Reflections | Design Conference 2014
During the Jan. 31–Feb. 2 weekend, architects hailing from Texas, Louisiana, Oklahoma, Arkansas, and Mexico convened in Austin for the Texas Society of Architects’ Third Annual Design Conference: Borderlands. The three-day conference was filled with world-class presentations by renowned architects, intriguing tours, and stimulating conversation among architectural peers.
TxA 2013 Studio Awards Announced
The Society is pleased to announce the recipients of our 2013 Studio Awards. Jurors met in New York City on July 18 and selected four designs from among the 59 entries submitted to the competition. Congratulations to all this year's recipients!
BLOG | Beyond the Boardroom: TxA Board Meets in Marfa
Executive Vice President James Perry recaps the recent Texas Architects board meeting in Marfa. "The location provided a superb opportunity to be removed from familiar surroundings, investigate a different community’s fabric, and focus on the work of the Society," says Perry.
A Desert Drive-In
There will soon be a new reason to head west and visit Marfa. New York-based MOS is designing the Ballroom Marfa Drive-In — an integration of art, architecture, and landscape architecture.
R J Marfa
Architect: Rand Elliott, FAIA, of Elliott + Associates Architects
The minimalist design R J Marfa by Rand Elliott, FAIA, of Elliott + Associates Architects strips out everything unnecessary to become an object in the landscape.
The Happening on the South Plains
While Lubbock is not typically mentioned alongside Marfa and Santa Fe when describing small communities that are defined by their cultural offerings, the city is nevertheless experiencing a remarkable transformation on account of its thriving art scene.
Long-time friends and former business partners Randy Bacon and Jim Stuart were both looking for a small town where they might live at a slower pace. They were attracted to Marfa and Fort Davis, but those locales were too remote. They considered several small towns within a few hours’ drive of Fort Worth, hoping to find one with a historic courthouse and a downtown square. Stuart wanted a quiet place to pursue his ambitions as a writer, while Bacon required an artist studio near the West Texas subject matter he paints.
Studio Awards 2010
Architect: C. Graham Beach , J . Brantley Hightower, aia, and Jennifer Young
The concept for edgeHouse explores the architectural potential of a house that fully exploits the unique social and environmental dualities of Marfa.
The Shape of Texas Episodes
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