Texas Architect Sept/Oct 2011: Design Awards
The September/October 2011 edition featured the Texas Society of Architects’ Design Awards. Jurors – Steve Dumez, FAIA; James Russell, FAIA; and David Salmela, FAIA – gave awards to: Arthouse by LTL Architects; Brockman Hall for Physics by Kieran Timberlake; Cabin on Flathead Creek by Andersson-Wise Architects; Rainwater Court by Dick Clark Architecture (with Architecture for Humanity); Sam Houston Tollway NE Toll Plaza by RdlR Architects; Singing Bell Ranch by Max Levy Architect; Sisters’ Retreat by Mell Lawrence Architects; and five projects by Lake/Flato Architects—Arizona State University Polytechnic Campus, Armstrong Oil & Gas, Brown Residence, Cutting Horse Ranch, and Full Goods Warehouse and Il Sogno. Other articles covered Fountain Place as winner of the 25-Year Award, Texas Accessibility Standards, Houston Mod, the North Texas Sustainability Showcase, Bob Borson’s “Life of an Architect” blog. Jim Atkins and Grant Simpson outlined roles as specified in AIA contract documents.
TEXAS ARCHITECT 9 / 10 2 011 25 CALENDAR Convention Offers ‘Balance’ in Dallas Every year since 1939, the statewide architec- ture community has gathered for professional development, fellowship, and the opportunity to see the best its host city has to offer. This year’s convention of the Texas Society of Archi- tects builds on that long history. The confer- ence takes place Oct. 27-29 in Dallas, with a dozen tours planned of significant buildings and places, as well as continuing education sessions covering the spectrum of topics rel- evant to the practice of architecture in Texas. The three days of events and activities share a common theme – Balance – which will be emphasized by the messages of the convention’s two keynote speakers: John Maeda, president of the Rhode Island School of Design, and Rebecca Ryan, author of Live First, Work Second and an expert on recruiting creative talent. Attendance to the Texas Society of Archi- tects’ 72nd Annual Convention and Design Products and Ideas Expo is open to both mem- bers and nonmembers, along with their guests. Visit texasarchitect.org to register online and find more information. Tour destinations include the Dallas Arts District, the Victory Park mixed-use develop- ment, Cowboy Stadium, and the construction site of the Perot Museum of Nature and Sci- ence. Others will feature modern houses, urban renewal, and design for education. Sessions for continuing education credits will range from the technical (accessibility, project delivery, building codes, etc.) to the personal (enhancing design through travel, finding bal- ance between work and family, leveraging social media to engage the public, etc.) Many of the presentations will be provided by leaders in the state’s design and construction fields. Among the convention’s highlights will be the Design Products and Ideas Expo, which is scheduled to open at 3:30 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 27, and close at 5:45 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 28. Hall C in the Dallas Convention Center is the location. In addition, numerous awards celebrations will take place at various times during the convention. Check the online schedule at tex- asarchitect.org for a complete listing of events, including alumni gatherings and the host chapter’s welcome party. TA STAFF Austin Film Screening Advocates Re-Use Over the next 20 years, one third of America’s exist- ing buildings – mistakenly believed to be inherently inefficient – are expected to be replaced with new “green” structures. “The Greenest Building” demonstrates how renovation and adaptive re-use of existing structures can help achieve economic, social, and ecological balance. AIA Austin is co- sponsor of the 6:30 p.m. film’s premiere at the Paramount Theatre, 713 Congress Ave. For more details, visit austintheatre.org or call (512) 474- 1221. SEPT 7 DCFA Tour: Main Street District A Saturday morning walking tour guided by a trained docent will highlight several of downtown Dallas’ architectural icons, as well as the recently completed Main Street Garden. Sponsored by the Dallas Center for Architecture, the two-hour tour starts (rain or shine) at the corner of Main and St. Paul streets. Sights will include the Adolphus Hotel, the Magnolia Building, the Statler Hilton, and the Wilson Building. For tickets, call (214) 742-3242 or query firstname.lastname@example.org. SEPT 10 RDA Lectures Highlight Chinese Architecture This year’s Rice Design Alliance fall lecture series, “Chinese Architecture: 中中中中,” will explore the impact of the China’s 30-year-long expansion of its built environment. Scheduled on successive Wednes- days, the lectures will begin at 7 p.m. in Brown Auditorium at the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston. For more information, call (713) 348-4876 or visit www.ricedesignalliance.org. SEPT 28 thru OCT 19 AIA Fort Worth Presents Talk by Julie Snow Winning entries in AIA Fort Worth’s 2011 Design Awards program will be announced at 5:30 p.m. on Oct. 18 at the Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth. Among the jurors for this year’s program is Julie Snow, FAIA, of Julie Snow Architects in Minneapolis, Minn. Immediately following the announcement, she will give a presentation of her work as part of the museum’s ‘Tuesday Evenings at the Modern’ lecture series. See modern.org for details. Admis- sion is free. OCT 18 Texas Society of Architects Annual Convention The Texas Society of Architects hosts its 72nd Annual Convention and Design Products and Ideas Expo at the Dallas Convention Center, Oct. 27-29. Information on continuing education ses- sions, exhibitors, and online registration is posted at texasarchitect.org/convention. Questions? Call (512) 478-7386. OCT 27–29