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2015 Design Awards — Winners Announced
We are pleased to announce the recipients of our 2015 Design Awards. Fourteen projects were selected from among 256 entries. This year's jurors were: Karl A. Backus, AIA, of Bohlin Cywinski Jackson; Alex Krieger, FAIA, of NBBJ and Harvard University Graduate School of Design; Bruce Lindsey, AIA, of Washington University's Sam Fox School of Design & Visual Arts; and Jennifer Yoos, FAIA, of VJAA and University of Minnesota School of Architecture.
BLOG | Rand Elliott's Word Paintings
For Rand Elliott, FAIA, language and architecture — the output of his professional practice — are intimately connected.
BLOG | Update on the Dallas Trinity Toll Road Controversy
On April 16, the Dallas City Council voted to move ahead on plans for implementing a revised vision for the Trinity Parkway. Bob Meckfessel, FAIA, traces the history of this controversial project and the role architects have played in advocating for a more sustainable, context-sensitive design.
Curtain Wall Call
Can a 500-ft-tall glass box in Houston possibly be a good idea? The recent expansion of high-rise office buildings says yes.
BLOG | Mark T. Wellen on CRAFT
Mark T. Wellen, FAIA, reflects on the "magical weekend" that was the 2015 Design Conference.
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.
Max Levy, FAIA, talks about Venice and finding inspiration in the work of Carlo Scarpa.
BIG little house
Donna Kacmar, FAIA, has a new book on bigger, small houses in Texas.
Lake|Flato Architects Recognized by Interior Design Magazine
Interior Design magazine honorees for its 30th annual Hall of Fame Awards include David Lake, FAIA, and Ted Flato, FAIA, of Lake|Flato Architects.
My Middle-Aged City
The biological paradigm that explains cities as entities remains in vogue, and David Heymann embraces it for his discussion of Austin’s growing pains.