- Rice University, Houston, Texas
- With a goal to welcome students in the fall for in-person learning, this university needed more space for physical distancing due to COVID-19. To reduce student density, more classroom space was essential.
- Four structures 50’ wide x 75’ long
- Open-Air Sunshades – Five structures 40’ wide x 60’ long
- Students and faculty returned to campus for in-person fall courses, made possible with four 50’ wide by 75’ long outdoor classroom structures built on newly laid concrete foundations. The spacious classrooms feature air conditioning and heating systems, automatic doors, movable furniture, power outlets, and audiovisual technology. On evenings and weekends, they’re used as study and group collaboration areas. Five open-sided structures, each 40’ wide by 60’ long, are strategically located around campus for outdoor events. Rice’s Sprung structures will remain on campus for five or more years, as flexible space to meet evolving needs.