The Voice for Texas Architecture

Mission Statement

The Texas Society of Architects is the voice for Texas architecture, supporting the creation of safe, beautiful, sustainable environments.

Mission Statement

The Texas Society of Architects is the voice for Texas architecture, supporting the creation of safe, beautiful, sustainable environments.

About Us

The Texas Society of Architects is a state component of the American Institute of Architects. Founded in 1939, we are one of the nation’s largest organizations for the architectural profession, with 18 regional components and 7,200 members. TxA is headquartered in Austin.

Texas Society of Architects

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500 Chicon St., Austin, TX 78702
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2021 Annual Review

TxA Bylaws

History

The roots of the Society date back to the 1880s organization known as the Texas State Association of Architects. In 1939, 47 architects paid charter dues and elected the Society’s first officers, officially forming the organization as it exists today. In 1951, the Society received its charter as a component of the American Institute of Architects.

2021
Audrey Maxwell, AIA
Dallas

2020
Connie G. Rivera, AIA
Corpus Christi

2019
D. Michael Hellinghausen, FAIA
Dallas

2018
Mike McGlone, AIA
San Antonio

2017
Paul M. Dennehy, FAIA
Fort Worth

2016
Paul A. Bielamowicz, AIA
Austin

2015
Michael J. Malone, FAIA
Dallas

2014
Val Glitsch, FAIA,
Houston

2013
Lawrence W. Speck, FAIA
Austin

2012
Craig Reynolds, FAIA
Dallas

2011
Daniel S. Hart, FAIA
Midland

2010
Heather McKinney, FAIA
Austin

2009
William M. Reeves, AIA
San Antonio

2008
Chris A. Hudson, AIA
Houston

2007
Elizabeth Chu Richter, FAIA
Corpus Christi

2006
James R. Nader, FAIA
Fort Worth

2005
Richard H. Bundy, FAIA
Wichita Falls

2004
Jeffery T. Potter, FAIA
Longview

2003
John V. Nyfeler, FAIA
Austin

2002
Bryce A. Weigand, FAIA*
Dallas

2001
Bill T. Wilson II, FAIA
Corpus Christi

2000
David H. Watkins, FAIA
Houston

1999
Gabriel Durand-Hollis, FAIA
San Antonio

1998
David Richter, FAIA
Corpus Christi

1997
Jan Blackmon, FAIA
Dallas

1996
Randall C. Gideon, FAIA
Fort Worth

1995
Tommy N. Cowan, FAIA
Austin

1994
David Messersmith, FAIA
Midland

1993
James D. Tittle, FAIA
Abilene

1992
Logic Tobola II, FAIA*
Houston

1991
Bill D. Smith, FAIA*
Dallas

1990
Jim C. Doche, FAIA
Amarillo

1989
Ray B. Bailey, FAIA*
Houston

1988
John Only Greer, FAIA*
College Station

1987
James A. Clutts, FAIA*
Dallas

1986
Robert H. LeMond, FAIA*
Fort Worth

1985
James R. Foster, FAIA
San Antonio

1984
Tom McKittrick, FAIA*
Houston

1983
Jerry L. Clement, FAIA*
Dallas

1982
Morton L. Levy, FAIA
Houston

1981
Lee Roy Hahnfeld, FAIA
Fort Worth

1980
Boone Powell, FAIA
San Antonio

1979
George H. Loving, FAIA
Abilene

1978
Preston M. Bolton, FAIA*
Houston

1977
Charles F. Stahl, AIA
Austin

1976
Theodore S. Maffitt Jr., FAIA*
Palestine

1975
David R. Braden, FAIA*
Dallas

1974
Benjamin E. Brewer Jr., FAIA*
Houston

1973
Jay W. Barnes Jr., FAIA*
Austin

1972
Preston M. Geren Jr., FAIA*
Fort Worth

1971
Thomas A. Bullock, FAIA*
Houston

1970
Douglas E. Steinman Jr., FAIA*
Beaumont

1969
Howard R. Barr, FAIA*
Austin

1968
Mace Tungate Jr., FAIA*
Houston

1967
Daniel Boone, FAIA*
Abilene

1966
George S. Sowden, FAIA*
Fort Worth

1965
George F. Harrell, FAIA*
Dallas

1964
George F. Pierce Jr., FAIA*
Houston

1963
Arthur Fehr, FAIA*
