Advocacy Update: State vs. City
TxA's Senior Advocate, David Lancaster, Hon. AIA, sheds some light on the tug-of-war between state and local power that has arisen this legislative session.
Design Awards Jury Announced
The three jurors for this year’s TxA Design Awards are Marcio Kogan, Hon. AIA, David Miller, FAIA, and Julie Snow, FAIA. As a reminder, entries are due April 4.
Advocacy Update: Relevant Bills
David Lancaster, Hon. AIA, tells us about the bills architects should watch during the 85th Legislative Session.
2017 Convention Hotel Now Accepting Reservations
Make your hotel reservations for our 78th Annual Convention and Design Expo in Austin. Group rates expire October 2.
This Week in Advocacy— HB 2170: Where Does Implied Warranty Belong?
David Lancaster takes a closer look at implied warranty and HB2170.
Michelle Addington Named Dean at UTSOA
Starting July 1, Michelle Addington will be the Dean of The University of Texas at Austin School of Architecture.
Architects Day Roundup
On February 7, Texas architects descended on the Capitol for a day of legislative action (and snakes!).
2017 Texas Fellows
The AIA College of Fellows has 178 new members. Thirteen Texans are part of the 2017 Class!
With a new legislative session just beginning, David Lancaster, Hon. AIA, Senior Advocate, runs down some issues that could impact architects during this year’s Regular Session, which runs through Memorial Day.
Cotton Gin Receives AIA Honor Award
AIA National recently announced its 2017 Honor Award winners. Among those was Antenora Architects’ Cotton Gin at the Co-Op District in Hutto.
Check Your Selfie Before You Wreck Your Selfie
El Paso’s AGENCY Architecture designed a selfie wall installation as part of Chalk the Block, an annual event sponsored by the City of El Paso Museum and Cultural Affairs Department.
Top 5 Reasons YOU (Yes, You) Should Go to Architects Day
Wendy Heger, AIA, provides the top 5 reasons to attend Architects Day.
McAllen: An Architectural Panorama
Participants in the 24th Annual Building Communities Conference of the Lower Río Grande Valley Chapter of the American Institute of Architects began a two-day conference at South Padre Island with a daylong, preconference tour on September 29 that focused on domestic architecture in the border city of McAllen.
Lake|Flato Settles Into East Austin Office
Lake|Flato, a fixture of San Antonio for 30 years, has recently opened an Austin outpost. The team, which has been working in the city since March, moved into a new space on the East Side in October. The firm has signed a five-year lease for the space and has plans to grow.
Bullet Train Winners Chosen
The winners of Texas Central’s student design competition have been announced.
Holiday Gift Guide: For the Architect Who Has Everything
Texas Architect presents 10 holiday gift ideas for the design-loving friends, family, and colleagues in your life, starting with stocking stuffers under $5.00.
TxA Holiday Hours
The office of the Texas Society of Architects will be closed for the Thanksgiving Holiday. We will close at noon on Wednesday, November 23, and re-open on Monday, November 27.
TxA Responds to AIA Post-Election Letter
TxA responds to AIA post-election letter.
2017 Design Conference
The Texas Society of Architects Sixth Annual Design Conference, "Clarity," will happen in Marfa on February 24–26.
2017 Architects Day
Architects Day will take place on February 7. Architects from across the state will converge on the Texas Capitol to meet with legislators to promote the importance of architectural design for urban planning. Register today to help us spread our message.
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.