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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 Members Only

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 Members Only

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 Members Only

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

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Heron Creek Restroom Members Only

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 Members Only

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 Members Only

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 Members Only

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 Members Only

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 Members Only

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

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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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Connected City Design Challenge

by: Eurico R. Francisco, AIA

With the Connected City Design Challenge, Dallas is taking steps to link downtown to the Trinity River. Proposals by Ricardo Bofill of Taller de Arquitectura, the Office for Metropolitan Archi¬tecture (OMA), and STOSS + SHoP all rethink the city’s urban ecologies.

ALL RENDERINGS COURTESY DALLAS CONNECTED CITY DESIGN CHALLENGE.
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PageSoutherlandPage Thinks Forward

by: Catherine Gavin

Begin¬ning January 1, 2014, PageSoutherlandPage will be known simply as Page. The rebrand¬ing effort makes it clear that Page is focused on “design that makes lives better.”

courtesy Page
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AIA Dallas Design Awards

The 2013 AIA Dallas Design Awards honored designs that respond to unique cultural, social, environmental, and contextual challenges.

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AIA Brazos Design Awards

The 2013 AIA Brazos Design Awards honored designs that respond to unique cultural, social, environmental, and contextual challenges.

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AIA Dallas 2013 Firm of the Year

Michael Malone Architects has been selected by AIA Dallas as the recipient of its 2013 Firm Award. The firm is being recognized for fostering a culture of commitment to the design community through its practice, publication, and professional involvement.

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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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Embracing the Edge

by: Brett Koenig Greig
Architect: Bercy Chen Studio

The Edgeland House in Austin rises from the earth giving little hint to people on the street about what lies below the tall grasses growing on the roof.

Paul Bardagjy
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New Urban Tapestries

by: Frederick R. Steiner

Architects, landscape architects, and planners must design more interconnected, green infrastructure and should do so with greater cultural sensitivity.

MAP AND POPULATION DATA PROVIDED BY UT AUSTIN TUFLAB. PHOTO OF KLYDE WARREN PARK BY AERIAL PHOTOGRAPHY INC.
RENDERING OF BUFFALO BAYOU PARK COURTESY PAGE, FORMERLY PAGESOUTHERLANDPAGE. PHOTO OF MISSION REACH COURTESY
THE SAN ANTONIO RIVER AUTHORITY. RENDERING OF SOUTH SHORE WATERFRONT COURTESY AIA SDAT. PHOTO OF PASSAIC RIVER PARK BY COLIN COOKE. RENDERING OF SPONGE PARK COURTESY DLANDSTUDIO.
PHOTO OF GEORGE W. BUSH PRESIDENTIAL CENTER BY MICHAEL MALONE, AIA.
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Mission Reach

by: Tracy Idell Hamilton

On a bright morning, more than 50 years after the San Antonio River south of downtown was turned into a flood control ditch, hundreds of residents turned out to celebrate the completion of what is now the nation’s largest urban river restoration and linear park.

PHOTO COURTESY THE SAN ANTONIO RIVER FOUNDATION. PHOTOS COURTESY THE SAN ANTONIO RIVER FOUNDATION. PHOTO OF RESTORED PRAIRIE BY LEE MARLOWE. MAP COURTESY SAN ANTONIO RIVER AUTHORITY.
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On the Bayou

by: Guy Hagstette, FAIA

An ambitious agenda for linear green space, compatible urban development, flood control, and multi-modal access along 10 miles of the Buffalo Bayou is transforming Houston.

RENDERING COURTESY THOMPSON DESIGN
GROUP AND BUFFALO BAYOU PARTNERSHIP. RENDERINGS COURTESY LAKE|FLATO AND BNIM. PHOTO COURTESY BNIM. PHOTOS OF HOBBY CENTER
BRIDGE AND SABINE PROMENADE COURTESY SWA GROUP AND BUFFALO BAYOU PARTNERSHIP. RENDERINGS COURTESY SWA GROUP.
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Austin’s Ecological Affluence

by: Dean J. Almy, AIA

A series of urban design initiatives could establish Austin’s green infrastructure as the preeminent agent of a new compact and connected city.

