Archinect - News 2016-06-28T14:41:33-04:00 http://archinect.com/news/article/149953233/without-uber-or-lyft-austin-turns-to-facebook-for-rides Without Uber or Lyft, Austin turns to Facebook for rides Amelia Taylor-Hochberg 2016-06-22T13:30:00-04:00 >2016-06-22T14:43:30-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/rq/rq9h3wgzh2wo4jdt.jpg" width="514" height="342" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>On May 9, 10,000 Uber drivers effectively lost their jobs. So they did what anyone in 2016 does, they turned to Facebook to mobilize&mdash;and soon enough the passengers followed. [...] The new system works like this: A prospective rider posts their pickup location within the group and within minutes several drivers usually comment with their contact information and screenshot of their Uber and/or Lyft profile. From there, the passenger and chosen driver negotiate a trip price privately.</p></em><br /><br /><p>Related on Archinect:</p><ul><li><a title="Protesting fingerprint checks, Uber and Lyft end rides in Austin" href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149944680/protesting-fingerprint-checks-uber-and-lyft-end-rides-in-austin" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Protesting fingerprint checks, Uber and Lyft end rides in Austin</a></li><li><a title="Google, Uber, Lyft, Ford and Volvo join forces to lobby for autonomous vehicles" href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149942771/google-uber-lyft-ford-and-volvo-join-forces-to-lobby-for-autonomous-vehicles" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Google, Uber, Lyft, Ford and Volvo join forces to lobby for autonomous vehicles</a></li><li><a title="Lyft gets cozy with LA transit agencies to share data on Metro connections" href="http://archinect.com/news/article/148888337/lyft-gets-cozy-with-la-transit-agencies-to-share-data-on-metro-connections" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Lyft gets cozy with LA transit agencies to share data on Metro connections</a></li><li><a title="Waze takes on the ride-sharing market with new carpooling app" href="http://archinect.com/news/article/131421993/waze-takes-on-the-ride-sharing-market-with-new-carpooling-app" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Waze takes on the ride-sharing market with new carpooling app</a></li><li><a title="One ridesharing app to rule them all: Ridescout moves into the competitive world of rideshare" href="http://archinect.com/news/article/106553263/one-ridesharing-app-to-rule-them-all-ridescout-moves-into-the-competitive-world-of-rideshare" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">One ridesharing app to rule them all: Ridescout moves into the competitive world of rideshare</a></li></ul> http://archinect.com/news/article/149947217/austin-considering-mandating-affordable-housing-units-in-some-areas Austin considering mandating affordable housing units in some areas Nicholas Korody 2016-05-24T20:06:00-04:00 >2016-06-01T01:14:19-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/9v/9vvnrgq380bg9ey8.jpg" width="514" height="289" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>A City Council committee could take the first steps Tuesday toward mandating that developers include affordable units in new housing complexes to be built in several East Austin neighborhoods. The proposal by Council Member Greg Casar, who chairs the council&rsquo;s Planning and Neighborhoods Committee, comes as soaring rents have pushed poorer and minority residents out of the city.</p></em><br /><br /><p>The plan would mark a significant shift in direction from the current, incentive-based approach that allows developers to build larger buildings in exchange for including affordable housing units. As it stands now, developers can also pay a fee to the city's housing fund in order to build bigger buildings.</p><p>In related news:</p><ul><li><a href="http://archinect.com/features/article/143145697/london-s-bleak-housing" target="_blank">London's Bleak Housing</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149946409/new-york-can-t-be-what-it-used-to-be-thanks-to-zoning" target="_blank">New York can't be what it used to be, thanks to zoning</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149944864/the-self-segregation-of-america-s-wealthiest-class" target="_blank">The self-segregation of America's wealthiest class</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149945799/la-has-a-housing-crisis-but-the-problem-isn-t-those-fancy-new-towers" target="_blank">LA has a housing crisis &ndash; but the problem isn't those fancy new towers</a></li></ul> http://archinect.com/news/article/149944680/protesting-fingerprint-checks-uber-and-lyft-end-rides-in-austin Protesting fingerprint checks, Uber and Lyft end rides in Austin Amelia Taylor-Hochberg 2016-05-11T13:01:00-04:00 >2016-05-19T22:06:28-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/a3/a3de709c0eb8e44c280ddd9b797859e4.jpg" width="514" height="386" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>The decision to leave an energetic city known for its young, well-educated population offered a stark illustration of how strenuously the companies oppose new rules that would require them to perform fingerprint background checks on drivers. Ending the service also meant that about 10,000 drivers would be out of work, Taylor Patterson, an Uber spokeswoman, said. &ldquo;Folks are devastated,&rdquo; she said. &ldquo;People are saying, &lsquo;I don&rsquo;t know how I&rsquo;m going to pay my rent.