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.
6 Texas Architect 1/2 2012 Contributors Eurico R. Francisco, AIA suspects that he may be preaching to the choir arguing that great architecture is more than a commod- ity. Read his article on Sabine Hall on page 60 to see how a clever building enriches the lives of students at Richland College. Carlos N. Moreno, AIA wastes no time to tell the tale of his battle for his first eight- point buck one chilly morning in the Texas Hill Country. He was alone, with only one bullet in his .270 Win- chester. 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 resto- ration of Our Lady of the Lake’s Old Main on page 54. Kevin Sloan, ASLA established Kevin Sloan Studio, a plan- ning and landscape architecture office in Dallas known for its trademark works in high-performance landscape. Sloan is also a writer, UTA professor of architec- ture, and during off- hours, a jazz pianist. See page 40 for “An Ordered Approach” about campus enhancements at UT Dallas. Donna Kacmar, FAIA is an associate profes- sor at the University of Houston’s Gerald D. Hines College of Architecture where she teaches design studio, coordinates the tech- nology curriculum, and directs the Mate- rial Research Col- laborative. Her article on Gloria Marshall Elementary School begins on page 48. Frank Welch, FAIA established a reputa- tion for distinctive design after open- ing his first office in 1959 in west Texas. Several houses he designed will be tour destinations during the “Design in the Hinterlands” sympo- sium 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. 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 photo- graphs architecture. Ed hopes to eventu- ally accrue enough experiences to become a raconteur. Read his Backpage piece on page 80 about the TecH2O Learning Center in El Paso.