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BLOG | Advocacy Update: Annual License Renewal Fees Reduced

Texas Architects legislative efforts pay off as the annual license renewal fee will decrease by September 1.

June 25, 2015

BLOG | Architects Talking to Architects: Andrew Houston, Assoc. AIA

Texas Architects catches up with Austin designer Andrew Grant Houston, Assoc AIA, as he dishes on his love for SXSW, Sydney, and spring, and how he draws inspiration from both personal and contextual culture.

June 18, 2015

BLOG | Architects Talking to Architects: Charles E. Brant, AIA

Dallas' Charles E. Brant, AIA, talks about Spotify enabling his music addiction, why he prefers the pen over other sketching media, and how his clients are the ultimate inspiration in the latest installment of Architects Talking to Architects.

June 04, 2015

Renzo Piano Meets Artists Downtown

TxA member Jack Murphy, Assoc. AIA, visited Renzo Piano's Whitney Museum on opening day to share his impressions of the building, its ties to Texas, and the inaugural exhibition. The new Whitney's true success lies not in its architecture, he writes, but rather in its role as "an urban playground for the arts."

May 27, 2015

BLOG | Project ArchiTX: Riverview Way House

Tom Hurt Architecture toes the line between the familiarity of the traditional 1950s brick house, and bold, modern volumetric additions in the Riverview Way House in Houston.

May 26, 2015

BLOG | Architects Talking to Architects: Nick Jackson, Assoc. AIA

Nick Jackson, Assoc. AIA, of PDR talks to Texas Architects about falling in love with Houston, the ins and outs of Reddit, and encouraging fellow young architects to approach the profession with "bright eyes and grand ambition."

May 21, 2015

BLOG | Architects Talking to Architects: Jack Murphy, Assoc. AIA

Regular Texas Architect contributor Jack Murphy, Assoc. AIA, chats with TxA for our latest installment of "Architects Talking to Architects." He discusses "the death of drawing," how he earned the title of DJ Front Desk, and his literary and artistic endeavors outside the office.

May 07, 2015

BLOG | Architects Talking to Architects: Danny Rigg, AIA

Danny Rigg, AIA, talks with TxA about his Kindergarten trip to the moon, finding inspiration in the remote town of Huxley, Texas, and gearing up for the 2015 Texas Architects Mentorship Program.

April 23, 2015

BLOG | Architects Talking to Architects: Zach Farrell, Assoc. AIA

Zach Farrell, Assoc. AIA, of 5G Studio Collaborative in Dallas talks to Texas Architects about merging his creative and scientific sides in an architectural career, taking a collector's approach to hobbies, and visiting Bernard Tschumi's Parc de la Villette.

April 09, 2015

BLOG | Architects Talking to Architects: Beth Brant, AIA

Beth Brant, AIA, of DSGN Associates chats with Texas Architects about learning to draw digitally before learning to do so by hand, extracting inspiration from her daily commute, and experiencing Piazza San Pietro firsthand.

March 26, 2015

BLOG | Project ArchiTX: South Texas Heritage Center

Ford, Powell, & Carson elegantly bridges the past and future with the restoration of The Witte Museum's Pioneer Hall and the creation of a glassy addition.

March 17, 2015

BLOG | Architects Talking to Architects: Christopher Ferguson, Assoc. AIA

Christopher Ferguson, Assoc. AIA, of AIA Austin takes a moment to chat with TxA about everything from his elementary school aspirations of being a bug doctor, to volunteering his photography and writing chops to Raw Paw, to how much he actually enjoyed Frank Gehry's Guggenheim Bilbao despite all expectations to the contrary.

March 12, 2015

BLOG | Project ArchiTX: Palma Plaza House

Contemporary cool meets neoclassical character in Hugh Jefferson Randolph Architects' Austin family residence renovation, Palma Plaza House.

March 03, 2015

BLOG | Architects Talking to Architects: A.J. Sustaita, AIA

A.J. Sustaita, AIA, of Corgan talks to Texas Architects about his admiration for, and the inspiration derived from, his architect father, urging young professionals to get involved early, and learning to play the guitar.

February 26, 2015

BLOG | Project ArchiTX: Sundance Square

Surrounded by a pedestrian-centric, urban landscape and thoughtfully articulated buildings, Sundance Square, by David M. Schwarz Architects, Bennett Benner Partners, and Michael Vergason Landscape Architects, brings community space back to downtown Fort Worth.

