Described by his local and national peers as a “born leader,” “talented architect,” “game changer,” and “titan…whose influence will ripple through our ranks for years,” Tommy Neal Cowan, FAIA, received the Texas Architects 2011 Lifetime Achievement Medal on October 28 at an awards ceremony in Dallas.
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Fountain Place, which received a 2011 Texas Architects Design Award, is featured in this podcast from the award-winning radio program The Shape of Texas. The podcast also includes a number of episodes on the following projects in Dallas: Reunion Tower, Adolphus Hotel, DART Rail Stations, Turtle Creek, Victory Park, Sixth Floor Museum, Thanksgiving Square, Highland Park Village, and TI Semiconductor Building.
An October 27 Austin Business Journal interview with Larry Speck, FAIA, principal at Page Southerland Page and Texas Architects Board member, explores the topic of how architecture influences lifestyle.
“As the voice for Texas architecture, our role is to elevate the general public’s aspirations for the built environment. More than ever, our society needs safe, beautiful, and sustainable environments. Our re-purposed web presence is aimed toward stirring the imagination and making that case in increasingly expanding ways,” says President Dan Hart, AIA, PE.
In 1999, 500 Chicon was empty and undefined. Three years later, it was an award-winning building.
Texas Architects moves into its new headquarters office at 500 Chicon. renovation/interior design by Jacqui Dodson, AIA (2011)
The Austin office of the graphic design firm FD2S wins a 2002 Texas Society of Architects Design Award. (2002)
Graphic design firm FD2S adapts a 1920s oil storage warehouse in east Austin into its headquarters office. Stern and Bucek Architects (2002)
Featuring the Architecture of Frank Welch, FAIA
Architecture Tours and Learning Opportunities
17-18 February 2012
“This is an example of a Texas-based architect working outside their specific region and really understanding the landscape and architecture of that region. The relationship of the indoor spaces to the outdoor spaces is really quite wonderful.”
Steve Dumez, FAIA
2011 Design Awards Juror