Entries by Alyssa Morris

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…

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….

All Mixed Up

Exhibit ReviewMapping Memory: Space and History in 16th-century MexicoBlanton Museum of Art, AustinThrough August 25 The story of Hernando Cortés’ conquest of Mexico, which began 500 years ago this August, has been told many times. It has been romanticized — Cortés burning his ships to give his army no choice but to march inland, Moctezuma’s…

Community First: Bringing More Voices Into Design

Housing will never solve homelessness, but community will.​”​ This is the guiding belief of Alan Graham, founder of Community First! Village in Austin, Texas. Nestled just outside the city limits, the village is a master-planned community of microhomes, cottages, and RVs for individuals who have experienced chronic homelessness. By Community First! Village’s definition, an individual…

How Architects Can Present at SXSW

On July 1, South by Southwest will open the public call for submissions for its 2020 Interactive Festival, which is one of the world’s most important conferences about emerging technology and the future of society. While tech has been the focus of the event, over the years it has grown to include presentations on everything…