2017 Architects Day

What is Architects Day? Architects Day (previously known as Advocates for Architecture Day) is a special event hosted by the Texas Society of Architects. Architects from across the state converge on the Texas Capitol to meet with legislators to promote the importance of our profession. The next Architects Day will take place on February 7, 2017. Participants will meet in the morning to receive special training on key issues and messages we wish to share with legislators, as well as tips for conducting successful visits. Legislative meetings will happen in the afternoon. How to Register Online registration for 2017 Architects Day…

2017 Design Conference

The 2017 Design Conference is SOLD OUT.  Our Sixth Annual Design Conference will explore the theme of “Clarity” in design. The conference will be held in Marfa, where high desert skies, light, and landscape define a clarity of place, one which remains remote and alluring to many contemporary artists, architects, and patrons alike. DATES February 24–26, 2017 KEYNOTE SPEAKERS Presenters at the 2017 Design Conference will include: Carlos Jiménez, ​Carlos Jiménez Studio (Houston) Rick Joy, FAIA, Rick Joy Architects (Tucson, Arizona) Christine Ten Eyck, PLA, FASLA, Ten Eyck Landscape Architects (Austin) Individual presentations by these three distinguished designers and a panel…

Architects Talking to Architects: James Haliburton, AIA

James Haliburton, AIA, is a partner at SZH Architecture in Bryan and is a lecturer at Texas A&M University. He enjoys writing in the third person, riding motorcycles, playing contact sports, engaging in witty banter, and being a dad. James Haliburton, AIA – courtesy James Haliburton Do you listen to music when designing? What kind? I listen to music constantly. Sometimes the music is coming from speakers, and sometimes it is just in my head. When I’m entrenched in creative activities, I usually waffle between music with a fast beat with lyrics that are full of angst and classical music.…

Facades+ Dallas Conference

Home to Morphosis‘ Perot Museum of Nature and Science, the Santiago Calatrava–designed Margaret Hunt Hill Bridge, and a starchitecture-studded cultural district, Dallas is increasingly an architectural destination in its own right. This fall, AEC industry professionals have one more reason to visit: the inaugural Facades+ Dallas conference, taking place October 30–31 at CityPlace Events. The Facades+ conference’s Dallas debut is a homecoming of sorts for the native Texans on the planning team, who include AN founder and publisher Diana Darling, AN managing editor Aaron Seward, andMode Lab founding partner Ronnie Parsons. The not-to-be-missed event begins with a symposiumfeaturing the movers and shakers of high-performance envelope design, like keynote presenters Antoine Predock and Marlon Blackwell, plus special appearances by Jeremy Strick,…

Architects Talking to Architects: Sergio Botero, Assoc. AIA

Sergio Botero, Assoc. AIA, works at Gensler in Austin. Currently, he is working on the design and coordination of the new phases of The Domain, a unique mixed-use, pedestrian-oriented project that seeks to celebrate Austin’s culture. Prior to joining Gensler, Botero worked on the design of the award-winning Circuit of the Americas Formula 1 buildings with Miró Rivera Architects. Sergio Botero, Assoc. AIA – courtesy Sergio Botero If you had not studied architecture, what other profession would you have pursued? Becoming an architect has literally been the adventure of a lifetime. Although I dreamt of being an architect as a child, I thought I could escape from…

Attention Students: Free Conference Registration Plus a $50 Visa Card

If you haven’t registered for the Texas Society of Architects 75th Annual Conference and Design Expo, you’re missing out on a fantastic deal. As an architecture student, you are qualified to receive a free registration to the conference, which is happening in Houston at the George R. Brown Conference Center on November 6–8, 2014. Plus, if you sign up to monitor three continuing education (CE) sessions during the conference, you will receive a $50 Visa card. Best of all, you will have the opportunity to hear inspiring presentations by leaders in the field, experience our exciting Design Expo featuring more…

Architects Talking to Architects: Brian Cay, Assoc. AIA

Brain Cay, Assoc. AIA, is the vice chair for the AIA Dallas Architecture Matters committee, works at PBK in Dallas, is on the verge of being professional wasp killer, can bench 400 lbs, and has a look that definitely stands out in a room full of architects.  Brian Cay, Assoc. AIA – courtesy of Brian Cay Where did you grow up? I grew up in Topeka, Kansas, or as my friends and I called it growing up, "Top City." Topeka has a small city feel and was a great place to grow up. I also spent a large amount of time in Lawrence,…