Project Manager: Anzie Gilmore

The Moody Center for the Arts, opened in February 2017, has been hailed as one of Rice's boldest commitments to the arts. The $30 million, 50,000-square-foot interdisciplinary arts facility houses a diverse collection of instructional, production, performance and exhibition spaces. The Moody Center for the Arts is pending LEED certification, dedicated to the advancement of trans-disciplinary collaboration between the arts, sciences and humanities. Some of the green features include:

  • 34% reduction in water use and 25% reduction in energy consumption.
  • High efficiency LED lighting.
  • Highly reflective roof, which reduces the “Heat Island Effect” and the heat gain in the building.
  • 70% of the electricity used is received from renewable sources in Texas.
  • Use of materials including carpet, paint, and glues that minimize the release of irritating chemicals and contribute to healthy indoor air quality.
  • Green cleaning and single stream recycling programs.
  • Use of recycled materials in the building’s construction.
  • Environmentally-themed art works.