White Oak Studio worked with architects Stern and Bucek on the landscape design for the Wiess Masters House on the campus of Rice University. Built within the confines of a tight budget and limited time frame, the resulting project addresses the competing public and private needs of a residence in the middle of a college campus. The public spaces respond to the adjacent campus landscape while interior courtyards accommodate both large groups and intimate gatherings. Garden style, materials, and plant selection were influenced by the clean, modern lines of the house. The project is LEED certified.