VIDEO: 20x20 With Brantley Hightower, AIA

Brantley Hightower, AIA, founder of HiWorks in San Antonio, revisits his childhood fascination with space flight and discovers some interesting parallels between the moon landing project and current challenges in architecture.

20x20 with Brantley Hightower, AIA
In May of 2011, Brantley Hightower fulfilled a childhood fantasy by traveling to Florida to experience the second-to-last launch of a Space Shuttle.
At the Texas Society of Architects 20x20 @ 500 Chicon event, Brantley compared leveraging the reuse of design in spaceflight to that of architecture.

"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.

20x20@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:

PechaKucha 20x20 is a trademarked presentation style devised by Astrid Klein and Mark Dytham of Tokyo’s Klein Dytham architecture. Presenters show 20 images for 20 seconds each, and talk as the slides advance to produce a fast-paced, engaging statement on a particular topic of interest. This format has caught on and spread to more than 600 cities around the globe.

Click on the video above to watch the full presentation by Brantley Hightower, AIA. Other presentations in this series will be added soon.

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