; end of 1981
29 Prudential Southwest Home Office, Phase II Report, draft. Rice Center; 1982
30 Redevelopment Scenarios for the North End of the Houston CBD, Rice Center; April 1982
31 Clear Lake City Park & Ride Analysis. Prepared for Barry M. Goodman Associates, Inc. Rice Center; August 1982
32 Harris County Office Demand Forecasts, Rice Center; October 1982
33 An Implementation for a Houston Downtown Organization, Rice Center; October 1982
Box Folder
9 1 C.R.H. Associates, Market Research for the Houston Office: Competition, Rice Center; January 1983
2 Future Public Services Delivery and Local Governance in the Woodlands. Prepared for the Woodlands Community Association, Rice Center; 22 April 1983
3 Texas Energy Development Fund, Onshore Impacts of Offshore Oil and Gas Activities: Coastal Data Inventory, Volume I. Texas Energy and Natural Resources Advisory Council, Rice Center; January 1983
4 Texas Energy Development Fund, Onshore Impacts of offshore Oil and Gas Activiteies: Coastal Impact Assessment, Volume IIA. Texas Energy and Natural Resources Advisory Council, Rice Center; February 1983
5 Texas Energy Development Fund, Onshore Impacts of Offshore Oil and Gas Activities: Coastal Impact Assessment, Volume IIB, Appendix B. Texas Energy and Natural Resources Advisory Council, Rice Center; February 1983
6 Texas Energy Development Fund, Oil & Gas Activities: Issues and Implications, Volume III. Texas Energy and Natural Resources Advisory Council, Rice Center; March 1983
7 Summary, Onshore Impacts of Offshore Oil and Gas Activities. Prepared for Texas Energy and Natural Resources Advisory Council, Rice Center; March 1983
8 Houston Issues Definition Project 82 - 2001, Research Task Outputs, Rice Center; 15 November 1982 - 7 December 1982
9 Allen Parkway Village / Fourth Ward. Prepared for the Housing Authority of the City of Houston. Technical Report with the Assistance of the Rice Center; September 1983
10 Growth Cities Data, Rice Center; October 1983
11 Growth Cities: Los Angeles, Dallas, Atlanta, Phoenix, Tampa, Denver. Rice Center; February 1984
12 Houston/Independent Research program, Population, and Housing Profiles, Zip Codes, and Census Tracts Selected 1980 Census Results. Rice Center; c. 1983
13 Project G Graphics and Narrative Analysis to Evaluate Alternative Locations for a Future Office Complex for Getty Oil Company's Houston Division and Dsitrict Office. Rice Center; c. 1984
14 Preleminary Audit of Business Impacting Attributes of the Houston Region. Prepared for the Houston Economic Development Council. Rice Center; September 1984
15 Preliminary Identification of Industrial Sectors to Target for Houston Business Development. Prepared for the Houston Economic Development Council. Rice Center; October 1984
16 Analysis of Alternative Industrial Development Scenarios for Houston. Prepared for the Houston Venture Capital Association. Rice Center; November 1984
17 Rivercrest Subdivision Deed Restrictions Analysis. Prepared for Ivor B. Clark, Inc. Rice Center; November 1984
18 Follow-Up Analysis of Industrial Sectors to Target for Houston Business Development. Prepared for the Houston Economic Development Council. Rice Center; November 1984
19 Health-Related Industries: Preliminary Targets for Houston. Prepared for the Houston Economic Development Council. Rice Center; December 1984
20 Rice Center Research Briefs on Houston; April 1979 - October 1985
21 Rice Center Research Briefs on Dallas; January 1984, September 1984, and August 1985
22 Rice Center Briefs on San Antonio; August 1984, January 1985, May 1985, and June 1985
23 Rice Center Research Summaries; September 1976 - December 1988
24 Rice Center Research Profiles; May 1984 and January 1985
25 Rice Center Area Profiles, 1, A Growth in San Antonio; May 1986, and 2, A Growth Market in Houston; May 1986
26 Rice Center Houston Profiles; January 1987 - January 1989
27 Rice Center Houston Market Brief; 2 September 1980 - April 1987
28 The Joint Center for Urban Mobility Research, Joint Center Exchange; October 1984