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Danny M. Samuels Photographs Collection

Identifier: MS 1008
Finding aid note: Stored off-site at the Library Service Center. Please request this material via or call 713-348-2586.

Content Description

Photographs from the "Little Buildings Series," photographs from the "Italian Series," atlas of Italy with the routes Samuels took highlighted in yellow, his notes on the Little Buildings photographs, articles, Tony Cronin's draft essays, catalog from The Anthony G. Cronin Memorial Collection at MFAH, and a flashdrive with enhanced images of all photographs.


  • Creation: 1977 - 1989


Conditions Governing Access

This material is open for research. Stored off-site at the Library Service Center. Please request this material via or call 713-348-2586.

Conditions Governing Use

Permission to publish material from the Danny M. Samuels Photographs Collection must be obtained from the Woodson Research Center, Fondren Library.

The Woodson Research Center use policy is that researchers assume sole responsibility for any infringement of privacy, literary rights, copyrights, or other rights arising from their use of the archival materials. In addition to any restrictions placed by donors, certain kinds of archival materials are restricted for the life of the creator plus 50 years. These materials include, but are not limited to, student grades, transcripts, and any job applications or recommendations.

Biographical / Historical

Danny Marc Samuels, FAIA, is a Professor in Practice of Architecture and the Co-director of Construct. After apprenticing with Guillermo Jullian de la Fuente in Paris and Venice, he founded, with partners John J. Casbarian and Robert H. Timme, the design firm, Taft Architects, in 1973. The work of this Houston-based office has received over 60 major design awards, and has appeared in over 200 articles in books and journals worldwide. Samuels, with his partners, has lectured at over 100 professional and educational forums, nationally and internationally. Together they are recipients of the Houston AIA Educator Award and the Houston AIA Firm Award. Samuels is a Fellow of the American Academy in Rome, and in 1991 was elected to the College of Fellows of the American Institute of Architects.

Samuels' work through the Rice Building Workshop with Associate Director Nonya Grenader, and now through Construct with Co-director Andrew Colopy has resulted in a stream of realized projects: over the past twenty-five years, more than seven hundred students have designed and built projects at various scales in the community -- from exhibit venues in Houston museums to affordable housing at Project Row Houses in Houston's Third Ward. The Workshop received the 2004 NCARB Prize for the "Integration of Practice and Education" from the National Council of Registration Boards and the "Collaborative Practice Award" in 2005 from the Association of Collegiate Schools of Architecture. In 2015/16, the RBW collaboration with Project Row Houses was the subject of exhibitions at Harvard GSD, AIA NY, and the Cooper Hewitt Museum, as well as the book Core Houses.

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2 Linear Feet (1 box + 1 oversize box)

0.391 Gigabytes (MS1008aip_001)

Language of Materials



Photographs and supporting information from two Photography series 21 Little Buildings and Photographing Italy.


The materials in the collection are arranged in two series: Series I: Documents and Series II: Photographs and Ephemera.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

This material was donated by Danny M. Samuels in 2022.

Genre / Form


Guide to the Danny M. Samuels Photographs Collection
Rebecca Russell
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Repository Details

Part of the Woodson Research Center, Rice University, Houston, Texas Repository

Fondren Library MS-44, Rice University
6100 Main St.
Houston Texas 77005 USA