AIA Announces 2013 Fellows — 13 Texas Architects Among Those Named

Congratulations to the following Texas Society of Architects members elevated to the AIA College of Fellows in 2013:   Arthur W. Andersson Andersson Wise Architects, Austin Jay W. Barnes, III Barnes Gromatzky Kosarek Architects, Austin Morris Brown Texas Tech University College of Architecture, El Paso Laurence C. Burns, Jr. Kendall/Heaton Associates, Houston Dick Clark Dick Clark Architecture, Austin William A. Dupont University of Texas at San Antonio, San Antonio Stanley O. Graves Architexas, Austin Anthony J. Haas WHR Architects, Houston R. Murray Legge Legge Lewis Legge, Austin Charyl F. McAfee-Duncan McAfee3 Architects, Dallas Jana Marie McCann McCann Adams Studio, Austin…

VIDEO: 20×20 with Elizabeth Price, AIA

"Working in a small town means you live with your projects," says Elizabeth Price, AIA. There are wonderful benefits to this — such as being able to have her daughter attend a preschool her team designed, and staying connected with projects and clients — but there are also some interesting challenges. Read: "Not very many boundaries." Watch Price discuss these topics in a PechaKucha she presented as part of 20X20@500 Chicon. 20×20@500 Chicon was hosted by the Texas Society of Architects last fall as part of our 2012 Convention and Design Expo. The full list of presenters included: Elaine Bradford / Houston Artist Michael…

Texas Architects Member News — February 2013

Newly Licensed Architects Abilene Justin Robert Allen Amarillo Dana Ann Williams Walton Austin Jennifer Elise Ewing Bruce L. Green Dallas Mauricio Amado Bruce Raymond Baxter Jr. Cynthia Belisle Mark Richard Godfrey Michael Dustin Hemme Paul Jackson Lowers, Jr. Adrienne Frances McClure Adam Thomas Panter Pankaj R. Patel Paul Andrew Thompson El Paso Eric Perea Fort Worth Phillip D. Waters Houston Meredith Elizabeth Epley Jennifer Jean Narrod Lubbock Abel Hernandez San Antonio Morgan Michele Williams New Architect Members Austin Daniel Sokolosky, Beck Group Richard A. Webre, PSW Real Estate Dallas Martti J. Benson, Benson Hlavaty & Associates Kelly A. Davis, HOK…

Key Indicators Point to Growth in Texas Construction Industry

According to the Comptroller, between 2010 and 2011, Texas added more people than any other state: 421,000, which represents nearly 19% of the nation's population growth. It also replaced all 427,600 jobs shed during the recession. This is good news for the housing market, as an increase in population means more housing will be needed, and higher employment rates means more people will actually be able to purchase homes. And this definitely seems to be what's happening, as illustrated by the significant increases in several key economic indicators. According to the Comptroller, the contract value for non-residential building construction in…

In Between with Clovis Heimsath, FAIA

Keeping up with Clovis Heimsath, FAIA, has never been easy — given the high levels of energy he focuses on many different areas of interest. These days — along with Maryann, his wife, business partner, and near-constant companion — he can be found one day a week in Austin working at Heimsath Architects, the current-day manifestation of the firm he founded in Houston in 1959. Otherwise, he’s likely to be in or near the small town of Fayetteville. Find him on the farm they call home near the outskirts of town (check the vegetable garden). Or find him looking in…