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The event featured an opening address by Richard Haag, designer of Seattle’s Gas Works Park.

The 2013 Council of Educators in Landscape Architecture (CELA) conference took place at the University of Texas at Austin on March 27–31. Themed “Space and Time, Place and Duration,” the event featured an opening address by Richard Haag, designer of Seattle’s Gas Works Park, and a keynote by Amy S. Weisser, director of exhibition development for the National September 11 Memorial and Museum. John R. Stilgoe, landscape historian at Harvard University, delivered the CELA Fellows’ Address, titled “Beyond the Larger Landscape, Beauty.” CELA is composed of virtually all the programs of higher learning in landscape architecture in the United States, Canada, Australia, and New Zealand. Its annual conference focuses on recent research and scholarship in all aspects of the field.

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James Surls Houston Exhibit


James Surls’ “Reflecting Flowers,” on exhibit from June 13–July 19 at ArCH.

Architecture Center Houston (ArCH) is hosting an exhibit of works by AIA Houston 2012 Artist of the Year James Surls from June 13– July 19. Surls, a native Texan of international importance in the art world, was honored by the chapter last October for the many public works he has contributed to the city, including sculptures at Market Square Park, the Rice University campus, the City Parks and Recreations headquarters, and others. Surls has also received a 2013 Texas Medal of Arts in Visual Arts from the Texas Cultural Trust Council, which spotlights and celebrates the creative excellence, exemplary talents, and outstanding contributions by Texans in various categories.

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Texas Architect May/June 2013: Preservation  

This issue on historic preservation illustrates themany facets of the field, including restoration,rehabilitation, and adaptive reuse.

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