PHOTO BY DAVID SUCSY. RENDERING OF DEVELOPMENT STUDY BY KEN SMITH LANDSCAPE ARCHITECT AND TEN EYCK LANDSCAPE ARCHITECTS. RENDERING OF THE GROVE BY MICHAEL VAN VALKENBURG ASSOCIATES. PHOTO OF THE TUNNEL EXCAVATION BY TODD SPENCER. PHOTO OF THE UT AUSTIN STUDIO BY MURRAY LEGGE, FAIA. PHOTO BY THOMAS MCCONNELL. RENDERING OF PROPOSED URBAN STRUCTURE BY UT AUSTIN TUFLAB. RENDERING OF SOUTH AUSTIN WATERFRONT COURTESY AIA SDAT.
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Waller Creek Update

by: Ingrid Spencer

Since selecting a winning design by Michael Van Valkenburgh Associates and Thomas Phifer and Partners last fall, Austin’s Waller Creek Conservan¬cy has continued sprinting forward with its plans to transform the 1.5-mile creek corridor from ne¬glected waterway to vibrant downtown destination.

PHOTO OF THE TUNNEL EXCAVATION BY TODD SPENCER. PHOTO OF THE UT AUSTIN STUDIO BY MURRAY LEGGE, FAIA.
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Minding the Gap

by: Gregory Ibañez, FAIA

With the opening of the new restaurant pavilion designed by Thomas Phifer, Klyde Warren Park’s success should only increase — its transformation of downtown Dallas is nothing short of astonishing.

PHOTOS BY THOMAS MCCONNELL AND MEI-CHUN JAU. RENDERING BY THE OFFICE OF JAMES BURNETT.
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Block 21

by: Canan Yetmen
Architect: Andersson-Wise Architects (Design Architect) and BOKA Powell (Architect of Record)

Andersson-Wise Architects’ Block 21 is one of the most successful mixed-use developments in downtown Austin.

Andrew Pogue, Art Gray, Jonathan Jackson, Thomas McConnell,
and Tim Hursley
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Beyond the Box

by: Ingrid Spencer
Architect: Workshop8

Workshop8’s Paisano Green Community is educating residents to be stewards of their environment.

Jesse Ramirez
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A Walk in the Park with Willis Winters, FAIA

by: Gerald Moorhead, FAIA

Willis Winters, FAIA, is in the position to have the greatest impact on the quality of life in Dallas of any public official.

Nicole Mlakar
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Submit to Present at 2014 Texas Architects Convention

Call for papers for the 2014 Texas Architects Convention.

OF CRAIG DYKERS BY HOLLY REED.
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Myriad Botanical Gardens

by: Ben Koush

Downtown Oklahoma City’s Myriad Botani¬cal Gardens received a huge face-lift from The Office of James Burnett in collaboration with David Epstein, AIA, of Gensler’s Austin office.

PHOTO COURTESY THE OFFICE OF JAMES BURNETT.
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Materials and Sustainability

by: Donna Kacmar, FAIA

The Materials Research Collaborative at the University of Houston is pushing sustainability and providing valuable tools for the students and local design community.

PHOTOS OF MRC BY JULIE PIZZO WOOD
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Alighted Structures

by: James Warton

Based on morphological studies of avian bone structure, James Warton is exploring thin wall optimization as a possible design model.

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Re-Flex

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

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Islamabad High Court

by: Todd Hamilton

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

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Pollen at Play

by: Jen Wong

African sands fill the polycarbonate panels that clad Pollen Architecture and Design’s studio building in East Austin.

Photography Victoria Samnubaris and Julie Pizzo Wood
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Material Dance

by: Canan Yetmen

In Real County, traditional agrarian structures inspired the exquisite Dietert Ranch.

Paul Hester, Hester + Hardaway Photographers
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The Ur Building of Texas

by: Michael Malone, AIA

The world has lost one of the great architectural processional experiences with the replacement of Louis Kahn’s landscape design at the Kimbell Art Museum in Fort Worth.

SKETCHES BY MICHAEL MALONE, AIA
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Call For Entries: 2014 Brick in Architecture Awards

The call for entries for the 2014 Brick in Architecture Awards was announced.

