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Future Convention Dates

Save the dates for future Annual Conventions of the Texas Society of Architects.

October 11, 2016

Patrick Swearingen Chumney, AIA Emeritus: 1933-2016

Patrick Swearingen Chumney, AIA Emeritus, passed away on October 4, 2016.

October 10, 2016

Welcome, New Members!

A warm welcome to all of our new members since the beginning of 2016.

September 28, 2016

Blast from the Past

Recently, TxA received a postcard from Robert Bumann of Florida. A piece of architectural history, the card depicts a building at The University of Texas at Austin that no longer exists.

September 27, 2016

2016 Honor Awards

Announcing the recipients the Texas Society of Architects 2016 Honor Awards. This program recognizes exceptional members, firms, individuals, and organizations for outstanding achievements in support of the profession of architecture, the built environment, and quality of life in Texas. Honorees will be recognized at our 77th Annual Convention and Design Expo, taking place on November 3–5 in San Antonio.

August 26, 2016

BLOG | Becoming an Architect: MFx Participants Gain Career Experience

Matt Fajkus Architecture's new MFx program incorporates students into the workplace.

July 06, 2016

Blank Canvas

Malone Maxwell Borson Architects give a family of five in Austin a pristine but durable abode that capitalizes on its enviable site overlooking the Colorado River.

June 27, 2016

BLOG | Update: UT Living Wall

Check out the finished living wall at The University of Texas at Austin.

June 24, 2016

2016 Prosperity Conference

Registration is now open for TxA's first-ever Prosperity Conference. This event will take place in Brenham on Friday, August 26, at The Barnhill Center at Historic Simon Theatre. An opening reception will be held on the evening of August 25.

June 08, 2016

BLOG | Q&A with Tere O'Connell, AIA

When the City of Austin decided to use East Austin’s historic Dedrick-Hamilton house as the basis for a new African American Cultural Heritage Facility, the job fell to Austin preservationist Tere O’Connell, AIA, to unearth details of the home’s history and how best to preserve it.

May 25, 2016

BLOG | Logic Tobola, FAIA: 1940–2016

Remembering Logic Tobola, FAIA, past president of TxA.

May 24, 2016

BLOG | Bill Booziotis, FAIA: 1935–2016

Remembering Bill Booziotis, FAIA, founding principal of Booziotis & Company Architects in Dallas.

May 17, 2016

BLOG | 2016 Design Award Winners

Jurors select 10 projects as this year's Design Award winners.

May 11, 2016

BLOG | Overheard at the 2016 Design Awards Jury

Peek inside our 2016 Design Awards jury deliberations.

May 10, 2016

BLOG | UTSOA Team Wins HUD Affordable Housing Contest

The University of Texas School of Architecture fielded the winning team in the 2016 Innovation in Affordable Housing Student Design and Planning Competition.

May 05, 2016

BLOG | AIA Austin Jury Conversation

On April 14, AIA Austin hosted an evening of conversation with its 2016 Design Awards jurors: Carol Ross Barney, FAIA; Linda Taalman; Nonya Grenader, FAIA; and Angela Watson, AIA.

April 22, 2016

BLOG | UT Austin to Install Living Wall Five Years in the Making

On May 16, volunteers will come together to install a living wall at The University of Texas at Austin. The project is funded by the school’s Green Fee Award.

April 21, 2016

BLOG | Lake|Flato Home Wins AIA Housing Award

San Antonio's Lake|Flato wins a 2016 AIA Housing Award for the Hog Pen Creek Residence in Austin.

April 14, 2016

Save the Date: ProCon 2016

The Texas Society of Architects will be hosting our first-ever Prosperity Conference in Brenham on August 26.

April 14, 2016

Campsite Rules

An activist client in Austin’s Heritage Neighborhood commissions an architectural think piece of a house to save a prominent site from the rampant march of stealth dorms.

April 04, 2016

BLOG | Everything Old is New Again

We explore all of the challenges that come with renovating a building as old as 500 Chicon and delve into its history.

March 28, 2016

BLOG | 2016 Design Awards Jurors Announced

The Texas Society of Architects proudly introduces the jurors for our 2016 Design Awards.

March 22, 2016

BLOG | Elizabeth Danze, FAIA, Named Interim Dean at UTSOA

The University of Texas at Austin School of Architecture has named Elizabeth Danze, FAIA, interim dean effective July 1.

March 21, 2016

BLOG | Pardon Our Dust

500 Chicon, the headquarters of the Texas Society of Architects, is undergoing an exciting renovation.

March 17, 2016

Social Studies

Aalto’s Baker House dormitory at MIT inspires a study of student housing at UT Austin and a revival of the Modern Movement’s social aspirations.

