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Reflections | Design Conference 2014

“You can read about this in journals, but you don’t get all the nuances, the humor, and the poignant aspects of the projects unless you are face to face.” – Bibiana Bright Dykema, AIA 2014 Design Conference participants warmly welcomed a diverse group of speakers, including Rand Elliott, FAIA, of Oklahoma City, Victor Legorreta of Mexico City, Marlon Blackwell, FAIA, of Fayetteville, Ark., and Victor Trahan, FAIA, of New Orleans. Kicking off the event on Friday afternoon, Rand Elliot, FAIA urged attendees to fear not our “ugly drawings,” but instead find the beauty and appreciate the intricacies within our imperfect…

DesCon 2014 Held in Austin This Past Weekend

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…

2014 Design Conference: Borderlands

Our Third Annual Design Conference: Borderlands took place in Austin on January 31–February 2, 2014. You can see the full schedule of events below. To read more about what happened and to see photos from the conference, check out the following reports: Reflections | Design Conference 2014 BLOG | DesCon 2014 Held in Austin   ABOUT THE 2014 DESIGN CONFERENCE Texas is often described as a country unto itself. If it were, it would have the 14th largest economy in the world by GDP (ahead of South Korea and the Netherlands). In the national rankings, our economy sits between those of California and New York.…