February 17, 2015

BLOG | Advocacy Day 2015: Recap

On February 10, over 130 architecture professionals, associates, and students joined Texas Architects for its Third Biannual Advocates for Architecture Day.

February 13, 2015

BLOG | Architects Talking to Architects: Adam Thomason, AIA

Adam Thomason, a project architect at Omniplan, talks with TxA about his army brat upbringing and love of statistics. He also offers some solid advice for professionals just starting out in their career.

February 12, 2015

BLOG | Project ArchiTX: North Bayfront Park

With North Bayfront Park, Gignac & Associates and Sasaki Associates have transformed Corpus Christi's automobile-populated, seafront landscape into a public green space featuring sustainable technologies and fostering coastal community.

February 03, 2015

BLOG | FCDC Releases Nature Preserve Site Photos

Early-bird registration for the Field Constructs Design Competition (FCDC) ends on February 15. See photos of the site, the Circle Acres Nature Preserve in Austin.

January 30, 2015

BLOG | Architects Talking to Architects: Nick Kovach, AIA

Nick Kovach, AIA, of BOKA Powell talks to Texas Architects about why he didn't pursue a career in computer programming, how he and his children inspire each other, and why young professionals should "spend a bit of time doing everything."

January 29, 2015

BLOG | Project ArchiTX: St. Andrew’s Episcopal School – Dell Fine Arts Center

STG Design illustrates its deft design ability in the execution of a large-scale theater program focused on audience intimacy at St. Andrew’s Episcopal School.

January 20, 2015

BLOG | Architects Talking to Architects: Clay Odom, Assoc. AIA

Texas Architects catches up with University of Texas at Austin School of Architecture Professor Clay Odom, Assoc. AIA, who talks to us about growing up with deep family roots in a small town, sourcing inspiration from nature, and immersing himself in the sonic worlds of Radiohead.

January 15, 2015

BLOG | Project ArchiTX: House 124

Candid Rogers Studio's House 124 launches the Texas Society of Architects' newest blog series, Project ArchiTX. The series highlights outstanding architectural projects in Texas, as well as projects designed by Texas architects and designers. House 124 seamlessly fuses old world and contemporary urban style in a Victorian cottage in San Antonio.

January 06, 2015

BLOG | NFPA 285 Code Requirements: The Elephant in the Room

The National Fire Protect Agency brings to light the need for rigid foam insulation fire safety in its code 285 assembly test.

December 19, 2014

BLOG | 2014 TxA Gift Guide

With the holiday season in full swing, the Texas Society of Architects has a list of must-see gifts, including Formwork Desk Accessories, Portland Growler Co., Sempli Bottle Openers, Wanderlust City Map Playmats, and Spanish ABC Blocks.

December 15, 2014

BLOG | Architects Talking to Architects: Kory Bieg, AIA

Kory Bieg, AIA, talks to Texas Architects about growing up in the "Land of Enchantment," the influence film has had on his design process, and the importance of new and old architects alike being open to new ideas.

November 13, 2014

BLOG | Architects Talking to Architects: James Haliburton, AIA

James Haliburton, AIA, talks to Texas Architects about his childhood in Amarillo, his alternative career choice as a superhero, and his vast array of hobbies, including, but not limited to, motorcycles, carpentry, furniture design, rugby, and being a dad.

October 27, 2014

BLOG | Architects Talking to Architects: Sergio Botero, Assoc. AIA

Sergio Botero, Assoc. AIA, talks to Texas Architects about his pursuit of architecture as a profession, growing up in Medellín, Colombia, and his passion for cycling.

October 10, 2014

BLOG | Architects Talking to Architects: Brian Cay, Assoc. AIA

Brain Cay, Assoc. AIA, of PBK talks to Texas Architects about growing up in Kansas and attending college there, why he prefers the computer to the hand sketch, and how young architects can maximize their personal skill set.

October 02, 2014

BLOG | Architects Talking to Architects: Laura Eder, AIA

Laura Eder, AIA, of Good Fulton & Farrell talks to Texas Architects about her alternate profession choice of wedding planner, visiting Fay Jones' Thorncrown Chapel, and her love of wine.

