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Happy Birthday, Mr. Gerald D. Hines

by: Florence Tang

Architecture luminaries from around the country gather in Houston to honor the developer and swap stories about projects past.

Illustration by Jenny Catchings; Photo by Richard Payne, FAIA
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Thomas Colbert, AIA, 1954–2015

by: Bruce Webb

The architect and educator brought new opportunities to the University of Houston and engaged his students in costal disaster planning.

Craig Hartley
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Calendar, January–February 2016

Highlights of architecture and cultural happenings around Texas, including San Antonio’s Beaux Arts Ball, Contingent Beauty at MFA Houston, and Moderno at The Blanton.

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Domestic Wolf

by: Aaron Seward

Content Architecture designs a house for an artist and car enthusiast, then shifts gears in mid-construction

Peter Molick, Paul Hester
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A Texas Architect at the Paris Climate Talks

by: Aaron Seward

Rives Taylor, FAIA, of Gensler’s Houston Office, was on the scene to see how the U.N. is including the built environment in the discussion of global climate change.

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Calendar, March-April 2016

Highlights of architecture and cultural happenings around Texas, including AIA Houston’s Celebrate Architecture Gala and Ann Veronica Janssens at the Nasher

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Touching Everything

by: Catherine Gavin

Sarah Whiting, Dean of the Rice University School of Architecture, encourages her students to articulate their architectural ideas for themselves as well as for the general public. Her goal is nothing less than preserving the profession's cultural relevance.

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Behind the Scenes

by: Ronnie L. Self, AIA

Kendall/Heaton could be the most prominent Texas practice you’ve never heard about. Focusing solely on architect of record services, the firm has completed some of the state’s highest-profile projects, designed by a cast of the world’s most famous architects.

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Architecture Center Houston's Uncommon Modern Exhibition Members Only

See some of the Bayou City’s unexpected modern architectural gems.

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Curated Feast Members Only

by: Florence Tang, Assoc. AIA

Knoll’s new showroom and office in Houston, designed by ARO, pays homage to the modern furniture-maker’s heritage while it looks to the future of interior architecture and design.

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Formal Again Members Only

by: Ben Koush

Murphy Mears’ renovation of a 1963 formalist house in Houston makes the project sleeker than was possible when it was new.

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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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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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by: Canan Yetmen

For Kathleen English, AIA, of English & Associates, water management is one of the first things she thinks about when approaching a new project.

Jeff Wilson
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Tex-Fab 2015: Plasticity

The University of Houston Gerald D. Hines College of Architecture will host the TEX-FAB 2015 event March 26–29.

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Fourteen Acres and a Holl

by: Ronnie Self, AIA

Stephen Holl Architects’ grand vision for the Museum of Fine Arts Houston transforms an archipelago of buildings into a coherent campus, writes Ronnie Self.

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2014 Preservation Texas Honor Awards

Texas Architect magazine features the 2014 Preservation Texas Honor Awards.

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Welch 2.0

by: Ben Koush

In Houston, no monument is sacred. Ben Koush looks at the fate of one Jack Welch home through the lens of a renovation by Content Architecture.

Peter Molick and Nick Johnson
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Small Stuff

by: Ben Koush

Digital fabrication techniques have allowed three up-and-coming Texas firms to experiment with new, small-scale forms — but experience shows that technology only goes so far. Expertise and craft remain critical elements of architectural practice.

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AIA Houston Design Awards

AIA Houston announces its 2015 Design Awards winners.

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New Hope Housing at Brays Crossing

by: Ben Koush

New Hope Housing at Brays Crossing demonstrates that affordable housing does indeed have a significant place in America.

Eric Hester, Bruce Glass, and Will Hermann
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Decatur Street House

by: Gerald Moorhead, FAIA

Kinneymorrow Architecture’s Decatur Street House is a Texas Society of Architects 2015 Design Award winner.

Luis Ayala, AIA
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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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Urban Change, Urban Memory

by: Gerald Moorhead, FAIA
Architect: PGAL

Partially destroyed in a fire, the Bethel Missionary Baptist Church in Houston’s 4th Ward has been transformed into a public park.

Jud Haggard, Geoff Lyon, and
White Oak Studio
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