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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.
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.
Current Magazine Issue
In this issue we feature six houses, five of them in Texas, one outside of the state but designed by a Texas architect. While of varying character, each project exhibits a sensitive approach to site conditions and client wishes. Also presented are two prominent restoration projects and the new Knoll showroom and office in Houston.
A Machine for Healing
The new Parkland Hospital building has been called the world’s first all-digital hospital, a healthcare facility where technology and design merge to improve functionality, lessen the institutional feel, and stay on the cutting edge of advances in medical science.
Best of International Product Design
Germany, Austria, and Sweden are just a few of the nations represented by the designers and manufacturers in this roundup, ranging from high-strength cement tiles to silk window curtains.
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 health care.
Austin-Based Kasita Wins SXSW Innovation Award for Smart Cities
The modular micro-housing units are activated by smart technology and can be picked up and moved from city to city.
Rita Catinella Orrell features a few of the new sustainable products on display at last October’s Greenbuild International Conference and Expo in New Orleans.
The Shape of Texas Episodes
|17/26||San Augustin Plaza||Laredo|
|15/18||Royal Theater/Courthouse Square||Archer City||1996|
|14/03||St. Paul Square||San Antonio|
|12/04||Bienvivir Holistic Care Facility||El Paso|
|10/18||Warren Skaaren Environmental Learning Ce||Austin||2003|
|09/24||Cotton Gin/Warehouse Complex||Lubbock||1937|
|09/09||Killam Companies Headquarters||Laredo||2001|
|07/26||Hamilton Senior's Residence||Laredo||1920|
|06/13||El Barrio Azteca||Laredo|