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2016 Prosperity Conference

Registration Deadline: August 11 TxA PROSPERITY CONFERENCE The word on the street is that our economy is booming and all is well in our industry. But maybe there are still questions to be asked and ways to improve your business. What is the Texas economy looking like now — what is ahead? Are we changing the way our firms operate to take advantage of the highs and protect the company when the inevitable lows return? What best practices can be shared to strategize our growth? How do we “get what we want” for the firm? For our clients? For our staff?  Explore these questions and more…

Michael Malone, AIA, on Reasons to Attend the TxA Prosperity Conference

Why attend the Texas Prosperity Conference? To spend an exciting weekend with colleagues learning about growth strategies for small firms, achieving final success, risk management, and the current economic conditions in Texas. But don’t just take our word for it. Michael Malone, AIA, TxA's immediate past-president, founding principal at Maxwell Malone Borson Architects, and one of the brains behind the new conference, gives us his take: It has been observed that as professionals, architects are often ill equipped to address and deal with the realities of architecture as a business. The very things that draw us to the profession sometimes engage our focus and…

Save the Date: ProCon 2016

The Texas Prosperity Conference is a new symposium organized by TxA focused on improving your architectural business. The program will cover: Risk Management Getting What You Want State of the State Growth Strategies Date/Location Friday, August 26, 2016 9:00 AM – 4:30 PM The Barnhill Center at Historic Simon Theatre Brenham, Texas Brenham is only…. 200 miles from Dallas 73 miles from Houston 89 miles from Austin 151 miles from San Antonio Registration Registration is $250. The cost includes breakfast, lunch, afternoon break, and the opportunity to meet and visit with the speakers. Online registration will open in May. Program More details…

Architects Talking to Architects: Darren Heine, AIA, of Brenham

Darren Heine, AIA, has lived in Brenham, Texas and practiced at BBA Architects for the past 26 years. He is a former president of the AIA Brazos chapter and currently serves as its Texas Society of Architects Director. Darren Heine, AIA, with his wife, Dayna -courtesy Darren Heine Where did you grow up?  I grew up on a farm/ranch in San Gabriel, Texas. When answering that question in public, I usually follow up the questioner's blank stare with my dry humor, explaining that San Gabriel is a suburb of Thorndale (population 1,031), which is where I went to high school.…