Austin

1962
Harold E. Calhoun, FAIA*
Houston

1961
Llewellyn W. Pitts, FAIA*
Beaumont

1960
Jack M. Corgan, FAIA*
Dallas

1959
Robert P. Woltz Jr., FAIA*
Fort Worth

1958
Reginald H. Roberts, FAIA*
San Antonio

1957
Frederick J. MacKie Jr., FAIA*
Houston

1956
R. Max Brooks, FAIA*
Austin

1955
Grayson Gill, FAIA*
Dallas

1954
Edwin W. Carroll, FAIA*
El Paso

1953
Albert S. Golemon, FAIA*
Houston

1952
Herbert M. Tatum, FAIA*
Dallas

1951
Raymond Phelps, FAIA*
San Antonio

1950
Edward L. Wilson, FAIA*
Fort Worth

1949
John T. Rather, FAIA*
Houston

1948
Arthur E. Thomas, FAIA*
Dallas

1947
Milton B. McGinty, FAIA*
Houston

1946
Bertram Giesecke, AIA*
Austin

1944–45
Bartlett Cocke, FAIA*
San Antonio

1942–43
Wiley C. Clarkson, AIA*
Fort Worth

1941
George L. Dahl, FAIA*
Dallas

1939–40
Ralph H. Cameron, FAIA*
San Antonio

* Deceased

The Texas Society of Architects office is located at 500 Chicon Street in Austin’s burgeoning East Side. Our award-winning building is an adaptive reuse of a 1920s oil storage warehouse. Learn about the history of the building, including the most recent renovation, in the articles and timeline below.

500 Chicon: History and 2016 Renovation

500 Chicon Wins Preservation Austin Award

500 chicon

Timeline: History Behind the Building

2016
The offices of TxA were renovated to make them a more comfortable home. Working with Lawrence Group and Flynn Construction, with sponsorship from Andersen Windows & Doors, we endeavored to preserve the historic elements of the building while increasing its functionality. The new look of our headquarters was unveiled at an open house in July.

2011
TxA purchases 500 Chicon to be its official headquarters. Jacqui Dodson, AIA and Sabre Commercial are hired by the Society to perform cosmetic interior updates.

2002
Stern and Bucek’s renovation wins a 2002 Texas Society of Architects Design Award.

1999
Design firm FD2S purchased 500 Chicon and worked with Houston-based Stern and Bucek Architects to create an office space suitable to the firm’s needs.

1964-1996
Through the years, 500 Chicon served the needs of various tenants, including the Calhoun Smith Texaco Distributing Company in the 1960s, and the Associated Republicans of Texas in the 1970s.

1923
500 Chicon is built as an oil storage warehouse by the Gulf Refining Company.

Organization Structure

TxA is governed by a Board of Directors, which consists of officers, elected at-large by the membership, and chapter directors, elected by their respective chapters. Additional members of the board are the public member director, an educator member director, an associate member director, the AIA regional associate director, and the Texas representatives to the AIA Board of Directors — all elected by the membership at large.

TxA Policies

Strategic Priorities

Statement on Black Lives Matter

Related Organizations

The following organizations were established by the Texas Society of Architects in support of its mission:

TAC

Texas Architects Committee 

Political action organization raising funds for contributions to candidates running for public office. Learn more.

taf

Texas Architectural Foundation

Providing scholarships to students at Texas schools of architecture. Learn more.

Membership

TxA offers the following classifications of membership: Architect Members; Associate Members; Associate Intern Members; Emeritus Members; Student Members.

Learn more about TxA membership.