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
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
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
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 Close: Mar. 17, 2017
Ads Due: Mar. 22, 2017
July / August
Feature: Density / Sprawl
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
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
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:
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.