Lower Rio Grande Valley AIA Design Awards
Award winners announced for the Lower Rio Grande Valley AIA’s 2013 Design Awards.
Award winners announced for the Lower Rio Grande Valley AIA’s 2013 Design Awards.
Award winners announced for AIA San Antonio’s 2013 Design Awards.
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.
Alternative grasses are redefining landscape architecture and helping bring about a new ecological aesthetic in Texas.
“Happy Turf” is a shade-loving, alternative grass developed by landscape architect Kevin Sloan.
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.
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.
Shipley Architects designed a house that only boat-builders could detail so effortlessly.
Bercy Chen Studio’s design moves at the Cascading Creek House sleekly conceal extensive mechanics under the hood of a gorgeous space.
Rammed earth wall, rippling Venetian plaster, and colorful-blocks of the Margo Sawyer designed art walls, Page’s Torcasso residence achieves the sublime.
Four competitions are being sponsored in 2014 by Heritage Documentation Programs (HDP) division of the U.S. National Park Service.
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.
The runway terrace at Rockridge Gardens stretches the landscape of the O’Neil Ford designed San Antonio house into the horizon.
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.
bcWORKSHOP has moved to the Lower Rio Grande Valley and is bringing its public design process to housing developments outside of Harlingen.
Intended to be temporary and transportable, the Rice Museum went on to become a fixture on the Houston arts scene for almost 20 years. It was demolished in April.
Frazer|Pogue Collective discusses the benefits of using video to document architectural projects.
Boston-based landscape architecture firm Reed Hilderbrand is expanding its Texas portfolio and leading the re-imagination of The Contemporary Austin’s historic Laguna Gloria site.
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.
Los Angeles-based architecture firm Johnston Marklee’s proposed design for the Menil Drawing Institute (MDI) is at once serene and revolutionary.
With support from the Nasher Sculpture Center, artist Rick Lowe is transforming Dallas’ Vickery Meadow neighborhood through art and architecture.
Mt. Vernon Townhomes, designed by Houston-based Collaborative Designworks, maximizes Houston’s denser-development possibilities and adds a handsome multifamily project to Montrose.
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
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.
Not only is Brave / Architecture’s Sicardi Gallery intriguing, it is the latest example of Houston’s secret cohort of tin buildings representing a little-known modern regional architectural expression.
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.
Michael Hsu Office of Architecture’s Uchi restaurants have distinguished themselves as outstanding examples of current trends in impeccable restaurant design.
Baldridge Architects’ Outdoor Learning Center at Casis Elementary in Austin has transformed a formerly neglected lot into an open-air classroom in a garden setting.
The 14th Venice Biennale of Architecture’s explicit orientation toward research leaves one wondering “Where’s the 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.
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.
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.
High nature is married to high design in Lake|Flato Architects’ Hog Pen Creek Retreat.
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.
Long limestone facades with floating roofs above them, Lake|Flato Architects’ SK Ranch is a contemporary take on a Hill Country ranch.
Big Tree Camp offers its inhabitants protection from the elements, while always maintaining a tactile connection to the outdoors.
Multiple bottles of colorful soda are transformed into a glowing cube called Mestizo City by Muñoz & Company.
Gensler converts a downtown Austin parking garage into a collaborative workspace.
Austin-based Ten Eyck creates site-specific vertical gardens, blending the transition between architecture and landscape architecture.
The Nasher Sculpture Center’s upcoming exhibition, “Provocations: The Architecture and Design of Heatherwick Studio,” promises a treasure-trove of the London-based firm’s drawings, models, and mock-ups.
David Heymann, FAIA, talks about Austin’s laid-back lifestyle and why he moved here to practice architecture.
Inga Saffron’s ground-level, sometimes cheeky, always laser-focused writing earned her the 2014 Pulitzer Prize for Criticism, making her only the sixth architecture critic to win the award in its 44-year history, as well as the first in 15 years.
By sketching museum masterpieces, Michael Malone hones his drawing skills and whets his appreciation for the similarities between art and architecture.
Among the faux-Parisian, Italianate, and Spanish-style block-busters in Dallas' Highland Park neighborhood, Buchanan Architecture’s Mockingbird Residence stands out.
The distinction between architecture and interiors is often a fuzzy one, but MaRS bridges the distance nimbly.
AIA Houston and Architecture Center Houston feature a new exhibition, “Women in Architecture,” spotlighting contributions women have made to the profession and offering a current snapshot of women’s changing role in architecture and design.
A diverse group of leading architectural designers, educators, and artists bring their knowledge and experience to campus during the Texas A&M Department of Architecture’s Fall 2014 lecture series.
The twentieth annual Building Communities Conference of the Lower Río Grande Valley chapter of the AIA in late September 2012, began with a tour exploring the cultural landscapes of the Texas-Mexico border.
Klyde Warren Park, the deck park over Dallas’ Woodall Rodgers Freeway, officially opened the last weekend in October, attracting more than 44,000 celebratory visitors.
In a changing South Austin neighborhood, Minguell-McQuary Architecture+Design’s Bike Shed is a simple building that embodies a much larger design ethos that takes its cues from the past even as it keeps one eye focused on the future.