Future Convention Dates
Save the dates for future Annual Conventions of the Texas Society of Architects.
Patrick Swearingen Chumney, AIA Emeritus: 1933-2016
Patrick Swearingen Chumney, AIA Emeritus, passed away on October 4, 2016.
Welcome, New Members!
A warm welcome to all of our new members since the beginning of 2016.
Blast from the Past
Recently, TxA received a postcard from Robert Bumann of Florida. A piece of architectural history, the card depicts a building at The University of Texas at Austin that no longer exists.
Studio Award Winners Announced
Congratulations to the 2016 TxA Studio Award winners! Aaron Seward traveled to New York City and met the studio awards jury at the offices of Diller Scoifidio + Renfro (DS+R).
2016 Honor Awards
Announcing the recipients the Texas Society of Architects 2016 Honor Awards. This program recognizes exceptional members, firms, individuals, and organizations for outstanding achievements in support of the profession of architecture, the built environment, and quality of life in Texas. Honorees will be recognized at our 77th Annual Convention and Design Expo, taking place on November 3–5 in San Antonio.
BLOG | Architects Talking to Architects: Alan G. Roberts, AIA
Alan G. Roberts, AIA, is the founder of “So You Want to Be an Architect,” a Facebook page dedicated to exploring the realities of a career in architecture. Roberts received his bachelor’s degree in architecture from the University of the Witwatersrand in South Africa in 1982. An American citizen since 2002, he has worked on many projects in Northeast Texas, specializing in educational, religious, medical, and commercial work.
BLOG | Becoming an Architect: MFx Participants Gain Career Experience
Matt Fajkus Architecture's new MFx program incorporates students into the workplace.
Almost White Box
Minimal in form and color, clear and open in plan, this new home in Dallas by Morrision Dillworth + Walls was designed for empty-nesters looking to downsize.
BLOG | 2017 Texas Architect Editorial Calendar
The 2017 editorial calendar for Texas Architect magazine is now available.
BLOG | Architeens
UT Arlington's College of Architecture, Planning, and Public Affairs hosts a camp for aspiring high school interior designers and architects.
Malone Maxwell Borson Architects give a family of five in Austin a pristine but durable abode that capitalizes on its enviable site overlooking the Colorado River.
BLOG | Update: UT Living Wall
Check out the finished living wall at The University of Texas at Austin.
BLOG | Houston's Uncommon Modern Exhibit Receives National Recognition
Houston's Uncommon Modern Exhibit receives Citation of Merit from the Docomomo US 2016 Modernism in America Awards.
BLOG | Michael Malone, AIA, on Reasons to Attend the TxA Prosperity Conference
Michael Malone, AIA, describes the benefits of attending TxA's inaugural Prosperity Conference, taking place on August 26 in Brenham.
BLOG | 10 Texas Projects Among ArchDaily’s Top 100
Ten Texas works were named to ArchDaily’s Top 100 American projects in celebration of the website's tenth anniversary.
BLOG | Architects in the Outfield
AIA San Antonio's architect/engineer softball league has been bringing firms together since 1994.
BLOG | J. Riely Gordon Art Contest Winners Announced
The winners of the first J. Riely Gordon art contest were announced at the J. Riely Gordon Conference this past weekend in Hallettsville. The contest, judged by TxA 2016 President Paul A. Bielamowicz, AIA, and Emily Little, FAIA, challenged entrants to illustrate some aspect of Gordon’s life or work in any medium.
In Place — Thoughts on a (North) Texas Vernacular
A great diversity of peoples, wielding a wide variety of materials, have left their mark on the Lone Star State’s architecture. But can we say that a true Texas vernacular exists?
2016 Prosperity Conference
Registration is now open for TxA's first-ever Prosperity Conference. This event will take place in Brenham on Friday, August 26, at The Barnhill Center at Historic Simon Theatre. An opening reception will be held on the evening of August 25.
The Grit and the Grandeur
Dallas-based three : living architecture, working with Roman and Williams, transformed San Antonio’s Pearl Brewery into a luxury hotel.
BLOG | Convergence: Keynote Speakers
Our 77th Annual Convention and Design Expo, "Convergence," in San Antonio will feature four general sessions. Keynoters will include Marion Weiss, FAIA, and Michael Manfredi, FAIA; Eric J. Cesal, Assoc. AIA; and Debbie Millman. Learn about the speakers.
2016 Emerging Design + Technology: Call for Papers
The 2016 TxA Emerging Design + Technology conference, to be held during our 77th Annual Convention and Design Expo in San Antonio, is seeking academic papers for peer review, publication, and presentation. The abstract submission deadline has been extended to August 15.