&rsquo;&rdquo;</p></em><br /><br /><p>In cities like Austin&mdash;with no comprehensive rail service, a dominant car culture and a large youthful population&mdash;ridesharing services like Uber and Lyft are omnipresent. Lyft sponsored the city's huge annual SXSW festival in 2016, and as the city has been growing&nbsp;<a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149937018/austin-mayor-steve-adler-on-the-city-s-growing-pains" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">"faster than any other metropolitan area in the country,"</a>&nbsp;public transportation for tourists and commuters alike is strained.</p><p>Other ridesharing services besides Uber and Lyft will continue operations in the city, while Lyft and Uber consider how to continue operating in other cities (like New York and Houston) that also require drivers undergo fingerprint background checks.</p><p>More ridesharing news:</p><ul><li><a title="A look at the history and future of the American commute" href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149943328/a-look-at-the-history-and-future-of-the-american-commute" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">A look at the history and future of the American commute</a></li><li><a title="Google, Uber, Lyft, Ford and Volvo join forces to lobby for autonomous vehicles" href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149942771/google-uber-lyft-ford-and-volvo-join-forces-to-lobby-for-autonomous-vehicles" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Google, Uber, Lyft, Ford and Volvo join forces to lobby for autonomous vehicles</a></li><li><a title="Women-only Uber alternatives face pushback from antidiscrimination laws" href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149937269/women-only-uber-alternatives-face-pushback-from-antidiscrimination-laws" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Women-only Uber alternatives face pushback from antidiscrimination laws</a></li><li><a title="Parisian Exports and Silicon Valley Imports on Episode #37 of Archinect Sessions" href="http://archinect.com/news/article/131434851/parisian-exports-and-silicon-valley-imports-on-episode-37-of-archinect-sessions" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Parisian Exports and Silicon Valley Imports on Episode #37 of Archinect Sessions</a></li><li><a title="Paris erupts in riot as taxi drivers protest Uber" href="http://archinect.com/news/article/130426595/paris-erupts-in-riot-as-taxi-drivers-protest-uber" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Paris erupts in riot as taxi drivers protest Uber</a></li></ul>... http://archinect.com/news/article/149937018/austin-mayor-steve-adler-on-the-city-s-growing-pains Austin Mayor Steve Adler on the city's growing pains Justine Testado 2016-03-29T13:44:00-04:00 >2016-03-30T13:39:54-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/r7/r7pryap6kar6e6k7.jpg" width="514" height="289" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>We&rsquo;re growing faster than any other metropolitan area in the country, and we have been for the last five years...And the challenges are, with all the growth that we&rsquo;re having, we&rsquo;re going to stop being the city that we imagine that we are, that we remember being. We have to grow to be the city that we still recognize. So those challenges are not optional challenges for us to deal with, they&rsquo;re the challenges for us to deal with.</p></em><br /><br /><p>As Austin rapidly becomes an "it" city, how will the city keep its character? <em>Metropolis</em> talks with Austin Mayor Steve Adler about the multiple challenges ahead.