Stephen Fox

Stephen Fox is an architectural historian and a lecturer at the Rice University School of Architecture. He is also a lecturer at the Gerald D. Hines College of Architecture at the University of Houston and a fellow of the Anchorage Foundation of Texas. His scholarship examines the ways architecture engages social constructs such as class identity, cultural distinction, and regional differentiation.

Fox is the author of the AIA Houston Architectural Guide (2012), the Country Houses of John F. Staub (Texas A&M University Press, 2007), and a is contributor to the Society of Architectural Historians’ The Buildings of Texas: Central, South, and Gulf Coast, edited by Gerald Moorhead  (University of Virginia Press, 2013). He has contributed chapters to The Open-Ended City: David Dillon on Texas Architecture, edited by Kathryn E. Holliday (University of Texas Press, 2019), Victor Lundy: Artist Architect, edited by Donna Kacmar (Princeton Architectural Press, 2018), and two forthcoming books: Avant-Garde in the Cornfields: Architecture, Landscape, and Preservation in New Harmony, edited by Ben Nicholson and Michelangelo Sabatino (University of Minnesota Press, 2019), and Making Houston Modern: Howard Barnstone’s Life and Architecture, edited by Barrie Scardino Bradley and Michelangelo Sabatino (University of Texas Press, 2020).

He has long been associated with the Houston Seminar, and has led several of its best reviewed study tours.

(Fall 2001, Spring 2002, Spring 2003, Fall 2004, Fall 2007, Spring 2008, Fall 2009, Fall 2010, Fall 2011, Fall 2012, Fall 2013, Fall 2014, Fall 2015, Fall 2018, Fall 2019, Fall 2020, Fall 2021, Spring 2022, Fall 2022, Spring 2023, Fall 2023, Spring 2024)