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Jim Hendricks, FAIA

Jim Hendricks passed away on September 25, 2016 in Rockwall, Texas. Jim was honored as a Fellow of the AIA and was a lifelong member of the Texas Society of Architects, where he was often recognized for his architectural design work, winning many competitions and honors over years of practice. He was born in Fort Worth and graduated from the University of Texas. He is remembered for his success in large-scale public projects and smaller scale businesses and residences known throughout the state. He personally oversaw the restoration of the School Book Depository Museum and the plan for its reuse…

Bill Booziotis, FAIA: 1935–2016

Bill Booziotis, FAIA – photo by Cason Hallock Bill Booziotis, FAIA, passed away on May 11. The son of Greek immigrants, Booziotis was born in Dallas in 1935. He studied architecture at The University of Texas at Austin and Massachusetts Institute of Technology. In 1965, he became a founding partner of Thomas and Booziotis, which became Booziotis & Company Architects in 1989.  Booziotis was an influential architect who left his stamp on his hometown through work for the Dallas Museum of Art, Texas Instruments, and The University of Texas at Dallas. He designed unique residential projects, including the residence affectionately known…

Texas A&M Students Creating Designs for New Mavericks Facility

Dallas Mavericks owner Mark Cuban discusses student work – photo courtesy Texas A&M Bryan Trubey, FAIA, director of HKS’ sports and entertainment division (learn more in the March/April 2016 issue of Texas Architect) and a group of graduate students from the Texas A&M University College of Architecture are working with Mark Cuban to design a new practice facility for his team, the Dallas Mavericks. Cuban hopes to build the facility within the next two years at an as yet undetermined site in Dallas. In the meantime, the students are presenting their ideas, which will not be built, as an exercise in learning to work on high profile projects…

Out of the Shadows

"Imagine you don’t have a home. Just think about what it would be like. I don’t think most of us truly understand what that means. For formerly homeless individuals, the simple act of turning the lock on their front door is life-altering,” says Brent A. Brown, AIA. It is that sense of security and empowerment that The Cottages at Hickory Crossing aims to provide for 50 of Dallas’ chronic cases of homelessness. Brown, the founder of buildingcommunityWORKSHOP, along with developer John Greenan of Central Dallas CDC, set out six years ago to tackle the problem through a variation on the…

Wind, Rain, Sky

A soft breeze is all it takes for the wind vane cross to gently turn to find its origin. Cycles of water manifest in the rain that finds its way to a basin where visitors fill a bud vase to place next to a grave-marker. The sky, in its endless variations of color, is composed in small, square pictures that constantly morph and change. Designed by Max Levy, FAIA, for an episcopal church in Dallas, the Saint Michael and All Angels Columbarium offers a meaningful experience and a connection to nature that goes beyond the building’s timeless form and function. …

Conference CE Certificates Now Available for Review

Learning unit hours for our 76th Annual Conference and Design Expo have been calculated. Attendees can now log into the following portal to review their conference CE certificate: CONference CE CERTIFICATE WEBSITE: https://w3.smartreg.com/webreg/TSA15/CEU/  Login Information You will need to log in using your Registration ID number. All attendees were sent an email providing this information on November 30. If you do not have this email, your Registration ID number can also be found in the confirmation email you received when you registered for conference (which came from no-reply@texasarchitects.org with the subject line “Texas Architects – Conference Payment”). If neither of these emails can…

CCR1 Residence

Nothing prepares you for the CCR1 Residence. Cedar Creek Lake, located about 55 miles southeast of Dallas, is well-known for its vacation homes and casual atmosphere. So it was no surprise for Paul Field, Assoc. AIA, and Braxton Werner, AIA, partners at Wernerfield Architects, to receive a design brief asking simply for a weekend retreat with “four bedrooms and a porch.” The surprise is what Wernerfield made of that concise design brief. Set in a laid-back neighborhood in Trinidad, Tex., CCR1 blends in with the bungalows and modest structures nearby. From the street, it’s easy to miss the house, even…

Architects Talking to Architects: Michael Kaiser, Assoc. AIA

Michael Kaiser, Assoc. AIA, is a principal and director of design at The Beck Group in Dallas. Michael Kaiser, Assoc. AIA – photo courtesy Emillia Garcia If you had not studied architecture, what other profession would you have pursued? I would have probably been some kind of designer — industrial or graphic. When I was a kid, I always drew and designed things — cars, airplanes, Star Wars fighters (I was really good at drawing explosions in space). When I was a teenager and wanted to be Eddie Van Halen, I spent more time drawing guitars and concert stages for my fictitious band than I…

Lost + Found

An outsider’s view of Dallas is of a bustling metropolis, ripe with new development and bright lights. Long-term residents see something else: a landscape rich and layered with checkered stories and memories of years gone by. This nuanced perspective — equal parts memory and observation — is captured vividly in the work of Dallas native Kim Cadmus Owens. Owens’ “Lost + Found” series reflects the artist’s interest in the digital realm as a means of representation and recollection. It also speaks to the importance she places on witnessing moments that we often, and quickly, pass by.  “As I revisit sites…

Architects Talking to Architects: Charles E. Brant, AIA

Charles E. Brant, AIA, a native of Kansas, has lived in Dallas for 11 years enjoying the neighborhood character of the city's constantly evolving districts. Currently, Brant is an associate and project manager at Perkins+Will focusing on the K-12 market. He is also an active AIA Dallas member: he has participated in and led the Emerging Leaders Program and is the current chair of the chapter's Public Policy Committee. Additionally, he has served on the planning committees for the Form Follows Fitness 5K, which benefits the Dallas Center for Architecture, and the NCARB ARE 5.0 Task Force. ​ Charles E. Brant, AIA – photo courtesy Perkins+Will Where did you grow up? I’m…