The Texas Society of Architects hosted our Third Annual Design Conference: Borderlands in Austin this past weekend, Jan. 31–Feb. 2. Over 50 people were in attendance for the three-day event, which was filled with presentations, tours, and stimulating discussions.
A gallery of Instagram images (#DesCon2014) shared throughout the weekend by attendees at our 2014 Design Conference: Borderlands.
Our presenters included a notable line-up of architects hailing from the lands bordering our state. Rand Elliott, FAIA, of Oklahoma City, Victor Legorreta of Mexico City, Marlon Blackwell, FAIA, of Fayetteville, Ark., and Victor Trahan, FAIA, of New Orleans, all spoke to the audience about the their progressive bodies of work. Just some of the many topics addressed included adaptive reuse, material palettes, budget constraints, modeling software, and ecological responsiveness.
The conference tours gave conference participants a great opportunity to experience up-close some of the residential and education architecture projects that Austin has to offer. Attendees toured a Lake Austin home by Lake|Flato Architects and participated in a walking tour of The University of Texas East Campus led by Lawrence Speck, FAIA. They also enjoyed a reception at a residence designed by Frank Welch, FAIA.
Thanks to all our participants, speakers, tour hosts, conference organizers Michael Malone, AIA, and Mark T. Wellen, AIA, and staff for making “Borderlands” such a thought-provoking, inspiring experience! Stay tuned for a full wrap-up and photo gallery of the event. In the meantime, scroll down to enjoy more images from #DesCon2014.
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