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.
Trends of the Trade Marketplace Form Follows Fitness 5K On Saturday, February 22, the Dallas Center for Architecture (DCFA) will host its Third Annual Form Follows Fitness 5K. More than 1,500 runners, walkers, and design enthusiasts will come together for this race through downtown Dallas showcasing some of the city’s most impressive architectural icons. The run will begin at Klyde Warren Park at 9:00 a.m., and other sites along the route will include: Sir Norman Foster’s Margot and Bill Winspear Opera House; I.M. Pei’s Fountain Place and Morton H. Meyerson Symphony Hall; Rem Koolhaas’ Dee and Charles Wyly Theatre; Renzo Piano’s Nasher Sculpture Garden; Philip Johnson’s The Crescent; and Thom Mayne’s Perot Museum of Nature and Science. A 5K walk/ guided tour and 1K run will also be available. All proceeds from the event will benefit DCFA Foundation. DCFA was founded in 2008 and works to increase the public’s understanding of the power of architecture through scholarships, programs, exhibits and tours. Visit www.formfollowsfitness.com for more information and to register. Over 1,000 runners participated in the 2013 Form Follow Fitness 5K. With the original ribbed texture of Tretford, Acousticord creates a contemporary European surface engineered specifically for walls. 800 200 8120 tri-kes.com 5734_TRI-KES AcousticordAd_3.5x4.5_Final.indd 1 AIA CES & LA CES Lunch & Learns available! 3/28/13 4:45 PM AIA Fort Worth Homes Tour Set for April Save the date for the 2014 AIA Fort Worth Homes Tour, taking place on April 26-27. This year’s tour will feature homes by Ames Fender, AIA, Bennett Benner Partners, Architects + Planners, Firm 817, John Wesley Jones, Architect, and Norman Ward, AIA. showcases outstanding residential architecture in the Fort Worth area designed by local architects and features a variety of living accommodations and architectural styles. The selected homes were chosen for their architectural excellence and ability to communicate to the public the important role the architect plays in residential design. The AIA Fort Worth Homes Tour helps make possible the variety of programs offered to the public throughout the year at the Center for Architecture in Fort Worth. With over 1,000 in attendance, it already has become one of the chapter’s most important outreach programs. The annual homes tour For more information, visit www.aiafw.org. www.butterfieldcolor.com 8191 Old Hwy 81 Temple, TX 76501 1-800-282-3388 Building Better Schools. Rusty Crawford Director of Business Development firstname.lastname@example.org www.fibrebond.com 103 Natalie’s Point Burnet, TX 78611 Direct 512.826.2903 94 Texas Architect 1/2 2014