</p><p>More on Archinect:</p><p><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149935978/seven-u-s-cities-competing-to-be-the-smartest-in-urban-transit-systems" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Seven U.S. cities competing to be the "smartest" in urban transit systems</a></p><p><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149506749/guns-in-the-studio-texas-new-campus-carry-law-prompted-architecture-dean-fritz-steiner-to-resign-he-joins-us-to-discuss-the-law-s-effect-on-architecture-education-on-archinect-sessions-55" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Guns in the Studio: Texas' new campus carry law prompted Architecture Dean Fritz Steiner to resign. He joins us to discuss the law's effect on architecture education, on Archinect Sessions #55</a></p><p><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/140157923/entrepreneurs-look-to-tackle-austin-s-traffic-woes" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Entrepreneurs look to tackle Austin's traffic woes</a></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/146191885/get-lectured-university-of-texas-at-austin-spring-16 Get Lectured: University of Texas at Austin, Spring '16 Justine Testado 2016-01-20T13:03:00-05:00 >2016-02-09T23:15:41-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/9d/9d6qssjriv20u3nz.jpg" width="514" height="771" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p><a href="http://archinect.com/news/tag/688597/2016-lectures" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><strong>Archinect's Architecture School Lecture Guide for Winter/Spring 2016</strong></a></p><p>Archinect's&nbsp;<a href="http://archinect.com/news/tag/336082/get-lectured" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><em>Get Lectured</em></a>&nbsp;is back in session.&nbsp;<em>Get Lectured</em>&nbsp;is an ongoing series where we feature a school's lecture series&mdash;and their snazzy posters&mdash;for the current term. Check back frequently to keep track of any upcoming lectures you don't want to miss.</p><p><strong><em>Want to share your school's lecture series? Send us your school's lecture series poster and details to&nbsp;</em><a href="mailto:connect@archinect.com" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><em>connect@archinect.com</em></a><em>.</em></strong></p><p>Our next featured poster comes from the&nbsp;<a href="http://archinect.com/utsoa" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">University of Texas at Austin, School of Architecture</a>&nbsp;with their upcoming Spring '16 lecture series.</p><p>All lectures begin at 5:00 p.m., unless otherwise noted.&nbsp;</p><p><strong>Jan 27</strong><br>Jean-Fran&ccedil;ois Renaud / Babin + Renaud, Paris; &Eacute;cole Nationale Sup&eacute;rieure d'Architecture de Paris-Belleville<br>at&nbsp;Goldsmith Hall 3.120</p><p><strong>Feb 3</strong><br>Philippe Rahm / Philippe Rahm Architects - Paris<br>Goldsmith Hall 3.120</p><p><strong>Feb 17</strong><br>Andr&eacute;s Jaque / Office for Political Innovation, Madrid and New York<br>Goldsmith Hall 3.120</p><p><strong>Feb 24</strong><br>James Rojas / PLACE IT!, San Diego<br>Goldsmith Ha...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/140157923/entrepreneurs-look-to-tackle-austin-s-traffic-woes Entrepreneurs look to tackle Austin's traffic woes Nam Henderson 2015-11-01T12:24:00-05:00 >2015-11-02T15:05:13-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/ry/ryx0jseicconijta.jpg" width="514" height="289" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>*Obviously Austin needs a transit system championed by a game designer.</p></em><br /><br /><p>Back in August, Michael Theis <a href="http://www.bizjournals.com/austin/news/2015/08/13/how-a-space-faring-entrepreneur-intends-to-fix.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">highlighted</a> plans by&nbsp;"<em>a few private-sector entrepreneurs &mdash; including some with deep pockets</em>", to address transit needs, especially in Central/downtown Austin. He also&nbsp;<a href="http://www.bizjournals.com/austin/news/2015/08/13/how-a-space-faring-entrepreneur-intends-to-fix.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">spoke</a> with&nbsp;spokeswoman Cathy Conley&nbsp;of&nbsp;USA PRT Inc and later <a href="http://www.bizjournals.com/austin/news/2015/10/29/austins-futuristic-rapid-transit-podsystem-can.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">attended a presentation</a> where Richard Garriott&nbsp;(CEO) is proposing "<em>a fleet of automated podcars</em>".</p><p>For more info about PRT, read '<a href="http://faculty.washington.edu/jbs/itrans/big/soa2.pdf" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Emerging&nbsp;Rapid Transit Technologies Introduction, State of the Art, Applications</a>', from the&nbsp;<em>Proceedings of the AATS conference, Bologna, Italy, 7-8 Nov.2005</em>.</p><p>h/t <a href="https://twitter.com/bruces/status/660554508062351361" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">@Bruce Sterling</a></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/136264164/get-lectured-university-of-texas-at-austin-fall-15 Get Lectured: University of Texas at Austin, Fall '15 Justine Testado 2015-09-09T13:24:00-04:00 >2015-09-09T14:44:37-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/eo/eo2kty2krhjtbbtd.jpg" width="514" height="771" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p><a href="http://archinect.com/news/tag/543658/2015-lectures" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><strong>Archinect's Architecture School Lecture Guide for Fall 2015</strong></a></p><p>Archinect's&nbsp;<a href="http://archinect.com/news/tag/336082/get-lectured" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><em>Get Lectured</em></a>&nbsp;is ready for another school year.