2016 Conference – Save the Date!

Our 77th Annual Conference and Design Expo, themed “Conference,” will take place on November 3-5, 2016. More than 3,000 people will convene at the Henry B. Gonzales Convention Center in San Antonio, the heart of Texas history, for this event. Sessions and tours will explore how different cultures, geographical features, and design ideas have come together to influence the development and ongoing transformation of San Antonio, as well as other cities across the state, and how various disciplines and approaches are being combined to produce meaningful impact on the built environment. Our Call for Presentations for this conference will open in January. We will be searching for the most…

UTSOA Studio to Bring the WATNEY to SXSW

The WATNEY will be installed at Republic Square Park in Austin during SXSW Eco – rendering courtesy Kory Bieg The Bieg Design V studio at The University of Texas at Austin School of Architecture is currently designing an ambitious installation project called WATNEY to be on display at SXSW Eco this March. The installation will be designed and built by a group of 13 students, led by Assistant Professor Kory Bieg. The design explores how digital software and fabrication techniques can be applied to art and architecture and offers a new way of using waffle, or structural rib-systems, for the construction of complex forms.…

Products: Curtain Wall Systems

By Rita Catinella Orrell These curtain wall and glazing solutions help architects keep building views at a premium without sacrificing thermal efficiency, structural integrity, and sun control. CRL-US Aluminum Unit-Glazed Systems crlaurence.com CRL-U.S. Aluminum’s new Unit-Glazed Systems for installing commercial storefronts and window walls allow glaziers to fabricate in their own shop environments, reducing field labor by as much as 50 percent while accelerating the installation process. The manufacturer’s Unit Split mullions and Gravity Loaded sill flashing enable installers to easily snap each Unit-Glazed section together in the field. All Unit-Glazed Systems have been fully tested and approved for structural…

Conference CE Certificates Now Available for Review

Learning unit hours for our 76th Annual Conference and Design Expo have been calculated. Attendees can now log into the following portal to review their conference CE certificate: CONference CE CERTIFICATE WEBSITE: https://w3.smartreg.com/webreg/TSA15/CEU/  Login Information You will need to log in using your Registration ID number. All attendees were sent an email providing this information on November 30. If you do not have this email, your Registration ID number can also be found in the confirmation email you received when you registered for conference (which came from no-reply@texasarchitects.org with the subject line “Texas Architects – Conference Payment”). If neither of these emails can…

2015 Design Conference: CRAFT

*****The 2015 Design Conference is SOLD OUT. To be placed on the waitlist, you must complete the Registration Form and submit it to arlena@texasarchitects.org. If you are enrolled from the waitlist, you will be notified by email.***** During the Fourth Annual Design Conference, explore how Craft — the art and science of how materials come together to make architecture — has influenced the creation of architecture in the 19th, 20th, and 21st centuries. The conference will be framed by a discussion of O’Neil Ford and how he blended both historic and modern ideas about craft to create an architecture that is uniquely suited to its…