September 11, 2014

BLOG | Architects Talking to Architects: Chris Sano, AIA

Chris Sano, AIA, of BRW Architects talks to Texas Architects about being inspired by his children's sense of wonder, his architectural pilgrimage to the American Folk Art Museum, and the importance of having fun and enjoying the people you work with.

August 28, 2014

BLOG | Architects Talking to Architects: Ellen Mitchell Kozack, AIA

​Ellen Mitchell Kozack, AIA, of HKS talks to Texas Architects about her advice for young professionals, Antoni Gaudí's buildings in Barcelona, and her interest in public interest design.

August 14, 2014

Fireside Chats: Meet the Speakers

During our 75th Annual Convention and Design Expo, the Society will host Fireside Chats giving emerging professionals an opportunity to sit down with established, notable Texas architects for conversations about their careers, futures, and the profession.

August 13, 2014

BLOG | Architects Talking to Architects: Michael Friebele, Assoc. AIA

Michael Friebele, Assoc. AIA, of Callison talks to Texas Architects about growing up in Missouri, his admiration of Snøhetta's Oslo Opera House, and advising architects to "never stop playing in the sandbox.”

July 31, 2014

BLOG | Clients' Corner: Vicki Faust's Boutique Hotels

Austin hospitality entrepreneur Vicki Faust talks to Texas Architects Communications Specialist Charlotte Friedley about what it's been like working with Baldridge Architects on her and partner Kimber Cavendish's string of boutique hotels.

July 29, 2014

BLOG | 500 Chicon: PubCom on Sketching

The members of TxA's Publications Committee show off their sketching skills in this edition of "500 Chicon."

July 23, 2014

BLOG | Architects Talking to Architects: Jacquelyn Block, AIA

Jacquelyn Block, AIA, of Good, Fulton & Farrell talks to TxA about exploring the Piney Woods region of Texas, deriving inspiration from travels to Turkey and South Africa, and the joys of springtime gardening.

July 17, 2014

BLOG | Architects Talking to Architects: Candid Rogers, AIA

Candid Rogers, AIA, talks to Texas Architects about growing up on a ranch, his theoretical alternative career, and about young professionals going out and discovering the world through travel.

July 03, 2014

BLOG | 500 Chicon: Fallen Tree to Get New Life

A tree lost; an addition to the Texas Architects office gained.

June 25, 2014

Advocacy Update: Understanding Texas' Political Climate Linked Documents Members Only

Texas Society of Architects EVP James T. Perry shares a document with details on the 2014 general election, a summary of primary elections, and an overview of budge and tax-related issues to aid you in understanding of the current Texas political climate.

June 25, 2014

BLOG | Architect Talking to Architects: Larry Paschall, AIA

Larry Paschall, AIA, of HPD Architecture talks to Texas Architects about his fascination with history, visiting the Tower of London, and finding your passions outside of the office.

June 19, 2014

BLOG | Architects Talking to Architects: Stephen J. Elwood, AIA

Stephen J. Elwood, AIA, of Corgan talks to Texas Architects about growing up in Oklahoma, the importance of the ability to hand draw, and his spare time hobby — furniture building.

June 05, 2014

BLOG | Beyond the Boardroom: Chapter Visits Five and Six

TxA EVP James T. Perry reports on his and President-elect Michael Malone's recent chapter visits to AIA Austin and AIA Corpus Christi.

May 30, 2014

BLOG | Clients' Corner: Gilson Riecken on his Alamo Heights Home

"It was important to us that we work with someone who understands who we are as people and how we live." San Antonio architect-turned-attorney Gilson Riecken talks to TA editor Catherine Gavin about what it was like working with Lake|Flato's Tenna Florian, AIA, on his Alamo Heights home.

May 28, 2014

BLOG | Architects Talking to Architects: Jim Henry, AIA

Jim Henry, AIA, of HDR talks to Texas Architects about Christmastime traditions, enjoying unexpected architectural gems, and his advice for emerging professionals.

May 22, 2014

BLOG | Architects Talking to Architects: Mackenzie McHale, AIA

Mackenzie McHale, AIA, of HKS Architects talks to Texas Architects about her deriving inspiration from teaching, visiting one of Frank Lloyd Wright's greats, her penchant Texas libations, and fulfilling her lifelong dream of being a mom.

