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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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Best of International Product Design

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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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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Austin-Based Kasita Wins SXSW Innovation Award for Smart Cities Members Only

by: Alyssa Morris

The modular micro-housing units are activated by smart technology and can be picked up and moved from city to city.

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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

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

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

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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Worthy of World Heritage

by: Rachel Wright, AIA, and Anna Nau
Architect: Ford, Powell & Carson

Amid new bike trails and picnic tables, natural grasses and canoe slips, and native birds and shaded overlooks, four of San Antonio’s Spanish Colonial Missions are preparing to become the first World Heritage Site in Texas.

Mark Menjivar
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Material Arts

by: Catherine Gavin

Mies, materials, and digital fabrication — material arts are creative outlets providing new paths for architecture.

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Shifting Leaves of Grass

by: Frederick R. Steiner

Alternative grasses are redefining landscape architecture and helping bring about a new ecological aesthetic in Texas.

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Painted Churches

by: Gerald Moorhead, FAIA

The unexpected, rich colors of the interiors of the “Painted Churches” found across South Texas are important examples of the state’s late 19th-century architectural heritage.

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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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A Sink in Every Room

by: Jen Wong

The hefty utilitarian demands of a salon, which include a sink in every room, are resolved seamlessly in this downtown Austin spa by Baldridge Architects.

Casey Dunn
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HDP Announces Competitions for 2014

Four competitions are being sponsored in 2014 by Heritage Documentation Programs (HDP) division of the U.S. National Park Service.

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Going Public

by: Rachel Adams
Architect: David Droese, AIA; Jim Poteet, FAIA

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.

Wade Griffith; Chris Cooper
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A Perfect Foil

by: Inga Saffron
Architect: Ross Conway, AIA

Gensler’s Dallas office strikes a beautiful balance between old and new at the Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts at the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia.

Garrett Rowland
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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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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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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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Mestizo City

by: Phil Zimmerman, Assoc. AIA
Architect: Geoffrey S. Edwards, AIA

Multiple bottles of colorful soda are transformed into a glowing cube called Mestizo City by Muñoz & Company.

Chris Gutierrez Muñoz & Company
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Dallas City Performance Hall

by: Aaron Seward
Architect: Skidmore, Owings & Merrill (Design Architect) and Corgan (Architect of Record)

Transparency to the street is key to the success of the Dallas City Performance Hall.

Hedrich Blessing Photographers
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Hughes Warehouse Adaptive Reuse

by: Jen Wong

The Hughes Warehouse by Overland Partners has transformed its San Antonio neighborhood.

Drod Baldinger, AIA
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Texas Society of Architects 2014 Studio Awards

Five projects, three of which are done by students, are selected as the recipients of the 2014 Studio Awards.

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by: Texas Architect Staff

The 2012 Exhibit of School Architecture spon¬sored by the Texas Association of School Admin¬istration (TASA) and the Texas Association of School Boards (TASB) Convention awarded the Caudill Award to Lady Bird Johnson Middle School in Irving designed by Corgan Associates.

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...with Clovis Heimsath, FAIA

by: Lawrence Connolly, AIA

Although, keeping up with him has never been easy, Clovis Heimsath, FAIA, is a testament to architecture being a calling and not a profession — his practice and his lifestyle are seamless.

Julie Pizzo Wood
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Invest in Yourself and Your Career

by: Texas Architect Staff

Renew your American Institute of Architects (AIA) membership by March 31, 2013, to continue to receive important member benefits at the national, state, and local levels while sup¬porting the profession.

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Sustained Experience: Lead Pencil Studio’s “Diffuse Reflection Lab”

by: Matt Fajkus, AIA

Artists Annie Han and Daniel Mihalyo of Lead Pencil Studio are well-suited to explore the interstitial space between the fine and applied arts. “Diffuse Reflection Lab,” at the University of Texas at Austin Visual Arts Center, is a good example of their careful negotiation between the realms of art and architecture.

Jill Chan and The Artists
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Austin Community College at Highland Mall

Architect: Barnes Gromatzky Kosarek Architects

Austin’s Highland Mall sits largely abandoned. However Barnes Gromatzky Kosarek Architects’ proposal for the redevelopment of a former department store, into a new Austin Community College campus, floods the interior with light and activates the exterior with student gathering spaces.

Barnes Gromatzky Kosarek Architects, Elizabeth A. Day
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