Contributors Audrey Maxwell, Assoc. AIA is Gregory Ibañez, FAIA recently returned from a week in Oaxaca, Mexico, where he was inspired and awestruck by the history, architecture, culture, and cuisine. He also gained an appreciation (and respect!) for the artisanal mezcal unique to the locale. See his article on Patina, a Genslerdesigned building materials store in Dallas, on page 46. Brantley Hightower, AIA worked for Lake|Flato Architects in San Antonio for close to a decade before leaving late last year to create HiWorks. As a sole proprietor he is no longer told what to do by a boss, but he still routinely receives direct orders from his daughter. His story describing three pioneering Texas retail developments can be found on page 30. a senior designer at Michael Malone Architects in Dallas. She holds an undergraduate degree from Washington University in St. Louis and a Master of Architecture from Arizona State. In her free time, she enjoys serving the community by participating in various charity activities. Read her article on the Zan Wesley Holmes Jr. Middle School on page 60. Bart Shaw, AIA has his own practice, Bart Shaw Architect, based in Fort Worth. He and his wife, Melissa, had their third child in November. Bart just recently accrued enough sleep to write a coherent article for Texas Architect. See his thoughts on the Cross Timbers Ranch in Lipan on page 22. 6 Texas Architect 3/4 2013 Aaron Seward is Rebecca Roberts is currently pursuing a Master of Architecture at the University of Texas at Austin and wrote about the Met Retail building on page 36. In her past life, Rebecca worked as an editor in educational publishing. She is also a co-founding editor of the Chicagobased literary and art magazine Two With Water. a frequent contributor to Texas Architect. Born in Corpus Christi and raised in Houston, he is currently the managing editor of The Architect’s Newspaper in New York City. He lives with his wife Joan in Brooklyn, where he is at work on his first novel. Read his article on re-tailoring retail on page 50. Constance Adams, AIA still feels like an “accidental Texan.” Her practice focuses on the architecture of civil and commercial human space exploration for NASA, Virgin Galactic, and others. Adams has poured thousands of meters of concrete in the former East Berlin, Seattle, and Kuala Lumpur, but her article on Ardis Clinton, AIA, on page 67, is her first piece for Texas Architect. Her daughters (4 and 11) and poultry (various) would be very proud of her if they only knew.