May 08, 2014

BLOG | Methods to TBAE Success: Part II

Austin-based construction lawyer and AIA Austin board member Matthew C. Ryan shares tips for maintaing a good standing with the Texas Board of Architectural Examiners.

April 30, 2014

BLOG | Architects Talking to Architects: Jamie Crawley, AIA

Jamie Crawley, AIA, talks to Texas Architects about posting to #coffeesketch, inspiration derived from graffiti, his pilgrimage to the great American treasure of Fallingwater, and sharing the joys of soccer with his daughter.

April 24, 2014

BLOG | Methods to TBAE Success: Part I

Austin-based construction lawyer and AIA Austin board member Matthew C. Ryan shares tips for maintaing a good standing with the Texas Board of Architectural Examiners.

April 23, 2014

BLOG | 500 Chicon: Mentorship Match-Up

TxA's Career Building Committee launches its second year of mentorship match-ups.

April 23, 2014

BLOG | From an Architect's Desk

As National Architecture Week draws to a close, we invite you to contemplate the notion of the "Architect's Desk" with a video compilation of contributions to our recent Instagram hashtag event, #frommydesk, where we asked our followers to show us what it means to be an architect.

April 11, 2014

BLOG | 2014 Architizer A+ Awards: Texas Winners

Three Texas Architecture firms take home Architizer A+ Awards.

April 11, 2014

BLOG | Architects Talking to Architects: Nicholas Banks, Assoc. AIA, of Houston

Nicholas Banks, Assoc. AIA, of PDR talks to Texas Architects about his predilection for designing in pen, "springtime" in Houston, and advice he has for upcoming architects.

April 10, 2014

BLOG | 500 Chicon: 2014 Design Awards Entries Are In!

On April 3, 2014, submissions for the Texas Society of Architects' 2014 Design Awards came to a close. See how the competition stacks up.

April 04, 2014

BLOG | Advocacy Update: The New World of Texas Politics — What It Means for You

Texas Society of Architects "Advocacy Update" blog post by David Lancaster, Hon. AIA, about the changing climate of Texas politics and how it concerns architectural interests.

March 28, 2014

BLOG | Architects Talking to Architects: John Gates, AIA, of McAllen

John Gates, AIA, of Boultinghouse Simpson Gates Architects talks to Texas Architects about his "severely limited" taste in music, the town of Park City, Utah, and his tools of choice for architectural renderings.

March 27, 2014

BLOG | Beyond the Boardroom: Three Days in D.C. at AIA Grassroots

Executive Vice President James T. Perry reports on attending AIA Grassroots in Washington D.C. and strolling around the city with Val Glitsch, FAIA; Michael Malone, AIA; and Dan Hart, FAIA.

March 26, 2014

Austin 1964! Preservation Austin Homes Tour

On Saturday, April 5, Preservation Austin will host its 22nd Annual Homes Tour, "Austin 1964!" The event will focus on mid-1960s residences.

March 21, 2014

BLOG | 500 Chicon: Elizabeth Danze, FAIA, Talks Convention Futures

Texas Architects staffer Charlotte Friedley chats with Elizabeth Danze, FAIA, of Austin's Danze Blood Architects, about her role on the Society's Convention Futures Committee.

March 19, 2014

Threading a Garden Hose

Brooklyn artist Justin Cooper's woven green garden hose creates a sculptural object as it meanders through Austin's testsite gallery and garden as curated by Texas Architect contributor Rachel Adams.

March 14, 2014

BLOG | Architects Talking to Architects: Davey McEathron, AIA

In this “Architects Talking to Architects” post on the Texas Society of Architects blog, Davey McEathron, AIA, of Carter Design Associates talks to Texas Architects about the becoming an architect in his 40s, playing in indie rock bands, and enjoying sweltering Austin summers.

March 13, 2014

BLOG | Media and Technology in Architecture: The Morpholio Project App

Ken Ethridge, Jr., AIA, of Ethridge and Company in Austin, reviews Morpholio, a free app that architects and designers can use to present, share, and discuss their work via private or public forums.

March 11, 2014

BLOG | Beyond the Boardroom: Looking Ahead in 2014

Executive Vice President James T. Perry reports on staying up to date with AIA developments, legislative efforts to reduce the architectural threshold, and other activities the Society is looking forward to in the coming months.

