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Architects Convene in Midland for Design Conference

(In the video above, Midland architect Mark Wellen, AIA, discusses “Architecture in the Hinterlands”) Follow conference activities through Texas Architects’ Twitter feed. The conference, Feb. 17-18, will explore the theme of “Architecture in the Hinterlands” with a focus on how significant design work is created and nurtured in regions far removed from major urban centers. Continuing education credits (not HSW) are available. Another highlight of the weekend will be tours of early residential design by Frank Welch, FAIA. His work will also be the subject of a panel discussion. The conference’s keynote speaker is Brian MacKay-Lyons, a principal of MacKay-Lyons…

Eight Texans Selected for AIA Fellowship

The American Institute of Architects’ most prestigious honor is the designation of a member as a Fellow. Fellowship is awarded to members who have made significant contributions to architecture and society on a national level and who have achieved a standard of excellence in the profession. The honor is signified by the designation “FAIA” that appears after a member’s name. Zaida Basora, FAIA Government/Industry Organization AIA Dallas Fernando L. Brave, FAIA Practice AIA Houston David Alan Dillard, FAIA Practice AIA Dallas Jerry L. Halcomb, FAIA Practice AIA Dallas Rodney Culver Hill, FAIA Education AIA Brazos Gregory S. Ibanez, FAIA Design…

Evans Honored with AIA Young Architects Award

Jury Comments Jim’s impact nationally and locally on the practice of architecture is inspiring. Inspiring also is the way he challenges his colleagues to think about innovation, practice, and design quality. Jim has led by example. His talent, skill and leadership in the profession have earned him the devotion of clients, contractors, and admirers alike. AIArchitect, Jan. 20, 2012 — In a relatively short time, Jim has joined an elite group of Texas architects who demonstrate nationally recognized design excellence with a fundamental commitment to environmental stewardship. This vanguard is epitomized by Mr. Evans’ outstanding professional achievements with several Houston…