&nbsp;<em>Get Lectured</em>&nbsp;is an ongoing series where we feature a school's lecture series&mdash;and their snazzy posters&mdash;for the current term. Check back frequently to keep track of any upcoming lectures you don't want to miss.</p><p>Our next featured poster comes from the <a href="http://archinect.com/utsoa" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">University of Texas at Austin, School of Architecture</a>.</p><p><em>Want to share your school's lecture series? Send us your school's lecture series poster and details to&nbsp;<a href="mailto:connect@archinect.com" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">connect@archinect.com</a>.</em></p><p>Listed below are upcoming lectures only. All lectures begin at 5:00 p.m., unless otherwise noted. Exhibitions are in Mebane Gallery in Goldsmith Hall.</p><p><strong>Sept 16</strong><br>Matthias Hollwich / HWKN, New York<br>at Goldsmith Hall 3.120</p><p><strong>Sept 21</strong><br>Winka Dubbeldam / Archi-Tectonics, New York; University of Pennsylvania<br>at Jessen Auditorium&nbsp;</p><p><strong>Oct 14</strong><br>Lisa Iwamoto, Craig Scott / IwamotoScott, San Francisco; University of California, Berkeley; California College of the Arts<br>at Jessen ...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/134268383/housing-mobility-vs-america-s-growing-slum-problem Housing mobility vs. America's growing slum problem Alexander Walter 2015-08-14T15:15:00-04:00 >2015-08-16T12:19:01-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/a3/a311fa5cab620cba9bce2ba2858ea3c7.jpg" width="514" height="351" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>If America decides to take on its growing slum problem, people will need to think hard about how to do so. Mobility programs are proven to work for the families who move, but what happens to the neighborhoods that people leave? Can affordable-housing projects in low-income areas also help poor families succeed, or are they doomed to fail their residents, no matter how nice they are, because of where they are located? &nbsp;</p></em><br /><br /><p>Related on Archinect:</p><ul><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/132341095/in-chicago-forming-economically-integrated-suburbs-is-more-complex-than-it-looks" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">In Chicago, forming economically integrated suburbs is more complex than it looks</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/133584551/abandoned-schools-new-development-opportunities" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Abandoned schools = new development opportunities</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/127597504/nyc-s-public-housing-woes" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">NYC's public-housing woes</a></li></ul> http://archinect.com/news/article/134108329/from-california-to-texas-car-culture-is-losing-its-monopoly From California to Texas, car culture is losing its monopoly Julia Ingalls 2015-08-12T14:36:00-04:00 >2015-08-15T17:12:03-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/yb/ybg2ctpopl4wg65t.jpg" width="514" height="289" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>"You have generations of people under the age of 35 &hellip; who are choosing to live car free and car-lite." &ndash; Westside Councilman Mike Bonin</p></em><br /><br /><p>From the newly installed <a href="http://nuzzel.com/sharedstory/08112015/usa.streetsblog/it_just_works_davis_quietly_debuts_americas_first_protected?utm_medium=email&amp;utm_source=app&amp;utm_campaign=digest" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">"protected" intersections</a> in Austin, Texas and Davis, California to additional proposed bus lanes and bike paths&nbsp;in Los Angeles, car culture is becoming less of a given and more of an expensive, perhaps even less desirable, option.&nbsp;Cities across the U.S. are starting to rethink their approach to large scale transportation infrastructure projects (i.e., freeways) as <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/118199171/clinton-s-keynote-boston-s-olympics-and-california-s-bullet-train-groundbreaking-weekly-news-round-up-for-january-5-2015" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">driving per capita</a> remains stagnant. Of course, this trend is somewhat complicated by the rise of cheap door-to-door transportation options such as <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/134105097/data-crunching-the-uberization-of-new-york-city" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Uber</a>, which make it easier for the car-less to get around without having to own a vehicle. For its part, Los Angeles is considering approving an initiative known as&nbsp;Mobility Plan 2035, which would redesign major boulevards and avenues to encourage people to get out of their cars and into the mass-transit dreams of city planners.