Austin, TX 78746
Austin, TX 78733
Austin, TX 78703
Lexa M. Acker , AIA
Austin, TX 78745
Austin, TX 78701
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BLOG | Advocacy Update: Annual License Renewal Fees Reduced
Texas Architects legislative efforts pay off as the annual license renewal fee will decrease by September 1.
BLOG | Architects Talking to Architects: Andrew Houston, Assoc. AIA
Texas Architects catches up with Austin designer Andrew Grant Houston, Assoc AIA, as he dishes on his love for SXSW, Sydney, and spring, and how he draws inspiration from both personal and contextual culture.
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.”
FCDC Announces 18 Projects as Jury Selection Finalists
Finalists have been announced for the 2015 Field Constructs Design Competition, which will result in a series of temporary, site-specific installations at the Circle Acres Nature Preserve in Austin. The projects will open to the public in mid-November as part of a weeklong series promoting event and community programming at the site.
Renzo Piano Meets Artists Downtown
TxA member Jack Murphy, Assoc. AIA, visited Renzo Piano's Whitney Museum on opening day to share his impressions of the building, its ties to Texas, and the inaugural exhibition. The new Whitney's true success lies not in its architecture, he writes, but rather in its role as "an urban playground for the arts."
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.
Architects and design professionals have a new place to stay when traveling to Austin: the Charles Moore Foundation’s Cube Loft.
Creek Show: Light Night
Austin’s Creek Show brought thousands of visitors to Waller Creek on a freezing night last fall to see installations by local architects and landscape architects.
Architect-designed bus stops in San Antonio, Austin, and Dallas are adding a bit of design to street corners.
Keeping It Compact
Haddon+Cowan Architects Collaborative’s Girls’ School of Austin maximizes its site while providing students with a playful campus.
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.
The Shape of Texas Episodes
|17/21||Mexican American Cultural Center||Austin||2007|
|17/14||Texas Historical Commission Library/Old Gethsemane Church||Austin|
|17/05||Deep Eddy Pool and Bathhouse||Austin||1936|
|16/14||"Main Building, St. Edward's University"||Austin|
|16/06||Austin Resource Center for the Homeless||Austin||2004|
|15/21||Austin Convention Center Parking Garage/Chilling Station||Austin|
|15/15||Whole Foods Market||Austin||2005|