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Houston’s Uncommon Modern Exhibit Receives National Recognition

6000 Heatherbrook Drive – photo by Paul Hester Docomomo US recently announced the winners of its 2016 Modernism in America Awards, describing the selections as "exemplary of the efforts going on all over the country as the awareness of the importance to advocate, restore and celebrate the architecture, landscapes and typologies of postwar society in the United States." Among the projects honored was AIA Houston's Uncommon Modern exhibit. On display at Architecture Center Houston from November 2015 to February 2016, the exhibit shone a light on the city's often-overlooked midcentury buildings. Business parks, churches, and gas stations were some of the buildings…

2016 Studio Awards Entry Form Now Online

(Clockwise from top left) The winning projects from 2015: Kaihui Exchange by WW Architecture in Houston; J-Camp by Interloop Architecture in Houston; Saints Peter and Paul Chapel by Danze Blood Architects; and Dalian Airport Terminal Competition, Dalian Zhoushuizi International Airport by Corgan Dallas – renderings courtesy 2015 Studio Awards recipients The Texas Society of Architects Studio Awards recognize unbuilt projects demonstrating innovation and excellence in design. Real or theoretical projects that go beyond the boundaries of architecture to address current critical issues are encouraged. TxA is now accepting entries for our 2016 Studio Awards competition. To be considered, a design must have been completed after January 1, 2011. Individuals or firms whose…

Lake|Flato Home Wins AIA Housing Award

Hog Pen Creek's boardwalk connects the main house with a guest space and lake pavillion. – photo by Casey Dunn Lake|Flato’s Hog Pen Creek Residence, featured in the September/October 2014 issue of Texas Architect, has been honored with a 2016 AIA Housing Award. The project is one of 10 across the country being honored, and the only one in Texas. This is not the first award for the project, which has also received AIA San Antonio’s 2013 Merit Award and a 2014 TxA Design Award. A courtyard is open to the outdoor environment – photo by Casey Dunn The house, a harmonious combination…

Videos Highlight Diversity of State’s Award-Winning Architecture

On May 20, Texas Architects Design Awards jurors — David Salmela, FAIA, of Duluth, Minn.; Steve Dumez, FAIA, of New Orleans; and James Russell, FAIA, of New York — met at the Society’s headquarters in Austin. They spent nine hours reviewing 257 entries before selecting 12 projects for Design Awards. Several times the jury expressed difficulty in choosing the winners—a confirmation of the elevated level at which architecture is practiced in Texas. The videos in the gallery above premiered at an awards ceremony on October 28 during the Texas Society of Architects 72nd Annual Convention in Dallas. Each project also…

Brown Residence: 2011 Design Award Winner

The Phoenix area is rich in the tradition of masterful architects weaving eloquent designs into the powerful desert landscape. Wright, Soleri, and others have produced spirited designs, engaging their buildings in a dialogue with their austere settings. More recently, the Brown Residence by Lake/Flato Architects follows that same time-honored tradition. Indeed, when asked about the “story” behind its design, Ted Flato, FAIA, replied, “It was about making the house and the desert work together.” The site for the 3,600-sf residence is a long, narrow lot shoehorned between two existing houses within a large golf course-oriented development in Scottsdale. Although the…