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Rita Catinella Orrell features a few of the new sustainable products on display at last October’s Greenbuild International Conference and Expo in New Orleans.

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Big Ideas

Architect-designed bus stops in San Antonio, Austin, and Dallas are adding a bit of design to street corners.

Dror Baldinger, AIA; Thomas McConnell; Nicholas McWhirter; Charles David Smith, AIA
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Edible Architecture

by: Catherine Gavin

Igor Siddiqui and Jen Wong are creating edible architectural materials for Austin’s April Fusebox Festival, thinkEAST Living Charrette to Shape a New Creative Community.

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2014 AIA San Antonio Design Awards

Texas Architect magazine features the 2014 AIA San Antonio Design Awards.

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Rita Catinella Orrell reviews a collection of innovative cladding materials.

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Designing for Ageing

by: Ingrid Spencer

While most adults say they would strongly prefer to stay in their homes as they age, many houses and communities in the U.S. are not set up to meet the needs of the elderly and less mobile.

Kimberly Davis
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A Living Building in North Texas

by: Margaret Sledge, AIA

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

Casey Dunn Photography
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AIA Dallas Presents: 2B An Architect

AIA Dallas’ 2B An Architect, held on March 7, invited high school sophomores to explore a career in architecture.

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2014 Preservation Texas Honor Awards

Texas Architect magazine features the 2014 Preservation Texas Honor Awards.

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by: Brett Koenig Greig

Are yogurt, bacteria, and yeast the keys to sustainability? Igor Siddiqui and Jen Wong, curators of Austin’s Edible Materials Lab, think playing with food has the potential to change the way we build.

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Tiltwallism: A Treatise on the Architectural Potential of Tiltwall Construction

by: Mitch Bloomquist, Assoc. AIA

Are tilt-walls the solution to the problem of architects’ disengagement with the most common forms of construction? Author Jeffrey Brown, AIA, offers a primer on tilt-up construction and a critique of its absence from serious architectural practice.

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Lessons by the Sea

by: Erika Huddleston

Sea Scout Base Galveston, a newly completed maritime educational center by Shipley Architects and Randall-Porterfield Architects, seeks to accomplish two goals: to inspire learners to care about the maritime environment, and to withstand the hurricanes and storms that so often threaten the Texas coast.

Bao Loi and Arlen Kennedy
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Networks for Resilience

The National Resilience Initiative, which seeks to establish a network of design studios that focus on developing built environments that are resilient in the face of natural disaster, recently added two new studios to its roster.

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Amarillo Museum of Art Biennial 600 – Sculpture

by: Leigh A. Arnold

The Amarillo Museum of Art (AMoA) debuts Biennial 600 — the sixth in an ongoing series of juried biennial exhibitions that explore specific areas of artistic practice through a particular material.

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The Farmer and the Cowman

by: Brantley Hightower, AIA

Traditional architectural projects are now the noteworthy outliers.

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Dixon Water Foundation Josey Pavilion

by: Margaret Sledge, AIA

Lake|Flato Architects' Dixon Water Foundation Josey Pavilion is a Texas Society of Architects 2015 Design Award winner.

Casey Dunn Photography
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Parkland Hospital

by: Ron Stelmarski, AIA

The new Parkland Hospital, a megablock more than two million square feet in size, embraces the landscape and the city beyond its boundaries.

Assassi Productions
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Everyday Architect

by: Canan Yetmen

If you were to take a fingerprint sample of Austin’s building boom, chances are good the evidence would point to one prolific architectural instigator: Michael Hsu, AIA.

Jeff Wilson
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Moving Forward

by: Catherine Gavin

Catherine Gavin bids Texas Architect farewell, ponders the legacy of past-editor Larry Paul Fuller, and looks forward to the tenure of new editor Aaron Seward.

Jeff Wilson
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2015 Studio Awards Members Only

The Texas Society of Architects Studio Awards recognize unbuilt projects that demonstrate innovation and excellence in design. The 2015 jury was composed entirely of San Francisco Bay Area architects: Karl Backus, AIA, of Bohlin Cywinski Jackson; E.B. Min, AIA, of Min|Day; and Craig Scott of IwamotoScott Architecture.

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Embracing the Edge

by: James Burnett and Cheryl Lough

Smooth and rounded, or sharp and jagged — edges are a powerful tool in landscape architecture, providing dynamism and defining the nature of a space.

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A Gateway and a Hill Members Only

by: Ben Koush

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.

Casey Dunn Photography, Terry Vine, and Scott Shigley
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Perched on the Playa Members Only

by: Joel Nolan, AIA
Architect: Rhotenberry Wellen Architects.

The Texas High Plains are dotted with perennially filling and evaporating lakes known as playas that attract local wildlife. Rhotenberry Wellen Architects designed a network of walkways and blinds from which to observe this ephemeral landscape.

Grant Alford; MArk T. Wellen, FAIA
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Urban Ecologies

by: Catherine Gavin

With its stacked interchanges and sweeping flyovers, Texas has no shortage roadway feats, yet they often represent barriers for connectivity. Urban designers across the state are rethinking these roadways and using green infrastructure to reconnect downtown districts.

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Fosu Marina and Master Plan

by: OTA+

Austin-based OTA+ designed a new master plan and marina for the Fosu Lagoon area of Cape Coast, Ghana. The project proposes Africa’s tallest building.

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