Texas Architect September/October 2015
The 13 projects that received 2015 Design Awards represent a range of typologies, styles, and a distinct Texas vernacular. Jurors Karl A. Backus, AIA, of Bohlin Cywinski Jackson; Alex Krieger, FAIA, of NBBJ and the Harvard Graduate School of Design; Bruce Lindsey, AIA, of Sam Fox School of Design & Visual Arts; and Jennifer Yoos, FAIA, of VJAA and University of Minnesota School of Architecture came together to recognize an array of worthy projects they would not have arrived at individually.
Notes on a Jury
The 13 projects selected as the Texas Society of Architects 2015 Design Awards represent a range of typologies, styles, and a distinct Texas vernacular.
Using new technologies and traditional craftsmanship, the designers and manufacturers of these new furnishing options transform humble materials into functional pieces of art.
The Farmer and the Cowman
Traditional architectural projects are now the noteworthy outliers.
Phil Hardberger Park Urban Ecology Center
Lake|Flato Architects’ Phil Hardberger Park Urban Ecology Center is good for the earth.
The new Parkland Hospital, a megablock more than two million square feet in size, embraces the landscape and the city beyond its boundaries.
New Hope Housing at Brays Crossing
New Hope Housing at Brays Crossing demonstrates that affordable housing does indeed have a significant place in America.
Wernerfield Architects’ CCR1 Residence is a lakeside retreat that resists the obvious.
If you were to take a fingerprint sample of Austin’s building boom, chances are good the evidence would point to one prolific architectural instigator: Michael Hsu, AIA.