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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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Connected City Design Challenge

by: Eurico R. Francisco, AIA

With the Connected City Design Challenge, Dallas is taking steps to link downtown to the Trinity River. Proposals by Ricardo Bofill of Taller de Arquitectura, the Office for Metropolitan Archi¬tecture (OMA), and STOSS + SHoP all rethink the city’s urban ecologies.

ALL RENDERINGS COURTESY DALLAS CONNECTED CITY DESIGN CHALLENGE.
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PageSoutherlandPage Thinks Forward

by: Catherine Gavin

Begin¬ning January 1, 2014, PageSoutherlandPage will be known simply as Page. The rebrand¬ing effort makes it clear that Page is focused on “design that makes lives better.”

courtesy Page
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AIA Dallas Design Awards

The 2013 AIA Dallas Design Awards honored designs that respond to unique cultural, social, environmental, and contextual challenges.

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AIA Brazos Design Awards

The 2013 AIA Brazos Design Awards honored designs that respond to unique cultural, social, environmental, and contextual challenges.

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AIA Dallas 2013 Firm of the Year

Michael Malone Architects has been selected by AIA Dallas as the recipient of its 2013 Firm Award. The firm is being recognized for fostering a culture of commitment to the design community through its practice, publication, and professional involvement.

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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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Embracing the Edge

by: Brett Koenig Greig
Architect: Bercy Chen Studio

The Edgeland House in Austin rises from the earth giving little hint to people on the street about what lies below the tall grasses growing on the roof.

Paul Bardagjy
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New Urban Tapestries

by: Frederick R. Steiner

Architects, landscape architects, and planners must design more interconnected, green infrastructure and should do so with greater cultural sensitivity.

MAP AND POPULATION DATA PROVIDED BY UT AUSTIN TUFLAB. PHOTO OF KLYDE WARREN PARK BY AERIAL PHOTOGRAPHY INC.
RENDERING OF BUFFALO BAYOU PARK COURTESY PAGE, FORMERLY PAGESOUTHERLANDPAGE. PHOTO OF MISSION REACH COURTESY
THE SAN ANTONIO RIVER AUTHORITY. RENDERING OF SOUTH SHORE WATERFRONT COURTESY AIA SDAT. PHOTO OF PASSAIC RIVER PARK BY COLIN COOKE. RENDERING OF SPONGE PARK COURTESY DLANDSTUDIO.
PHOTO OF GEORGE W. BUSH PRESIDENTIAL CENTER BY MICHAEL MALONE, AIA.
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Mission Reach

by: Tracy Idell Hamilton

On a bright morning, more than 50 years after the San Antonio River south of downtown was turned into a flood control ditch, hundreds of residents turned out to celebrate the completion of what is now the nation’s largest urban river restoration and linear park.

PHOTO COURTESY THE SAN ANTONIO RIVER FOUNDATION. PHOTOS COURTESY THE SAN ANTONIO RIVER FOUNDATION. PHOTO OF RESTORED PRAIRIE BY LEE MARLOWE. MAP COURTESY SAN ANTONIO RIVER AUTHORITY.
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On the Bayou

by: Guy Hagstette, FAIA

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.

RENDERING COURTESY THOMPSON DESIGN
GROUP AND BUFFALO BAYOU PARTNERSHIP. RENDERINGS COURTESY LAKE|FLATO AND BNIM. PHOTO COURTESY BNIM. PHOTOS OF HOBBY CENTER
BRIDGE AND SABINE PROMENADE COURTESY SWA GROUP AND BUFFALO BAYOU PARTNERSHIP. RENDERINGS COURTESY SWA GROUP.
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Austin’s Ecological Affluence

by: Dean J. Almy, AIA

A series of urban design initiatives could establish Austin’s green infrastructure as the preeminent agent of a new compact and connected city.

PHOTO BY DAVID SUCSY. RENDERING OF DEVELOPMENT STUDY BY KEN SMITH LANDSCAPE ARCHITECT AND TEN EYCK LANDSCAPE ARCHITECTS. RENDERING OF THE GROVE BY MICHAEL VAN VALKENBURG ASSOCIATES. PHOTO OF THE TUNNEL EXCAVATION BY TODD SPENCER. PHOTO OF THE UT AUSTIN STUDIO BY MURRAY LEGGE, FAIA. PHOTO BY THOMAS MCCONNELL. RENDERING OF PROPOSED URBAN STRUCTURE BY UT AUSTIN TUFLAB. RENDERING OF SOUTH AUSTIN WATERFRONT COURTESY AIA SDAT.
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Waller Creek Update

by: Ingrid Spencer

Since selecting a winning design by Michael Van Valkenburgh Associates and Thomas Phifer and Partners last fall, Austin’s Waller Creek Conservan¬cy has continued sprinting forward with its plans to transform the 1.5-mile creek corridor from ne¬glected waterway to vibrant downtown destination.

PHOTO OF THE TUNNEL EXCAVATION BY TODD SPENCER. PHOTO OF THE UT AUSTIN STUDIO BY MURRAY LEGGE, FAIA.
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Minding the Gap

by: Gregory Ibañez, FAIA

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.

PHOTOS BY THOMAS MCCONNELL AND MEI-CHUN JAU. RENDERING BY THE OFFICE OF JAMES BURNETT.
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Block 21

by: Canan Yetmen
Architect: Andersson-Wise Architects (Design Architect) and BOKA Powell (Architect of Record)

Andersson-Wise Architects’ Block 21 is one of the most successful mixed-use developments in downtown Austin.

Andrew Pogue, Art Gray, Jonathan Jackson, Thomas McConnell,
and Tim Hursley
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Beyond the Box

by: Ingrid Spencer
Architect: Workshop8

Workshop8’s Paisano Green Community is educating residents to be stewards of their environment.

Jesse Ramirez
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A Walk in the Park with Willis Winters, FAIA

by: Gerald Moorhead, FAIA

Willis Winters, FAIA, is in the position to have the greatest impact on the quality of life in Dallas of any public official.

Nicole Mlakar
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Submit to Present at 2014 Texas Architects Convention

Call for papers for the 2014 Texas Architects Convention.

OF CRAIG DYKERS BY HOLLY REED.
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Myriad Botanical Gardens

by: Ben Koush

Downtown Oklahoma City’s Myriad Botani¬cal Gardens received a huge face-lift from The Office of James Burnett in collaboration with David Epstein, AIA, of Gensler’s Austin office.

PHOTO COURTESY THE OFFICE OF JAMES BURNETT.
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Materials and Sustainability Members Only

by: Donna Kacmar, FAIA

The Materials Research Collaborative at the University of Houston is pushing sustainability and providing valuable tools for the students and local design community.

PHOTOS OF MRC BY JULIE PIZZO WOOD
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Alighted Structures Members Only

by: James Warton

Based on morphological studies of avian bone structure, James Warton is exploring thin wall optimization as a possible design model.

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Re-Flex Members Only

Parametric design and digital fabrication create a responsive modular system focused on filtering light.

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Islamabad High Court Members Only

by: Todd Hamilton

Parametric design and digital fabrication create a responsive modular system focused on filtering light.

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Pollen at Play Members Only

by: Jen Wong
Architect: Pollen Architecture and Design

African sands fill the polycarbonate panels that clad Pollen Architecture and Design’s studio building in East Austin.

Photography Victoria Samnubaris and Julie Pizzo Wood
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Material Dance

by: Canan Yetmen
Architect: Rhotenberry Wellen Architects

In Real County, traditional agrarian structures inspired the exquisite Dietert Ranch.

Paul Hester, Hester + Hardaway Photographers
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