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Justin Oscilowski, Assoc. AIA, Contributing to the Craft

Justin Oscilowski, Assoc. AIA, of PageSoutherlandPage jumped at the chance to volunteer for our 2013 Convention Committee and played a key role in transforming the ideas for our Craftsmen's Square into reality. Texas Architects' Robert Bennett interviewed him about his experiences. Justin Oscilowski, Assoc. AIA – photo by Acme Brick How did you first get started as a volunteer with Texas Architects? Well, I started working for Larry Speck in May of 2012 at Page Southerland Page, and he’d mentioned to me that he really wanted to see the young architects at the firm get more involved in the community — to start…

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…

CE Session Sponsorship Opportunities

The Texas Society of Architects 74th Annual Convention and Design Expo is less than two months away, and registrations are coming in at a record pace! We’re expecting a big crowd in Fort Worth in November, and we’ve got an unprecedented 135 continuing education (CE) sessions to keep Texas architects educated, informed, and inspired. This year, the Society is offering members the opportunity to sponsor a CE session of your choice for a donation of $400. This means you can get you or your firm’s name on the session signage and on our Convention website (which is receiving over 140,000 pageviews a week), and you’ll also be…

Emerging Professional Opportunities at the 2013 Annual Convention

President Larry Speck, FAIA, invites emerging professionals to take advantage of free registration as well as all the exciting sessions and events available just for you available at the 2013 Annual Convention and Design Expo. Click on the video above to view his message.   OPPORTUNITIES FOR EMERGING PROFESSIONALS   FREE Registration for Students and Recent Graduates! For the first time in our Annual Convention history, architecture students receive free registration. Simply fill out your registration form, select your classes, and you’ll be all set! What’s more, if you attend the convention, you also automatically get free Student membership to the Texas…

Volunteer to Support Students During the 2013 Convention

VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES   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 Convention Mentor, you can be paired up with a student to offer advice, experience, and information about the profession and how to navigate the convention. 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 (see note below regarding…

2013 Annual Convention Awards Schedule

AWARDS SCHEDULE   Friday, November 8 9:30 am at the General Session: Award for Outstanding Educational Contributions in Honor of Edward J Romieniec FAIA 25-Year Award 8:00 pm at the Gala Evening: Architecture Firm Award Cornerstone Award Medal for Lifetime Achievement in Honor of Llewellyn W. Pitts FAIA   Saturday, November 9 9:45 am at the General Session: Award for Young Professional Achievement in Honor of William W. Caudill FAIA Award for Community Service in Honor of James D. Pfluger FAIA 11:30 am at the Awards Luncheon: Award for Excellence in the Promotion of Architecture through the Media in Honor…