A Container Bar

“She’s almost three months old now, but her personality isn’t clearly defined yet," says Bridget Dunlap. "We’re still figuring out who she is.” Dunlap is speaking of Container Bar, her latest Rainey Street “offspring.” Five years in the making, the bar was created with seven shipping containers — five 8-feet-by-20-feet and two 8-feet-by-40-feet — and its design is a major departure from Dunlap’s four other Rainey Street establishments (Clive Bar, Bar 96, Bar Illegal, and the recently closed Lustre Pearl), most of which are located in renovated old houses.  By contrast, Container Bar is a series of indoor and outdoor environments with upstairs balconies and ground-floor courtyards. The shipping container…

Architects Talking to Architects: Candid Rogers, AIA

Candid Rogers, AIA, is the principal architect at Candid Rogers Studio in San Antonio.  Candid Rogers, AIA – courtesy Candid Rogers Where did you grow up? I grew up on a ranch southwest of San Antonio. That experience of being in the rural landscape shapes my thinking today. It pushes me to design with connection to place and site. Pen, pencil, or computer? Pencil, pen, and coffee are my mediums of choice. The ability to quickly express or develop a concept by hand with the tactile quality of the materials in and under hand is something the computer cannot do yet.  Between pencils (both the garden…

Architect Talking to Architects: Larry Paschall, AIA

Larry Paschall, AIA, is vice president, project architect, and unsuspecting party planner for HPD Architecture. He is the organizer of The Architecture Happy Hour and co-host of The Architecture Happy Hour podcast. In his spare time, he serves on the board of directors for both the North Texas GLBT Chamber of Commerce and its charitable organization, the Leadership Education & Advocacy Program (LEAP). Larry Paschall, AIA – photo courtesy Larry Paschall Where did you grow up? My husband will tell you he’s still waiting for that to happen. Geographically, I grew up in Arlington, Texas. I moved to Dallas in 1993 and have been here since, with the exception of the two years…

2014 Texas Trailbreak Reception in Chicago

This month at the 2014 AIA National Convention in Chicago, the Texas Society of Architects will host our annual Texas Trailbreak Reception to honor the 21 new Texan members of the AIA College of Fellows. The 2014 Texas Trailbreak Reception will take place on Friday, June 27, from 6:00–7:30 p.m. at the Congress Plaza Hotel (520 S. Michigan Ave), directly across the street from the Fellows Investiture Ceremony. Meet us on the third floor in the Florentine Room to help us recognize and honor the new Texas Fellows. All the new Fellows will be in attendance, and everyone, Texan or otherwise, is invited. We hope you take…