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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. He writes that the new Whitney's true success lies not in its architecture, 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

Coloring the Gap

The Richards Group's new Dallas headquarters stands over Dallas commuters as a beacon of shimmering color and democratic ideals in the workplace.

May 20, 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

BLOG | Update on the Dallas Trinity Toll Road Controversy

On April 16, the Dallas City Council voted to move ahead on plans for implementing a revised vision for the Trinity Parkway. Bob Meckfessel, FAIA, traces the history of this controversial project and the role architects have played in advocating for a more sustainable, context-sensitive design.

April 30, 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

BLOG | Project ArchiTX: Canopy Restaurant

Dillion Kyle Architecture presents an homage to the trees and landscape of Texas. The architect employed walnut wooden features and a foliage supergraphic to create the narrative of Canopy in Houston.​

April 28, 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

Waterways

For Kathleen English, AIA, of English & Associates, water management is one of the first things she thinks about when approaching a new project.

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

Curtain Wall Call

Can a 500-ft-tall glass box in Houston possibly be a good idea? The recent expansion of high-rise office buildings says yes.

April 09, 2015

Texas Society of Architects Mentorship Program

The Texas Architects Mentorship Program provides an opportunity for emerging professionals across the state to connect with AIA Fellows for mentorship and professional development.

March 31, 2015

BLOG | Project ArchiTX: Castano House

Craig McMahon Architects' renovation and new addition to a San Antonio home responds to the South Texas climate and employs a simple materials palette to achieve continuity.

March 31, 2015

BLOG | Mark T. Wellen on CRAFT

Mark T. Wellen, FAIA, reflects on the "magical weekend" that was the 2015 Design Conference.

March 26, 2015

2015 Design Conference Reflections

Mark Wellen, FAIA, shares his reflections on the Society's Fourth Annual Design Conference: CRAFT, held on a wintry weekend in Denton.

March 24, 2015

A Living Building in North Texas

Lake|Flato Architects' Josey Pavilion aspires to be the first Living Building in Texas.

March 16, 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 | 2015 Design Conference: Recap

More than 60 architects braved the freeze to attend the Society's Fourth Annual Design Conference: CRAFT in Denton.

March 05, 2015

Small is Beautiful

Candid Rogers Architect’s Marfa 10 x 10 Lightbox peeks over the shrubs to provide sweeping views of the West Texas landscape.

March 02, 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

A Bench is a Bench

Rhotenberry Wellen Architects and Shipley Architects team up for the design and construction of the Kidd Spring Park Pavilion in Dallas — the latest addition to the Dallas Park and Recreation Department’s growing Park Pavilion program.

February 16, 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 | 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

Bit by Bit

Studio Joseph takes a measured approach to the design of the National Butterfly Center Welcome Pavilion in Mission.

February 02, 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

BLOG | Discovering Craft in Denton

TxA Design Committee Chair Brantley Hightower, AIA, invites you to join him in Denton for keynote presentations, tours, and much more at our Fourth Annual Design Conference: CRAFT.

January 07, 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

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 | 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

Portfolio: MaRS Attacks

The distinction between architecture and interiors is often a fuzzy one, but MaRS bridges the distance nimbly.

December 05, 2014

2015 Design Conference: CRAFT

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

THIS EVENT IS SOLD-OUT

December 04, 2014

Maximizing Space

Rottet Studio provides privacy and breathtaking views of the Houston skyline for the attorneys in the Seyfarth Shaw offices.

December 04, 2014

Advocates for Architecture Day 2015

The Society's Advocates for Architecture Day will take place on February 10. Architects from across the state will converge on the Texas Capitol to meet with legislators to promote the importance of architectural design for urban planning. Learn more about this event, and register today to help us spread our message.

December 01, 2014

El Paso Knothole

Ball-Nogues Studio creates a fence that acts as a window on a ballpark in El Paso.

November 29, 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

2014 Convention: Attendee Continuing Education Credit

Review your 75th Annual Convention and Design Expo learning unit hours, and confirm that your convention certificate and AIA transcript are correct. You can also review the new Continuing Education standards and how these may affect your licensure renewal in the future.

November 21, 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 | Architizer A+ Awards — Final Submissions Due December 19

Architizer's Third Annual A+ Awards is open for submissions with over 93 categories, including 11 new architecture categories and 33 new product categories, until December 19, 2014.

November 03, 2014

Ottmers Residence

Clear structural articulation and a folded corrugated metal roof are the major architectural features of the Ottmers Residence, a project designed to be built by a client on a very tight budget.

October 28, 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

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

Facades+ Dallas Conference

On October 30–31, Dallas's CityPlace Events will host the Facades+ Dallas conference. Attendees will have the opportunity to earn up to 16 AIA CEUs over the course of the two-day conference, and to meet and mingle with the leaders of facade design and construction.

October 20, 2014

2014 Design Expo Attractions

Featuring 275 exhibitors in the fields of architecture, engineering, and construction, our 2014 Design Expo at the George R. Brown Convention Center in Houston will be our biggest ever! Discover the latest products and techniques, watch live demonstrations, and make connections with vendors and industry representatives from around the globe.