<img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/09/09rj3sc0nzxwy74s.jpg"></p><p>Last week, Archinect highlighted Christopher Hawthorne's review of the&nbsp;<a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/133655328/archinect-s-critical-round-up-the-week-s-best-architectural-critiques-so-far" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">additional lane</a>&nbsp;on the 405 freeway, a project that bega...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/123753552/one-week-left-to-register-for-the-field-constructs-design-competition One week left to register for the Field Constructs Design Competition! Justine Testado 2015-03-25T18:24:00-04:00 >2015-03-25T18:25:06-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/ee/ees7i9cfrgjg0uqg.jpg" width="514" height="578" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Yearning for the chance to design a public installation? Register now for the <a href="http://fieldconstructs.org" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Field Constructs Design Competition</a> before the final submission deadline on <strong>April 1, 2015 at 11:59 p.m. EST</strong>.</p><p>The international open competition is currently accepting proposals for a temporary outdoor installation that will be exhibited at the Circle Acres Nature Preserve in Austin, Texas during a week-long program of creative community events in November. All emerging architects, landscape architects, designers, and artists are invited to compete! Registration is now $80.</p><p>Plus, there will be more than one winning proposal. The jury will select 5-8 entries to be realized. Winners to be announced on June 1. They'll receive a US$5,000 reimbursable budget to build their proposals. Authors of the winning proposals will be recognized during a public reception.</p><p>The jury:</p><ul><li>Benjamin Ball, Ball-Nogues Studio, Los Angeles</li><li>Eva Franch i Gilabert, Storefront for Art and Architecture, New York</li><li>John Grade, Artist, Seattle</li><li>Virgin...</li></ul> http://archinect.com/news/article/119814673/get-lectured-university-of-texas-at-austin-spring-15 Get Lectured: University of Texas at Austin, Spring '15 Justine Testado 2015-02-02T14:48:00-05:00 >2015-02-12T18:42:33-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/6w/6wg06m53mkhb6obq.jpg" width="514" height="1156" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p><a href="http://archinect.com/news/tag/543658/2015-lectures" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><strong>Archinect's Architecture School Lecture Guide for Winter-Spring 2015</strong></a></p><p>Archinect's <a href="http://archinect.com/news/tag/336082/get-lectured" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><em>Get Lectured</em></a> is back in session! <em>Get Lectured</em> is an ongoing series where we feature a school's lecture series&mdash;and their snazzy posters&mdash;for the current term. Check back frequently to keep track of any upcoming lectures you don't want to miss.</p><p>The next featured lecture poster comes from the University of Texas at Austin School of Architecture.</p><p>Unless noted, all lectures begin at 5:00 pm in Goldsmith Hall 3.120.<em> </em>Listed below are upcoming lectures.</p><p><em>Feb 18</em><br><strong>Gordon Price </strong>/ Simon Fraser University - Vancouver, Canada</p><p><em>Mar 2</em><br><strong>Luis Carranza &amp; Fernando Lara</strong> / Roger Williams University and The University of Texas at Austin</p><p><em>Mar 9</em><br><strong>Antoine Picon</strong> / Harvard University - Cambridge, Massachusetts</p><p><em>Mar11</em><br><strong>Cecilia Puga</strong>, Architect - Santiago, Chile</p><p><em>Mar 12</em><br><strong>Francisco L&oacute;pez</strong> / ICOMOS - Mexico City, Mexico</p><p><em>Apr 1</em><br><strong>Andr&eacute;s Gaviria </strong>/ Pontificia Universidad - Javeriana Bogot&aacute;, Colombia</p><p><em>Apr 8</em><br><strong>Marion Weiss &amp; Michael Manfredi </strong>/ Weiss/Manfredi - New York City,...