March 06, 2014

BLOG | Architects Talking to Architects: Matthew Faulkner, AIA

In this “Architects Talking to Architects” post on the Texas Society of Architects blog, Matthew Faulkner, AIA, co-founder of PACT Design Studio talks to Texas Architects about his love of woodworking, finding inspiration in pop culture, and his assortment of musical preferences.

February 27, 2014

BLOG | Architects Talking to Architects: Johanna Reed, Assoc. AIA

In this “Architects Talking to Architects” post, Johanna Reed of Dick Clark + Associates talks to Texas Architects about the magic of drawing in pencil, her love affair with the American West, and her reasons for wanting to go to Greece so badly.

February 13, 2014

BLOG | Lorena Toffer, AIA, of Dallas Receives 2014 AIA Young Architects Award

Congratulations are in order for Texas Architect Lorena Toffer, AIA. Toffer, a member of AIA Dallas and an associate at Corgan, is among the 18 recipients of this year's AIA Young Architects Award.

February 03, 2014

BLOG | Architects Talking to Architects: Julien Meyrat, AIA

In this “Architects Talking to Architects” post, Julien Meyrat, AIA, of RTKL Associates in Dallas talks to Texas Architects about growing up around the world, finding inspiration in historic rural landscapes, and his volunteer efforts in the City of Rockwall.

January 30, 2014

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

On January 14, AIA Brazos chapter members had an opportunity to locally and publicly present one of Texas Architects' 2013 Citation of Honor awards to the 23 city council members it was intended to recognize.

January 27, 2014

BLOG | Architects Talking to Architects: Kirby Zengler, AIA

Kirby Zengler, AIA, is an associate at JHP Architecture in Dallas. He received his MArch degree from the University of Texas at Arlington and joined the firm in 2002. Zengler leads the Whole Community Design initiative on behalf of JHP.

January 16, 2014

BLOG | Architects Talking to Architects: Ryan Flener, Assoc. AIA

Ryan Flener, Assoc. AIA, of Good Fulton & Farrell talks to Texas Architects about hailing from Louisville, being a music snob, and his preference for the pen sketch.

January 02, 2014

BLOG | Advocacy Update: Robinson Wins!

Texas Architect David W. Robinson, AIA, was elected to the Houston City Council in a Dec. 14 run-off. The Society's Senior Advocate David Lancaster, Hon. AIA, reports on the race.

December 18, 2013

BLOG | Architects Talking to Architects: Danelle Briscoe, Assoc. AIA

Danelle Briscoe, Assoc. AIA, assistant professor at The University of Texas at Austin School of Architecture, talks to Texas Architects about growing up in Galveston, garage-saling, and her first trip to Istanbul.

December 12, 2013

2014 Design Conference: Borderlands

Architecture Tours and Learning Opportunities
31 January – 2 February
Austin, Texas

December 05, 2013

BLOG | Justin Oscilowski, Assoc. AIA, Contributing to the Craft

Justin Oscilowski, Assoc. AIA, of Austin's PageSoutherlandPage, jumped at the chance to volunteer for our 2013 Convention Committee and played a key role in transforming the ideas for the Craftsmen's Square into reality.

December 03, 2013

BLOG | Architects Talking to Architects: Francisco Gomes, AIA

"I find considerable inspiration in construction. Not just the materials and technical assemblies of our buildings, but the people, tools, and cultures of their construction." Francisco Gomes, AIA, of Austin's Gomes+Staub talks to Texas Architects.

November 21, 2013

BLOG | Lavaca Eclectic: Two Cases of a Contemporary Vernacular

In this post, Lake|Flato's Phil Zimmerman explores two examples of contemporary architecture in San Antonio's Lavaca District — a residential restoration by Poteet Architects, and new twin homes by Operative Ventures. These works both reflect and expand upon the building typologies in the historic neighborhood.

November 13, 2013

BLOG | San Antonio's Lavaca District: Historic Homes

Founded in the mid-18th century, the Lavaca district is the oldest existing neighborhood in San Antonio. This blog post describes a recent historic home restoration project in the area, and an addition to another home that is currently in progress.

November 13, 2013

BLOG | Texas Architects Board Responds to AIA Restructuring

At its September 2013 meeting, the AIA Board of Directors approved a motion to allow planning for a new board structure. Executive Vice President James T. Perry discusses the Society's position on the proposed changes and why the issue matters to members.

