Texas Architect Jan/Feb 2012: Education
Along with the new graphic elements, thisedition inaugurates a few new editorial features.First, there is “Profile,” which will take readerson a virtual visit with an architect, either athome or in the studio or some other location.Beginning on page 67 in this edition, it’s on thejobsite with Candid Rogers, AIA, who practicesin San Antonio. Second, the results of chapterdesign award programs have been separatedfrom the news pages in favor of a new sectiondepartment called “Recognition” that starts onpage 18. Third, and this is a more global change,there will be a greater emphasis placed on individualarchitects and other allied professionals.The close-up of Frank Welch, FAIA, out front ofthis edition denotes that new direction. However, photos of architecture will not completely disappear from Texas Architect’s cover.
Contributors Eurico R. Francisco, Frank Welch, FAIA Ed Soltero, AIA is the University of Texas at El Paso’s Office of Planning and Construction. When he’s not managing improvements on the UTEP campus, he travels and photographs architecture. Ed hopes to eventually accrue enough experiences to become a raconteur. Read his Backpage piece on page 80 about the TecH2O Learning Center in El Paso. 6 Texas Architect established a reputation for distinctive design after opening his first office in 1959 in west Texas. Several houses he designed will be tour destinations during the “Design in the Hinterlands” symposium scheduled Feb. 17-18 in Midland. He recently completed a memoir, part of which is being published for the first time in this edition. His opening chapter – “Education of an Architect” – starts on page 24. 1/2 2012 AIA suspects that he may be preaching to the choir arguing that great architecture is more than a commodity. Read his article on Sabine Hall on page 60 to see how a clever building enriches the lives of students at Richland College. Donna Kacmar, FAIA is an associate professor at the University of Houston’s Gerald D. Hines College of Architecture where she teaches design studio, coordinates the technology curriculum, and directs the Material Research Collaborative. Her article on Gloria Marshall Elementary School begins on page 48. Kevin Sloan, ASLA established Kevin Sloan Studio, a planning and landscape architecture office in Dallas known for its trademark works in high-performance landscape. Sloan is also a writer, UTA professor of architecture, and during offhours, a jazz pianist. See page 40 for “An Ordered Approach” about campus enhancements at UT Dallas. Carlos N. Moreno, AIA wastes no time to tell the tale of his battle for his first eightpoint buck one chilly morning in the Texas Hill Country. He was alone, with only one bullet in his .270 Winchester. His vocation is archietcture. His life is his family. He and his wife, Beatrice, are both project managers of their two kids, Caris and Cameron. He writes about the restoration of Our Lady of the Lake’s Old Main on page 54.