The Monterey

The Monterey A culinary attraction is spurring growth in San Antonio’s Southtown by Catherine Gavin A former gas station turned gastropub, The Monterey is helping to create a culinary outpost in San Antonio’s Southtown district. Designed by Poteet Architects and Wiese Hefty Design Build, the scheme for this highly praised restaurant transformed the dilapidated storefront of a former Sunglo Service Station with a clean mid-century aesthetic, a large inviting patio, and an innovative menu. As originally built, the structure was sited to the rear of the lot and surrounded by ample open space. The architects rehabilitated the existing building and…

Texas Society of Architects 25-Year Award

This award recognizes a building of enduring significance that has withstood the test of time by retaining its central form, character, and overall architectural integrity. The accolade was presented during the Society’s convention in Austin on October 19.  Temple Emanu-El is only the seventh building recognized by the Society since 1997.  Last year, I.M. Pei’s Fountain Place, also in Dallas, was honored. Members of the 25-Year Award jury were Craig Reynolds, FAIA, president of the Society; Tommy Cowan, FAIA, Lifetime Achievement medalist in 2011; President-Elect Lawrence Speck, FAIA; Brian Kuper, chair of the Design Awards Committee; Michael Malone, chair of…

Invest in Yourself and Your Career

Membership in the AIA is a three-tier structure, which provides benefits at all levels. AIA members work together to develop and share resources essential for modern practice. Member dues contribute to advocacy efforts and ensure that the profession has a voice when important decisions are being made that affect architectural practice in Texas and beyond. In addition, as an AIA member you receive reduced convention registration rates at both state and national levels; informative online and print communications such as Texas Architect, CheckSet, advocacy updates; and more. Renew your AIA membership for 2013 .  The renewal period closes March 31. After…

Catherine Gavin Appointed Editor of Texas Architect

Gavin had been a historic preservation consultant in New York City since 2004. Her projects included work on the New York Public Library, Carnegie Hall, and the United Nations Headquarters, as well as the rehabilitation and restoration of numerous residential and commercial developments in historic districts throughout the city. An Austin native, she graduated from the University of Texas and was an editor at Holt, Rinehart, and Winston for five years prior to pursuing a graduate degree in preservation at Columbia University. Much of her work focuses on the preservation of mid-twentieth century architecture. Her research on the sociopolitical importance…