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.
Calendar Michael G. Imber, FAIA, Lecture & Book Signing September 18 www.aiasa.org San Antonio architect Michael G. Imber, FAIA, will discuss his book “Ranches, Villas, and Houses.” The lecture will be followed by a book signing. RSA/RDA Fall Lecture Series September 25 www.ricedesignalliance.org Meejin Yoon founder of the Boston-based firm Höweler + Yoon Architecture will kick off the Rice School of Architecture/Rice Design Alliance’s fall lecture series, Architects’ Work Outside of Texas Society of Architects 74th Annual Convention and Design Expo On November 7–9, over 3,000 design and construction professionals from across the Southwest will gather at the Fort Worth Convention Center for the Texas Architects 74th Annual Convention and Design Expo, themed “Transformation.” With more than 130 Continuing Education sessions, 175 exhibitors, 30 architectural tours, and a dozen networking events and receptions, this convention is set to be our largest ever. As part of our efforts to engage emerging professionals, the Society is offering free registration to both students of accredited schools of architecture and associate interns (individuals who have graduated within the past seven years). Associate AIA members also qualify for reduced rates. Some educational session and tour highlights are listed below. For the full schedule of tours and events, visit www.texasarchitects.org/convention. Civility: Architectural and Political Transformation in Our Lives Designing Healthy Communities The links between architecture and well-being are richer than merely affording safety from injury. In his keynote address, Dr. Richard Jackson, Hon. AIA, of UCLA’s Fielding School of Public Health will discuss how buildings can and should be agents of physical, mental, and social health. 20 Texas Architect 9/10 2013 This presentation by Danelle Briscoe of The University of Texas at Austin will define the current form and component capabilities of Building Information Modeling and how these correspond to the latest in digital fabrication technologies, such as CNC milling, 3D printing, and laser-cutting. City Shapers and Place Makers: Fort Worth’s Public Parks Historic Preservation Consultant Susan Allen Kline will explore how the history of Fort Worth’s public parks from the late 19th century through the present has affected the nature of the city and the development of community. Kahn and Piano: Panel and Tour Traditional Boundaries. AIA San Antonio Homes Tour October 5 www.aiasa.org Each fall, a selection of residences in San Antonio are opened by their owners to allow for this self-guided homes tour. The homes are selected by an annual jury based on submissions by the architects. 250 Washington by Poteet Architects, pictured here, will be part of this year’s tour. Mark Gunderson, AIA, will lead a panel featuring some of the professionals who worked on the Kimbell Art Museum’s original 1972 structure and its new addition. The discussion will cover the building design and construction process, and include a Q&A. A tour of the Piano Pavilion, led by Laurence C. Burns Jr., FAIA, of Kendall/Heaton Associates is also among this year’s offerings. Tour of the UT Arlington Campus and Digital AIA Austin Homes Tour Fabrication Laboratory November 2–3 Brad Bell, professor at the UT Arlington School of Architecture, will lead a walking tour across the University of Texas at Arlington campus to view recent construction. Attendees will also explore the school’s digital fabrication laboratory and prototyping facilities. www.aiaaustin.org AIA Austin’s 27th annual Homes Tour is a selfguided tour showcasing 11 homes. Six of the 11 residences are renovation projects and the other five are new designs, including the house by Dick Clark Architecture completed in 2013, pictured above. Tickets go on sale September 1 and are Online convention registration closes on October 30. Hotel block rates at the Omni Fort Worth (817 535 6664, $179 a night) and the Hilton Fort Worth (817 870 2100, $159 a night) expire on October 6. $25 in advance, $30 the weekend of the tour. PHOTO OF 250 WASHINGTON BY COLLEEN DUFFLEY. PHOTO OF AUSTIN RESIDENCE BY PATRICK WONG. Can architecture promote balance in social discourse? What role does empathy play in how we create places and works of architecture? Keynote speaker Craig Dykers, AIA, founding principal of Snøhetta Design, will examine these and other questions in the context of his firm’s recent work. BIM and Fabrication