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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."

May 27, 2015

BLOG | Architects Talking to Architects: Jack Murphy, Assoc. AIA

Regular Texas Architect contributor Jack Murphy, Assoc. AIA, chats with TxA for our latest installment of "Architects Talking to Architects." He discusses "the death of drawing," how he earned the title of DJ Front Desk, and his literary and artistic endeavors outside the office.

May 07, 2015

Invisible Aquatics

Bercy Chen Studio’s design at the Cascading Creek House sleekly conceal extensive mechanics under the hood of a gorgeous space.

June 23, 2014

Snøhetta's College Park Pavilion

Deceptively simple in plan, Snøhetta's first built work in Texas has become a gathering place for the community, and along with the other Park Pavilions of Dallas, it is encouraging people to step out of their comfort zone and explore unfamiliar parts of the city.

January 10, 2014

Current Magazine Issue

March/April 2016

This issue examines the flow of information and design as it moves in and out of Texas. We learn about a Houston firm that specializes in architect of record services, and we hear from a Fort Worth architect who designed a school for earthquake-ravaged Haiti. We see how local expertise in sports and healthcare facility design is opening some firms up to work around the globe, and we get an update on two projects designed by some of the biggest names in international architecture.

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Reverse Engineering the Rent: Prototype Housing for Modest Means

by: Jack Murphy, Assoc. AIA

A proposal by Edward M. Baum, FAIA, takes into account the necessities of life in the DFW Metroplex and comes in at a cost of $80/sf.

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Desert Refuge

by: Jack Murphy, Assoc. AIA

The Texas-trained duo behind the design-build firm DUST garnered national acclaim for their first joint project in the Arizona Desert. Casa Caldera, their latest project, was largely built by hand and is the subject of Jack Murphy's latest piece for TA.

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Invisible Aquatics

by: Jack Murphy, Assoc. AIA

Bercy Chen Studio’s design moves at the Cascading Creek House sleekly conceal extensive mechanics under the hood of a gorgeous space.

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