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Staying Engaged

by: Corey Squire

Lake|Flato Architects is known for its sustainably designed homes. When some of its clients started noticing higher-than-expected energy bills, the firm revisted the houses and installed energy-monitoring devices to get to the root of the problem.

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A Language of Movement

by: Leigh A. Arnold

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.

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Domestic Wolf

by: Aaron Seward

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

Peter Molick, Paul Hester
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Out of the Shadows

by: Audrey Maxwell, AIA

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.

Craig D. Blackmon, FAIA
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A Machine for Healing

by: Ron Stelmarski, AIA

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.

Assassi Productions
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Field of Dreams

by: Jack Murphy, Assoc. AIA

Four installations — winners of the Field Constructs Design Competition — occupied a brownfield site in East Austin for two weeks in November. The projects on view drew attention to the quickly aligning trends of digital fabrication and environmental sustainability.

Whit Preston
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2015 AIA Dallas Built Design Awards

AIA Dallas announces the winners of its 2015 Built Design Awards.

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2015 AIA Fort Worth Excellence in Architecture Design Awards

AIA Fort Worth announces the winners of its 2015 Excellence in Architecture Design Awards.

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Poteet Architects’ Poolside Pavilion

The owners of a Victorian home in San Antonio’s historic King Williams neighborhood wanted a little something extra in the backyard.

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A New Building in Bryan, Designed for a Student Design Competition, May Soon Rise Members Only

by: Eurico R. Francisco, AIA

The winning project, by Texas A&M University architecture student Jaechang Ko, is a long, airy, one-story pavilion.

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New Air Traffic Control Tower to Put Wings Over San Antonio’s Stinson Airport Members Only

by: Aaron Seward

HiWorks and Work5hop teamed up on the competition winning design, which references the early days of aviation and incorporates a civic lighting display.

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The Independent Ups the Ante on Austin’s Urban Ambitions Members Only

by: Ashley Craddock

Known locally as the Jenga Tower, the 665-ft-tall structure, designed by Rhode Partners, will be the tallest residential building west of the Mississippi.

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Best of International Product Design Members Only

by: Rita Catinella Orrell

Germany, Austria, and Sweden are just a few of the nations represented by the designers and manufacturers in this roundup, ranging from high-strength cement tiles to silk window curtains.

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Reverse Engineering the Rent: Prototype Housing for Modest Means

by: Jack Murphy, Assoc. AIA

A proposal by Edward M. Baum, FAIA, takes into account the necessities of life in the DFW Metroplex and comes in at a cost of $80/sf.

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Campsite Rules

by: Aaron Seward
Architect: Charles Di Piazza, AIA & Chris Cobb, AIA

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.

Paul Bardagjy
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2015 AIA San Antonio Design Awards Members Only

The winners of AIA San Antonio’s 2015 Design Awards.

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LRGV-AIA 2015 Design Awards Members Only

The winners of the Lower Rio Grande Valley AIA’s 2015 design awards.

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Bart Shaw Architect’s “Memory: Fairmount Park”

Bart Shaw Architect designs a series of picnic benches for Fort Worth’s Fairmount Park that subtly recall the site’s history.

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Behind the Scenes

by: Ronnie L. Self, AIA

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.

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Sportsman Members Only

by: Ryan Flener, Assoc. AIA

HKS architect Bryan Trubey, FAIA, designs stadiums around the world. He sees these buildings as the ultimate civic setting, drawing people of all cultures together in the spirit of competition.

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Healthcare International

by: Florence Tang, Assoc. AIA

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 health care.

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For Humanity

by: Tommy Stewart, AIA

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.

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Attention Getter Members Only

by: Patrick Michels

Linda Pace commissioned London-based architect David Adjaye to design her foundation’s “Ruby City” in order to raise San Antonio’s profile in the world of international architectural celebrity.

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Cross Culture Members Only

by: Michael Friebele, Assoc. AIA

A Dallas Developer from Switzerland hires a Japanese architect to design the next phase of his signature Uptown district, Harwood. Kengo Kuma’s design for the new Rolex Tower is a human-scale high-rise that relates to the street.

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Innovation and Design

by: Catherine Gavin

Digital fabrication is turning traditional architectural practice on its head, and as academics press forward into uncharted territories, communication and cross-pollination with practicing architects is increasingly important.

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Sizing Up Design: Working Big

by: Ron Stelmarski, AIA

Ron Stelmarski, AIA, details the benefits of large firm culture.

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Sizing Up Design: Diary of a Small Firm

by: Jessica Stewart Lendvay

Small firm culture has many benefits.

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Plastic Stereotomy

Justin Diles’ “Plastic Stereotomy” is the winner of TEX-FAB’s 2014 international digital design and fabrication competition.

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Cube Loft

Architects and design professionals have a new place to stay when traveling to Austin: the Charles Moore Foundation’s Cube Loft.

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AIA Dallas 2014 Design Awards

Texas Architect magazine features the AIA Dallas 2014 Design Awards.

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Self-Sustaining House

Bercy Chen Studio’s Self-Sustaining House optimizes rainwater retention, solar radiation, and a turbine-driven generator and compressor to satisfy all energy and water needs.

