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2016 Design Conference: Designing + Building

Architecture Tours and Learning Opportunities February 12–14​ Amarillo/Palo Duro Canyon   Palo Duro Canyon illustration by Bryce A. Weigand, FAIA ​                                                                           ONLINE REGISTRATION IS NOW CLOSED Onsite registration available in Amarillo on Friday, February 12. See below for more details. During our Fifth Annual Design Conference, we will explore the relationship between designing and building — between the act of imagining what could be and the act…

2016 Design Conference: Architects Invade Amarillo

Welcome to Amarillo – photo by Alan R Photography Last month, architects from around the state made their way to the Texas Panhandle for the Texas Society of Architect’s Fifth Annual Design Conference. This event is an opportunity for practitioners to meet for a weekend of lectures and tours that focus on a specific aspect of design. This year’s conference, held on February 12–14, explored the relationship between designing and building. It was held in Amarillo and in nearby Palo Duro Canyon State Park, whose iconic Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC) projects provided a historical precedent for the discussion. The conference opened with a downtown…