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Convergence: Keynote Speakers

We are excited to introduce the keynote speakers for "Convergence," our 77th Annual Convention and Design Expo. Marion Weiss, FAIA, and Michael Manfredi, FAIA, Eric J. Cesal, Assoc. AIA, and Debbie Millman will be joining us in San Antonio this November. For the first time, this year we will be hosting four general sessions— two on Friday and two on Saturday. Debbie Millman will speak at the first session on Friday, and Weiss/Manfredi will speak at the second. The Saturday program will feature a session by Eric J. Cesal, as well as the convention's final general session, a panel discussion between all four speakers moderated…

2016 Conference – Save the Date!

Our 77th Annual Conference and Design Expo, themed “Conference,” will take place on November 3-5, 2016. More than 3,000 people will convene at the Henry B. Gonzales Convention Center in San Antonio, the heart of Texas history, for this event. Sessions and tours will explore how different cultures, geographical features, and design ideas have come together to influence the development and ongoing transformation of San Antonio, as well as other cities across the state, and how various disciplines and approaches are being combined to produce meaningful impact on the built environment. Our Call for Presentations for this conference will open in January. We will be searching for the most…

2013 Design Expo: Exhibitor Information

DESIGN EXPO SCHEDULE Texas Society of Architects 74th Annual Convention and Design Expo November 7-8, 2013 Fort Worth Convention Center – Exhibit Halls A&B Exhibitor Move-In Wednesday, November 06, 2013, 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm Thursday, November 07, 2013, 8:00 am – 2:30 pm Expo Exhibit Hours Thursday, November 07, 2013, 4:00 pm – 7:30 pm (Exhibit Hall Opens and a Texas-sized Happy Hour)   Friday, November 08, 2013, 11:00 am – 5:30 pm (Lunch in Expo Hall, Continuing Education sessions and Ice Cream Breaks on the show floor) Exhibitor Move-Out Friday, November 08, 2013, 5:45 pm – 10:00 pm   EXHIBITOR OPPORTUNITIES…

VIDEO: 20×20 With Michael Malone, AIA

Last fall, the Texas Society of Architects treated our annual convention attendees and the public to our first-ever PechaKucha Night, 20×20@500 Chicon. The event featured nine Texas artists and architects waxing poetic on what inspires them. The full list of presenters included: Elaine Bradford / Houston Artist Michael Ray Charles / Austin Artist Brantley Hightower, AIA / San Antonio Architect Matthew Johnson / Austin Stone Carver Max Levy, FAIA / Dallas Architect Michael Malone, AIA / Dallas Architect Elizabeth Price, AIA / Brenham Architect Larry Speck, FAIA / Austin Architect Steven Tomlinson / Austin Playwright Click on the video above to watch the…

VIDEO: 20×20 With Brantley Hightower, AIA

"As cool as architecture may be, space flight is in fact much, much cooler."   Still, says Hightower, the process of designing a spacecraft and the process of designing a building are not that different. Watch him discuss the design process — and the inversion of the process — in this inspiring PechaKucha he presented as part of 20X20@500 Chicon. 20×20@500 Chicon was hosted by the Texas Society of Architects last fall as part of our 2012 Convention and Design Expo. The full list of presenters included: Elaine Bradford / Houston Artist Michael Ray Charles / Austin Artist Brantley Hightower,…

VIDEO: 20×20 with Elizabeth Price, AIA

"Working in a small town means you live with your projects," says Elizabeth Price, AIA. There are wonderful benefits to this — such as being able to have her daughter attend a preschool her team designed, and staying connected with projects and clients — but there are also some interesting challenges. Read: "Not very many boundaries." Watch Price discuss these topics in a PechaKucha she presented as part of 20X20@500 Chicon. 20×20@500 Chicon was hosted by the Texas Society of Architects last fall as part of our 2012 Convention and Design Expo. The full list of presenters included: Elaine Bradford / Houston Artist Michael…

Turn Up the Volume!

The stage lights were warm and welcoming, not at all the petrifying event conjured in my subconscious. The butterflies and wobbly knees were not present as I ascended the stage steps to address the standing-room only crowd of 1400 colleagues gathered from across the breadth of our state’s boundaries. The audience faces were those of friends, new and old, that had journeyed to Austin for the Texas Society of Architects 73rd Convention — to be educated by those sharing their resourceful knowledge, to tour the vibrant energized city, to reminisce with classmates, and … to be influenced. Yes, the year’s…

Texas Architects Design Expo: October 18 &19, 2012

On Thursday, from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m., attend the Texas Architects 73rd Convention Welcome Party in the Expo Hall's Town Square. Centrally located in the hall, the Town Square will feature live music, an Austin food trailer with drinks and snacks, virtual bowling and golf, and more. Mix with exhibitors, relax and catch up with friends, make new connections, and enter to win a prize drawing. Make sure to reserve a box lunch (by October 10) for the Lunch with Exhibitors on Friday, Oct. 19, at 11:00 a.m. in the Expo Hall. The hall closes that day at 5:30…

Congress Avenue: A Laboratory of Learning

Tour I: Congress Avenue – A Laboratory of Learning Friday, October 19, 9:45 AM to 11:15 AM CC 37 LUHs 1.25  As a sister program to the CE panel session “So Close Yet So Far Out: Austin’s SoCo District,” this tour will cover 11 blocks north of Lady Bird Lake. Within those 11 blocks, hear about the myriad design goals, market pressures, public policies, and logistics that are currently shaping development and redevelopment along the most famous street in the state. This walking tour does not accommodate all accessibility needs. (Limited to 40; fee includes transportation.)

Texas Architects Convention Offers ARE Study Classes

Friday, October 19 Tips and Tricks for using the NCARB Practice Software 9:30 AM – 10:30 AM Austin Convention Center, Meeting Room 7, Third Floor Presented by Pablo Serna, Assoc. AIA, Serna + Design Consultants If you’re an intern or associate looking for ways to prepare for the ARE, come listen to short, informative vignettes presented while utilizing the NCARB practice software and the ARE User’s Forum! Attendees are encouraged to bring a laptop and download software in advance. Presented by AIA Austin. Archibowl – Come on Down! 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM Austin Convention Center, Meeting Room 7, Third…