Design Awards Jury Announced

The three  jurors for this year’s TxA Design Awards are Marcio Kogan, Hon. AIA, David Miller, FAIA, and Julie Snow, FAIA. As a reminder, entries are due April 4. Marcio Kogan is the founding architect at studio mk27. He was born in the chaotic city of São Paulo and graduated from FAU-Mackenzie in 1976. He is a guest professor at the Politecnico di Milano and Escola da Cidade, where he recently concluded his Masters in Education, Society and Culture. He worked as a movie director until shooting his first feature in 1988 and then, bankrupt, had to content himself with being an…

2017 Texas Fellows

The American Institute of Architects has announced the 2017 inductees to its prestigious College of Fellows. The honor is conferred for significant contributions to the profession and to society; it is a distinction held by only about three percent of AIA members nationwide. Congratulations to the following TxA members on their elevation to AIA Fellowship.  Anthony Alofsin, FAIA Austin An architect, architectural historian, and educator, Anthony Alofsin has transformed the profession's understanding of Frank Lloyd Wright, expanded the history of modern architecture, and advanced themes of modernism from Central Europe to American design education. His books include "When Buildings Speak," "The Struggle for Modernism," and…

Studio Award Winners Announced

Congratulations to the 2016 TxA Studio Award winners! Aaron Seward traveled to New York City and met the studio awards jury at the offices of Diller Scoifidio + Renfro (DS+R). The distinguished panel of jurors consisted of three DS+Rers: firm principal Charles Renfro, AIA; associate Brian Tabolt, who is also an assistant professor at Cooper Union, visiting critic at Syracuse NYC, and a 2009-10 Peter Reyner Banham Fellow; and Sean Gallagher, who is director of sustainable design at DS+R and on the faculty at Columbia University GSAPP. The jurors deliberated over 45 entries, selecting 5 winning projects. The winners are listed below along with descriptions provided by their…

2016 AIA Fellows Announced

On Friday, February 12, the American Institute of Architects announced the newest members of its prestigious College of Fellows. Only about 3,200 of AIA's more than 88,000 members hold this distinction. Congratulations to the 149 individuals elevated to Fellowship this year, including the following 11 Texas Society of Architects members recognized in 2016. James Brady, FAIA AIA Austin In his 45-year career in education as architect, planner, and advocate, Jim Brady, FAIA, has created exemplary student-centered learning environments, championed best practices and stakeholder engagement that keep learning at the forefront of the planning and design process, and transformed organizational and…

2015 Studio Awards — Winners Announced

(Clockwise from top left) The winning projects: Kaihui Exchange by WW Architecture in Houston; J-Camp by Interloop Architecture in Houston; Saints Peter and Paul Chapel by Danze Blood Architects; and Dalian Airport Terminal Competition, Dalian Zhoushuizi International Airport by Corgan Dallas – renderings courtesy 2015 Studio Awards recipients The Texas Society of Architects Studio Awards recognize unbuilt projects demonstrating innovation and excellence in design. The program emphasizes real or theoretical projects that go beyond the boundaries of architecture to address current critical issues. This year's submissions offered a variety of building typologies proposed for locations in Texas and abroad, predominately Asia. Four projects were selected from among the 72 entries.…

2015 Honor Awards

Please join us in congratulating our 2015 Honor Award recipients. Honorees will be recognized at our 76th Annual Convention and Design Expo, which will take place on November 5–7, 2015, in Dallas. They will also be featured in the November/December 2015 issue of Texas Architect.  2015 HONOR AWARDS Medal for Lifetime Achievement in Honor of Llewellyn W. Pitts FAIA Bryce A. Weigand, FAIA, Dallas An award-winning institutional designer, an exemplary leader at all levels of the AIA, and a tireless leader in the community, Weigand has devoted his life to producing worthy buildings and strengthening the profession. His career, propelled by the belief that architecture…

2015 Design Awards — Winners Announced

The 2015 Design Awards jurors met in Austin on May 7–8 to review all the entries. In their final selections, the jurors unanimously felt they had pushed one another to find architectural distinction in an array of project types that no single one of them would have arrived at on their own. Brief descriptions of the jury's response to selected projects are summarized below. The winning projects will be featured in the September/October 2015 issue of Texas Architect; the firms/designers will also be honored during TxA's 76th Annual Convention and Design Expo in Dallas this November.   CCR1 Residence Cedar Creek Reservoir Wernerfield This predominately horizontal structure has an amazing…

14 Texas Architects Elevated to Fellowship in 2015

Chuck Armstrong, FAIA AIA Dallas Chuck Armstrong is a national leader in the design of large public projects emphasizing a sense of place and the well being of the user. Such award-winning projects include the headquarters for MCI and Exxon, and the new Parkland Hospital in Dallas, the largest public hospital in the U.S. Armstrong is also recognized for landmark airport terminal designs lauded for their way-finding clarity and use of natural light, which he’s created for some of the country’s largest aviation destinations. For the last 17 years, he has served as design director for Corgan, and his leadership has…

Two Texas Architects Honored With AIA’s 2015 Young Architects Award

Derek C. Webb, AIA (L) and Jim Henry, AIA (R) are among the 14 recipients of this year's AIA Young Architects Award. – photos courtesy the honorees On January 26, the American Institute of Architects announced the recipients of its 2015 Young Architects Award. This honor is given to professionals who have been licensed 10 years or fewer and have shown exceptional leadership and made significant contributions to the profession early in their careers. Two of this year's 14 recipients, Derek C. Webb, AIA, and James "Jim" Henry, AIA, are Texas Society of Architects members. Congratulations, Derek and Jim! Derek C. Webb, AIA
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Tiny Victories Competition Winners

AIA Austin and Community First! announced the winners of the Tiny Victories design competition today. The contest sought innovative solutions for affordable, efficient housing and challenged architects to design safe, sustainable, quality microhouses for the homeless. The winning projects will be built at Community First! Village, a 27-acre master-planned community that will provide housing and a wide range of community resources for the disabled and chronically homeless in Central Texas. The initiative is a program of Mobile Loaves & Fishes of Austin. Construction of the homes is expected to begin in March of 2015.  MICROPOD Stephi Motal, AIA, Black + Vernooy Architects …