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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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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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