Texas Architect - November/December 2012: Redevelopment
This issue on the theme of “Redevelopment” exploits the multiple dimensions of the term, which routinely implies not only physical change, but overall change for the better. Along with new structure, redevelopment often occasions new uses, new energy, new life — a welcome revitalization. In some cases, there is even a kind of redevelopment — and an accompanying invigoration — that results more from a remix of uses than from physical change.
Contributors Samuel Wilson is Laura N. Bennett, AIA Al York, AIA studied with pioneering educators known as “The Texas Rangers” at Cornell before settling in Texas to first teach and now practice. As a principal at McKinney York Architects in Austin, he works on projects across a wide range of scales. At home, his three main projects (boys 9, 10, and 12) grow bigger every day. See his review of the Balcones House in Austin on page 26. David Sharratt is currently enrolled in the Masters of Architecture program at the University of Texas at Austin. Also an avid climber/adventurer, he has established major new climbs on mountains on many continents. From his travels, he has developed an ongoing fascination in the various ways that built environments both reflect and influence culture. Sharratt currently spends his spare time chasing his toddler, Miles. Read his contribution as a co-author of the article about the redevelopment of UT Austin’s east campus on page 42. Larry Speck, FAIA has been writing for Texas Architect since 1979, when Larry Paul Fuller was editor the first time. Since then, Speck has been spending his time as a faculty member in the School of Architecture at the University of Texas at Austin (dean 1992-2001), principal and designer at Page Southerland Page Architects, and active member of Texas Society of Architects (incoming president for 2013). Read his contribution as a co-author with David Sharratt and Samuel Wilson on page 42. a professor of Archaeology at the University of Texas at Austin. Among his interests are the social impact of information and built environments. Wilson served for almost a decade as chair of the Faculty Building Advisory Committee, where he had an opportunity to review the work of many architects from a client’s perspective. He co-authored the article on UT Austin’s east campus on page 42. Michael Malone, AIA is busy planning (along with his Cochair Mark Wellen, AIA) the Second Annual Texas Architects Design Conference, Feb. 22-24, in Dallas. While still a work in progress, the conference will feature speakers Marion Weiss and Michael Manfredi of Weiss Manfredi Architects in New York. More details coming soon! See Malone’s article about Old Parkland Hospital as a corporate campus in Dallas on page 48. Malone Portrait by Thomas McConnell teaches architecture at Del Mar College and works as a principal with Lopez Salas Architects in Corpus Christi. She also spends her time raising a teenage daughter, writing, serving as her chapter’s director and serving on the Texas Architects Publications Committee, and in volunteer community activities. In her spare time … wait a minute, what spare time?! Read Bennett’s profile of Bill Wilson, FAIA, on page 65. 6 Texas Architect 11/12 2012