Where Texas Ends
Perched above El Paso, the Franklin Mountain House — Tucson practice Hazelbaker Rush’s first project — was inspired by the bleak but arresting qualities of the Southwestern landscape.
BLOG | Robert E. Velten, AIA: 1929–2016
Remembering Robert E. Velten, AIA, Brownsville architect.
BLOG | Q&A with Tere O'Connell, AIA
When the City of Austin decided to use East Austin’s historic Dedrick-Hamilton house as the basis for a new African American Cultural Heritage Facility, the job fell to Austin preservationist Tere O’Connell, AIA, to unearth details of the home’s history and how best to preserve it.
BLOG | Logic Tobola, FAIA: 1940–2016
Remembering Logic Tobola, FAIA, past president of TxA.
BLOG | UTSA Undergrads Honored by AIA COTE
University of Texas at San Antonio undergrads Isaias Garcia Coronado and Daniel Rodriguez Suarez are among the award recipients for the 2015-2016 AIA Committee on the Environment Top Ten for Students awards. They are being honored for their project proposal, “Banding for Knowledge.”
BLOG | Jim Williamson Named Dean at Texas Tech College of Architecture
Texas Tech graduate Jim Williamson named dean of architecture school after 15 years at Cornell.
BLOG | Bill Booziotis, FAIA: 1935–2016
Remembering Bill Booziotis, FAIA, founding principal of Booziotis & Company Architects in Dallas.
BLOG | Absence (and Renovation) Makes the Heart Grow Fonder
Renovations are winding down, and TxA staff members are settling in to their new, improved office spaces.
BLOG | 2016 Design Award Winners
Jurors select 10 projects as this year's Design Award winners.
BLOG | Overheard at the 2016 Design Awards Jury
Peek inside our 2016 Design Awards jury deliberations.
BLOG | UTSOA Team Wins HUD Affordable Housing Contest
The University of Texas School of Architecture fielded the winning team in the 2016 Innovation in Affordable Housing Student Design and Planning Competition.
BLOG | 2016 Studio Awards Entry Form Now Online
2016 TxA Studio Awards entries are now open online and are being accepted through 5 p.m. June 9.
WHR, working in collaboration with Arup and KHR Arkitekter, recently won a competition for a new hospital in Denmark. The design combines the best aspects of European and American approaches to healthcare.
BLOG | AIA Austin Jury Conversation
On April 14, AIA Austin hosted an evening of conversation with its 2016 Design Awards jurors: Carol Ross Barney, FAIA; Linda Taalman; Nonya Grenader, FAIA; and Angela Watson, AIA.
BLOG | UT Austin to Install Living Wall Five Years in the Making
On May 16, volunteers will come together to install a living wall at The University of Texas at Austin. The project is funded by the school’s Green Fee Award.
BLOG | Webinar: Solar for Independent School Districts
The Comptroller of Public Accounts State Energy Conservation Office (SECO) will sponsor a webinar hosted by the North Central Texas Council of Governments aimed at providing resources for independent school districts interested in going solar.
BLOG | Advocacy Update: When We Do The Numbers
Senior Advocate David Lancaster, Hon. AIA, does the math for the upcoming November Texas state house and senate elections.
Artist Robert Irwin’s reconstruction of a hospital at the former Fort D.A. Russell in Marfa dismisses disciplinary boundaries between art, architecture, life, and culture.
BLOG | William Dupont, FAIA, Works to Preserve Hemingway’s Finca Vigia in Cuba
William Dupont is working to restore Ernest Hemingway's home in Cuba and building an archive that will be the first project built in that country with American supplies since the '50s.
BLOG | Lake|Flato Home Wins AIA Housing Award
San Antonio's Lake|Flato wins a 2016 AIA Housing Award for the Hog Pen Creek Residence in Austin.
Save the Date: ProCon 2016
The Texas Society of Architects will be hosting our first-ever Prosperity Conference in Brenham on August 26.
Fort Worth architect Tommy Stewart, AIA, designed a school for earthquake-ravaged Haiti, an endeavor he considers to be among the most profound experiences of his life.
The Texas Society of Architects 77th Annual Convention and Design Expo will take place in San Antonio on November 3–5, 2016.
2017 Design Conference
The Texas Society of Architects Sixth Annual Design Conference, "Clarity," will happen in Marfa on February 24–26.
BLOG | Texas A&M Students Creating Designs for New Mavericks Facility
Bryan Trubey, FAIA, and Mark Cuban work with graduate architecture students at Texas A&M to design a new practice facility for the Dallas Mavericks.
An activist client in Austin’s Heritage Neighborhood commissions an architectural think piece of a house to save a prominent site from the rampant march of stealth dorms.