November 13, 2013

On the Proposed Reorganization of the AIA Board

Former AIA Board Representative Bill T. Wilson II, FAIA, has written an open letter to Texas architects regarding the proposed restructuring of the AIA board. Read the letter outlining his concerns about the new governance model, and share your thoughts.

November 12, 2013

BLOG | Media and Technology in Architecture | Flipboard Aggregator App

In our latest Media and Technology in Architecture post on the Texas Architects blog, Ken Ethridge, AIA, compares the Flipboard news aggregator app to Zite.

October 31, 2013

BLOG | Repositioning the Institute: What It Means to the Texas Society of Architects

AIA National Board Member John Nyfeler, FAIA, discusses progress on the AIA Repositioning Initiative and the impact of planned changes for Texas Architects.

October 31, 2013

BLOG | Architects Talking to Architects: Helen Pierce, AIA

Helen Pierce, AIA, of Alamo Architects in San Antonio chats with Texas Architects about her family's Sears, Roebuck & Co. mail order home, the sights and sounds of New York City, and painting as a possible alternative profession.

October 17, 2013

Licensed Architect Fingerprinting to be Available at the 2013 Convention

On June 24, 2013, HB 1717 was signed into law. This Texas Legislature house bill adds architects to the list of professions requiring fingerprinting as part of their licensure renewal. The Texas Society of Architects has taken steps to make this transition easier for architects across Texas.

October 14, 2013

BLOG | Advocacy News: AIA Announces 2014 Call for Issues Survey

James R. Nader, FAIA, a Texas representative to the AIA Board Advocacy Committee, invites you to share your views on the AIA policy issues that matter most by taking the 2014 Call for Issues Survey. We appreciate your help in shaping the message that AIA takes to Capitol Hill next year.

October 10, 2013

BLOG | Media and Technology in Architecture | Media Consumption: How to Get Your Fill

In "Media and Technology in Architecture," a new series on the Texas Architects blog, Brinn Miracle, AIA, provides some tips for organizing and consuming the vast amounts of architectural information available online.

October 03, 2013

BLOG | Architects Talking to Architects: Alexer Taganas, Assoc. AIA

Alexer Taganas, Assoc. AIA, of Webber + Studio in Austin talks to Texas Architects about choosing buildings over Broadway, his time in Berlin, and a somewhat off-putting yet surprisingly effective technique for sketching.

September 19, 2013

BLOG | Beyond the Boardroom: Past Presidents Convene in Santa Fe

Executive Vice President James T. Perry reports on the most recent gathering of the Society's past presidents. "Every three years, the past presidents of the Texas Society of Architects come together in Santa Fe, N.M., for a meeting hosted by the current president-elect. This being one of those years, Val Glitsch, FAIA, hosted the event this past weekend at the St. Francis Hotel."

September 10, 2013

BLOG | Architects Talking to Architects: Christopher L. Sanders, AIA

Christopher Sanders, AIA, of Sanders Architecture in Austin talks to Texas Architects about childhood lessons in sustainability, and the inspirational places his education and career have taken him.

September 05, 2013

BLOG | Advocacy Update: SAC Fingerprinting Requirements

"Discretion is, indeed, the better part of valor." The Society's Senior Advocate David Lancaster, Hon. AIA, shares the Society's position on the Sunset Advisory Commission's fingerprinting requirement passed during the 83rd Legislative Session. The recommendation was part of the TBAE Sunset review bill.

August 27, 2013

BLOG | Architects Talking to Architects: Yen Ong, AIA

Texas Architects talks to Yen Ong, AIA, of 5G Studio in Dallas. Born in Jakarta, Ong's design perspective is cross-culturally informed through his studies in Indonesia, Singapore, Italy, and the United States.

August 22, 2013

BLOG | Beyond the Boardroom: TxA Board Meeting Held in Vancouver

Texas Architects EVP James T. Perry reports on the latest meeting of our Board of Directors, which reviewed the progress made by the Society so far in 2013.

August 15, 2013

BTBR Vancouver Powerpoints

Vancouver meeting - presentations to the board

August 13, 2013

BLOG | Architects Talking to Architects: Christy Seals, AIA, of Austin

Christy Seals, AIA, of Loop Design clears up a misconception about architects and talks about how the process of figuring out how to communicate design ideas to non-architects can start in school.

