Bill Booziotis, FAIA: 1935–2016

Bill Booziotis, FAIA – photo by Cason Hallock Bill Booziotis, FAIA, passed away on May 11. The son of Greek immigrants, Booziotis was born in Dallas in 1935. He studied architecture at The University of Texas at Austin and Massachusetts Institute of Technology. In 1965, he became a founding partner of Thomas and Booziotis, which became Booziotis & Company Architects in 1989.  Booziotis was an influential architect who left his stamp on his hometown through work for the Dallas Museum of Art, Texas Instruments, and The University of Texas at Dallas. He designed unique residential projects, including the residence affectionately known…

The Roses Underneath

C.F. Yetmen showcases her architectural knowledge in "The Rose Underneath," a post-World War II thriller with an architect hero at the heart of the story. “The Roses Underneath” C.F. Yetmen Ypsilon & Co. Press (2014) Review by Helen Thompson One of the heroes in C.F. Yetmen’s enthralling debut novel, “The Roses Underneath,” is an architect, which shouldn’t come as a surprise to Texas professionals who recognize the author’s name. When she's not writing novels, Yetmen devotes her professional life to preparing nomination packages for AIA fellowship candidates. Clear writing and good research are tools of her trade. These habits fortify the…

Beyond the Boardroom: AIA Repositioning/Grassroots

"Beyond the Boardroom" is a new blog column by Texas Society of Architects EVP James T. Perry.  As a relative newcomer (2+ years) to the Texas Society of Architects and AIA, last week I attended Grassroots for the third time, participating with great interest and learning a good deal more about the Institute’s processes, staff and board. The AIA “repositioning” effort seems to me to be a very good development for all. As someone who has regularly witnessed the wry expression on members’ faces when AIA is discussed, I’m glad to know the need for change is recognized. Through member surveys…