The Anderson-Clarke Center
The Anderson-Clarke Center is now open. Help us as we move forward.
Goal: $24 million
Funds Raised: $24.2 million
Thanks to the generosity of more than 400 donors, we have moved into the new Anderson-Clarke Center. The new building is a three-story facility that will help the Glasscock School of Continuing Studies continue to increase its scope and grow its enrollment. Our new building includes 24 classrooms, conference rooms, a language center, a freestanding auditorium and a commons area and terrace for events. The facility is built to the U.S. Green Building Council's Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design standards.
We celebrated the “topping out” ceremony for our new home, the D. Kent and Linda C. Anderson and Robert L. and Jean T. Clarke Center, Aug. 9. Approximately 50 people were in attendance, including Linda Anderson, Susie and Melbern Glasscock, Howard T. Tellepsen and other representatives of the Anderson and Clarke families.
To mark this significant benchmark in the construction, architects from Overland Partners and representatives from Tellepsen Builders led tours throughout the structure capped off with an opportunity for participants to sign a beam inside the entrance to the building. As we approach our big move, we are thrilled for you to join as we continue to grow in our new home.
On December 13, 2012, we celebrated the ceremonial groundbreaking for the Glasscock School’s new building, the D. Kent and Linda C. Anderson and Robert L. and Jean T. Clarke Center.
Halfway to Our Goal
In October 2011, we announced that we were halfway to our fundraising goal of $24 million for our new building. To celebrate this milestone, we invited donors, friends and staff to a get-together on November 4, 2011. To illustrate the halfway mark, we ordered a Rice-themed “half cake” to serve at the event, which turned out to be the hit of the party.
On September 29, 2010, we hosted a kickoff fundraiser where Rice University unveiled the future site of our new building. Rice University President David Leebron and Mary McIntire, dean of the Glasscock School, were in attendance and both offered remarks on how Continuing Studies will grow to serve more Houstonians.
The architect discusses his design process.