The Society plays an active role in crafting and responding to legislation and regulations affecting the design and construction industries. Members are encouraged to take part in this effort by educating their legislators on issues impacting the profession and participating through TSA’s political action committee, the Texas Architects’ Committee (TAC).
Texas Architect, the organizations official publication, is published bi-monthly. Members receive a subscription when annual dues are paid. In addition to the member subscription, architect members receive a second Texas Architect subscription to be sent as a gift to whomever they choose.
CheckSet, is Texas Society of Architects' email newsletter focusing on information related to the Society's mission, activities and membership. It includes listings of new firms, firm name changes, and promotions within firms, along with listings of new members.
The Handbook, published in February, contains the yearly membership roster, along with listings of officers, directors, committees, bylaws, and other information.
The Texas Architects' Annual Convention is the Society’s yearly gathering for expanding and enhancing the practice of architecture. The Convention is a low-cost event for architect, associate, intern, allied, and student members and provides the opportunity for continuing education and fellowship. The Design Expo is the southwest’s premiere exhibition of design and construction products, services, and technologies.
The Society has established an effective information system for architects and the public. The website includes news articles, online versions of Texas Architect and CheckSet, Society information, legislative information, links to laws that directly impact the practice of architecture, and other useful links. We hope you will check out our website frequently for up-to-the-minute information.
Launched in 1998, the Society supports and produces syndicated radio program broadcasts from several public radio stations across the state to raise public awareness of the value of architecture. The Shape of Texas features short profiles of buildings and places significant to the history and culture of Texas. Recent programs highlight San Antonio's Stieren Center/McNay Museum, Discovery Green in Houston, and the Wyly Theater in Dallas.
The Society sponsors an annual design awards program for architects registered in Texas. Projects named as award recipients are published in Texas Architect and publicized to national and local press. Members receive a discount on entry fees.
Each year since 1971 the Texas Society of Architects has recognized individuals and organizations outside the profession of architecture who share its commitment to the quality of life in Texas. In addition, the Honor Awards Program recognizes TSA’s exceptional members in several categories and distinguished Texas architectural educators and writers for leadership and achievement.
The Society cooperates with a sister organization, the Texas Architectural Foundation (TAF), which provides grants and scholarships to students and programs of architecture in the state’s schools of architecture. Members are eligible to contribute to TAF.