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BLOG | Architects Talking to Architects: Alan G. Roberts, AIA

Alan G. Roberts, AIA, is the founder of “So You Want to Be an Architect,” a Facebook page dedicated to exploring the realities of a career in architecture. Roberts received his bachelor’s degree in architecture from the University of the Witwatersrand in South Africa in 1982. An American citizen since 2002, he has worked on many projects in Northeast Texas, specializing in educational, religious, medical, and commercial work.

August 09, 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

BLOG | 2017 Texas Architect Editorial Calendar

The 2017 editorial calendar for Texas Architect magazine is now available.

July 01, 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 | Houston's Uncommon Modern Exhibit Receives National Recognition

Houston's Uncommon Modern Exhibit receives Citation of Merit from the Docomomo US 2016 Modernism in America Awards.

June 24, 2016

BLOG | 10 Texas Projects Among ArchDaily’s Top 100

Ten Texas works were named to ArchDaily’s Top 100 American projects in celebration of the website's tenth anniversary.

June 17, 2016

BLOG | Architects in the Outfield

AIA San Antonio's architect/engineer softball league has been bringing firms together since 1994.

June 15, 2016

In Place — Thoughts on a (North) Texas Vernacular

A great diversity of peoples, wielding a wide variety of materials, have left their mark on the Lone Star State’s architecture. But can we say that a true Texas vernacular exists?

June 13, 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

The Grit and the Grandeur

Dallas-based three : living architecture, working with Roman and Williams, transformed San Antonio’s Pearl Brewery into a luxury hotel.

June 08, 2016

BLOG | Convergence: Keynote Speakers

Our 77th Annual Convention and Design Expo, "Convergence," in San Antonio will feature four general sessions. Keynoters will include Marion Weiss, FAIA, and Michael Manfredi, FAIA; Eric J. Cesal, Assoc. AIA; and Debbie Millman. Learn about the speakers.

June 08, 2016

2016 Emerging Design + Technology: Call for Papers

The 2016 TxA Emerging Design + Technology conference, to be held during our 77th Annual Convention and Design Expo in San Antonio, is seeking academic papers for peer review, publication, and presentation. The abstract submission deadline has been extended to August 15.

June 02, 2016

Where Texas Ends

Perched above El Paso, the Franklin Mountain House — Tucson practice Hazelbaker Rush’s first project — was inspired by the bleak but arresting qualities of the Southwestern landscape.

June 01, 2016

BLOG | Logic Tobola, FAIA: 1940–2016

Remembering Logic Tobola, FAIA, past president of TxA.

May 24, 2016

BLOG | UTSA Undergrads Honored by AIA COTE

University of Texas at San Antonio undergrads Isaias Garcia Coronado and Daniel Rodriguez Suarez are among the award recipients for the 2015-2016 AIA Committee on the Environment Top Ten for Students awards. They are being honored for their project proposal, “Banding for Knowledge.”

May 19, 2016

BLOG | Absence (and Renovation) Makes the Heart Grow Fonder

Renovations are winding down, and TxA staff members are settling in to their new, improved office spaces.

May 12, 2016

BLOG | 2016 Design Award Winners

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

May 11, 2016

BLOG | 2016 Studio Awards Entry Form Now Online

2016 TxA Studio Awards entries are now open online and are being accepted through 5 p.m. June 9.

April 28, 2016

Healthcare International

WHR, working in collaboration with Arup and KHR Arkitekter, recently won a competition for a new hospital in Denmark. The design combines the best aspects of European and American approaches to healthcare.

April 25, 2016

BLOG | Advocacy Update: When We Do The Numbers

Senior Advocate David Lancaster, Hon. AIA, does the math for the upcoming November Texas state house and senate elections.

April 20, 2016

Intersecting Interests

Artist Robert Irwin’s reconstruction of a hospital at the former Fort D.A. Russell in Marfa dismisses disciplinary boundaries between art, architecture, life, and culture.

