President’s Column: Grand Opening!

A project you have laboriously spent endless candle-lit hours on, a few boxes of Pentels, three rolls of yellow trace designing; reviewing shop drawings; overseeing construction headaches and finally, able to enjoy the appreciation by all those who enter and  those that may never enter but recognize the positive social and aesthetic impact on the now enlivened neighboring streets, the see and be seen interaction within the adjoining outdoor spaces, the new carefully contemplated commercial enterprises. A special project you know that has not simply achieved the programmatic and budgetary objectives of the client, but will accomplish an ongoing subliminal…

When Worlds Collide: ADA and LEED

"When Worlds Collide: ADA and LEED" Friday, October 19; 8:00 AM to 9:15 AM Meeting Room 6; Austin Convention Center Michael Kawecki, GA-C, LEED AP BD+C, ID+C, O+M, Axiom Sustainable Consulting More and more teams are pursuing LEED and are being surprised at the end when they don’t pass an ADA inspection. But LEED is intended to work with ADA regulations. This session will focus on multiple LEED credits and include the key points to focus on to ensure ADA compliance along with successful LEED Certification. In addition to this course, Texas Architects is also offering three other opportunities to…

October 10 Deadline to Buy Convention Event Tickets Online

Texas Architects 2012 Convention Ticketed Events: Lunch with Exhibitors – Friday, October 19 (Deadline: Oct. 10 for tickets) 11:00 AM to 1:30 PM; Austin Convention Center, Expo Halls 1-2 Reserve a box lunch and relax in the Expo. Before or after lunch, make your way around the hall to see what’s new and who’s new. Prize drawings are at 5:15 PM, but you must be present to win! (Ticket price for lunch – $10) Fellows Luncheon – Friday, October 19 12:15 PM to 2:00 PM; Hilton Austin, Meeting Room 406, 4th Floor Celebrate and acknowledge the achievements of Texas architects…