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BLOG | Architects Talking to Architects: Adam Thomason, AIA
Adam Thomason, a project architect at Omniplan, talks with TxA about his army brat upbringing and love of statistics. He also offers some solid advice for professionals just starting out in their career.
Muñoz & Company transformed multiple bottles of colorful soda into a glowing cube called Mestizo City. TxA Design Award juror Marlon Blackwell, FAIA, described the concept as “delightful” and capable of inspiring “sheer joy.”
As contemporary collections continue to grow, exhibitors’ need for more space is providing the public with opportunities to see art. The Warehouse in Farmers Branch and SPACE Gallery in San Antonio are private collections that are now open to visitors.
Well Crafted Objects: UH Students Take On Product Design
The UH product design course Architecture and the Object is giving architecture students an opportunity to evaluate and respond to current consumer culture by developing high-quality, shelf-ready products. Students not only design their products, but also gain hands-on experience with everything from manufacturing to production to retail.
BLOG | San Antonio's Lavaca District: Historic Homes
Founded in the mid-18th century, the Lavaca district is the oldest existing neighborhood in San Antonio. This blog post describes a recent historic home restoration project in the area, and an addition to another home that is currently in progress.
Current Magazine Issue
Last year, Dallas accepted the 2014 100 Resilient City Challenge, agreeing to tackle ageing infrastructure, chronic energy shortages, flooding, and terrorism. As a variety of campaigns are encouraging a more holistic approach to architecture that embraces technology under the umbrella of resiliency, this issue looks at how efforts in theory and practice are taking different approaches to the topic.
Hill Country Apothecary
MF Architecture has reinvented a strip mall storefront and redefined expectations for drugstores with the Hill Country Apothecary project.
Retail Development and Design
Retail design has the potential to go beyond just creating an interesting clean space for product presentation. This issue of Texas Architect looks at how good planning and design create effective community spaces and individual stores with a sense of place.
Pioneering Shopping Centers
Highland Park Village and NorthPark Center in Dallas, and the Galleria in Houston all blazed trails as shopping centers that spurred urban development. And today they continue to be examples of successful retail design, which from their inceptions sought to create a unique sense of place.
Standing Up to the Strip Mall
Building code necessitated a blast wall at the Met Retail site in Austin. Studio 8 Architects took the opportunity to customize the building’s aesthetic and break from typical highway architecture.
In the ever-changing world of retail design, flexibility, simplicity, curb appeal, and storage are fundamental to continued success. Keepers, Eliza Page, and Rogue Running, all local Austin retailers, were pioneers of downtown shopping — and their continued relevance is a prom¬ising sign