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Architects Day Roundup
On February 7, Texas architects descended on the Capitol for a day of legislative action (and snakes!).
2017 Texas Fellows
The AIA College of Fellows has 178 new members. Thirteen Texans are part of the 2017 Class!
Cotton Gin Receives AIA Honor Award
AIA National recently announced its 2017 Honor Award winners. Among those was Antenora Architects’ Cotton Gin at the Co-Op District in Hutto.
Check Your Selfie Before You Wreck Your Selfie
El Paso’s AGENCY Architecture designed a selfie wall installation as part of Chalk the Block, an annual event sponsored by the City of El Paso Museum and Cultural Affairs Department.
Top 5 Reasons YOU (Yes, You) Should Go to Architects Day
Wendy Heger, AIA, provides the top 5 reasons to attend Architects Day.
McAllen: An Architectural Panorama
Participants in the 24th Annual Building Communities Conference of the Lower Río Grande Valley Chapter of the American Institute of Architects began a two-day conference at South Padre Island with a daylong, preconference tour on September 29 that focused on domestic architecture in the border city of McAllen.
Lake|Flato Settles Into East Austin Office
Lake|Flato, a fixture of San Antonio for 30 years, has recently opened an Austin outpost. The team, which has been working in the city since March, moved into a new space on the East Side in October. The firm has signed a five-year lease for the space and has plans to grow.
Holiday Gift Guide: For the Architect Who Has Everything
Texas Architect presents 10 holiday gift ideas for the design-loving friends, family, and colleagues in your life, starting with stocking stuffers under $5.00.
TxA Responds to AIA Post-Election Letter
TxA responds to AIA post-election letter.
2017 Architects Day
Architects Day will take place on February 7. 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. Register today to help us spread our message.
Patrick Swearingen Chumney, AIA Emeritus: 1933-2016
Patrick Swearingen Chumney, AIA Emeritus, passed away on October 4, 2016.
Welcome, New Members!
A warm welcome to all of our new members since the beginning of 2016.
Studio Award Winners Announced
Congratulations to the 2016 TxA Studio Award winners! Aaron Seward traveled to New York City and met the studio awards jury at the offices of Diller Scoifidio + Renfro (DS+R).
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.
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.
BLOG | Becoming an Architect: MFx Participants Gain Career Experience
Matt Fajkus Architecture's new MFx program incorporates students into the workplace.
BLOG | 2017 Texas Architect Editorial Calendar
The 2017 editorial calendar for Texas Architect magazine is now available.
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.
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.
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.
BLOG | Architects in the Outfield
AIA San Antonio's architect/engineer softball league has been bringing firms together since 1994.
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?
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
BLOG | Logic Tobola, FAIA: 1940–2016
Remembering Logic Tobola, FAIA, past president of TxA.
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.”
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.
BLOG | 2016 Design Award Winners
Jurors select 10 projects as this year's Design Award winners.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
The Texas Society of Architects 77th Annual Convention and Design Expo will take place in San Antonio on November 3–5, 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
BLOG | Pardon Our Dust
500 Chicon, the headquarters of the Texas Society of Architects, is undergoing an exciting renovation.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.