Texas Architect January/February 2014: Ecologies
This issue on “Ecologies” explores urban design across Texas and focuses on the increasing importance of green infrastructure for our cities. With the rehabilitation of the San Antonio River, the state now has the longest linear park in the nation. Dallas is also leading urban design trends with its progressive parks plan — Klyde Warren Park is just one example of the good work being done. Houston and Austin are also both relying on green infrastructure to create valuable public spaces. Other important urban design initiatives featured include mixed-use development in downtown Austin, El Paso’s first net-zero senior housing project, and the push for San Antonio’s missions to be added to the World Heritage List.
Open House Embracing the Edge by Brett Koenig Greig Project Edgeland House, Austin Client Chris Brown Architect Bercy Chen Studio Design Team Calvin Chen, Assoc. AIA; Thomas Bercy; Ryan Michael; Brad Purrington; Daniel Loe; Augustina Rodriguez Photographer Paul Bardagjy 26 Texas Architect 1/2 2014