February 29, 2016

Field of Dreams

Four installations — winners of the Field Constructs Design Competition — occupied a brownfield site in East Austin for two weeks in November 2015. The projects on view drew attention to the quickly aligning trends of digital fabrication and environmental sustainability.

February 15, 2016

2016 AIA Fellows Announced

The American Institute of Architects has announced this year's inductees to the College of Fellows. Eleven Texas architects are among the 149 recognized with this honor for 2016.

February 12, 2016

BLOG | Advocacy Update: 2016 Election — Who We Are Supporting

David Lancaster's latest Advocacy Update looks at how primary elections are effectively deciding more races and the effects of a Republican majority in the Texas House and Senate.

February 10, 2016

At Home on the Border

The Lower Rio Grande Valley AIA’s 2015 Building Communities Conference Tour begins with Brownsville’s oldest home, and ends with its newest.

January 28, 2016

Pollen at Peace

A new chapel and administrative building at St. Edwards University by Pollen Architecture & Design adds another piece to a 15-year-old master plan.

December 21, 2015

Casa Xixim

Perched above the sea in a tropical paradise, this vacation home provides simple luxury in close congress with nature.

December 07, 2015

BLOG | UTSOA Studio to Bring the WATNEY to SXSW

A Kickstarter campaign running through December 7 is raising funds for a SXSW Eco installation project by students at The University of Texas at Austin School of Architecture. Learn more about this ambitious project exploring how digital software and fabrication techniques can be applied to art and architecture.

December 02, 2015

Follow the Light

For the second year in a row, Creek Show lured the public to Austin’s Waller Creek at night with a series of brilliant installations by local architects and artists.

November 30, 2015

BLOG | Architects Talking to Architects: Julie Huynh, Assoc. AIA

From growing up in Amarillo with its vivid sunsets to enjoying the brief interlude between summer and autumn just as foliage hues begin to change, to embracing the opportunities of technology for drawing — Julie Huynh, Assoc. AIA, of Kendall / Heaton Associates shares all this and more in the latest installment of "Architects Talking to Architects."

October 29, 2015


Baldridge Architects’ Gardner transforms a 1960s post office into a deftly orchestrated space for dining.

October 12, 2015

The Art in Architecture

Austin-based artist Josef Kristofoletti believes in a reciprocal and mutually enriching relationship between paintings and buildings.

October 05, 2015

BLOG | St. Martin’s Evangelical Lutheran Church

Austin's iconic and much beloved mid-century modern masterpiece, St. Martin’s Evangelical Lutheran Church, is considering demolition.

September 17, 2015

Making Waves: Restaurants by Michael Hsu, AIA

Known for his notable restaurant interiors, Michael Hsu, AIA, founder of Michael Hsu Office of Architecture, is expanding his influence and portfolio beyond Austin and gaining recognition in the Bayou City.

September 11, 2015

BLOG | Architects Talking to Architects: Ian M. Ellis, Assoc. AIA

Ian M. Ellis, Assoc. AIA, of Matt Fajkus Architecture takes a moment to chat with Texas Architects about everything from his ardent devotion to sketching in pencil, to deriving inspiration from the varied creative talents of those that surround him, to the top 10 songs currently streaming through his headphones.

September 09, 2015

BLOG | 2015 Studio Awards — Winners Announced

We are pleased to announce the recipients of our 2015 Studio Awards. The San Francisco-based jury selected four projects from among 72 entries as outstanding examples of innovation and excellence in design.

September 01, 2015

White on White

Baldridge Architects’ new office, a study in precision-built minimalism, offers a counterintuitive take on design-build in practice.

August 31, 2015

BLOG | FCDC Announces Four Winners

The Field Constructs Design Competition has announced its 2015 winners. The final four projects capture the mission FCDC and marry experimentation with design innovation while uniquely addressing the history and ecology of the competition site.

August 20, 2015

2015 Honor Awards

The Texas Society of Architects announces the recipients our 2015 Honor Awards, which recognize exceptional members, firms, individuals, and organizations for outstanding achievements in support of the profession of architecture, the built environment, and the quality of life in Texas.

August 18, 2015

BLOG | Lake|Flato Architects Coming to Austin in 2016

San Antonio based Lake|Flato Architects has announced that the firm will be opening an urban design centric office to Austin in 2016.

August 06, 2015

BLOG | FCDC + East Austin Studio Tour

Field Constructs Design Competition will join the East Austin Studio Tour as the first ever event south of the Colorado River.

