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Between Green and Violet

Rand Elliott, FAIA, deploys color with purpose, punctuating galleries at the Marfa Contemporary with vivid jolts of blue and using colored lighting to transform a series of parking structures in surprising ways.

June 23, 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

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

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

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

From the Beach to the Bay

Galveston Island State Park is shrinking: Scientists predict that the landmass will decrease 22 percent over the next 50 years due to rising sea levels and beach erosion, transforming much of what is dry land into open water or marsh.

March 30, 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 | 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

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

Bit by Bit

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

February 02, 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

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

Portfolio: MaRS Attacks

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

December 05, 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

El Paso Knothole

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

November 29, 2014

The Autodidact and the Art of Composition

By sketching museum masterpieces, Michael Malone hones his drawing skills and whets his appreciation for the similarities between art and architecture.

November 17, 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

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

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

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

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

The Vision of Paolo Soleri

“The Vision of Paolo Soleri: Prophet in the Desert” by Lisa Scafuro captures the life and times of the futurist architect, urban planner, and environmentalist best known for his Arcosanti settlement.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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 | 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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Wilderness Tamed

At the Kimbell Art Museum in Fort Worth, the wilderness has been tamed and a campus created. Inga Saffron, architecture critic for The Philadelphia Inquirer, weighs in on the new Renzo Piano Pavilion.

March 17, 2014

Re-Flex by RTKL Associates

Parametric design and digital fabrication create a responsive modular system focused on filtering light.

March 14, 2014

Well Crafted Objects: UH Students Take On Product Design

The UH product design course Architecture and the Object is giving architecture students an opportunity to evaluate and respond to current consumer culture by developing high-quality, shelf-ready products. Students not only design their products, but also gain hands-on experience with everything from manufacturing to production to retail.

March 06, 2014

Art in the Park

The Patrick Doughtery stickwork installation "Boogie Woogie" is part of Hermann Park's Art in the Park centennial celebration, which throughout 2014 is highlighting the important role the park has played in the city's history, and its value for Houston's residents.

March 06, 2014

Beyond the Box

The Paisano Green Community in El Paso, by Workshop8, is educating residents to be stewards of their environment. It is the first net zero, LEED Platinum-certified low-income senior housing project in the city.

March 03, 2014
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