Advocacy Update: Relevant Bills
David Lancaster, Hon. AIA, tells us about the bills architects should watch during the 85th Legislative Session.
This Week in Advocacy— HB 2170: Where Does Implied Warranty Belong?
David Lancaster takes a closer look at implied warranty and HB2170.
Architects Day Roundup
On February 7, Texas architects descended on the Capitol for a day of legislative action (and snakes!).
2017 Texas Fellows
The AIA College of Fellows has 178 new members. Thirteen Texans are part of the 2017 Class!
With a new legislative session just beginning, David Lancaster, Hon. AIA, Senior Advocate, runs down some issues that could impact architects during this year’s Regular Session, which runs through Memorial Day.
2015 Grassroots Leadership & Legislative Conference
The AIA’s 2015 Grassroots Leadership & Legislative Conference wrapped up in March. The agenda included a dynamic legislative conference and workshops.
Advocating for architecture is easy — as every¬thing relates to back to architecture and how design matters: where one lives, how one gets to work, where one buys groceries, the productivity level in an office, neighborhood sustainability — even overall happiness.
William F. Stern, FAIA: 1947-2013
William “Bill” Stern, FAIA, of Houston, who passed away in March of 2013, is remembered as a passionate advocate of urban planning, design, and fine arts. He contributed 36 years of design rigor, public advocacy and engagement, and often passionate leadership to the architecture and design community in Houston.
Historic Building Bill Making Its Way Through Texas Legislature
A bill introduced by State Senator Eddie Lucio, Jr., to help preserve historic buildings across Texas was unanimously passed out of the Senate in March.
Texas Legislature Passes Historic Preservation Bills
During the 83rd Texas Legislative Session, lawmakers passed two bills in support of historic preservation: HB 500 and SB 111, both will potentially provide new tools for developers and property owners interested in revitalizing historic districts and landmarks.