Architectural Design Competition: UL Learning Lab

The University of Louisiana at Lafayette recently announced a call for submission to design a new learning laboratory on the Lafayette campus. UL is looking for design concepts that support the core mission: leading education for all of Louisiana. The UL Laboratory School functions in connection with the colleges of education to immerse teacher candidates in real classrooms. UL envisions the new Learning Lab for the Laboratory School as a space that advocates for curiosity, creativity, connectivity, and collaboration among students, teachers, administrators, and the community. Submissions are encouraged to break from traditional educational architecture formulas and think creatively and…

Community Design Blog: Engagement + Implementation 

In the Fall of 2018, the Latinos in Architecture Committee (LiA) was asked by City Councilwoman Shirley Gonzáles and San Antonio’s Center City Development and Operations Department to assist with community meetings in order to better understand how allocated funds for Plaza Guadalupe could be utilized. Plaza Guadalupe is a historic site located on the west side of San Antonio. The plaza, owned by the City of San Antonio and Managed by the Avenida Guadalupe Association (AGA), is a vital and valued space. It is the location of night markets, local festivals, and where Julián Castro chose to announce his presidential…

2019 Studio Awards

Congratulations to our 2019 Studio Award winners! TA Editor Aaron Seward traveled to New York and oversaw the jury. Florian Idenburg, AIA, co-founder of SO-IL, Oana Stănescu, founder of Oana Stănescu Design Studio, Mimi Hoang, AIA, co-founder of nARCHITECTS, and Marc Fornes, founder and principal of THEVERYMANY,  deliberated over 50 projects and chose five winners. The winning projects are listed below in no particular order. A feature about the Studio Award winners will appear in the November/December issue of Texas Architect. Attwater Acclimation and Release Pen by: David Heymann, FAIA, with Kuan-Ying Chiu, Whitney Moore, and Tim Petersen Discontinuous Monument…

2019 Honor Awards

The Texas Society of Architects is pleased to announce our 2019 Honor Award recipients. This program recognizes exceptional members, firms, individuals, and organizations for outstanding achievements in support of the profession of architecture, the built environment, and quality of life in Texas. Recipients will be spotlighted on the TxA blog and social media in the coming months. They will also be recognized at various events during our 80th Annual Conference and Design Expo, taking place on October 24–26 in Galveston. Join us in congratulating the honorees! Medal for Lifetime Achievement in Honor of Llewellyn W. Pitts FAIAChris Carson, FAIASan Antonio…