Architects Talking to Architects: Beth Brant, AIA

Beth Brant, AIA, works at DSGN Associates as a project architect and director of sustainability. Brant received her Masters of Architecture from the Texas A&M University College of Architecture. She lives with her husband, daughter, and two beagles in Dallas.  Beth Brant, AIA – photo courtesy Beth Brant Where did you grow up? I grew up in Garland, Texas. Growing up in suburbia can be pretty boring for a kid. In my middle school days, just walking to the convenience store down the block seemed like a pretty daring or rebellious thing to do. If you were not an architect, what other profession would…

Project ArchiTX: Palma Plaza House

Contemporary cool meets neoclassical character in Hugh Jefferson Randolph Architects' Austin family residence renovation, Palma Plaza House.  Project Palma Plaza House, Austin Client Ryan and Kim Battle Architect Hugh Jefferson Randolph Architects Photographers Atelier Wong Photography; Whit Preston Photography; Casey Dunn   The clients, a family of four, began their search for a new home with one thought in mind: "Keep your eyes open for a smaller, centrally located, older home with renovation potential." Once the perfect 1935 Greek Revival cottage was located, the creative family brought in Austin-based Hugh Jefferson Randolph Architects to begin the remodel. The cottage had a strong, yet not overly unique or idiosyncratic, architectural character, which gave…