Texas Architect November/December 2013: Campus Architecture
This issue explores the value of architectural diversity and creative responses to context. The discussion begins with a series on the three presidential libraries in Texas. Located on university campuses, the libraries all respond to their academic settings in unique ways. Connection is a driving element of the other projects presented — a business school, museum, student center and dining hall, and race track. All strive to tie their respective campuses closer together with individual design statements.
Trends of the Trade Marketplace ASLA Annual Meeting More than 6,000 landscape architecture professionals and students from across the country and around the world will gather in Boston on November 15-18 for the American Society of Landscape Architects (ASLA) 2013 Annual Meeting & EXPO. The convention will offer attendees the opportunity to earn up to 21 professional development hours, enjoy the fellowship of the profession, and reconnect with the fundamental elements of landscape design. Three workshops will be dedicated to the Sustainable Sites Initiative (SITES). SITES is an interdisciplinary effort by ASLA, the Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center at The University of Texas at Austin, and the United States Botanic Garden to create voluntary national guidelines and performance benchmarks for sustainable land design, construction, and maintenance practices. With the original ribbed texture of Tretford, Acousticord creates a contemporary European surface engineered specifically for walls. Nasher Presents Citywide Public Sculpture Exhibition In commemoration of its 10th anniversary, the NasherÂ Sculpture Center is presenting Nasher XChange, a dynamic public art exhibitionÂ consisting of 10 commissioned works by 10 renowned artists at 10 diverse sites throughout the city of Dallas. The installations opened on October 19 and will remain on view through February 16, 2014. Featured artists include: Good/Bad Art Collective from Denton, Texas; Rick Lowe from Houston; Vicki Meek from Dallas; Liz Larner, Charles Long, and Ruben Ochoa from Los Angeles; Rachel Harrison, Alfredo Jaar, and Ugo Rondinone from New York City; and Lara Almarcegui from Rotterdam, Netherlands. 800 200 8120 tri-kes.com 5734_TRI-KES AcousticordAd_3.5x4.5_Final.indd 1 3/28/13 4:45 PM 122 Texas Architect 11/12 2013