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Design Awards Jury Announced
The three jurors for this year’s TxA Design Awards are Marcio Kogan, Hon. AIA, David Miller, FAIA, and Julie Snow, FAIA. As a reminder, entries are due April 4.
2017 Texas Fellows
The AIA College of Fellows has 178 new members. Thirteen Texans are part of the 2017 Class!
Top 5 Reasons YOU (Yes, You) Should Go to Architects Day
Wendy Heger, AIA, provides the top 5 reasons to attend Architects Day.
McAllen: An Architectural Panorama
Participants in the 24th Annual Building Communities Conference of the Lower Río Grande Valley Chapter of the American Institute of Architects began a two-day conference at South Padre Island with a daylong, preconference tour on September 29 that focused on domestic architecture in the border city of McAllen.
TxA Responds to AIA Post-Election Letter
TxA responds to AIA post-election letter.
Current Magazine Issue
In this issue we feature six houses, five of them in Texas, one outside of the state but designed by a Texas architect. While of varying character, each project exhibits a sensitive approach to site conditions and client wishes. Also presented are two prominent restoration projects and the new Knoll showroom and office in Houston.
At the Inaugural Chicago Architecture Biennial
Described as the first international survey of contemporary architecture in North America, the biennial looked at the practice through the lens of art.
Behind the Scenes
Kendall/Heaton could be the most prominent Texas practice you’ve never heard about. Focusing solely on architect of record services, the firm has completed some of the state’s highest-profile projects, designed by a cast of the world’s most famous architects.
Where Texas Ends
Perched above El Paso, the Franklin Mountain House — Tucson practice Hazelbaker Rush’s first project — was in spired by the bleak but arresting qualities of the Southwestern landscape.
Innovation and Design
Digital fabrication is turning traditional architectural practice on its head, and as academics press forward into uncharted territories, communication and cross-pollination with practicing architects is increasingly important.
Tiltwallism: A Treatise on the Architectural Potential of Tiltwall Construction
Are tilt-walls the solution to the problem of architects’ disengagement with the most common forms of construction? Author Jeffrey Brown, AIA, offers a primer on tilt-up construction and a critique of its absence from serious architectural practice.