2015 Conference: Frequently Asked Questions

< Back to Annual Conference Home Page   REGISTRATION / SCHEDULE How do I register for the Annual Conference? I’m a Texas AIA member. Why don’t I see member registration options when I register? Who has to create an account? I forgot my password. What do I do? I forgot my email address. What do I do? What do all the colors along the side of the schedule mean? Why does the site allow me to book multiple things in the same timeslot? I want to register for a specific tour, but it is full. What do I do? The…

Advocacy Update: Annual License Renewal Fees Reduced

Thanks to the collaborative effort of numerous professional organizations, including the Texas Society of Architects (TxA), the annual license renewal fees will decrease by $200 starting September 1.  Let me repeat, beginning with those with birthdays in September, the cost to renew your license will be $200 less this year — and next year — and the year after, etc. Working with physicians, realtors, lawyers, and every other professional group whose members had been required to pay $200 per year directly to the state’s General Revenue Fund ($150) and Education Fund ($50). We eliminated this direct professional tax, which when combined…

Architects Talking to Architects: Andrew Houston, Assoc. AIA

Andrew Grant Houston, Assoc. AIA, is a project designer at Derrington Building Studio in Austin. Andrew Grant Houston, Assoc. AIA –photo courtesy Andrew Houston Where did you grow up? I was born and spent most of my years before college in San Antonio. However, I’ve also lived in other smaller cities in Texas — namely Uvalde, Del Rio, and New Braunfels. Additionally, I spent a summer in Pisa, Italy as a kid. The variability of where I grew up has impacted my understanding of Texas as an amazing place, while realizing that there is a big, whole wide world outside of…

John Only Greer, FAIA: 1933–2015

A longtime advocate for and leader of the profession, John Only Greer was born in Henderson, Texas, on October 21, 1933. Upon graduating from Thomas Jefferson High School in Port Arthur, Greer attended Texas A&M University and received his bachelor's in architecture in 1957. After several years in the army, he returned to A&M and earned his Masters.  Greer went on to serve on the Texas A&M University faculty for 49 years. His ideas for elevating professional practice studies created courses that have become national models, and his work as an administrator pushed the department forward, shaping a leading-edge architectural program that emphasized design, academics, technology and practice equally. Many generations of…

2015 TxA Emerging Design + Technology: Call for Papers

The TxA Emerging Design + Technology conference brings experimental research and exploration among academics and practitioners to a broad audience of designers, practicing architects, construction industry executives, building products manufacturers, students, and other researchers. It takes advantage of the collection of over 3,000 representatives of these fields at the Texas Society of Architects Annual Conference and Design Expo to create a forum for sharing new ideas being formulated in schools of architecture and elsewhere. Selected academics and researchers will have the opportunity to present their papers at three 90-minute sessions at the Texas Society of Architects 76th Annual Conference and Design Expo, taking place November…

Architects Talking to Architects: Charles E. Brant, AIA

Charles E. Brant, AIA, a native of Kansas, has lived in Dallas for 11 years enjoying the neighborhood character of the city's constantly evolving districts. Currently, Brant is an associate and project manager at Perkins+Will focusing on the K-12 market. He is also an active AIA Dallas member: he has participated in and led the Emerging Leaders Program and is the current chair of the chapter's Public Policy Committee. Additionally, he has served on the planning committees for the Form Follows Fitness 5K, which benefits the Dallas Center for Architecture, and the NCARB ARE 5.0 Task Force. ​ Charles E. Brant, AIA – photo courtesy Perkins+Will Where did you grow up? I’m…