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Weather Room

Through minimalist multitasking, LOJO’s Weather Room takes portability to a new level.

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Creek Show: Light Night

Austin’s Creek Show brought thousands of visitors to Waller Creek on a freezing night last fall to see installations by local architects and landscape architects.

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Why Small?

by: Donna Kacmar, FAIA

Bigger isn’t always better, even in Texas.

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Guest Nest

by: Jen Wong

Nested House, a guesthouse built around a traditional sauna, supports full-range living and achieves spatial efficiency through thoughtful program placement.

Luis Ayala
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Cabin Fever

by: Jack Murphy, Assoc. AIA

Urs Peter “Upe” Flueckiger and students of Texas Tech University College of Architecture build a smart and compact Sustainable Cabin in West Texas.

Urs Peter "Upe" Fleuckiger and Denny Mingus
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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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Small is Beautiful

by: Jack Murphy, Assoc. AIA

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

Chris Cooper
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A Bench Is a Bench

by: Ryan Flener, Assoc. AIA

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.

Charles David Smith, AIA
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Bit by Bit

by: Miriam Sitz

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

Nathaniel Liberman
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Keeping It Compact

by: Lawrence Connolly, AIA

Haddon+Cowan Architects Collaborative’s Girls’ School of Austin maximizes its site while providing students with a playful campus.

Bronson Dorsey
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A Yellow Pop-Up

by: Rachel Adams

Bart Shaw Architect redefines the typical farmers’ market tent.

Chad Davis
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Bring Your Own Bag

by: Catherine Gavin

DO.GROUP DESIGN is building a business around its Bundle Reusable Bags.

Christopher Ferguson, Assoc. AIA
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Field Constructs Design Competition Call for Entries

Field Constructs Design Competition call for entries now open.

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Lake|Flato Architects Recognized by Interior Design Magazine

Interior Design magazine honorees for its 30th annual Hall of Fame Awards include David Lake, FAIA, and Ted Flato, FAIA, of Lake|Flato Architects.

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Page Expands to the West Coast with Focus on Planning

Page has acquired a well-known San Francisco planning firm, BMS Design Group.

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Music Box

John Grable Architects designs a tiny pavilion for playing music and practicing yoga.

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My Middle-Aged City

by: David Heymann, FAIA

The biological paradigm that explains cities as entities remains in vogue, and David Heymann embraces it for his discussion of Austin’s growing pains.

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B3 Plot Cultural Pavilion

The RTKL Dallas office has committed to performance-driven design and was honored by the 2014 Re-Thinking the Future Sustainability Awards late last year.

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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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Heron Creek Restroom

The Heron Creek Restroom by Mell Lawrence Architects opens up this spring on the Lady Bird Lake Hike and Bike Trail in Austin.

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Architecture of Space

by: Brantley Hightower, AIA

The story goes that the first word spoken on the surface of another world was the name of a Texas city.

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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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New Scenes in America Deserta

by: Jack Murphy, Assoc. AIA

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.

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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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Raw and Synthetic

by: Bruno Juricic, Gabriel Esquivel, and Stephen Caffey

The Design Research Lab at the Texas A&M University College of Architecture explores resiliency in terms of the raw and synthetic.

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Curtain Wall Call

by: Jen Wong

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

Peter Aaron/OTTO; Joe Aker; Steelblue;
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Rehabilitation and Recovery

by: Ben Koush

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.

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Texas Society of Architects 2015 Design Conference: CRAFT

The Texas Society of Architects 2015 Design Conference: CRAFT occurred on a wintery February weekend.

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Field Constructs Design Competition Entries Due April

Field Constructs Design Competition deadline is fast approaching with an April 1 submission date.

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2014 Preservation Texas Honor Awards

Texas Architect magazine features the 2014 Preservation Texas Honor Awards.

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Red Zone

by: Rachel Adams

Kinneymorrow Architects designed a small gem of a building to help artist Daryl Howard address a range of needs.

 Luis Ayala, AIA
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Alex Krieger, FAIA, to Speak on Waterfronts

During his visit to Austin as part of the Texas Society of Architects 2015 Design Awards jury, Alex Krieger, FAIA, takes time out of his busy schedule to deliver a lecture, “Principles for Remaking the Urban Waterfront.”

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Colors in the Garden

The aesthetic qualities of Austin’s first “artist-led community garden,” designed by Thoughtbarn, created considerable buzz — and plenty of participation — among people living nearby.

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Brad Cloepfil and Rives to Keynote TxA “Stories” Convention

The Texas Society of Architects 2015 Convention and Design Expo focuses on the theme of “Stories.” Keynotes by architect Brad Cloepfil and poetry slam champion Rives will anchor the convention, which will include some 70 educational sessions, 30 tours, and dozens of events.

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AIA West Texas Design Awards

Texas Architect magazine features the AIA West Texas Design Awards.

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Products

by: Rita Catinella Orrell

Rita Catinella Orrell reviews five products designed to support better learning environments.

