Moody Center for the Arts

  • The Moody Center for the Arts at Rice University was built to foster cross-disciplinary connections across Rice’s campus while establishing Houston (and Rice) as an arts hub.

  • Designed by Los Angeles-based architect Michael Maltzan, the Moody serves as an experimental platform for creating and presenting work in all disciplines, offers flexible teaching spaces to encourage new models of learning and creates a forum for creative partnership with visiting national and international artists.

Alison Weaver, Suzanne Deal Booth Executive Director

The [building] design encourages transparency and idea sharing through flexible, open spaces.


  • The Moody brand colors are bright and energetic. Like the rest of the identity, they are directly linked to the building, taking inspiration from the interior design of the space. Additionally, color can be pulled directly from the artwork made and exhibited in the Moody.

The system expressed

Student party poster