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Lower Rio Grande Valley AIA Design Awards

Award winners announced for the Lower Rio Grande Valley AIA’s 2013 Design Awards.

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AIA San Antonio Design Awards

Award winners announced for AIA San Antonio’s 2013 Design Awards.

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Preservation Texas Honor Awards

Award winners announced for the 2013 Preservation Texas Honor Awards.

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Boat Dock

Alterstudio Architecture’s boat dock on Lake Austin embraces the long views of the water and landscape, but screens the immediacy of the speedboats from backyard barbecuers.

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Playing Up Waller Creek

by: Catherine Gavin

Austin’s Waller Creek Conservancy continues its mission to draw attention to the neglected urban waterway. Waller Wall, a temporary installation designed by UT Austin students and Murray Legge, FAIA, was on display at SXSW.

Photos by Casey Dunn and Patrick Wong
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Caret 6

by: Catherine Gavin

Caret 6, a dramatic installation by architect Kory Bieg of OTA+ and his Design V Studio at The University of Texas at Austin School of Architecture, is making its way around the state.

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The Boatmakers’ Craft

by: Ingrid Spencer

Shipley Architects designed a house that only boat-builders could detail so effortlessly.

Michael Burns
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Invisible Aquatics

by: Jack Murphy, Assoc. AIA

Bercy Chen Studio’s design moves at the Cascading Creek House sleekly conceal extensive mechanics under the hood of a gorgeous space.

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Subtle Layers

by: Heather McKinney, FAIA

Rammed earth wall, rippling Venetian plaster, and colorful-blocks of the Margo Sawyer designed art walls, Page’s Torcasso residence achieves the sublime.

Robert Reck
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AIA National Convention

On June 26–28 in Chicago, the American Institute of Architects will host its 2014 National Convention. Themed “Design With Purpose,” the event will feature leaders, luminaries, and legends from within and outside architecture sharing their insights on the opportunities, challenges, and possibilities facing architects and the profession.

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Water’s Edge

by: Candid Rogers, AIA
Architect: Tobin Smith Architect

The runway terrace at Rockridge Gardens stretches the landscape of the O’Neil Ford designed San Antonio house into the horizon.

Kemp Davis and Mark Menjivar
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A Coastal Bend Reinvention

by: Ben Koush

Kirksey Architecture restored and rehabilitated Sylvan Beach Pavilion on the Gulf Coast, ensuring that the historic integrity of the building remained while also meeting current hurricane-code standards.

Shau Lin Hon
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After the Rain

by: Michael E. Allex, AIA

bcWORKSHOP has moved to the Lower Rio Grande Valley and is bringing its public design process to housing developments outside of Harlingen.

Skyler J. Fike
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AIA Austin Awards

AIA Austin announced the recipients of its 2014 Design and Honor awards competition in May. The jury included Steve Dumez, FAIA, of New Orleans, and Marsha Maytum, FAIA, of San Francisco.

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“The Architecture of Art Museums: A Decade of Design, 2000–2010”

by: Bruce C. Webb

Ronnie Self’s “The Architecture of Art Museums: A Decade of Design, 2000–2010” is a welcome guide in charting the most formally enigmatic building type of our time.

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Menil Drawing Institute

by: Johnston Marklee

Los Angeles-based architecture firm Johnston Marklee’s proposed design for the Menil Drawing Institute (MDI) is at once serene and revolutionary.

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Products

by: Rita Catinella Orrell

Rita Catinella Orrell features a hospitality products roundup.

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Designing for Density

by: Richard M. Miller, FAIA
Architect: James M. Evans, AIA

Mt. Vernon Townhomes, designed by Houston-based Collaborative Designworks, maximizes Houston’s denser-development possibilities and adds a handsome multifamily project to Montrose.

Benjamin Hill Photography
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Making Learning Fun

by: Ingrid Spencer

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

Casey Dunn Photography
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Working Artifacts

by: Miriam Sitz
Architect: Jonathan R. Card, AIA; Kristin Wiese Hefty, AIA

Restaurants by Urbanist Design and Dado Group are causing a stir in San Antonio’s popular Pearl Brewery district.

