Max Levy, FAIA, talks about Venice and finding inspiration in the work of Carlo Scarpa.
Max Levy, FAIA, talks about Venice and finding inspiration in the work of Carlo Scarpa.
Donna Kacmar, FAIA, has a new book on bigger, small houses in Texas.
Interior Design magazine honorees for its 30th annual Hall of Fame Awards include David Lake, FAIA, and Ted Flato, FAIA, of Lake|Flato Architects.
The biological paradigm that explains cities as entities remains in vogue, and David Heymann embraces it for his discussion of Austin’s growing pains.
Important Houston architect Kenneth Edward Bentsen, FAIA, died on September 24, 2013.
David W. George, FAIA (1922–2013) was an architect’s architect, a gentle¬man’s gentleman, a man without guile.
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.
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.
Willis Winters, FAIA, is in the position to have the greatest impact on the quality of life in Dallas of any public official.
The Materials Research Collaborative at the University of Houston is pushing sustainability and providing valuable tools for the students and local design community.
The 67th Annual Conference of the Society of Architectural Historians (SAH) will be held in Austin April 9–13.
Houston's fearless leader, Raymond Brochstein, FAIA, demonstrates and demands excellence.
Award winners announced for the 2013 Preservation Texas Honor Awards.
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.
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.
Shipley Architects designed a house that only boat-builders could detail so effortlessly.
Rammed earth wall, rippling Venetian plaster, and colorful-blocks of the Margo Sawyer designed art walls, Page’s Torcasso residence achieves the sublime.
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.
Mt. Vernon Townhomes, designed by Houston-based Collaborative Designworks, maximizes Houston’s denser-development possibilities and adds a handsome multifamily project to Montrose.
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.”
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.
Rand Elliot, FAIA, claims he loves his “ugly drawings” for their power, not their grace.
David Heymann, FAIA, talks about Austin’s laid-back lifestyle and why he moved here to practice architecture.
James Pratt, FAIA, has gifted his archives to the Hunt Institute for Engineering and Humanity at Southern Methodist University.
Risky Habit[at]: Dynamic Living on the Buffalo Bayou, by Peter Jay Zweig, FAIA, of the University of Houston, is among the 2014 Studio Award winners.
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.
AIA has announced the 2013 members of the College of Fellows, and 13 are members of the Texas Society of Architects
The Gensler-designed Patina store, a new retail concept offering floor and wall-covering products along with in-house interior design consultation in Dallas, is an ambi¬tious attempt by Acme Brick to fill a void in the marketplace while creating an entirely new shopping model.
W. Eugene George, FAIA, one of the leading architects in the historic preservation movement, passed away on January 16, 2013. George will long be remembered for his invaluable contributions to the conservation of the architectural heritage of the State of Texas, and for his profound influence on students and professional leaders alike.
William “Bill” Stern, FAIA, of Houston, who passed away in March of 2013, is remembered as a passionate advocate of urban planning, design, and fine arts. He contributed 36 years of design rigor, public advocacy and engagement, and often passionate leadership to the architecture and design community in Houston.
Geared for those with architectural wanderlust, “Buildings of Texas, Volume One” by Gerald Moorhead, FAIA, offers insights into the diversity of architecture throughout the state, and the promise that the travel to the metropo¬lises and hinterlands will be worth it.
Built into a bowl between the mountains, the topography of the historic town of Taxco, Mexico is radical, and the streets are not only narrow, but also extremely steep.
Designed by Val Glitsch, FAIA, for New Hope Housing — an independent nonprofit organization that offers quality, affordable single-room occupancy (SRO) housing to low-income-earning adults — 4415 Perry Street in Houston is a sustainable solution for an underserved population.
With its 20 protected historic districts, Houston is a city that is increasingly embracing both old and new.
Studio RED Architects’ rehabilitation of a former warehouse for use as the Houston Permitting Center was centered on rigorously researched sustainability, deference to the industrial character of the old building, and the installation of an intensely local public art program.
Bodron+Fruit’s careful rehabilitation and restoration of Philip Johnson’s Beck House in Dallas resulted in a livable home that is true to both its historic character and the lifestyle of the new owners.
Judging by the dozens of construction projects currently underway in Austin’s historic core, preservation architect Emily Little, FAIA, won’t be getting bored any time soon.
The discovery of original Spanish frescos in San Antonio’s Mission Concepción guided the restoration of the interior led by Carolyn Peterson, FAIA, of Ford, Powell & Carson.
Max Levy, FAIA, knows how to bring daylight into a room in beautiful and creative ways. “Light Sails,” rods, trellises, and apertures in the ceiling, these five sketches demonstrate why he is a master of light.
Houston is home to three permanent installations by artist James Turrell: “Skyspace” at Live Oak Friends Meeting House; “The Light inside” at Wilson Tunnel, Museum of Fine Arts, Houston; and “Twilight Epiphany” Skyspace at Rice University. Each yields distinctly different effects, yet they are profoundly connected by the artist’s immersive exploration of light.
Natural light is essential to architecture, but when thinking about the sunlight in Texas, one of its qualities seems to dominate all the others: heat. Shade structures by architects Bud Oglesby, FAIA; O’Neil Ford, FAIA; Max Levy, FAIA; Murray Legge, FAIA; and Foster + Partners provide significant examples of passive designs to beat the heat.
Morphosis Architects has claimed possibly the most visible place in the conversation about Dallas’ object buildings with the fractured, vertical form of the Perot Museum of Nature and Science.
When PageSoutherlandPage proposed using high thermal mass concrete walls as a means of reducing energy consumption in the new office building for Austin engineers Wiss, Janney, Elstner Associates, the team saw it as an interesting case for experimentation.
An icon and indisputably the dean of architectural photographers in Texas, Richard Payne, FAIA, has been a registered architect since 1964 and a full-time architectural photographer for almost 45 years.
The 2013 Texas Architects Design Awards jurors: Ann Beha, FAIA, of Ann Beha Architects in Boston; Julie Eizenberg, AIA, of Koning Eizenberg in Santa Monica; and Douglas Stockman, AIA, of el dorado in Kansas City honored a refreshing batch of 11 projects for their design excellence.
Jeff Potter, FAIA, discusses the need to collaborate across disciplines and encourage membership to ensure the longevity of the architectural profession.
Texas Society of Architects 2013 Design Awards jurors: Ann Beha, FAIA, Ann Beha Architects, Boston; Julie Eizenberg, AIA, Koning Eizenberg in Santa Monica, Calif.; and Douglas Stockman, AIA, el dorado, Kansas City, Mo. awarded 11 designs as this years winners.
Using the original 1930s drawings, Schwarz Hanson Architects reconstructed the entire base 714 Main Street in Fort Worth — and this was just the beginning of the work to bring the building back to life.
With its surprising cantilever and thin slits of blue sky framed in bright yellow, Cooper Joseph Studio’s Webb Chapel Park Pavilion in Dallas is a straightforward, yet playful design.