Past Event
Friday, March 25
12:00pm - 1:00pm
NOMAS Rice Lecture: Donald Hickman

About the Event

Don Hickman, AIA, NCARB, associate director at buildingcommunityWORKSHOP, presents the lecture “Design for All” on Friday, March 25, at 12:00 p.m. as part of the NOMAS Rice Lecture Series (National Organization of Minority Architecture Students).

Hickman will present his in-person lecture in Farish Gallery, MD Anderson Hall. To livestream the event, please visit our YouTube page on the day and time of the lecture.

Donald Hickman, AIA, NCARB is an associate director at buildingcommunityWORKSHOP. Hickman supports the organization’s design efforts in its three offices and manages work in the Houston, TX office where he is based.

Originally from Detroit, MI, Hickman has spent his entire professional career in Houston. He has served as a technical design professional and marketing graphic designer at HOK. He also served as a Project Architect and Designer at Stantec. His career experience includes the construction documentation of corporate high-rises and campuses, as well as the design development of a STEM library, a medical examiner’s facility, and a middle school. It was his passion for small-scale design and providing architectural services to those in greater need of them that led him to a career with [bc].

Hickman received a Bachelor of Science in Architecture from the University of Michigan in 2009 as well as a Master of Architecture from the University of Illinois in 2013. Donald became a Registered Architect in 2018.

Building Identities

Rice Architecture presents the spring edition of its annual lecture series, Building Identities, as a series of collective reflections and conversations that approach construction of physical structures as inseparable from the construction of human identities. Through a combination of talks, panel discussions, and student-led events, our spring programs aim to broaden our understanding of building construction and identity formation as two interrelated processes, seeking to close the gap between the social and the formal in the field of architecture and our world more broadly. Reflecting the pluralism of Houston as the most diverse city in the United States, Building Identities advances the agency of architecture in a new multicultural world. We believe this is an urgent theme for our school, our community, and our field at large.

All lectures are free and open to the public. Except for virtual events, all lectures will be held in Farish Gallery, MD Anderson Hall, Rice Architecture, unless otherwise noted, with a livestream available. For more information and to access the livestream links and virtual events registration page, visit Each lecture is available for one AIA/CES Learning Unit.

This lecture series is made possible through the generous support of the Llewelyn-Davis Sahni Fund for the Rice School of Architecture, the Betty R. and the George F. Pierce Jr., FAIA, Fund, the William B. Coleman Jr. Colloquium Fund for Architecture, the Wm. W. Caudill Lecture Series Fund, and Rice Design Alliance (RDA), the public programs and outreach arm of Rice Architecture.

Directions & Parking


Anderson Hall
Farish Gallery