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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'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

2015 Convention: Frequently Asked Questions

The Texas Society of Architects 76th Annual Convention and Design Expo will take place on November 5–7 at the Kay Bailey Hutchison Convention Center in Dallas. This page provides answers to frequently asked questions about convention registration, creating your schedule, continuing education credit, and more.

July 09, 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

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
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