Texas Architect March/April 2014: Materials
This issue on “Materials” focuses on the new Renzo Piano Pavilion at the Kimbell Art Museum. A series of three articles details and critiques the highly anticipated expansion of one of the most renowned museums of the 20th century. As a continuation of the discussion of the marriage of materials and art, we also feature the 12th Street Studios in Austin — the workspace of a practice born of the marriage between an architect and an artist. A study in the simplicity of materials that make up a ranch in Real County rounds out the discussion.
Trends of the Trade Marketplace AIA Grassroots 2014 The American Institute of Architects (AIA) 45th Annual Grassroots Leadership and Legislative Conference happens in Washington D.C. on March 19–21. Guided by a vision for the future of the profession, this event will give AIA leaders tools to influence and pursue action that will strengthen their components, firms, communities, and society at large. Grassroots 2014 participants will enjoy three days of general sessions, workshops and networking events designed to help component officers and aspiring leaders become effective chapter and civic leaders. are Judy Woodruff, co-anchor and managing editor for PBS NewsHour, who will provide attendees with insights on the climate of Washington, D.C., and Roy Spence, co-founder and chairman of GSD&M Idea City, who will examine the architect’s role in building a better world through purpose and design. In addition, attendees will have a chance to visit Capitol Hill to meet with members of Congress to discuss federal issues of importance to the community, the profession, and AIA. To help prepare for these visits, the conference agenda will include “Advocacy Deep Dive” breakout sessions tailored to the needs of first-time attendees, Grassroots veterans looking to get more out of their meetings, and individuals interested in maintaining the momentum once they get back home. For additional information about this conference, including details about train and airfare discounts, visit: www.aia.org/grassroots. Keynote speakers for the conference AIA’s 2014 Grassroots Conference takes place on March 19-21 in Washington, D.C. Chicago Minneapolis Dallas schulershook.com AIA CES & LA CES Lunch & Learns available! www.butterfieldcolor.com 8191 Old Hwy 81 Temple, TX 76501 1-800-282-3388 The Kent R. Hance Chapel in Lubbock, by McKinney York Architects, was the “Best in Class” 2013 Brick Award winner in the Houses of Worship category. Call For Entries: 2014 Brick in Architecture Awards The Brick Industry Association (BIA) is now accepting entries for its 2014 Brick in Architecture Awards. Celebrating its 25th anniversary, BIA’s annual honors program spotlights outstanding, innovative, and sustainable architecture that incorporates clay brick products as the predominant exterior building or paving material. Any work of architecture completed since January 1, 2009, in which clay brick products comprise the predominant exterior building or paving material (over 50 percent) is eligible. Entries are conducted entirely online and due by April 30. To enter and for more details, go to: www.gobrick.com/architectureawards. 94 Texas Architect 3/4 2014