Imagine Houston Video

When do you get to spend three uninterrupted days indulging in your passion and focusing on your career? In our new video, "Imagine Houston," Gensler's James Furr, FAIA, and 2014 TxA President Val Glitsch, FAIA, invite you to do so by joining them for a one-of-a-kind architectural experience at the 75th Annual Convention and Design Expo in Houston! Imagine Houston from Texas Society of Architects on Vimeo. Mark your calendars, book your flights, and pack your bags, because it's time for the 75th Annual Texas Society of Architects Convention and Design Expo in Houston!  Houston's bustling economy has brought about tremendous growth within the…

PDR to Host Pecha Kucha-Style Event at TxA Conference

“Archi-Chat” will take place on Thursday, November 6, at 8:00 p.m. during the Texas Society of Architects 75th Annual Conference and Design Expo in Houston. The Pecha Kucha-style event will be presented by PDR and hosted by Edel Howlin, producer of Houston Matters Producer/Newshour Reporter. Visit our event page for tickets and location. Confirmed Speakers Patrick Bresnan & Ivete Lucas Patrick Bresnan (a.k.a. OTIS IKE) is a photographer, installation artist, sustainable builder, and filmmaker. From 2003 to 2007, he worked as a project manager for notable Mission School artists Clare Rojas and Barry McGee (a.k.a. Twist) in the creation of new work for exhibitions…

Fireside Chats: Meet the Speakers

< Annual Convention Home Page On Friday, November 7, from 1:00–2:00 p.m., TxA will host our annual Fireside Chats. A convention tradition, Fireside Chats provide small, intimate settings (no more than 25 people each) to promote conversations between emerging professionals and established architects This year's Fireside Chats feature the following eight prominent Texas Architects: Bob Borson, AIA  Dallas architect Bob Borson, AIA, is widely recognized as the blogger behind "Life of an Architect" — one of the world’s most popular architectural blogs. As an emerging voice within the architectural community, he has bridged the gap and engaged multiple generations of architects and architectural enthusiasts by sharing his…

2014 Conference: Volunteer to Help Students

< Back to Annual Convention Home Page   Mentor a Student If there’s one thing architectural students are hungry for, it’s mentorship — and you can help provide it! By designating yourself as a Conference Mentor, you can be paired up with a student to offer advice, experience, and information about the profession — and help navigating the conference. Students will have the option to sign up for the Mentorship Program on their registration form. The mentors and their assigned students will spend a few hours together on Friday (preferably in the Expo Hall). On Saturday, mentors and students will attend the Awards Luncheon; Mentorship Program participants will…

2014 Conference: Frequently Asked Questions

< Back to Annual Conference Home Page   REGISTRATION / SCHEDULE How do I register for the Annual Conference? I’m a Texas AIA member. Why don’t I see member registration options when I register? Who has to create an account? I forgot my password. What do I do? I forgot my email address. What do I do? What do all the colors along the side of the schedule mean? Why does the site allow me to book multiple things in the same timeslot? I want to register for a specific tour, but it is full. What do I do? The…

2014 Design Expo Attractions

  DESIGN EXPO HOURS Thursday, Nov. 6 4:30 pm – 7:30 pm Friday, Nov. 7 11:00 am – 5:30 pm   ATTRACTIONS ON THE EXPO FLOOR Center Square/Acme Brick Pavilion Come visit this year’s Center Square, which will focus on green roof technology. Located at the center of the Design Expo floor, the Center Square will feature emerging green roof technologies.Take the opportunity to relax in its informal seating, and chat with knowledgeable representatives about the products on display. Expo Welcome Party Kick off the 2014 Annual Conference with our Texas-Sized Happy Hour featuring Cajun, Italian, and Tex-Mex cuisines; cocktails, beer, and wine; and a chance to reconnect with…

2014 Keynote Speaker: Neri Oxman, MIT Media Lab

In the work of Neri Oxman, the disciplines of art, science, architecture, and ecology fuse to form a new kind of eco-activism — one based on the lessons of biomimicry. With breathtaking examples from her work — a chair that moves with your body weight, energy efficient buildings that can grow and change — Oxman provides a glimpse into the future of performance-driven design and how it's literally reshaping our physical world. We must look past the surface of an object, Oxman says, and think instead about "how it behaves." Avant garde yet wholly accessible, Oxman makes a powerful and…

2013 Convention Survey

Our 2013 Annual Convention and Design Expo was a great success! With over 400 attendees more than we had at last year's convention in Austin, more continuing education sessions than ever before, and a sold-out Design Expo, we had one of our biggest and boldest conventions yet. But, we can always improve. That's why we're asking all attendees to please fill out this brief 10-question question survey about your experiences during the convention, and how we can provide more service and more opportunities for all members of the architectural industry.  Your feedback and suggestions will help make our 75th Annual Convention,…

2013 Convention Attendee Continuing Education Credit

Certificates and Credit Your 2013 Texas Society of Architects Learning Unit Hours have been successfully tabulated. You can review your Continuing Education Certificate here. Please print out your certificate for your own records. This is the most important documentation of your convention attendance. Your AIA transcripts have also been updated. If you are an AIA Architect, Associate, or Emeritus member, please review your recorded hours here. Please be aware that the AIA stopped requiring and recording all Sustainable Design credit in 2012. You can view their official announcement here. All AIA transcripts currently show a total of 0.0 SD hours. However, the Texas…

Licensed Architect Fingerprinting to be Available at the 2013 Convention

The Texas Board of Architectural Examiners (TBAE) will require all Active-status registration renewals or new applications for registration to be fingerprinted, beginning with renewals or applications submitted on or after January 1, 2014. TBAE has a FAQ about the new rule here, and the Texas Society of Architect's position on this can be found in this blog article. More information and detailed instructions are coming soon from TBAE, and they will be updated on this page.   As architects prepare to join the many professions that already require fingerprinting as a condition of licensure — medicine, law, and engineering among them — we've worked with TBAE to…