2017 Prosperity Conference

REGISTER FOR THE CONFERENCE   2017 PROSPERITY CONFERENCE "WHO’S FLYING THE PLANE?!" The Waco Hippodrome 724 Austin Ave. Waco, TX 76701   About the Conference TxA invites you and the future leaders of your firm to participate in this engaging event to change the future of your practice. You will: Gain significant insight into best practices for marketing, sales strategies, and financial profitably; Learn secrets for small business owners; and Leave with an action plan to improve your firm.  We can have a prosperous firm — but first — we have to answer the question: "Who is flying the plane in your firm?!”   Thursday, August…

Advocacy Update: Sprint to the Finish

What a week it was, and it was only the start of our “85th Sprint to the Finish!” We had six bills that we consider part of our package heard in committee, and a seventh was posted for a hearing on the following Monday, April 24. Monday’s bill is HB 2343, our “Right to Repair” language that was identified on Architects Day back in February as one of our top three priorities. While time is short, we finally have our shot—and intend to make the most of it. All six bills that were heard had no apparent opposition, which is very important…

2016 Studio Awards

Design Awards Jury Announced

The three  jurors for this year’s TxA Design Awards are Marcio Kogan, Hon. AIA, David Miller, FAIA, and Julie Snow, FAIA. As a reminder, entries are due April 4. Marcio Kogan is the founding architect at studio mk27. He was born in the chaotic city of São Paulo and graduated from FAU-Mackenzie in 1976. He is a guest professor at the Politecnico di Milano and Escola da Cidade, where he recently concluded his Masters in Education, Society and Culture. He worked as a movie director until shooting his first feature in 1988 and then, bankrupt, had to content himself with being an…

2017 Conference Hotel Now Accepting Reservations

Our 2017 Conference will take place in Austin on November 9–11 at the Austin Convention Center. The headquarters hotel is the Hilton Austin. Use the link below to reserve your room: Hilton Austin Hotel 500 E. 4th Street Austin, Texas 78701 https://aws.passkey.com/go/2017AnnualConventionExpo To make a reservation by phone, call 1-800-445-8667. Mention the code “TSA” when calling to book the group rate. The rate cut-off date is October 2.      

2017 Texas Fellows

The American Institute of Architects has announced the 2017 inductees to its prestigious College of Fellows. The honor is conferred for significant contributions to the profession and to society; it is a distinction held by only about three percent of AIA members nationwide. Congratulations to the following TxA members on their elevation to AIA Fellowship.  Anthony Alofsin, FAIA Austin An architect, architectural historian, and educator, Anthony Alofsin has transformed the profession's understanding of Frank Lloyd Wright, expanded the history of modern architecture, and advanced themes of modernism from Central Europe to American design education. His books include "When Buildings Speak," "The Struggle for Modernism," and…