Scott Martin; Ryann Ford
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A Japanese Farmhouse

by: Ben Koush
Architect: Michael Hsu, AIA

Michael Hsu Office of Architecture’s Uchi restaurants have distinguished themselves as outstanding examples of current trends in impeccable restaurant design.

Paul Bardagjy
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TxA 75th Annual Convention and Design Expo: Nov. 6–8 in Houston

The Texas Society of Architects’ 75th Annual Convention and Design Expo, themed “Imagine,” will take place on November 6–8, 2014, in Houston.

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Excellence in Wood Design Awards

The Texas Forestry Association (TFA) is seeking nominations for its 2014 Excellence in Wood Design Awards.

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Notes on a Jury

by: Catherine Gavin

The statewide design awards wrapped up, and according to juror Marlon Blackwell, FAIA, there “is not a lot of formal gymnastics, just good, sound building.”

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Mapping Projects

A collaboration between Austin-based Trophyology, a design and fabrication studio, and Portland, Oregon-based Nested Yellow, a jewelry and object design shop, has grown out of a client’s desire to say thank you to her architect and contractor.

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AIA Houston Awards

AIA Houston announced the winners of its 2014 Design Awards. The honored projects, selected from among 108 entries, are on display in an exhibition, along with the 2014 Student Biennial, running through September 26.

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Perforated House

by: Ben Koush
Architect: LOJO Architecture

Houston’s Perforated House is a mash-up of virtuoso formal composition, a multifaceted conceptual program, and some tricked-out detailing that comes together in a compelling mix.

Luis Ayala, AIA
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(Almost) All-American House

by: Stephen Fox
Architect: Karen Lantz, AIA

With the (Almost) All-American Home, Lantz Full Circle was determined to pursue the project as an exercise in the way architecture ought to be practiced.

Lantz Full Circle, Paul Hester, Jack Thompson Photography
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Green Lantern

by: Alan G. Brake
Architect: John Grable Architects

John Grable Architects’ Green Lantern is defined by an extensive use of glass and operable walls that transform the house from a series of enclosed rooms to an expansive garden pavilion.

Drod Baldinger, AIA
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Hog Pen Creek Retreat

by: Fredrick R. Steiner
Architect: Ted Flato

High nature is married to high design in Lake|Flato Architects’ Hog Pen Creek Retreat.

Casey Dunn
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Ottomers Residence

by: Jack Murphy, Assoc. AIA
Architect: Vicent Snyder, AIA

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.

Vicent Snyder, AIA
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SK Ranch

by: Catherine Gavin
Architect: Brian Korte, AIA

Long limestone facades with floating roofs above them, Lake|Flato Architects’ SK Ranch is a contemporary take on a Hill Country ranch.

Robert Reck Photography
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Big Tree Camp

by: Brantley Hightower, AIA
Architect: Tobin Smith, AIA

Big Tree Camp offers its inhabitants protection from the elements, while always maintaining a tactile connection to the outdoors.

Mark Menjivar
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La Hacienda Casitas

by: Michael E. Allex, AIA
Architect: Brent A. Brown, AIA

Everything about bcWORKSHOP’s La Hacienda Casitas addresses how to keep 96,000 gallons of storm water on the property as long as possible so as not to inundate Harlingen’s storm system.

Skyler J. Fike
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Pearl Brewery Redevelopment

by: Miriam Sitz
Architect: Lake|Flato Architects

The Pearl Brewery Redevelopment strikes a delicate balance at the intersection of past and present, form and function, and residential and commercial spaces.

Casey Dunn Photography and Lara Swimmer
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Munday Library

by: Gerald Moorhead, FAIA
Architect: Fiske Crowell, FAIA

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.

Casey Dunn Photography
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Temple Dining Hall & Booth Student Center

by: Brett Koenig Greig
Architect: Arthur Andersson, FAIA

Slender pipe columns support a lofty roof while daylight pours into the soaring dining room at Andersson-Wise Architects’ Temple Dining Hall & Booth Student Center.

Andrew Pogue Photography
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