July 23, 2015

House on a Hill

Alterstudio Architecture finds exquisite beauty in circumstance, translating it into built forms large and small to create the Lake View Residence in West Austin.

July 20, 2015

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

Gray Matter

Thanks to architect Mell Lawrence’s deft hand with light and patterning, Hollowcat Wild, a boxy limestone residence nestled in the Austin hills, is imbued with what architect and author Christopher Alexander calls “aliveness.”

June 14, 2015

FCDC Announces 18 Projects as Jury Selection Finalists

Finalists have been announced for the 2015 Field Constructs Design Competition, which will result in a series of temporary, site-specific installations at the Circle Acres Nature Preserve in Austin. The projects will open to the public in mid-November as part of a weeklong series promoting event and community programming at the site.

June 10, 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

Local Chapter Resources Members Only

The information on this page is available for use by the leadership of the local components of Texas Society of Architects. Documents may be downloaded and modified for their use.

May 22, 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

2015 Design Awards — Winners Announced

We are pleased to announce the recipients of our 2015 Design Awards. Fourteen projects were selected from among 256 entries. This year's jurors were: Karl A. Backus, AIA, of Bohlin Cywinski Jackson; Alex Krieger, FAIA, of NBBJ and Harvard University Graduate School of Design; Bruce Lindsey, AIA, of Washington University's Sam Fox School of Design & Visual Arts; and Jennifer Yoos, FAIA, of VJAA and University of Minnesota School of Architecture.

May 14, 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

TASA/TASB Exhibit of School Architecture — Call for Entries

TASA/TASB is seeking submissions for its 2015 Exhibit of School Architecture. Founded in 1987, this competition recognizes newly built and renovated Texas schools by celebrating excellence in planning and design of the learning environment. Entries are due June 1. Winning projects will be on display at this year's TASA/TASB Convention.

April 30, 2015

Rehabilitation and Recovery

After the double whammy of Hurricane Ike in 2008 and the great Texas drought of 2011, the unthinkable happened in Houston’s Memorial Park: Half of the trees died.

April 27, 2015

New Scenes in America Deserta

The Texas Tech University College of Architecture’s Land Arts of the American West program offers a wide-eyed, sunburnt trip that explores how we alter the land around us.

April 13, 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

14 Texas Architects Elevated to Fellowship in 2015

The American Institute of Architects has announced the newest members of the College of Fellows. Fourteen Texas architects are among the 147 nationwide to receive this prestigious honor. Only about 3,200 of AIA's total 80,000 members hold this distinction. Congratulations to the AIA Fellowship Class of 2015!

February 06, 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 | 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

Bring Your Own Bag

UTSOA graduates Christopher Ferguson, Assoc. AIA, and Megan Marvin of DO.GROUP DESIGN are building a business around their stackable Bundle Reusable Bags.

January 20, 2015

Who Will Advocate for Architecture?

Will your House and Senate districts be represented at Advocates for Architecture Day? The highlighted areas show districts with architects already registered to advocate on February 10. Join them in Austin for a fun day at the Texas State Capitol on behalf of your profession.

Sign up today to ensure your district is represented. Everyone is important!

January 19, 2015

Jerry L. Clement, FAIA (1932–2015)

We are saddened to learn of the passing of Jerry L. Clement, FAIA, a past president of the Texas Society of Architects. Services for Mr. Clement will take place on Friday, January 30, at 10:00 a.m. at the Highland Park United Methodist Church in Dallas.

January 16, 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

Collaboration & Craftsmen

Collaboration with craftsmen pays off, according to Wendy Dunnam Tita, AIA, of Page and Vicki Yuan, AIA, of Lake|Flato Architects.

January 05, 2015

BLOG | Architects Talking to Architects: Vincent Snyder, AIA

Texas Architects talks to Vincent Snyder, AIA, about his overlay ink and Rhino sketching process, finding inspiration in a project's cultural setting, and his advice for young architects: "Do what you really want to do, but be equally as rigorous."

December 11, 2014

BLOG | Tiny Victories Competition Winners

AIA Austin and Community First! announce the winners of the Tiny Victories "micro home" design competition, which sought innovative, affordable design solutions for housing the homeless.

December 08, 2014

BLOG | Field Constructs Design Competition

Texas Architect magazine, Ecology Action of Texas, and Pentagram invite you to participate in the first-annual Field Constructs Design Competition (FCDC). FCDC invites emerging designers, architects, landscape architects, and artists to submit proposals for temporary installations to be sited at the Circle Acres Nature Preserve in Austin. The deadline for submissions is April 1, 2015.

