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Architects Day Roundup

On February 7, Texas architects descended on the Capitol for a day of legislative action (and snakes!).

February 15, 2017

2017 Texas Fellows

The AIA College of Fellows has 178 new members. Thirteen Texans are part of the 2017 Class!

February 10, 2017

Legislative Preview

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.

January 26, 2017

Top 5 Reasons YOU (Yes, You) Should Go to Architects Day

Wendy Heger, AIA, provides the top 5 reasons to attend Architects Day.

January 02, 2017

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.

October 31, 2016

Magazine Articles

2015 Grassroots Leadership & Legislative Conference

The AIA’s 2015 Grassroots Leadership & Legislative Conference wrapped up in March. The agenda included a dynamic legislative conference and workshops.

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Everyday Advocate

by: Melissa C. Brandrup, AIA

Advocating for architecture is easy — as every¬thing relates to back to architecture and how design matters: where one lives, how one gets to work, where one buys groceries, the productivity level in an office, neighborhood sustainability — even overall happiness.

Holly Reed
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William F. Stern, FAIA: 1947-2013

by: Rives Taylor, FAIA

William “Bill” Stern, FAIA, of Houston, who passed away in March of 2013, is remembered as a passionate advocate of urban planning, design, and fine arts. He contributed 36 years of design rigor, public advocacy and engagement, and often passionate leadership to the architecture and design community in Houston.

HEADSHOT COURTESY ERIC HESTER; PORCH IMAGE COURTESY DAVID BUCEK, FAIA
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Historic Building Bill Making Its Way Through Texas Legislature

A bill introduced by State Senator Eddie Lucio, Jr., to help preserve historic buildings across Texas was unanimously passed out of the Senate in March.

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Texas Legislature Passes Historic Preservation Bills

During the 83rd Texas Legislative Session, lawmakers passed two bills in support of historic preservation: HB 500 and SB 111, both will potentially provide new tools for developers and property owners interested in revitalizing historic districts and landmarks.

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