Lakeway Residences / Clark Richardson Architects

22:00 - 26 January, 2016
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Austin Home / Aamodt / Plumb Architects

13:00 - 30 November, 2015
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Khabele Elementary Expansion / Derrington Building Studio

19:00 - 27 November, 2015
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Woodland Residences / Derrington Building Studio

13:00 - 12 October, 2015
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Walk the Talk—Tour and Panel Discussion of "Missing Middle" Housing in Austin, TX

07:00 - 4 October, 2015
Walk the Talk—A talk and tour about “missing middle” housing in Austin
Walk the Talk—A talk and tour about “missing middle” housing in Austin

Walk the Talk—A talk and tour for people interested in learning more about “missing middle” housing in Austin. Join us for a panel discussion and self-guided tour of "missing middle" housing types—such as duplexes, fourplexes, courtyard housing, and accessory dwelling units—in the Blackland and Cherrywood neighborhoods. Our expert panel represents varied perspectives on the subject. After a Q&A session, participants can easily bike or walk to the missing middle sites in the neighborhood. We welcome you to join the conversation!

Resignation Media / Chioco Design

17:00 - 5 August, 2015
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Chinmaya Mission Austin / Miró Rivera Architects

09:00 - 10 June, 2015
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College of Liberal Arts / Overland Partners

18:00 - 31 March, 2015
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Student Activity Center / Overland Partners + WTW Architects

14:00 - 26 March, 2015
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  • Architects

  • Location

    The University of Texas at Austin, 2201 Speedway, Austin, TX 78712, USA
  • Design Team

    Rick Archer, FAIA, LEED AP, Michelle Stedman, LEED AP, Jim Taylor, AIA, LEED AP, Frederick Williams, Fernando Ortega, Joshua Newton, Carolyn Warren, Rebecca Schenker, AIA
  • Area

    156000.0 ft2
  • Project Year

    2011
  • Photographs

    Chris Cooper, Fernando Ortega, Florian Holzherr · Photographer Profile, Paul Bardagjy

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Baldridge Architects Office / Baldridge Architects

01:00 - 19 December, 2014
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Humorous Short Stories About Austin's Madcap Growth

00:00 - 17 December, 2014
Courtesy of davidheymannauthor.com
Courtesy of davidheymannauthor.com

Award-winning architect, writer, and professor David Heymann has just released his first work of fiction: My Beautiful City Austin. Composed of seven humorous tales, the stories document the misadventures of a young architect in Austin and his accidental involvement in the slow decimation of his city’s charms. Unable to deter his clients from their poor choices, the well-intentioned designer finds himself complicit. Using fiction, Heymann paints a sharply dynamic picture of the architectural consequences of Austin’s rapid growth and “rediscovered allure.” Check out the book, here.

Tree House / Matt Fajkus Architecture

01:00 - 9 December, 2014

Lakeview Residence / Alterstudio Architecture

01:00 - 12 November, 2014
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The Color Inside / Overland Partners + James Turrell Skyspace

01:00 - 28 October, 2014
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© Florian Holzherr
  • Architects

    Overland Partners · Office Profile, James Turrell Skyspace
  • Location

    The University of Texas at Austin, 2201 Speedway, Austin, TX 78712, USA
  • Architect in Charge

    Rick Archer, FAIA, LEED AP
  • Design Team

    James Lancaster, AIA, LEED AP; Michelle Stedman, LEED AP; Jim Taylor, AIA, LEED AP
  • Area

    520.0 ft2
  • Project Year

    2013
  • Photographs

    Florian Holzherr · Photographer Profile, Paul Bardagjy, Fernando Ortega

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SXSW Eco Names 15 "Place By Desgn" Finalists

01:00 - 26 August, 2014
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Courtesy of SXSW Eco

South by Southwest Eco (SXSW Eco) has announced the finalists in its second annual "Place by Design" competition, which celebrates "cutting-edge ideas in the reinvention of public space." Held from the 6th-8th of October, the offshoot of the SXSW festival explores cutting edge solutions to the challenges of sustainability.

The Place by Design finalists include high profile proposals such as New York's +Pool or the Lowline, but also some lesser-known initiatives such as Dublin's temporary Granby Park. Read on after the break to see all 15 finalists.

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Paramount Residence / A Parallel Architecture

01:00 - 27 May, 2014
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SXSW Features Parametric Vault Designed by OTA+ and UT Students

01:00 - 25 March, 2014
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© Casey Dunn

From the architect. If you made it to South By Southwest (SXSW) in Austin this year there is a good chance you were drawn to this 11-foot, steel vaulting structure known as Caret 6. Designed by OTA+ principle Kory Bieg and his 2013 design-build studio from the University of Texas’ (UT) Austin School of Architecture, the CNC-fabricated structure was originally conceived to exhibit the prototypes and winning project from the TEX-FAB's 2013 SKIN Competition before being reassembled as part of the Next Stage and Renegade Craft Fair at the annual interactive, music, and film festival. 

Grounded by a central catenary vault, the diamond-celled structure supports two cantilevering arms and a third cascading vault that forms a base for showcasing exhibition content. More information from the design team, after the break...

Society of Architectural Historians (SAH) 2014 Annual Conference

00:00 - 28 February, 2014

More than 600 scholars and professionals are expected at the 67th Annual Conference of the Society of Architectural Historians (SAH) at Austin, Texas. For four days between April 9 and April 13, historians, city planners, civic leaders, preservationists, landscape architects, architects and more will discuss the issues that Austin faces as a fast-pace growing city. The discussion will also include tour to different architectural sites.

See the complete press release after the break.