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/119601304/register-now-for-the-field-constructs-installation-competition-in-austin-tx Register now for the Field Constructs installation competition in Austin, TX Justine Testado 2015-01-30T20:50:00-05:00 >2015-02-12T18:48:07-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/pf/pf3wz37znaqftsv7.jpg" width="514" height="578" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>The international <a href="http://fieldconstructs.org" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Field Constructs Design Competition</a> is currently open to all emerging architects, designers, landscape architects, and artists for temporary installation proposals for the Circle Acres Nature Preserve in Austin, Texas. If you haven't registered yet, now's the chance: the early-bird deadline is <strong>February 15</strong>.</p><p>The FCDC jury will select 5-8 proposals to be realized and then publicly exhibited at the nature preserve during a week-long series of creative community events in November. Aside being innovative, proposals should also be engaging minimal-impact outdoor installations that reflect the cultural and natural characteristics unique to the evolving city of Austin.</p><p>All submissions are due on <strong>April 1, 11:59 p.m. EST</strong>.</p><p>Winners will be announced on June 1. They'll receive a US$5,000 reimbursable budget to build their proposals. Authors of the winning proposals will be honored during a public reception.</p><p>FCDC Jury:</p><ul><li>Benjamin Ball, Ball-Nogues Studio, Los Angeles</li><li>Eva Franch i Gilabe...</li></ul> http://archinect.com/news/article/107710030/get-lectured-university-of-texas-at-austin-fall-14 Get Lectured: University of Texas at Austin, Fall '14 Justine Testado 2014-08-29T13:08:00-04:00 >2014-08-29T13:56:35-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/3y/3y4clhv5nrf6r1gw.jpg" width="514" height="771" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p><a href="http://archinect.com/news/tag/493828/fall-2014-lectures" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><strong>Archinect's Architecture School Lecture Guide for Fall 2014</strong></a></p><p>Another school year, another edition of Archinect's <em>Get Lectured</em>! As a refresher, we'll be featuring a school's lecture series&mdash;and their snazzy posters&mdash;for the current term. If you're not doing so already, be sure to keep track of any upcoming lectures you don't want to miss.</p><p>Our poster today comes from The University of Texas at Austin, School of Architecture.</p><p><em>Want to share your school's lecture series? Send us your school's lecture series poster and details to <a href="mailto:connect@archinect.com" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">connect@archinect.com</a>.</em></p><p>Lectures begin at 5 p.m. in Goldsmith Hall, Room 3.120. Exhibitions are located in Goldsmith Mebane Gallery, open M-F from 8 a.m. - 5 p.m., unless noted.</p><p><strong>SEPTEMBER</strong></p><p><em>Sept 3</em><br>Lance Hosey / RTKL - Washington, D.C.&nbsp;</p><p><strong>OCTOBER</strong></p><p><em>Oct 1</em><br>Joeb Moore / Joeb Moore + Partners - Greenwich, CT</p><p><em>Oct 8</em><br>Alice Kimm &amp; John Friedman / John Friedman Alice Kimm Architects - Los Angeles, CA</p><p><em>Oct 15</em><br>Lisa Heschong / Heschong Mahone Group - Sacramento, CA</p><p><em>Oct 22</em><br>Wendell Burnette / Wendell Bur...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/97099882/get-lectured-university-of-texas-at-austin-spring-14 Get Lectured: University of Texas at Austin, Spring '14 Justine Testado 2014-04-02T13:11:00-04:00 >2014-04-02T18:44:05-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/gt/gt7u1949lsbboh01.jpg" width="514" height="374" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p><strong><a href="http://archinect.com/news/tag/384806/2014-lectures" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Archinect's Architecture School Lecture Guide for Winter/Spring 2014</a></strong></p><p>Archinect's <em>Get Lectured</em> is up and running again for the Winter/Spring '14 term! As a refresher from our <a href="http://archinect.com/news/tag/329751/fall-2013-lectures" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Fall 2013 guide</a>, every week we'll feature a school's lecture series&mdash;and their snazzy posters&mdash;for the current season. If you're not doing so already, be sure to keep track of any upcoming lectures you don't want to miss.</p><p>Today's Spring '14 lecture poster comes from the University of Texas at Austin, School of Architecture.</p><p><em>Want to share your school's lecture series? Send us your school's lecture series poster and details to <a href="mailto:connect@archinect.com" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">connect@archinect.com</a>.</em></p><p>Listed below are upcoming lectures only. Unless noted, lectures take place at 5 pm in Goldsmith Hall 3.120, located at 22nd and Guadalup, Austin, TX.</p><p><em>April 3-4</em><br><strong>Latitudes: A Symposium on the Architecture of the Americas</strong><br><strong>Betsy Williamson</strong> / Williamson Chong architects, Toronto, Canada<br><strong>Joeb Moore</strong> / Joeb Moore &amp; Partners LLC, Greenwich, USA<br><strong>Joshua Aidlin</strong> / Aidlin Darling Design, San F...