TxA Holiday Hours

The office of the Texas Society of Architects will be closed for the Thanksgiving Holiday. We will close at noon on Wednesday, November 23, and re-open on Monday, November 27, at 8:30 a.m.

Jim Hendricks, FAIA

Jim Hendricks passed away on September 25, 2016 in Rockwall, Texas. Jim was honored as a Fellow of the AIA and was a lifelong member of the Texas Society of Architects, where he was often recognized for his architectural design work, winning many competitions and honors over years of practice. He was born in Fort Worth and graduated from the University of Texas. He is remembered for his success in large-scale public projects and smaller scale businesses and residences known throughout the state. He personally oversaw the restoration of the School Book Depository Museum and the plan for its reuse…

Future Convention Dates

2018 Fort Worth: November 8–10 2019 Galveston: October 24–26 2020 Dallas: October 29–31

Patrick Swearingen Chumney, AIA Emeritus: 1933-2016

Patrick Swearingen Chumney, AIA Emeritus, died on October 4, 2016. He was 83 years old. Chumney had been a member of AIA San Antonio since 1966. He graduated from The University of Texas at Austin with a degree in architecture. Chumney started his architecture career at Bartlett Cooke and Associates and went on to found his own firm, Chumney and Associates, in 1983. Noteworthy designs include the Frost Bank Tower in San Antonio and the HEB Arsenal corporate headquarters, among many others. Chumney had only retired a year ago, after designing many institutional and school buildings later in his career.…

Welcome, New Members!

Welcome, new TxA members! We are thrilled to have added 367 new members since the beginning of 2016.  Mr. Christopher J. Balli, Assoc. AIA Mr. Derek S. Barcinski, AIA Mrs. Katherine B. Blair, AIA Mr. Gordon Bohmfalk, AIA Mr. Joseph R. Boyle, AIA Mr. Timothy  B. Buckman, AIA Mr. Joseph D'Elia, Assoc. AIA Mr. Eric Dethamphaivan, Assoc. AIA Mr. Frank C. Farkash, AIA Mr. Jose L. Figueroa, Intl. Assoc. AIA Mr. Robert D. Fillpot, AIA Mr. Clinton R. Garwood, AIA Ms. Samantha A. George, Assoc. AIA Ms. Andrea Hellerman, Assoc. AIA Miss Abigail Henson, AIA Mr. Benjamin Higgins, Assoc. AIA…

Studio Award Winners Announced

Congratulations to the 2016 TxA Studio Award winners! Aaron Seward traveled to New York City and met the studio awards jury at the offices of Diller Scoifidio + Renfro (DS+R). The distinguished panel of jurors consisted of three DS+Rers: firm principal Charles Renfro, AIA; associate Brian Tabolt, who is also an assistant professor at Cooper Union, visiting critic at Syracuse NYC, and a 2009-10 Peter Reyner Banham Fellow; and Sean Gallagher, who is director of sustainable design at DS+R and on the faculty at Columbia University GSAPP. The jurors deliberated over 45 entries, selecting 5 winning projects. The winners are listed below along with descriptions provided by their…

2016 Honor Awards

Medal for Lifetime Achievement in Honor of Llewellyn W. Pitts FAIA Sinclair Black, FAIA, Austin Professor Sinclair Black’s career in professional practice and architectural education demonstrates a lifetime of courageous accomplishment in urban planning and the built environment. He is the educator of generations of architects and planners and has produced publications, learned articles, and lectures in support of AIA and the profession. His career has included significant advancement of standards for urban public spaces and innovative master planning. Black has been a visionary in advocating for the importance of natural environments within Austin’s urban core, and in the revitalization…

Board Photo Temporary Article

Architeens

Students pose with their creation at the end-of-camp presentation. – photo by James Sharp Last week, The University of Texas at Arlington’s College of Architecture, Planning, and Public Affairs (CAPPA) hosted a week-long summer camp for 23 high school students interested in architecture and interior design. The students were treated to an immersive experience, staying in dorms at UTA and working in the studio from 9 to 5 daily. The camp, which is in its 10th year, is overseen by CAPPA Assistant Dean Rebecca Boles, AIA. Summer@CAPPA students, immersed in their artistic pursuits – photo by James Sharp At the end of…

2017 Texas Architect Editorial Calendar

-photo by Casey Dunn The 2017 editorial calendar for Texas Architect magazine is now available. The year’s themes focus on the juxtapositions and contrasts present in the architectural world. Instructions for submitting a project for consideration are included at the bottom of this post. January / February Feature: Knowledge / Folly Portfolio: Dine Products: Lighting In this issue we examine architecture’s role in encouraging the acquisition of knowledge, whether by providing facilities for the teaching of theory or a framework for experience. And since life and learning don’t have to be all serious, we explore the architecture of silliness and…