August 08, 2013

BLOG | Architects Talking to Architects: Gianna Pigford, AIA, of Dallas

Mississippi-raised Gianna Pigford, AIA, a project architect at Gensler, talks to Texas Architects about the impact of growing up in a small town, her passion for fashion design, and why she dedicates so much of her time to mentoring and advocating for women and youth.

July 25, 2013

BLOG | Architects Talking to Architects: Roman McAllen, Assoc. AIA

In this installment, we talk with Roman McAllen, Assoc. AIA, a planner for the City of Brownsville and coordinator of its Facade Improvement Grant Program. McAllen discusses how he developed an appreciation for architectural modeling, where he gets his inspiration, and the next building he wants to see for himself.

July 11, 2013

BLOG | Architects Interviewing Architects: Matt Fajkus, AIA, of Austin

On Barcelona: "I enjoy the fact that a dense urban core is immediately surrounded by nature, including mountains and the sea, rather than endless suburbia." — Matt Fajkus, AIA, of MF Architecture in Austin talks to Texas Architects about photographing and sketching the famed Spanish city, and finding inspiration in films by Jacques Tati and Wes Anderson.

June 27, 2013

BLOG | Advocacy Update: Texas 83rd Legislative Session Wrap-up

Texas Architects Senior Advocate David Lancaster, Hon. AIA, recaps the Society's advocacy work during the 83rd Regular Legislative Session, which concluded on May 27.

June 17, 2013

BLOG | Architects Talking to Architects: Darren Heine, AIA, of Brenham

"We architects need to be more assertive and speak up about the things we are passionate about. I've found that our clients want us to lead. Credibility and trust are earned as a result.” — Darren Heine, AIA, of Brenham's BBA Architects, talks to Texas Architects about process, inspiration, and what he’s learned from his time on city boards.

June 13, 2013

BLOG | Architects Talking to Architects: Bob Bullis, AIA

In this installment of "Architects Talking to Architects," Bob Bullis, AIA, shares his passion for watercolor painting, gives a shout-out to the AIA, and talks about finally fulfilling his lifelong dream of becoming "Bob the Builder."

May 30, 2013

BLOG | Architects Talking to Architects: Murray Legge, FAIA

In this installment of "Architects Talking to Architects," Murray Legge, FAIA, discusses his childhood in a colorful Canadian town, how a Cooper Union education shaped his choice of design tools, and the inspiring art of Katsushika Hokusai and Karl Blossfeldt.

May 16, 2013

BLOG | Architects Talking to Architects: Jesse Hager, AIA

Jesse Hager, AIA, a partner at CONTENT in Houston, talks to Texas Architects about an idyllic childhood in Washington state, his passion for the pen sketch, and where he turns to for inspiration.

May 09, 2013

BLOG | Architects Talking to Architects: Tiffany Robinson Long, AIA

Tiffany Robinson Long, AIA, of Marmon Mok in San Antonio talks to Texas Architects about the moment she realized she could never be a doctor, her embarrassing rap phase, and a stunning architectural juxtaposition she'll never forget.

May 02, 2013

BLOG | Beyond the Boardroom: TxA Board Meets in Marfa

Executive Vice President James Perry recaps the recent Texas Architects board meeting in Marfa. "The location provided a superb opportunity to be removed from familiar surroundings, investigate a different community’s fabric, and focus on the work of the Society," says Perry.

May 01, 2013

BLOG | Architects Talking to Architects: Steven Schloss, AIA

In this installment of "Architects Talking to Architects," self-proclaimed hotel brat Steven Schloss, AIA, talks about how he left behind a career in web and graphic design — and found his true calling as an architect.

April 25, 2013

BLOG | Architects Talking to Architects: Scott Specht, AIA

In our new blog column "Architects Talking to Architects," Austin architect Scott Specht, AIA, shares his love of highly engineered yet usually unnoticed materials, and what he finds fascinating about cities like Hong Kong and Tokyo.

April 18, 2013

BLOG | Advocacy Update: Eight Weeks To Go!

"This is the point in the session when we usually see mischief begin to creep into the process." Senior Advocate David Lancaster, Hon. AIA, provides a summary of the Society's early efforts during the 83rd Legislative Session – and the things we're watching out for.