October 17, 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

Mestizo City

Muñoz & Company transformed multiple bottles of colorful soda into a glowing cube called Mestizo City. TxA Design Award juror Marlon Blackwell, FAIA, described the concept as “delightful” and capable of inspiring “sheer joy.”

October 06, 2014

Attention Students: Free Convention Registration Plus a $50 Visa Card

The Texas Society of Architects offers two great opportunities for students at the 75th Annual Convention and Design Expo in Houston: free registration, plus the chance to get paid for serving as a session monitor!

October 01, 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

BLOG | Imagine Houston Video

When do you get to spend three uninterrupted days indulging in your passion and focusing on your career? James Furr, FAIA, and 2014 Texas Society of Architects President Val Glitsch, FAIA, invite you to do so by joining them for a one-of-a-kind architectural experience at the 75th Annual Convention and Design Expo in Houston.

September 18, 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

An Interview with Brooke Hodge, Guest Curator at the Nasher

Texas Architect Editor Catherine Gavin interviews the Nasher's Guest Curator Brooke Hodge about the exhibition "Provocations: The Architecture and Design of Heatherwick Studio."

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

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

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

Going Public

As contemporary collections continue to grow, exhibitors’ need for more space is providing the public with opportunities to see art. The Warehouse in Farmers Branch and SPACE Gallery in San Antonio are private collections that are now open to visitors.

August 06, 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

2014 Convention: Frequently Asked Questions

The Texas Society of Architects 75th Annual Convention and Design Expo will take place on November 6–8 at the George R. Brown Convention Center in Houston. This page provides some answers to frequently asked questions about convention registration, creating your schedule, continuing education credit, and more.

July 17, 2014

2014 Convention: Volunteer to Help Students

TxA Members: We invite you to help us build a great convention experience for you as well as for emerging professionals across the state by serving as a mentor or host to a participating student.

July 17, 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

Soto: The Houston Penetrable

Ten years in the making, Jesús Rafael Soto's "Houston Penetrable" at the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston invites you to engage and entangle yourself in the artist's only indoor, site-specific permanent installation.

July 10, 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

Menil Drawing Institute

Los Angeles-based architecture firm Johnston Marklee’s proposed design for the Menil Drawing Institute is at once serene and revolutionary.

July 07, 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

Subtle Layers

Rammed earth wall, rippling Venetian plaster, and the colorful blocks of Margo Sawyer-designed art walls — Page’s Torcasso residence achieves the sublime.

June 30, 2014

TxA Emerging Design + Technology: Call for Papers Deadline Extended to July 15

The 2014 TxA Emerging Design + Technology conference, to be held in conjunction with the Texas Society of Architects 75th Annual Convention and Design Expo, is seeking academic papers for peer-review, publication, and presentation. The abstract submission deadline has been extended to July 15.

June 26, 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

The Boatmakers' Craft

Shipley Architects designed a Port Townsend, Wash., home that only boat-builders could detail so effortlessly.

June 09, 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

Renovating for Play

As illustrated by the recent interior renovation of Collier Library, Brave Architecture and the Houston Public Library system are creating a standard for future rehabilitations of libraries throughout the city.

May 27, 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

After the Rain

The nonprofit bcWORKSHOP has expanded to the Lower Rio Grande Valley and is bringing its public design process to housing developments outside of Harlingen.

May 19, 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

BLOG | 500 Chicon: Design Awards Jurors in the Office

The 2014 Design Awards jurors visit 500 Chicon to select this year's recipients.

May 09, 2014

The Life of a Craftsman: Raymond Brochstein, FAIA

Houston's fearless leader, Raymond Brochstein, FAIA, demonstrates and demands excellence. Rice University professor Nonya Grenader, FAIA, profiles the craftsman, innovator, builder, philanthropist, and businessman who has made so many highly valued contributions to the city.

May 08, 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

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 | 500 Chicon: Mentorship Match-Up

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

April 23, 2014

AIA Selects 2014 COTE Top Ten Projects

The American Institute of Architects and its Committee on the Environment have selected the top ten examples of sustainable architecture and ecological design projects that protect and enhance the environment. The projects will be honored at the AIA 2014 National Convention and Design Exposition in Chicago.

April 22, 2014

Demolition of the American Folk Art Museum

As demolition of Tod Williams and Billie Tsien's American Folk Art Museum building gets underway in New York City, The Architect's Newspaper Executive Editor Alan G. Brake explores the controversy ignited by this decision, and what it says about the public's appreciation for architecture.

April 14, 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

Louis Kahn Plays the Organ

Philip Hendren, AIA, recounts how in 1970, in a home in Old West Austin, Louis Kahn played the organ for a crowd of 400. Kahn's impromptu performance took place at a reception following the legendary architect's standing-room-only lecture at UT Austin.

April 07, 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 | 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

Material Dance

Midland's Rhotenberry Wellen Architects looked to traditional agrarian structures for the inspiration for the design and materiality of the Dietert Ranch retreat in Real County.

March 24, 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
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