Texas Architect November/December 2012

Along with new structures, redevelopment encourages new use, new energy, and new life. This issue explores the role of redevelopment in shaping these positive results for an arts district, a student center and a corporate campus.

Parting words. And phrases.

by: Larry Paul Fuller

“Shaping the built environment.” It’s a well-worn phrase for describing what architects are doing every day. As such, it says a lot, but there’s also more to say. For example, what about the role of the built environment in shaping people?

Denny Mingus
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Architects Encouraged to Participate in Advocates for Architecture Day

Texas Architects’ second annual Advocates for Architecture Day (AAD) — considered to be the next “best chance” members have to market their profession and protect their practice — is scheduled for January 29.

Thomas Mc Connell
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Catherine Gavin Appointed Editor of Texas Architect

Texas Architect has welcomed Catherine Gavin to Austin as editor of the magazine, effective with the January/February issue.

Holly Reed
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Balcones House

by: Al York, AIA

The Austin firm Pollen Architecture and Design has created a home that ties itself tightly to a dramatic landscape of densely-packed small hills and steep valleys.

Patrick Wong; Whit Preston; Casey Dunn; Lars Frazer; Bill Salens
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The Happening on the South Plains

by: J. Brantley Hightower, AIA

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.

Tonja Hagy, Urs Peter “Upe” Flueckiger, J. Brantley Hightower, AIA, Denny Mingus, and Tom Kessler Photography
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Dallas Arts District – Time for a Remix?

by: Joe Self, AIA

Trendy food trucks have arrived in the heart of the Dallas Arts District at lunchtime to populate an otherwise quiet section of downtown.

Charles Davis Smith, AIA, Justin Terveen
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The Monterey

by: Catherine Gavin

A former gas station turned gastropub, The Monterey is helping to create a culinary outpost in San Antonio’s Southtown district.

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