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Bringing It Home: AIA Brazos Presents TxA Citation to Bryan City Council

By Eva Read-Warden, AIA (Left to right) Eva Read-Warden, AIA, Bryan Mayor Jason Bienski, 2014 AIA Brazos President Andrew Hawkins, AIA, and members of the Bryan City Council – photo courtesy City of Bryan During the 74th Annual Convention and Design Expo in Fort Worth this past November, the Texas Society of Architects presented a Citation of Honor to the 1999 – 2010 City Council of Bryan for its members' cohesive vision resulting in a rebirth of historic Downtown Bryan. Although the award was accepted in Fort Worth by former city council member Ben Hardeman, on January 14, AIA Brazos chapter members had…

Saving Texas’ Most Endangered Buildings

Preservation Day is an advocacy effort created and hosted by Preservation Texas to promote the protection and restoration of Texas historic buildings and places. The day included a review of funding for the Texas Historical Commission, advocacy training, a review of the organization's Most Endangered Places List and visits with senators and representatives. Anna Hudson, executive director for Preservation Texas, did a tremendous job in organizing the event, after just a little over one month in her new position. Preservation Texas held a press conference on the south steps of the Capitol, where it highlighted sites from the past 10…