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Desert Refuge

by: Jack Murphy, Assoc. AIA

The Texas-trained duo behind the design-build firm DUST garnered national acclaim for their first joint project in the Arizona Desert. Casa Caldera, their latest project, was largely built by hand and is the subject of Jack Murphy's latest piece for TA.

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White on White

by: Jen Wong

Baldridge Architects’ new office, a study in precision-built minimalism, offers a counterintuitive take on design-build in practice.

Casey Dunn and Elaine Shen
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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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New School

by: Ryan Flener, Assoc. AIA

New educational approaches demand architectural innovation; Richard J. Lee Elementary, a net-zero building that defies traditional school layouts, stands as one example of best-in-class design.

Greg Folkins  and Luis Ayala, AIA
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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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San Antonio Military Medical Center Recognized for Sustainable Design

The RTKL-designed San Antonio Military Medical Center was selected as one of the 2015 “Top Ten Green Projects” by the American Institute of Architects Committee on the Environment.

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The Desert, and All Its Beauty

Chrisine Ten Eyck’s design of 2.5 acres of a West Texas ranch transformed a once-degraded landscape into a getaway that celebrates its desert setting while serving as sanctuary for urbanites in need of respite.

Bill Timmerman
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Notes on a Jury

by: Ashley Craddock

The 13 projects selected as the Texas Society of Architects 2015 Design Awards represent a range of typologies, styles, and a distinct Texas vernacular.

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The Art in Architecture

by: Igor Siddiqui

Austin-based artist Josef Kristofoletti believes in a reciprocal and mutually enriching relationship between paintings and buildings.

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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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AIA Austin Design Awards

AIA Austin announces its 2015 Design Awards winners.

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AIA Houston Design Awards

AIA Houston announces its 2015 Design Awards winners.

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Mathematical Mind

With plans for the 1,800-sf Sixton House, designer John Houser establishes a radically fresh approach to residential design at the same time that he returns to architecture’s mathematical roots.

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Products

by: Rita Catinella Orrell

Using new technologies and traditional craftsmanship, the designers and manufacturers of these new furnishing options transform humble materials into functional pieces of art.

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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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Chinmaya Mission

by: Jen Wong

Miró Rivera Architects’ Chinmaya Mission Austin is a Texas Society of Architects 2015 Design Award winner.

Paul Finkel | Piston Design
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Phil Hardberger Park Urban Ecology Center

by: Dr. Kathryn E. O’Rourke

Lake|Flato Architects’ Phil Hardberger Park Urban Ecology Center is good for the earth.

Casey Dunn Photography and Dror Baldinger, AIA
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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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The Gourd

by: Jack Murphy, Assoc. AIA

Overland Partners’ The Gourd is a Texas Society of Architects 2015 Design Award winner.

Scott Adams; Patrick Winn, AIA; Fernando Ortega; and Maurice Flores
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F1 Tower

by: Al York, AIA

Miró Rivera Architects’ F1 Tower is a Texas Society of Architects 2015 Design Award winner.

Miró Rivera Architects, Ted Parker Jr., and Paul Finkel|Piston Design
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Gardner

by: Navvab Taylor, AIA

Baldridge Architects’ Gardner transforms a 1960s post offices into a deftly orchestrated space for dining.

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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New Hope Housing at Brays Crossing

by: Ben Koush

New Hope Housing at Brays Crossing demonstrates that affordable housing does indeed have a significant place in America.

Eric Hester, Bruce Glass, and Will Hermann
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Gallery at Turtle Creek

by: Ryan Flener, Assoc. AIA

JHP Architecture/Urban Design’s Gallery at Turtle Creek is a Texas Society of Architects 2015 Design Award winner.

Rion Rizzo / Creative Sources Photography and
Jenifer McNeil Baker
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Vertical House

by: Ben Koush

Miró Rivera Architects’ Vertical House is a Texas Society of Architects 2015 Design Award winner.

Miró Rivera Architects
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Decatur Street House

by: Gerald Moorhead, FAIA

Kinneymorrow Architecture’s Decatur Street House is a Texas Society of Architects 2015 Design Award winner.

Luis Ayala, AIA
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Pendleton Farms

by: Talmadge Smith, AIA

Tim Cuppett Architects’ Pendleton Farm blends a traditional Texas farmhouse vernacular with a modern sensibility.

Whit Preston
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CCR1 Residence

by: Eurico R. Francisco, AIA

Wernerfield Architects’ CCR1 Residence is a lakeside retreat that resists the obvious.

Robert Yu and Justin Clemons
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Maiden Voyage

by: Jack Murphy

Chris Taylor, Steve Badgett, and a team at Texas Tech University design and build a floating platform for exploring the Great Salt Lake.

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TxA's 76th Annual Convention and Design Expo in Dallas

The Texas Society of Architects 76th Annual Convention and Design Expo will be held at the Kay Bailey Hutchison Convention Center in Dallas from November 5-7.

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2015 Studio Awards

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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Perched on the Playa

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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Wind, Rain, Sky

by: Bart Shaw, AIA
Architect: Max Levy Architect

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.

Charles David Smith, AIA
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