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/97026686/should-cities-reject-bad-transit-until-something-better-comes-along Should Cities Reject Bad Transit Until Something Better Comes Along? Alexander Walter 2014-04-01T14:07:00-04:00 >2014-04-07T19:12:49-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/0e/0e5dd1a703650ef7c5f3030e58460340.jpg" width="514" height="339" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>In city after city, U.S. transit advocates face a similar problem: What to do with bad, or at least less-than-perfect, public transportation proposals? Big transit projects don&rsquo;t come around every day, and rejecting a proposal, perhaps one with support in high places, in the hopes that something better will come along can leave you with nothing.</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" "http://www.w3.org/TR/REC-html40/loose.dtd"> <html><head><meta></head></html> http://archinect.com/news/article/83797259/get-lectured-university-of-texas-at-austin-fall-13 Get Lectured: University of Texas at Austin Fall '13 Justine Testado 2013-10-10T12:04:00-04:00 >2013-10-11T17:45:58-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/en/engcqur0v7557024.jpg" width="514" height="685" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p> <a href="http://archinect.com/news/tag/329751/fall-2013-lectures" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><strong>Archinect's Architecture School Lecture Guide for Fall 2013</strong></a></p> <p> <br> Here on Archinect we recently launched "Get Lectured", where we'll feature a school's lecture series--along with their snazzy posters--for the current season. Check back regularly to stay up-to-date and mark your calendars for any upcoming lectures you don't want to miss.</p> <p> Thursday's lecture series comes from The University of Texas at Austin, School of Architecture.</p> <p> <em>Want to share your school's lecture series? Send us your school's lecture series poster and details to <a href="mailto:connect@archinect.com" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">connect@archinect.com</a>.</em></p> <p> Lecture events are at <strong>5:00 pm</strong> in <strong>Goldsmith Hall 3.120</strong>.<br> Goldsmith Hall is located at 22nd and Guadalupe, Austin, TX.</p> <p> Exhibitions are held in the&nbsp;<strong>Goldsmith Mebane Gallery</strong>,&nbsp;Mon-Fri, 8:00 am to 5:00 pm.<br> Events are subject to change.</p> <p> <strong>SEPTEMBER</strong></p> <p> <em><strong>September 11</strong></em><br><strong>David Garcia</strong> / MAP Architects</p> <p> <strong><em>September 16</em><br> K. Michael Hays</strong> / Harvard University</p> <p> <strong><em>September 30</em><br> Elihu Rubin</strong> / Yale University</p> <p> <br><strong>OCTOBER</strong></p> <p> <em><strong>October 1-2</strong></em><br> Symposium:<br><strong>Energy ...</strong></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/65115955/editor-s-picks-297 Editor's Picks #297 Nam Henderson 2013-01-09T12:48:00-05:00 >2013-01-09T13:54:12-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/v0/v0i88n6w2762uxwk.jpg" width="514" height="771" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Alison Cuddy of WBEZ 91.5 reported that the Save Prentice Coalition has made the case that re-using the former Prentice Hospital could mean more money, jobs...curtkram was puzzled "hmm. i used to live on the north side of chicago and i don't recall ever seeing this building. anyway, aside from preserving this building because of it's characteristic of a historic style, or because some particularly important person thinks it looks cool, there is a good argument for sustainability".</p></em><br /><br /><p> Archinect finished reflecting back on the 2012 most trafficked pages in Archinect's diverse online ecosystem, with a list of 12 top 12 lists for '12. As always, they listing the most popular pages from across the site, based exclusively on visits by unique page-views. We completed the look-back by publishing the; <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/64547438/archinect-s-top-12-blogs-for-12" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Top 12 Blogs for '12</a>, <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/64547437/archinect-s-top-12-blog-posts-for-12" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Top 12 Blog Posts for '12</a>, <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/64547440/archinect-s-top-12-live-blogs-for-12" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Top 12 Live Blogs for '12</a>, <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/64544628/archinect-s-top-12-projects-for-12" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Top 12 Projects for '12</a>, <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/64680632/archinect-s-top-12-firm-profiles-for-12" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Top 12 Firm Profiles for '12</a>, <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/64679925/archinect-s-top-12-people-profiles-for-12" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Top 12 People Profiles for '12</a>, <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/64679217/archinect-s-top-12-school-profiles-for-12" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Top 12 School Profiles for '12</a>, <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/64546035/archinect-s-top-12-jobs-for-12" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Top 12 Jobs for '12</a>, <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/64691192/archinect-s-top-12-competitions-for-12" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Top 12 Competitions for '12</a> and finally the <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/64544627/archinect-s-top-12-discussions-for-12" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Top 12 Discussions for '12</a>.</p> <p> <img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/s2/s2c5dyh8d3wlwpj4.jpg" title=""></p> <p> <strong>News</strong><a href="http://www.wbez.org/blogs/alison-cuddy/2013-01/preservationists-re-using-former-prentice-hospital-could-mean-more-money" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><br> Alison Cuddy of WBEZ 91.5 reported that the Save Prentice Coalition has made the case that re-using the former Prentice Hospital could mean more money, jobs</a>. The reuse alternatives for the Bertrand Goldberg-designed Prentice Hospital were unveiled at a press conference on January 3, 2013. You can view the presentation here (<a href="http://saveprentice2013.files.wordpress.com/2013/01/reuse-alternative-press-event-presentation.pdf%20%20%20%20%20" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">PDF file</a>).</p> <p> <strong>mantaray</strong> corrected Thayer-D "<em>First of all,...</em></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/64684861/my-beautiful-city My Beautiful City Places Journal 2013-01-02T15:33:00-05:00 >2013-01-07T18:22:45-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/u8/u8jbx1lui5bqsx1d.jpg" width="514" height="577" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Architects think people aren&rsquo;t interested in buildings anymore, and don&rsquo;t look at them, and consequently don&rsquo;t &mdash; can't &mdash; appreciate what architects really want to do, which is make fetishized constructions to sit on the landscape like mechanical praying mantids, which will make people look at them some more.</p></em><br /><br /><p> On Places, architect David Heymann writes about a heartbreaking house commission outside Austin &mdash; the kind of larger-than-life story that could only happen in Texas.</p> <p> The feature includes an audio recording of the author reading his work.</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/62476686/winner-of-austin-s-waller-creek-design-competition Winner of Austin’s Waller Creek Design Competition Alexander Walter 2012-11-30T18:39:00-05:00 >2012-12-07T09:13:35-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/51/51ui6pydtrb37vll.jpg" width="514" height="239" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>The multidisciplinary design team led by Michael Van Valkenburgh Associates and Thomas Phifer &amp; Associates was recently named winner of Design Waller Creek: A Competition. Organized by the Austin, TX-based Waller Creek Conservancy, this international design competition called for ideas to revitalize a 7-mile stretch of Waller Creek, a neglected Austin urban ecosystem, and thus turning a "currently fragmented and undervalued section of the city into a vibrant, livable, and workable district."</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" "http://www.w3.org/TR/REC-html40/loose.dtd"> <html><head><meta></head></html> http://archinect.com/news/article/10021166/ut-architecture-students-design-school-in-africa UT architecture students design school in Africa Alexander Walter 2011-06-15T15:08:48-04:00 >2011-06-15T15:14:16-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/gv/gvizap51tf092y7w.jpg" width="200" height="86" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>In a collaborative effort, the University&rsquo;s School of Architecture and the nonprofit organization Africa&rsquo;s Promise Village are working together to build a school for the Maasai people in the Serengeti plains of Tanzania. After a trip to East Africa in September, Donna Gunn, executive director of the nonprofit, said she was moved by the plight of the many children who live in poverty.</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" "http://www.w3.org/TR/REC-html40/loose.dtd"> <html><head><meta></head></html>