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November 2021

Plant Potential

November 5, 2021 | 1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
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Plant Potential is an online conference curated by Assistant Professor Aleksandra Jaeschke that brings together an architect, a theorist, a scientist, an urban gardener, and an artist for a collective exploration of our relationship with plant life. Their investigative and creative initiatives vary in scope and character but all aim at helping human communities to reconnect with the ecological, cultural, and spiritual dimensions of the environment by embracing the nurturing potential of plants.

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Join The University of Texas School of Architecture for a lecture on “ CONNECTING DOTS: Circular Metabolism and Regenerative Practices for the Twenty-First Century”” presented by Teresa Gali-Izard

November 8, 2021 | 12:30 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.
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Join The University of Texas School of Architecture with Teresa Gali-Izard, of Arquitectura Agronomia, Barcelona, for a lecture on “CONNECTING DOTS: Circular Metabolism and Regenerative Practices for the Twenty-First Century” live-streamed on the Texas Architecture YouTube channel.

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Cost Effective Design with Masonry (1LU|HSW)

November 11, 2021 | 12:00 p.m.
Virtual 500 Chicon
Austin, Texas United States
About the Event

According to recent cost comparison studies, concrete masonry has a competitive initial cost with wood construction and is more cost-effect over time. Architects are challenged when creating a design balancing resiliency, aesthetics, and construction cost. How do you create a strong structure on budget without sacrificing the design values clients want?

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(Virtual Event)PLAT 10.0: Behold Panel

November 12, 2021 | 12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m.
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On the occasion of the release of 10.0 Behold, PLAT journal presents a panel discussion with contributors: Mario Carpo, The Bartlett School of Architecture; Todd Cronan, Emory University; Daniel Jacobs & Brittany Utting, HOME-OFFICE/University of Houston and Rice University; and Gili Merin, The Architectural Association, at 12:00 p.m. cst via Zoom as part of the 2021-2022 Rice Architecture Lecture Series, Building Identities, Fall Edition.

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Rice Design Alliance 2022 Gala: The Resilient City

November 17, 2021 | 12:00 a.m.
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Join us for RDA’s Gala 2022: The Resilient City on Saturday, January 29, 2022, at the new POST Houston. With Chairs Scott and Judy Nyquist, RDA looks forward to bringing back our annual event in person to celebrate Houston as a vibrant, diverse, and resilient city that continues to function as a laboratory for urban experimentation.

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AIA Austin Small Firms Roundtable presents SFx 101: An Introduction to All Things Small Firm Related

November 18, 2021 | 12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m.
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Please join the AIA Austin Small Firms Roundtable in welcoming Matthew Clapper AIA, NCARB, LEED AP, the current AIA National Chair of the Small Firm Exchange, for an informative presentation titled “SFx 101: An Introduction to All Things Small Firm Related.” The Small Firm Exchange is an AIA Member Group that was founded in 2005 to represent the needs and concerns of all AIA members who own or work in a small firm. We will learn more about small firm…

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December 2021

Multi-Family Construction: An Architect’s Perspective​ (1LU|HSW)

December 2, 2021 | 12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Virtual 500 Chicon
Austin, Texas United States
About the Event

The need for affordable housing is more pressing than ever and understanding more about the trends and factors that influence apartment, condo and senior living multi-family residential construction is an ever-growing topic in the built environment. Design trends such as disruptive technology, sustainability, and a focus on new amenities are becoming more increasingly important.

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Porcelain Pavers: Applications and Use​ (1LU|HSW)

December 16, 2021 | 12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Virtual 500 Chicon
Austin, Texas United States
About the Event

Outdoor porcelain pavers have many benefits. They are frost-resistant, skid-resistant, durable, easy-to-clean and have incredibly high breakage loads (up to 2200 lb) creating the perfect solution for gardens, terraces, and high traffic outdoor areas. Outdoor porcelain pavers can be dry laid onto grass, gravel, dirt and sand – or onto terraces and roofs using raised supports – without grout, adhesives or specialized workers, making installation incredibly easy.

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TxA Offices Closed

December 18, 2021 | 8:00 a.m. - January 3, 2022 | 8:00 a.m.
TxA 500 Chicon
Austin, Texas United States
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Our offices will be closed from December 19 - January 3.

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January 2022

Masonry Specification (1 LU/ HSW)

January 13, 2022 | 12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Virtual 500 Chicon
Austin, Texas United States
About the Event

Masonry project specifications can be intricate and complex, especially for masonry contractors, often requiring a high level of attention to detail and subjective interpretation. The format of project specifications follows the same format set forth by the Construction Specification Institute (CSI) and is broken down into three parts. These include General, Products (materials), and Construction.This course will review the different specification types used in the CSI Specification process.

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