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Advocacy Update: Sprint to the Finish

David Lancaster, Hon. AIA, updates us on the 85th Legislative Session's sprint to the finish.

April 26, 2017

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.

April 17, 2017

Advocacy Update: Relevant Bills

David Lancaster, Hon. AIA, tells us about the bills architects should watch during the 85th Legislative Session.

March 21, 2017

This Week in Advocacy— HB 2170: Where Does Implied Warranty Belong?

David Lancaster takes a closer look at implied warranty and HB2170.

March 06, 2017

Architects Day Roundup

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

February 15, 2017

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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