News and Events

The Texas Society of Architects invites you to explore our News and Events section, as well as the rest of our site, to learn more about the people, places, and issues that compose the voice for Texas architecture

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BLOG | Architects Talking to Architects: Candid Rogers, AIA

Candid Rogers, AIA, talks to Texas Architects about growing up on a ranch, his theoretical alternative career, and about young professionals going out and discovering the world through travel.

July 03, 2014

Subtle Layers

Rammed earth wall, rippling Venetian plaster, and the colorful blocks of Margo Sawyer-designed art walls — Page’s Torcasso residence achieves the sublime.

June 30, 2014

TxA Emerging Design + Technology: Call for Papers Deadline Extended to July 15

The 2014 TxA Emerging Design + Technology conference, to be held in conjunction with the Texas Society of Architects 75th Annual Convention and Design Expo, is seeking academic papers for peer-review, publication, and presentation. The abstract submission deadline has been extended to July 15.

June 26, 2014

BLOG | 500 Chicon: Fallen Tree to Get New Life

A tree lost; an addition to the Texas Architects office gained.

June 25, 2014

BLOG | Advocacy Update: Understanding Texas' Political Climate

Texas Society of Architects EVP James T. Perry shares a document with details on the 2014 general election, a summary of primary elections, and an overview of budge and tax-related issues to aid you in understanding of the current Texas political climate.

June 24, 2014

Invisible Aquatics

Bercy Chen Studio’s design at the Cascading Creek House sleekly conceal extensive mechanics under the hood of a gorgeous space.

June 23, 2014

BLOG | Architect Talking to Architects: Larry Paschall, AIA

Larry Paschall, AIA, of HPD Architecture talks to Texas Architects about his fascination with history, visiting the Tower of London, and finding your passions outside of the office.

June 19, 2014

The Boatmakers' Craft

Shipley Architects designed a Port Townsend, Wash., home that only boat-builders could detail so effortlessly.

June 09, 2014

BLOG | Architects Talking to Architects: Stephen J. Elwood, AIA

Stephen J. Elwood, AIA, of Corgan talks to Texas Architects about growing up in Oklahoma, the importance of the ability to hand draw, and his spare time hobby — furniture building.

June 05, 2014

2014 Texas Trailbreak Reception in Chicago

Attending the AIA National Convention in Chicago? Don't miss the 2014 Texas Trailbreak Reception, celebrating the elevation of the newest Texas Fellows.

June 05, 2014

BLOG | Beyond the Boardroom: Chapter Visits Five and Six

TxA EVP James T. Perry reports on his and President-elect Michael Malone's recent chapter visits to AIA Austin and AIA Corpus Christi.

May 30, 2014

BLOG | Clients' Corner: Gilson Riecken on his Alamo Heights Home

"It was important to us that we work with someone who understands who we are as people and how we live." San Antonio architect-turned-attorney Gilson Riecken talks to TA editor Catherine Gavin about what it was like working with Lake|Flato's Tenna Florian, AIA, on his Alamo Heights home.

May 28, 2014

Renovating for Play

As illustrated by the recent interior renovation of Collier Library, Brave Architecture and the Houston Public Library system are creating a standard for future rehabilitations of libraries throughout the city.

May 27, 2014

BLOG | Architects Talking to Architects: Jim Henry, AIA

Jim Henry, AIA, of HDR talks to Texas Architects about Christmastime traditions, enjoying unexpected architectural gems, and his advice for emerging professionals.

May 22, 2014

Preservation Texas Announces 2014 Most Endangered Places

On May 20, Preservation Texas announced its list of the Most Endangered Places in Texas for 2014. Twelve sites made the list, which aims to raise awareness of threatened historical structures to encourage local action while there is still time.

May 22, 2014

After the Rain

The nonprofit bcWORKSHOP has expanded to the Lower Rio Grande Valley and is bringing its public design process to housing developments outside of Harlingen.

May 19, 2014

TxA 2014 Design Awards Announced

We are pleased to announce the recipients of our 2014 Design Awards. Sixteen projects were selected from among 221 entries. This year's jurors were: Marlon Blackwell, FAIA, of Marlon Blackwell Architect in Fayetteville, Ark.; Andrea P. Leers, FAIA, of Leers Weinzapfel Associates in Boston; Tim Love, AIA, of Utile in Boston; and Mark Reddington, FAIA, of LMN Architects in Seattle.

May 13, 2014

BLOG | 500 Chicon: Design Awards Jurors in the Office

The 2014 Design Awards jurors visit 500 Chicon to select this year's recipients.

May 09, 2014

BLOG | Architects Talking to Architects: Mackenzie McHale, AIA

Mackenzie McHale, AIA, of HKS Architects talks to Texas Architects about her deriving inspiration from teaching, visiting one of Frank Lloyd Wright's greats, her penchant Texas libations, and fulfilling her lifelong dream of being a mom.

May 08, 2014

The Life of a Craftsman: Raymond Brochstein, FAIA

Houston's fearless leader, Raymond Brochstein, FAIA, demonstrates and demands excellence. Rice University professor Nonya Grenader, FAIA, profiles the craftsman, innovator, builder, philanthropist, and businessman who has made so many highly valued contributions to the city.

May 08, 2014

Preservation Texas Honor Awards

Last November, Preservation Texas announced the winners of its 2013 Honor Awards. The annual competition recognizes outstanding and inspiring accomplishments in historic preservation throughout Texas.

May 01, 2014

BLOG | Methods to TBAE Success: Part II

Austin-based construction lawyer and AIA Austin board member Matthew C. Ryan shares tips for maintaing a good standing with the Texas Board of Architectural Examiners.

April 30, 2014

Plastic Effects

Austin-based architect and UT Austin assistant professor Igor Siddiqui’s latest experiments in plastic have resulted in "Bayou-luminescence," cast from translucent industrial urethane rubber, and “Protoplastic," a series of design experiments exploring the possibilities of biodegradable plastics.

April 28, 2014

BLOG | Architects Talking to Architects: Jamie Crawley, AIA

Jamie Crawley, AIA, talks to Texas Architects about posting to #coffeesketch, inspiration derived from graffiti, his pilgrimage to the great American treasure of Fallingwater, and sharing the joys of soccer with his daughter.

April 24, 2014

BLOG | Methods to TBAE Success: Part I

Austin-based construction lawyer and AIA Austin board member Matthew C. Ryan shares tips for maintaing a good standing with the Texas Board of Architectural Examiners.

April 23, 2014
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