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Beyond the Boardroom: Chapter Visits Five and Six

Last Thursday evening, on our sixth chapter visit, TxA President-elect Michael Malone, AIA, and I met with AIA Austin. The meeting was held in a beautiful home designed by James LaRue, AIA, and it was hosted by the homeowners and AIA Austin President Philip Keil, AIA. In each set of chapter visits — this is my fourth time around the state with a president-elect of TxA — certain phrases in the presentation begin to resonate with me. With Michael, it’s his comment that “Life is in session!” He makes the point that we need to be working at our best…

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…

The Hodge Orr Residence

by Michael Malone, AIA July/Aug 2012 Texas Architect The Dallas neighborhood of Preston Hollow is home to a number of well-designed and often very significant houses by nationally recognized architects — Frank Lloyd Wright, Richard Meier, Steven Holl, and Edward Larrabee Barnes, to name a few. The neighborhood also has a considerable representation of local talent (including Max Levy, Russell Buchanan, Mark Wellen, Svend Fruit, Frank Welch, and Howard Meyer). The larger, rambling lots — often skirted by creeks and sheltered by mature trees — seem appropriate for truly purposeful architectural design, perhaps more so than the sites in more…