Past Event
Wednesday, February 19
Filipe Magalhães, Ana Luisa Soares, and Ahmed Belkhodja Lecture

About the Event

Please join Rice Design Alliance for the 2020 Spotlight Award + Lecture with Filipe Magalhães, Ana Luisa Soares, and Ahmed Belkhodja, founding principals of Fala Atelier, Porto, on Wednesday, February 19, at 6:00 p.m. in Brown Auditorium, The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston.

Fala’s lecture “Gloriously Repeating” is free and open to the public. Registration is encouraged. To register, click here.

The Spotlight Award recognizes the work of exceptionally gifted national and international architects in the early stages of their professional career who have demonstrated design excellence and curiosity through their body of work.

The Spotlight Award + Lecture are made possible through the generous support of Rice Design Alliance members. Additional support for RDA is provided by a grant from the Texas Commission on the Arts.

For information regarding visitor parking for The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, please visit

All spring 2020 evening lectures are eligible for one AIA/CES Learning Unit. Rice Design Alliance is an AIA/CES Registered Provider of quality educational programs.

About Fala Atelier

Founded in 2013 in Porto, Portugal, Fala Atelier is led by Filipe Magalhães, Ana Luisa Soares, and Ahmed Belkhodja. The studio prides itself in taking lightness and joy very seriously, a quality reflected in the playfulness and graphic nature of their orderly yet provocative drawings.

The firm’s work has been exhibited at the architecture biennials in Venice and Chicago, the Serralves Foundation, and the Pavillon de l’Arsenal in Paris, and in single exhibitions in Panama, Italy, Macedonia, France, and Portugal.

Fala’s work has been widely published in international media platforms, including Domus, Engawa, Baumeister, Zeppellin, Plot, and The Architectural Review.

Fala has published “01,” a collection of early projects, and the international architecture magazine 2G is publishing a monographic issue on Fala’s work.

Directions & Parking


Brown Auditorium