About Cohen House

The Robert and Agnes Cohen House, home of the Rice University Faculty Club, was built in 1927 with a gift from the Houston retail merchant George S. Cohen. The gift was given in honor of his parents, Agnes Lord and Robert I. Cohen. The Cohen House was the first purpose-built university faculty club building in the state of Texas. Although the club has been expanded in size (most dramatically in 1958-59 and smaller additions in 1976, 1994 and 2005), it retains strong associations with the Rice professors, administrators, staff members and graduate students who have dined there.