November 24, 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

PDR to Host Pecha Kucha-Style Event at TxA Convention

On Thursday, November 6, as part of our 75th Annual Convention and Design Expo, PDR will host "Archi-Chat," a Pecha Kucha-style event featuring distinguished guests delivering short-form presentations on architecture, urbanism, landscape architecture, digital fabrication, urban agriculture, and more. Meet the presenters.

October 26, 2014

Hog Pen Creek Residence

High nature is married to high design in Lake|Flato Architects’ Hog Pen Creek Retreat.

October 20, 2014

2015 Design Conference: CRAFT

Architecture Tours and Learning Opportunities
27 February – 1 March
Denton, Texas


October 13, 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

Munday Library

The Munday Library makes its place in architectural history by learning from its predecessors, rather than mimicking them, and by finding modern purposes for very old spatial types.

September 22, 2014

2014 Studio Awards — Winners Announced

We are pleased to announce the recipients of our 2014 Studio Awards. The New York-based jury selected five projects among 54 entries as examples of innovation and excellence in design.

September 17, 2014

Do Ho Suh

Do Ho Suh's first major solo exhibition in the U.S. will be on view at The Contemporary Austin from September 20, 2014–January 11, 2015.

September 09, 2014

Making Learning Fun

Austin’s new 36,340-sf, LEED Silver-certified children’s museum, the Thinkery, is the product of Koning Eizenberg Architecture’s collaboration with STG Design.

August 25, 2014

2014 Texas Architects Honor Awards

The Texas Society of Architects is pleased to announce the recipients our 2014 Honor Awards. These annual awards recognize exceptional members, firms, individuals, and organizations for their outstanding achievements in support of the profession of architecture, the built environment, and the quality of life in Texas.

August 21, 2014

A New Sculpture Garden for Austin’s Laguna Gloria

Boston-based landscape architecture firm Reed Hilderbrand is expanding its Texas portfolio and leading the re-imagination of The Contemporary Austin’s historic Laguna Gloria site.

August 19, 2014

Working Artifacts

Restaurants by Urbanist Design and Dado Group are causing a stir in San Antonio’s popular Pearl Brewery district.

August 19, 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

A Tin Gallery

Not only is Brave / Architecture’s Sicardi Gallery intriguing, it is also the latest example of Houston’s secret cohort of tin buildings representing a little-known modern regional architectural expression.

August 11, 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

'Soft Walls'

Akiko Kotani's latest installation,"Soft Walls," on display at the Woman & Their Work Art Gallery in Austin, exudes the fluidity of a woven textile while drawing inspiration from steel strength.

July 25, 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

A Container Bar

Entrepreneur Bridget Dunlap's latest, and last, bar on Rainey Street takes a temporary stand in an evolving district.

July 16, 2014

Steel Strings

Baldridge Architects’ Outdoor Learning Center at Casis Elementary in Austin has transformed a formerly neglected plot of land next to a parking lot into an open-air classroom in a garden setting.

July 07, 2014

BLOG | 500 Chicon: Fallen Tree to Get New Life

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

June 25, 2014

Invisible Aquatics

Bercy Chen Studio’s design at the Cascading Creek House sleekly conceal extensive mechanics under the hood of a gorgeous space.

June 23, 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

Preservation Texas Announces 2014 Most Endangered Places

On May 20, Preservation Texas announced its list of the Most Endangered Places in Texas for 2014. Twelve sites made the list, which aims to raise awareness of threatened historical structures to encourage local action while there is still time.

May 22, 2014

TxA 2014 Design Awards Announced

We are pleased to announce the recipients of our 2014 Design Awards. Sixteen projects were selected from among 221 entries. This year's jurors were: Marlon Blackwell, FAIA, of Marlon Blackwell Architect in Fayetteville, Ark.; Andrea P. Leers, FAIA, of Leers Weinzapfel Associates in Boston; Tim Love, AIA, of Utile in Boston; and Mark Reddington, FAIA, of LMN Architects in Seattle.

May 13, 2014

Preservation Texas Honor Awards

Last November, Preservation Texas announced the winners of its 2013 Honor Awards. The annual competition recognizes outstanding and inspiring accomplishments in historic preservation throughout Texas.

May 01, 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

Plastic Effects

Austin-based architect and UT Austin assistant professor Igor Siddiqui’s latest experiments in plastic have resulted in "Bayou-luminescence," cast from translucent industrial urethane rubber, and “Protoplastic," a series of design experiments exploring the possibilities of biodegradable plastics.

April 28, 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
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