Texas Architect May/June 2010: Health
Texas Architect is the official publication of the Texas Society of Architects, each edition features recently completed projects and other editorial content largely written by AIA members in Texas. That collective participation was the basis of Texas Architect’s recognition by the national AIA with a 2010 Institute Honor for Collaborative Achievement.
C a l e nda r Jury Selected for Design Awards With the deadline having passed on April 23 for the 2010 TSA Design Awards, three jurors have been selected to review this year’s entries on May 21 at the TSA offices. The jurors are Adèle Naudé Santos, FAIA, dean of MIT’s School of Architecture and Planning and a principal of Santos Prescott and Associates in San Francisco; Tom Phifer, FAIA, of Thomas Phifer and Partners in New York; and Edward Bosley, director of the Gamble House in Pasadena, Calif., and an art historian on the faculty of the USC’s School of Architecture. They were chosen by the TSA Design Awards Committee, chaired by Michael Malone, AIA. This year’s TSA Studio Awards will be judged by a separate panel not selected at press time. Those entries are due May 18. Instructions and criteria are posted online at texasarchitect.org in the “Design Awards” area of the Web site. Adele Santos, FAIA a native of South Africa, was awarded master’s degrees in both architecture and city planning from the University of Pennsylvania in 1968, as well as a Master of Architecture in Urban Design from Harvard in 1963. Adèle Naudé Santos was appointed dean of MIT’s School of Architecture and Planning in 2004, having previously been a professor at the University of California, Berkeley, College of Environmental Design where her academic focus was the design of housing environments. She has won numerous competitions for projects including the Affordable Prototypical Multi-Family Housing for Franklin/LaBrea in Los Angeles and Penn Children’s Center in Philadelphia. Tom Phifer, FAIA is a native of Columbia, S.C., and graduated from Clemson University with a Master of Architecture in 1977. A 1995-96 Fellow of the American Academy in Rome, he a u s t i n has worked in the offices of Gwathmey Siegel and Associates Architects (1979-1985) and Richard Meier & Partners Architects (1986-1996). He is best known in Texas for the design of the Rachofsky House in Dallas while working with Meier, and for the Brochstein Pavilion at Rice University. That latter project has been recognized by the AIA with a 2010 Institute Honor Award for Architecture. Phifer established his eponymously named firm in 1996. Edward “Ted” Bosley is the author of Greene and Greene (published in 2000 by Phaidon) and two other books on the work of Charles and Henry Greene, whose seminal early-twentieth-century architectural firm helped establish the American Arts and Crafts movement. As the director of the Gamble House, Bosley’s responsibilities include directing and managing the programs and preservation of the National Historic Landmark designed in 1908, and for linking the programs to the mission of the USC School of Architecture. He holds a BA in the History of Art from the University of California, Berkeley, and a Masters degree in management from UCLA. T A S t a f f UT Student Retrospective The UT Austin Graduate Program in Historic Preservation presents “Student Retrospective 2008-09.” More information about the exhibit is available online at www.soa.utexas.edu. THRU MAY 24 Deadlines for TSA Awards Three deadlines fall in June for the Texas Society of Architects|AIA awards programs. Nominations must be received by 5 p.m. on the following dates: • JUNE 4: Honor Awards – TSA members may forward nominations to the Honor Awards Committee. Nomination forms are posted on texasarchitect.org. Look under “About TSA” for the “Awards” section. • JUNE 4: 25-Year Award – TSA members may forward nominations to TSA. More information is posted online in the “Awards” section. • JUNE 18: Studio Awards – The annual program recognizes excellence in unbuilt projects by students, faculty, and practitioners. More information is posted online in the “Awards” section under “Design Awards.” AIA Convenes in Miami The American Institute of Architects 2010 Convention in Miami will explore the theme of “Design for the New Decade.” See www.aia.org/convention for more information. JUNE 10-12 ‘Architecture of Tatiana Bilbao’ at UTSA The UT San Antonio College of Architecture sponsors the exhibit “Concrete, Steel, Brick, Aluminum, Wood, and Paint: The Architecture of Tatiana Bilbao 2004-10,” curated by Patrick Charpenel. For more information, visit www.utsa.edu. THRU JUNE 20 THC Grant Writing Workshop Santos The Texas Historical Commission and the Regional Foundation Library host their annual Grant Writing Workshops in June. More information is available at www.thc.state.tx.us. JUNE 21-25 ‘Playhouses and Forts’ in San Antonio The San Antonio Botanical Garden’s exhibit “Playhouses and Forts” will showcase up to 10 playhouses and forts created by members of the local design community. More information is available online at www.sabot.org. OPENS JUNE 26 Exhibit and Sale: ‘Art x Architects’ Phifer 5 / 6 2 0 1 0 Bosley AIA Austin’s “Art x Architects” is a juried exhibition and sale of art created by AIA Austin members. Austin Center for Architecture. For more information, visit www.aiaaustin.org. THRU JUNE 30 t e x a s a r c h i t e c t 23