April 18, 2016

BLOG | William Dupont, FAIA, Works to Preserve Hemingway’s Finca Vigia in Cuba

William Dupont is working to restore Ernest Hemingway's home in Cuba and building an archive that will be the first project built in that country with American supplies since the '50s.

April 18, 2016

For Humanity

Fort Worth architect Tommy Stewart, AIA, designed a school for earthquake-ravaged Haiti, an endeavor he considers to be among the most profound experiences of his life.

April 11, 2016

2016 Convention

The Texas Society of Architects 77th Annual Convention and Design Expo will take place in San Antonio on November 3–5, 2016.

April 08, 2016

BLOG | Texas A&M Students Creating Designs for New Mavericks Facility

Bryan Trubey, FAIA, and Mark Cuban work with graduate architecture students at Texas A&M to design a new practice facility for the Dallas Mavericks.

April 05, 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

Behind the Scenes

Kendall/Heaton could be the most prominent Texas practice you’ve never heard about. Focusing solely on architect of record services, the firm has completed some of the state’s highest-profile projects, designed by a cast of the world’s most famous architects.

March 28, 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 | Q&A with David Adjaye

TA contributor Patrick Michels talks to London's David Adjaye about his design for San Antonio's "Ruby City," his experience working in Texas, and what advice he has for architects in our state looking to create meaningful public spaces.

March 17, 2016

BLOG | Pardon Our Dust

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

March 17, 2016

BLOG | 2016 Design Conference: Architects Invade Amarillo

Last month, architects from around the state made their way to the Texas Panhandle for the Texas Society of Architect’s Fifth Annual Design Conference. The event explored the relationship between designing and building.

March 02, 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

Out of the Shadows

bcWORKSHOP ran focus groups and workshops to gather information for their design of The Cottages at Hickory Crossing, a Housing First project that will serve people often deemed impossible cases.

February 22, 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

Domestic Wolf

Content Architecture designs a house for an artist and car enthusiast, then shifts gears in mid-construction.

February 08, 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

BLOG | Advocacy Update: Getting “Trump-ed” by Negative Politics? Don’t Let It Get You Down.

David Lancaster, Hon. AIA, reminds us in his latest Advocacy Update that it is not only our civic duty to register and vote, but also to support our Citizen Architects.

January 28, 2016

A Language of Movement

Lawrence Halprin and his choreographer wife, Anna, developed a way of notating movement they called “Motation.” Its revelations influenced the design of Fort Worth’s Heritage Park Plaza.

January 26, 2016

BLOG | TAC Houston Spotlight: Wendy Heger, AIA

TAC Houston kicks off a monthly spotlight featuring Houston architects sharing what architectural advocacy means to them. The inaugural post features Wendy Heger, AIA, of Page, who shares how she finds it "empowering that architects, even those who compete against each other, can rally toward a common cause to raise the profession."

January 26, 2016

A Machine for Healing

The new Parkland Hospital building has been called the world’s first all-digital hospital, a healthcare facility where technology and design merge to improve functionality, lessen the institutional feel, and stay on the cutting edge of advances in medical science.

January 20, 2016

2016 Design Conference: Designing + Building

Join TxA in Amarillo on February 12–14 for our Fifth Annual Design Conference, which will exploring the relationship between designing and building — between the act of imagining what could be and the act of turning that vision into reality.

January 10, 2016

Wind, Rain, Sky

Max Levy’s design for the Saint Michael and All Angels Columbarium references elemental forces in the creation of a meditative space for contemplating life and death.

January 04, 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

TxA Board Job Responsibilities

The Texas Society of Architects Board of Directors includes officers, AIA directors, and Society directors. Learn about the responsibilities of the various positions on the board.

December 09, 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

A Gateway and a Hill

The Cherie Flores Garden Pavilion and the McGovern Centennial Gardens are the latest addition to Hermann Park, one of Houston’s most important public spaces.

December 04, 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

BLOG | San Antonio River Barge Design Competition

With San Antonio's 300th anniversary coming up in 2018, the City of San Antonio and AIA San Antonio have launched an international design competition to reimagine the ‘river barge’ experience. The competition deadline is Tuesday, January 5.

December 02, 2015
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