Texas Architect September/October 2013: Design Awards
This year’s statewide design awards jury recognized 11 projects as outstanding examples of design in Texas. The three jurors — Ann Beha, FAIA, of Ann Beha Architects in Boston; Julie Eizenberg, AIA, of Koning Eizenberg in Santa Monica; and Douglas Stockman, AIA, of el dorado in Kansas City — collectively sought to recognize a diversity of project scales and typologies. They also embraced designs that they described as straightforward, elegant, clear, and simple.
Contributors Fernando Luiz Lara is Ron Stelmarski, Bang Dang is principal of Dallas-based BangWorks. He also teaches occasionally at the University of Texas at Arlington. Read his review of DesignShop on page 42. Rebecca Roberts is an Austin-based MArch student. She previously worked in educational publishing and ran the literary and art magazine Two With Water. Read her article on the T3 Parking Garage on page 66. 12 Texas Architect AIA moved from the Windy City to Dallas just under two years ago to serve as design director for Perkins+Will. A strong believer in the power of participation, Ron appreciated seeing students mixing it up at the Kathlyn Joy Gilliam Collegiate Academy. Read his article on the Dallas school on page 70. Aaron Seward is a native Texan and a regular contributor to TA. He is the managing editor of The Architect’s Newspaper (AN) in New York. In November, he will bring AN’s unique blend of architecturerelated news, information, and cultural criticism to Texas with the launch of AN Southwest. Read his article on the Fire|Beach House on page 58. Margaret Sledge, AIA is a relatively recent transplant to Texas. Born and raised in New Haven, CT, she has lived in places as diverse as rural Alabama, Berkeley, Calif.; and Mumbai, India, but she prefers warm climates close to large bodies of water, where she loves to swim. Read her article on public interest design on page 14. 9/10 2013 Ingrid Spencer is the former managing editor and a current contributing editor to Architectural Record. She writes about architecture and design from her home office in Austin’s Zilker neighborhood. Read her article on LifeWorks on page 78. a Brazilian architect. He is an author of several books and hundreds of articles. An associate professor of architecture at The University of Texas at Austin, Lara also serves as chair of the Brazil Center at the Lozano Long Institute of Latin American Studies. Read his review of current books on Latin American architecture on page 28. Scott Marble is director of fabrication research at Graduate School of Architecture, Planning and Preservation, Columbia University, and a founding partner of Marble Fairbanks. An expert in digital fabrication and workflows, Scott wrote a profile on TEX-FAB. Read the article on page 95. Canan Yetmen writes about architecture and architects every single day. Her first novel, “The Roses Underneath,” will be released in January. Yes, of course there’s an architect in it. Read her article about the Hillside Residence on page 38. Rafael Longoria is the ACSA distinguished professor of architecture at the University of Houston and is co-editor of “AULA: Architecture and Urbanism in Las Américas.” Rafael reviewed the “O’Neil Ford Duographs,” which focus on architecture in Chile, Brazil, Argentina, and Mexico. See page 28. Jack Murphy, Assoc. AIA is currently a designer with Baldridge Architects in Austin and a contributing editor to BI (bipublications. com). He received his Bachelor of Science in Architectural Design from MIT, where he completed a semester on exchange at Delft University of Technology. Read his review of 1221 Broadway in San Antonio on page 50.