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: 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.

August 09, 2016

BLOG | Becoming an Architect: MFx Participants Gain Career Experience

Matt Fajkus Architecture's new MFx program incorporates students into the workplace.

July 06, 2016

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.

July 05, 2016

BLOG | 2017 Texas Architect Editorial Calendar

The 2017 editorial calendar for Texas Architect magazine is now available.

July 01, 2016

BLOG | Architeens

UT Arlington's College of Architecture, Planning, and Public Affairs hosts a camp for aspiring high school interior designers and architects.

June 30, 2016

Blank Canvas

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.

June 27, 2016

BLOG | Update: UT Living Wall

Check out the finished living wall at The University of Texas at Austin.

June 24, 2016

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.

June 24, 2016

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.

June 21, 2016

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.

June 17, 2016

BLOG | Architects in the Outfield

AIA San Antonio's architect/engineer softball league has been bringing firms together since 1994.

June 15, 2016

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.

June 15, 2016

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?

June 13, 2016

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.

June 08, 2016

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.

June 08, 2016

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.

June 08, 2016

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.

June 02, 2016

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.

June 01, 2016

BLOG | Robert E. Velten, AIA: 1929–2016

Remembering Robert E. Velten, AIA, Brownsville architect.

May 26, 2016

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.

May 25, 2016

BLOG | Logic Tobola, FAIA: 1940–2016

Remembering Logic Tobola, FAIA, past president of TxA.

May 24, 2016

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.”

May 19, 2016

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.

May 18, 2016

BLOG | Bill Booziotis, FAIA: 1935–2016

Remembering Bill Booziotis, FAIA, founding principal of Booziotis & Company Architects in Dallas.

May 17, 2016

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.

May 12, 2016

BLOG | 2016 Design Award Winners

Jurors select 10 projects as this year's Design Award winners.

May 11, 2016

BLOG | Overheard at the 2016 Design Awards Jury

Peek inside our 2016 Design Awards jury deliberations.

May 10, 2016

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.

May 05, 2016

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.

April 28, 2016

Healthcare International

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.

April 25, 2016

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.

April 22, 2016

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.

April 21, 2016

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.

April 20, 2016

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.

April 20, 2016

Intersecting Interests

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.

April 18, 2016

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.

April 18, 2016

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.

April 14, 2016

Save the Date: ProCon 2016

The Texas Society of Architects will be hosting our first-ever Prosperity Conference in Brenham on August 26.

April 14, 2016

For Humanity

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.

April 11, 2016

2016 Convention

The Texas Society of Architects 77th Annual Convention and Design Expo will take place in San Antonio on November 3–5, 2016.

April 08, 2016

2017 Design Conference

The Texas Society of Architects Sixth Annual Design Conference, "Clarity," will happen in Marfa on February 24–26.

April 08, 2016

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.

April 05, 2016

Campsite Rules

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.

April 04, 2016

BLOG | San Antonio River Barge Design Winner Announced

Houston's METALAB has been chosen as the winner of AIA San Antonio's river barge design competition.

April 04, 2016

BLOG | River Barge Design Competition Finalists Announced

San Antonio chooses three finalists in its contest to reinvent its iconic river barge.

March 30, 2016

Behind the Scenes

Kendall/Heaton could be the most prominent Texas practice you’ve never heard about. Focusing solely on architect of record services, the firm has completed some of the state’s highest-profile projects, designed by a cast of the world’s most famous architects.

March 28, 2016

BLOG | Everything Old is New Again

We explore all of the challenges that come with renovating a building as old as 500 Chicon and delve into its history.

March 28, 2016

BLOG | 2016 Design Awards Jurors Announced

The Texas Society of Architects proudly introduces the jurors for our 2016 Design Awards.

March 22, 2016

BLOG | Elizabeth Danze, FAIA, Named Interim Dean at UTSOA

The University of Texas at Austin School of Architecture has named Elizabeth Danze, FAIA, interim dean effective July 1.

March 21, 2016

BLOG | Q&A with David Adjaye

TA contributor Patrick Michels talks to London's David Adjaye about his design for San Antonio's "Ruby City," his experience working in Texas, and what advice he has for architects in our state looking to create meaningful public spaces.

March 17, 2016
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