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BLOG | Advocacy Day 2015: Recap
On February 10, over 130 architecture professionals, associates, and students joined Texas Architects for its Third Biannual Advocates for Architecture Day.
Who Will Advocate for Architecture?
Will your House and Senate districts be represented at Advocates for Architecture Day? The highlighted areas show districts with architects already registered to advocate on February 10. Join them in Austin for a fun day at the Texas State Capitol on behalf of your profession.
Sign up today to ensure your district is represented. Everyone is important!
BLOG | NFPA 285 Code Requirements: The Elephant in the Room
The National Fire Protect Agency brings to light the need for rigid foam insulation fire safety in its code 285 assembly test.
Advocates for Architecture Day 2015
The Society's Advocates for Architecture Day will take place on February 10. 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. Learn more about this event, and register today to help us spread our message.
2014 Design Expo Attractions
Featuring 275 exhibitors in the fields of architecture, engineering, and construction, our 2014 Design Expo at the George R. Brown Convention Center in Houston will be our biggest ever! Discover the latest products and techniques, watch live demonstrations, and make connections with vendors and industry representatives from around the globe.
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.
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.
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.
William F. Stern, FAIA: 1947-2013
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.
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.
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.