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BLOG | Architects Talking to Architects: Kris Calvert, AIA
Kris Calvert, AIA, of Urban Bobcat Architects shares his desire to design spaces in and around the outdoors, his and his partner's productive "strategy" session over bourbon, and taking strategic chances to grow in the latest Architects Talking to Architects.
Between Green and Violet
Rand Elliott, FAIA, deploys color with purpose, punctuating galleries at the Marfa Contemporary with vivid jolts of blue and using colored lighting to transform a series of parking structures in surprising ways.
John Only Greer, FAIA: 1933–2015
John Only Greer, FAIA, of Bryan, a professor emeritus at Texas A&M University College of Architecture and past president of the Society, passed away on Friday, June 12. A great teacher and mentor, he will be deeply missed by his Texas Architects friends and colleagues.
Thanks to architect Mell Lawrence’s deft hand with light and patterning, Hollowcat Wild, a boxy limestone residence nestled in the Austin hills, is imbued with what architect and author Christopher Alexander calls “aliveness.”
2015 TxA Emerging Design + Technology: Call for Papers
The 2015 TxA Emerging Design + Technology conference, to be held during the Texas Society of Architects 76th Annual Convention and Design Expo in Dallas, is seeking academic papers for peer review, publication, and presentation. The abstract submission deadline is August 1.
Current Magazine Issue
This issue looks at the bold use of color in diverse architectural projects. Red is a signature statement in a tiny gem of a Hill Country studio. The glazed skin of the newly-built Richards Group building in Dallas reveals a stunning array of interior colors. In an Austin office lobby, CNC-cut felt murals depict the blues and greens of the local landscape. Rand Elliott’s striking use of color, restrained in the Marfa Contemporary, is on full, whimsical display in an Oklahoma car park.
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.
Architect-designed bus stops in San Antonio, Austin, and Dallas are adding a bit of design to street corners.
Igor Siddiqui and Jen Wong are creating edible architectural materials for Austin’s April Fusebox Festival, thinkEAST Living Charrette to Shape a New Creative Community.
2014 AIA San Antonio Design Awards
Texas Architect magazine features the 2014 AIA San Antonio Design Awards.
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|