Media and Technology in Architecture | Media Consumption: How to Get Your Fill

In today’s media driven age, we are bombarded with options for how to consume information. We can access websites on our computers, watch streaming videos on smart phones, and pull up books or magazines on our tablets with a simple touch of a button. For architects, there is an endless supply of expert knowledge and inspiration images available to us across the web. Finding the best way to organize and consume this content can be overwhelming — and it may be a deterrent to having the best information at your fingertips. This overview will outline some of the content types and how…

Media and Technology in Architecture | Sourcing New Materials

As professionals responsible for the health, safety and welfare of our clients and the general public, we must carefully evaluate the materials and products that go into the buildings we design. The task of sourcing and selecting new materials for a project requires a significant investment of time, effort, and ultimately, money.  Associate Professor Donna Kacmar, founder and director of the Materials Research Collaborative at the University of Houston, understands this plight well. “It takes time to actually find new materials," says Kacmar. "And then, once you find something interesting, you need to know about its warranty, how is it installed, etc.…

2013 Design Expo: Exhibitor Information

DESIGN EXPO SCHEDULE Texas Society of Architects 74th Annual Convention and Design Expo November 7-8, 2013 Fort Worth Convention Center – Exhibit Halls A&B Exhibitor Move-In Wednesday, November 06, 2013, 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm Thursday, November 07, 2013, 8:00 am – 2:30 pm Expo Exhibit Hours Thursday, November 07, 2013, 4:00 pm – 7:30 pm (Exhibit Hall Opens and a Texas-sized Happy Hour)   Friday, November 08, 2013, 11:00 am – 5:30 pm (Lunch in Expo Hall, Continuing Education sessions and Ice Cream Breaks on the show floor) Exhibitor Move-Out Friday, November 08, 2013, 5:45 pm – 10:00 pm   EXHIBITOR OPPORTUNITIES…