Texas Architect Sept/Oct 2010: Design Awards
This issue highlights the 2010 TSA Design Award winners. The eleven featured projects range from the new Lance Armstrong Foundation headquarters (LIVESTRONG) in Austin to the Pearl Stable restoration in San Antonio. Also included are articles about Galveston's historic churches restored after damage from Hurricane Ike; Austin's Arthouse renovation and expansion; and a look at risk management--the perils of substitutions. Texas Architect is the official magazine of the Texas Society of Architects/AIA.
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