Rebecca Roberts is Ben Koush is
Filo Castore, AIA,
owns an Italian car that was not much more expensive than his new camera. He takes both on monthly drives between Houston and Austin. You might not have seen much of him lately, as he is still trying to figure out the full potential of his new toy. Read Filo’s article on New Hope Housing’s new development in Houston on page 24.
David C. Bucek,
Anna Mod is
an award-winning historic preservation professional with SWCA Environmental Consultants in Houston. Anna’s first book, “Building Modern Houston,” was published in 2012 and is reviewed in this issue. She is also a U.S. Masters swimmer and scuba diver. Read her review of “Fair Park Deco” on page 19.
a principal with Stern and Bucek Architects in Houston. He specializes in new construction, adaptive reuse, renovation, and historic preservation. A native of Wharton, Texas, David enjoys working there to support community revitalization efforts. Read his essay on preservation in Houston on page 40.
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an architect and writer in Houston. He regularly contributes to TA, and for this issue, he interviewed Pedro Gadanho, the curator of Contemporary Architecture at MoMA, and wrote about the Houston Permitting Center. See the interview on page 12 and the article on page 48.
Brantley Hightower, AIA, is
the founder of HiWorks in San Antonio. In addition to building his new office, he is also building his family. Darcy Antonia Hightower was born while he was working on his story about the restoration of the Comal County Courthouse which can be found on page 42.
Rives Taylor, FAIA, is
principal at Gensler in Houston and an educator at the UH Hines College of Architecture and at Rice University. He casts a wide net and is particularly interested in the why and how of sustainable design. Read his tribute to Bill Stern on page 11.
currently pursuing a Masters of Architecture at the University of Texas at Austin. She wrote about the restoration of the missions in San Antonio. The article appears on page 80. In her past life, Rebecca worked as an editor in educational publishing. She is also a co-founding editor of the Chicagobased literary and art magazine Two With Water.
Lawrence Connolly, Canan Yetmen is
an Austin-based writer who has plenty of time to ponder the city’s growth and its architecture while being stuck in its notorious traffic. See her article about the work of Emily Little, FAIA, on page 71.
AIA, and TA editor
Joe Self, AIA, enjoyed
the opportunity to see and sketch some little-known gems of modern architecture in Tyler, Texas. See his sketches on page 20.
Catherine Gavin met architects Mack Scogin, AIA, and Merrill Elam, AIA, at their presentation last month at the UT School of Architecture. Read Connolly’s thoughts on the Atlanta-based architects’ United States Courthouse in Austin on page 32.