The Voice for Texas Architecture

TxA Emerging Design + Technology

Highlighting experimental research and exploration among academics and practitioners.

TxA Emerging Design + Technology

Highlighting experimental research and exploration among academics and practitioners.

Overview

Started in 2013, the TxA Emerging Design + Technology conference brings experimental research and exploration among academics and practitioners to a broad audience of designers, practicing architects, construction industry executives, building products manufacturers, students, and other researchers. It takes advantage of the collection of over 3,000 representatives of these fields at the Texas Society of Architects Annual Conference and Design Expo to create a forum for sharing new ideas being formulated in schools of architecture and elsewhere.

The focus of this “conference within a conference” is developments in digital technology that inform design and/or fabrication in architecture and building. Topics of interest include, but are not limited to:

  • Digital fabrication and rapid prototyping
  • Robotic craft and assembly
  • Integrated design tools
  • Computational models of building performance
  • Composite and synthetic materials
  • Responsive environments
  • Digital design theory

Accepted papers that are presented the the TxA Emerging Design + Technology conferences are published in the proceedings of the event. See past proceedings below. To order print copies of any edition ($30 each), contact us.

Past Conference Proceedings

2017 TxA Emerging Design + Technology Conference Proceedings

9–10 November 2017

Held during the Texas Society of Architects
78th Annual Convention and Design Expo in
Austin, Texas

Edited by Kory Bieg

2016 TxA Emerging Design + Technology Conference Proceedings

3–4 November 2016

Held during the Texas Society of Architects
77th Annual Convention and Design Expo in
San Antonio, Texas

Edited by Kory Bieg

2015 TxA Emerging Design + Technology Conference Proceedings

6–7 November 2015

Held during the Texas Society of Architects
76th Annual Convention and Design Expo in
Dallas, Texas

Edited by Kory Bieg

2014 TxA Emerging Design + Technology Conference Proceedings

8 November 2014

Held during the Texas Society of Architects
75th Annual Convention and Design Expo in
Houston, Texas

Edited by Kory Bieg

2013 TxA Interactive Conference Proceedings

9 November 2013

Held during the Texas Society of Architects
74th Annual Convention and Design Expo in
Fort Worth, Texas

Edited by Kory Bieg