Survey Predicts Architect Shortage by 2014

By William Hanley Architectural Record/ Sept. 25, 2012 The survey of 1,007 U.S. designers found that nearly one-quarter of respondents anticipated a shortage of architects resulting from a combination of designers exiting the profession, baby boomers retiring, a lack of skills among architects looking for work, and less talent in the pipeline as job prospects discourage students from entering the field. Firms both large (more than 50 employees) and small (less than 10) anticipated some kind of shortage of designers, but nearly half of respondents from larger firms expect it to be severe. A parallel survey of 448 American Institute of Architects…

AIA Austin Homes Tour: October 6 and 7

Tickets to the AIA Austin Homes Tour go on sale September 1 and are $30 in advance, $35 the weekend of the event.  The Homes Tour has sold out the past two years, and approximately 5,000 attendees are expected to attend the 2012 event.  As such, attendees are encouraged to purchase their tickets in advance, either from the Austin location of TreeHouse, Zinger Hardware, and Realty Austin in Lake Travis, or directly from AIA Austin.  Credit cards will only be accepted if you purchase your tickets online or directly from the AIA office.  Visit the Homes Tour website here. Announcing…

Waller Creek Designs Unveiled

By American-Statesman staff | Tuesday, September 18, 2012 The Waller Creek Conservancy, which is running the design competition, hopes to contribute $60 million in private donations to help pay for the construction of the winning design. The city also plans to spend $60 million on refurbishing the creek. That’s in addition to the $146.5 million in city money for a flood-control tunnel under the creek that is expected to be completed in 2014. That will allow improvements along the creek, where development has long been restricted because the area lies within a flood plain. The four finalists are CMG and…

Call for entries: PERSPECTIVASdosmil12

Exhibit to Showcase Latino Designers AIA Austin is proud to announce "PERSPECTIVASdosmil12.” This exhibit aims to showcase the work and talent of Latino architectural professionals and designers in celebration of National Hispanic Heritage Month. The exhibit will take place during the 2012 Texas Society of Architects Convention and Design Expo at the Austin Convention Center, October 18-20. Exhibit is open to any Latino architect, design professional, firm or student practicing in the State of Texas. On-line registration must be completed by September 14, 2012, 11:59 pm CST. Registration is required before material can be submitted. For More information, visit /www.aiaaustin.org/event/latinos-architecture-perspectivasdosmil12…

2012 Texas Architects Career Fair & Interview Day

What: Career Fair & Interview Day When: Saturday, October 20, 10:00 am – 5:00 pm Schedule: Open Career Fair 10:00 am – 11:45 am and Interviews 1:15 pm – 5:00 pm  Where: Austin Convention Center, Ballrooms B & C Free entry to Career Fair for students, and Associate and Intern members. Associates and Interns must register for the Convention. Employers will be recruiting for a variety of positions for full-time, part-time, summer, and freelance openings in offices statewide. A list of participating employers and job opportunities will be posted on the Texas Architects website at www.texasarchitects.org. You are eligible to…

Tour the Circuit of the Americas with AIA Austin

  Located approximately two miles from Austin Bergstrom International Airport, the Circuit of the Americas is a multi-purpose facility that will host some of the most prestigious racing events in the world, including the Formula 1 United States Grand Prix™. Built around a state-of-the-art, 3.4-mile circuit track with capacity for 120,000 fans and an elevation change of 133 feet, the facility is designed for any and all classes of racing, from motor power to human power. It’s the first purpose-built Grand Prix Facility in the United States, and it’s sure to put Austin on the international map! Austin’s own Miró…

After Tuscany: Rediscovering Home

Italy/Texas After Tuscany: rediscovering home As for the back story, here it is in Emily’s own words: “While studying abroad in Italy for three-and-a-half months, I kept a photo blog as a record of my experiences. Once home I wanted to rediscover my native Texas in the same way that I captured my curiosity and wonder while in Italy. Looking through my photos, I was struck by how much the Tuscan landscape reminded me of Texas. I began to collage photos together, transitioning my blog from Italy to the Lone Star State. These mirrored images highlight the similarities and dichotomies between the architecture, landscape,…