In August former Presidents Jimmy Carter, Gerald Ford, Ronald Reagan and George H. W. Bush attend the groundbreaking ceremony for James A. Baker III Hall, the future home of the James A. Baker III Institute for Public Policy.
From left to right: President George H.W. Bush, Secretary of State James Baker, President Gerald Ford, Rice Board of Trustee Chairman Charles Duncan and Rice President Malcolm Gillis.
Celebrating the groundbreaking: Dean of Social Sciences Jim Pomerantz; former Secretary of State James A. Baker, III; Board of Trustees Chairman Charles Duncan Jr.; former President Gerald Ford; Rice University President Malcolm Gillis; former President George H. W. Bush; and Baker Institute Director Edward Djerejian.
James A. Baker III Hall is completed in 1997. It is designed by Hammond Beeby & Babka and Morris Architects.