April 02, 2013

BLOG | Beyond the Boardroom: AIA Repositioning/Grassroots

As a relative newcomer (2+ years) to the Texas Society of Architects and AIA, last week I attended Grassroots for the third time, participating with great interest and learning a good deal more about the Institute’s processes, staff and board. The AIA “repositioning” effort seems to me to be a very good development for all.

March 28, 2013

VIDEO: Society’s Craig Reynolds Talks Contemporary Dallas Architecture

Presented by Architizer and the Texas Society of Architects, the “Lone Star State’s Top 13 Buildings to See in 2013” list highlights some of the most significant contemporary architecture projects in Texas. This week, Past President of the Society Craig Reynolds, FAIA, was interviewed by Chris Sommer, anchor for Dallas-based NewsRadio 1080 KRLD, about the local works that made the list.

February 14, 2013

A Towering Landmark for Formula One Track

Fans of Formula One come to see the action on the track, not what’s around the track, said Juan Miró, an architect. But luckily for him, the owners of the Circuit of the Americas, the new Formula One site on the edge of Austin, Tex., wanted to create a memorable setting for events like the 2012 United States Grand Prix.

November 20, 2012

An Interview with Yesenia Blandon, Assoc. AIA

Julian Debo, an architecture student at the University of Texas at Austin, recently interviewed Yesenia Blandon, Assoc. AIA, for the third in a series of interviews with Texas architectural professionals that are appearing on a newly launched blog by students: The Hugman Incentive.

October 29, 2012

A Conversation with Bob Borson

Saranya Kanagaraj, an architecture student at the University of Texas at Austin, recently interviewed architect Bob Borson for the second in a series of interviews with Texas architects that are appearing on a newly launched blog by students: The Hugman Incentive.

October 10, 2012

An Interview with Heather McKinney, FAIA

Saranya Kanagaraj, an architecture student at the University of Texas at Austin, recently interviewed Heather McKinney, FAIA, for an article that breaks down the stereotypes about what it means to be a part of a professional organization. The interview is the first in a series of interviews with Texas architects that are appearing on a newly launched blog by students: The Hugman Incentive.

September 25, 2012

After Tuscany: Rediscovering Home

"At once wistful and thought-provoking, light-hearted and profound.” That is how Dallas architect and contributing editor Max Levy, FAIA, described the set of Italy/Texas photo collages published in the Backpage section of the Sept/Oct issue of Texas Architect. We agree with Max that the images, created by UT School of Architecture student Emily Wiegand, are fascinating.

September 06, 2012

UT Arlington and Dallas Morning News Create Joint Architecture Professor-Critic Position

The University of Texas at Arlington and The Dallas Morning News are partnering in an innovative joint appointment of a School of Architecture faculty member who also will serve as architecture critic for the news organization. The initial appointment will be for three years, renewable and split evenly between the News and UT Arlington.

August 09, 2012

Architecture Firm Websites: The Good, The Bad, The Ugly

Websites are a vital marketing tool. Unless you’re a superstar design firm, steer clear of archi-speak and tricky graphics. Users want a site that is clean and simple.

June 28, 2012

Designed to Connect: LinkedIn for Architects

Popular social media outlets, such as Twitter, Facebook, and LinkedIn, all have their uses. Of the three, LinkedIn has retained an air of professionalism and restraint compared with the more informal information-sharing that takes place among “friends” and “followers” on Facebook and Twitter. Yet, LinkedIn manages to produce a lot of noise – a consistent hum. So how can we, as architectural professionals, effectively communicate a message about architecture that rises above that hum?

June 25, 2012

Designed to Connect

In Part Two of "Twitter for Architects," Andrew Hawkins offers tips for using this popular social media platform. The article is part of the Texas Society of Architects New Media Committee series "Designed to Connect," which features monthly articles on www.texasarchitects.org that discuss various digital technologies and media available to architects today.

April 12, 2012

Buildings and Landscapes and Xylophones

In 2010 Lake|Flato completed work on the renovation of the Visual Arts Center at the University of Texas at Austin. Since its opening, the new facility has been getting a lot of use from its clever inhabitants who are continually exploring their building's capacity for exhibiting and generating art, both in ways it was designed for and also in ways that the design team never could have predicted.

March 26, 2012
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