The collection consists of a variety of materials relating to Raymond Brochstein’s philanthropic gifts and service to Rice University, as well as a certificate of recognition in his career as an architect. Subjects with the greatest emphasis are the Brochstein Pavilion, for which there are several awards, and the Campus Art Committee. There is also information relating to an endowed fellowship at the Baker Institute of Public Affairs. In addition there is correspondence relating to these subjects.
1996 - 2014
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Permission to publish material from the Raymond Brochstein Papers must be facilitated through the Woodson Research Center, Fondren Library, Rice University, Houston, Texas.
Biographical / Historical
Raymond Brochstein, FAIA, is an architect, businessman, philanthropist, and generous benefactor, especially of Rice University, where he completed his degree in architecture in 1956. He served on the
Rice Board of Trustees from 1998 to 2002. A gift which he and his wife Susan gave to Rice made possible construction of the award-winning Brochstein Pavilion, which opened on campus in 2008.
In 2011 he received the Gold Medal from the Rice Alumni Association, and in the following year he was honored with the Lifetime Achievement Award from AIA Houston. He continues to serve on the Campus Art Committee and on the School of Architecture’s William Ward Watkin Council.
The collection consists of a variety of materials relating to Raymond Brochstein’s philanthropic gifts and service to Rice University, as well as a certificate of recognition in his career as an architect.
Immediate Source of Acquisition
These materials were a gift from Raymond Brochstein in 2018.