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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A New Sculpture Garden for Austin’s Laguna Gloria

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.

August 19, 2014

Working Artifacts

Restaurants by Urbanist Design and Dado Group are causing a stir in San Antonio’s popular Pearl Brewery district.

August 19, 2014

BLOG | Architects Talking to Architects: Ellen Mitchell Kozack, AIA

​Ellen Mitchell Kozack, AIA, of HKS talks to Texas Architects about her advice for young professionals, Antoni Gaudí's buildings in Barcelona, and her interest in public interest design.

August 14, 2014

Fireside Chats: Meet the Speakers

During our 75th Annual Convention and Design Expo, the Society will host Fireside Chats giving emerging professionals an opportunity to sit down with established, notable Texas architects for conversations about their careers, futures, and the profession.

August 13, 2014

A Tin Gallery

Not only is Brave / Architecture’s Sicardi Gallery intriguing, it is also the latest example of Houston’s secret cohort of tin buildings representing a little-known modern regional architectural expression.

August 11, 2014

Going Public

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.

August 06, 2014

Opportunity Knocks: Derwin Broughton, AIA

Growing up on a small farm in South Carolina was one thing that led Derwin Broughton, AIA, to get involved and give back to the community.

August 05, 2014

BLOG | Architects Talking to Architects: Michael Friebele, Assoc. AIA

Michael Friebele, Assoc. AIA, of Callison talks to Texas Architects about growing up in Missouri, his admiration of Snøhetta's Oslo Opera House, and advising architects to "never stop playing in the sandbox.”

July 31, 2014

BLOG | Clients' Corner: Vicki Faust's Boutique Hotels

Austin hospitality entrepreneur Vicki Faust talks to Texas Architects Communications Specialist Charlotte Friedley about what it's been like working with Baldridge Architects on her and partner Kimber Cavendish's string of boutique hotels.

July 29, 2014

'Soft Walls'

Akiko Kotani's latest installation,"Soft Walls," on display at the Woman & Their Work Art Gallery in Austin, exudes the fluidity of a woven textile while drawing inspiration from steel strength.

July 25, 2014

BLOG | 500 Chicon: PubCom on Sketching

The members of TxA's Publications Committee show off their sketching skills in this edition of "500 Chicon."

July 23, 2014

2014 Convention: Frequently Asked Questions

The Texas Society of Architects 75th Annual Convention and Design Expo will take place on November 6–8 at the George R. Brown Convention Center in Houston. This page provides some answers to frequently asked questions about convention registration, creating your schedule, continuing education credit, and more.

July 17, 2014

2014 Convention: Volunteer to Help Students

TxA Members: We invite you to help us build a great convention experience for you as well as for emerging professionals across the state by serving as a mentor or host to a participating student.

July 17, 2014

BLOG | Architects Talking to Architects: Jacquelyn Block, AIA

Jacquelyn Block, AIA, of Good, Fulton & Farrell talks to TxA about exploring the Piney Woods region of Texas, deriving inspiration from travels to Turkey and South Africa, and the joys of springtime gardening.

July 17, 2014

A Container Bar

Entrepreneur Bridget Dunlap's latest, and last, bar on Rainey Street takes a temporary stand in an evolving district.

July 16, 2014

Soto: The Houston Penetrable

Ten years in the making, Jesús Rafael Soto's "Houston Penetrable" at the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston invites you to engage and entangle yourself in the artist's only indoor, site-specific permanent installation.

July 10, 2014

The Rise of Video as a Tool for Documenting Architecture: An Interview with Frazer|Pogue Collective

Frazer|Pogue Collective discusses the benefits of using video to document architectural projects.

July 07, 2014

Steel Strings

Baldridge Architects’ Outdoor Learning Center at Casis Elementary in Austin has transformed a formerly neglected plot of land next to a parking lot into an open-air classroom in a garden setting.

July 07, 2014

Menil Drawing Institute

Los Angeles-based architecture firm Johnston Marklee’s proposed design for the Menil Drawing Institute is at once serene and revolutionary.

July 07, 2014

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
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