2017 Texas Architect Editorial Calendar

Texas Architect Magazine

-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 fun. Also: Restaurants and the latest luminaires.

Editorial Submissions: Aug. 1, 2016
Ads Close: Nov. 11, 2016
Ads Due: Nov. 16, 2016

March / April

Feature: Littoral / Terrestrial
Portfolio: Transit
Products: Street Furniture

The meeting of water and land has shaped human settlement throughout history. In this era of rising sea levels and shifting climate patterns, that influence is as strong and urgent as ever, challenging architecture to respond to imminent change. In this issue we look at communities on the Gulf Coast that are facing the deluge, and those inland seeking to better manage every last drop. Also: Transportation and things to sit on in the thoroughfare.

Editorial Submissions: Nov. 1, 2016
Ads Close: Jan. 13, 2017
Ads Due: Jan. 18, 2017

May / June

Feature: Sacred / Profane
Portfolio: Outpatient
Products: Healthcare

The service of humankind’s spiritual impulses has generated some of the world’s most sublime architectural monuments, but the secular realm is not without its magnificent structures. In this issue we contemplate architecture of sacred and profane glory. Also: The rise of outpatient medical facilities and objects of healing.

Editorial Submissions: Dec. 1, 2016
Ads CloseMar. 17, 2017
Ads Due: Mar. 22, 2017

July / August

Feature: Density / Sprawl
Portfolio: Shopping
Products: Containers

Texas is at a stage of development where its cities are at once getting denser in their cores and continuing to sprawl out and subsume ever-greater tracts of ranch, farm, and wild land into suburbs. In this issue we investigate the solutions architects are creating for both conditions and what they say about our culture and society today. Also: Retail and places to put stuff.

Editorial Submissions: Feb. 1, 2017
Ads Close: May 19, 2017
Ads Due: May 24, 2017

September / October

Feature: Design Awards
Products: Surfaces

In this issue we showcase the winners of the Texas Society of Architects’ 2017 Design Awards program. These projects, selected by a jury of award-winning architects from across the country and around the world, run the gamut of typology and exhibit the range and excellence of the state’s architectural practitioners. Also: The best in floors, walls, ceilings, and countertops.

Editorial Submissions: April 1, 2017
Ads Close: July 14, 2017
Ads Due: July 19, 2017

November / December

Feature: Money
Portfolio: Workplace
Products: Office furniture

The relationship between architecture and money is an uneasy one. Budgets are rarely sufficient to realize the ideal visions of architects, but such constraints can lead to interesting solutions. In this issue we reckon with the uncomfortable reality of dollars and cents, the developers who handle the bottom line, and the designers who do their best. Also: Offices and the furniture that loves them.

Editorial Submissions: June 1, 2017
Ads Close: Sept. 15, 2017
Ads Due: Sept. 20, 2017

Submitting a Project

If you have a project that you would like us to consider for a particular issue, email the editor. If your project is selected for publication, the TA staff will request more information and materials, as specified on the following documents:

Digital Image Guidelines
Materials Checklist

Please note that there is no need for any images provided to conform to these specs until your project is accepted for publication. Low-res images are preferable when submitting your project for consideration.