Archinect - News 2017-09-23T07:13:03-04:00 https://archinect.com/news/article/150025249/will-there-be-enough-construction-workers-to-rebuild-post-flood-houston Will there be enough construction workers to rebuild post-flood Houston? Julia Ingalls 2017-08-29T12:44:00-04:00 >2017-09-07T22:41:36-04:00 <img srcset="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/le/levc89jww7h0l9k1.png?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650 1x,https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/le/levc89jww7h0l9k1.png?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=2 2x, https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/le/levc89jww7h0l9k1.png?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=3 3x" src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/le/levc89jww7h0l9k1.png?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650" border="0" title="" alt="" width="650" height="" /><p>Rain continues to fall in Houston, Texas, a city which may see up to 50 inches of precipitation over a span of five days thanks to the aftereffects of Hurricane Harvey. Unfortunately, the continued flooding has been exacerbated due to some decades-long, head-in-the-sand urban planning, the history of which is detailed in this comprehensive <a href="https://projects.propublica.org/houston-cypress/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">ProPublica</a> piece. (Spoiler:&nbsp;it&nbsp;turns out paving over natural flood zones with asphalt and concrete, as well as replacing the comprehensive root systems of switchgrass with the comparatively shallow root systems of suburban lawns, gives water few places to go.)&nbsp;</p> <figure><p><a href="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/fu/fu85ld6kv45623q3.jpeg?w=1028" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/fu/fu85ld6kv45623q3.jpeg?w=514"></a></p><figcaption>Houston, 2017. Image: @ohcami_ via Twitter</figcaption></figure><p>As devastating as current conditions must be to homeowners who built in the surprisingly quick to deliver "500-Year Flood Plain," Houston's drier future isn't looking great, either. Thanks to the Trump Administration's widespread anti-immigration policy, there's likely to be a significant shortage of construction workers to rebuild the U.S.' fourth ...</p> https://archinect.com/news/article/150024933/trump-revoked-obama-s-executive-order-on-higher-standards-for-flood-protection-two-weeks-before-hurricane-harvey Trump revoked Obama's executive order on higher standards for flood protection two weeks before Hurricane Harvey Mackenzie Goldberg 2017-08-28T14:10:00-04:00 >2017-08-29T10:45:40-04:00 <img srcset="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/do/dopwrog0hu4s58gk.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650 1x,https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/do/dopwrog0hu4s58gk.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=2 2x, https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/do/dopwrog0hu4s58gk.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=3 3x" src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/do/dopwrog0hu4s58gk.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650" border="0" title="" alt="" width="650" height="" /><p>Hurricane Harvey has been battering the Gulf Coast for days bringing in record floodwaters devastating much of southeast <a href="https://archinect.com/news/tag/13324/texas" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Texas</a>. The Federal Emergency Management Agency has estimated that 30,000 people are in need of emergency shelter and more than 450,000 will need the help of federal aid for recovery after the devastation. The catastrophic flooding, which officials are calling the worst in the state's history, has already lead to at least five deaths and dozens of injuries.</p> <p></p> <p><br>Two weeks before the storm, <a href="https://archinect.com/news/tag/850700/president-trump" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"></a><a href="https://archinect.com/news/article/150023006/trump-to-reverse-obama-s-federal-flood-risk-management-standard-aimed-at-planning-for-climate-change" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">President Trump revoked an executive order signed by former president Barack Obama in 2015</a> that aimed to make infrastructure more resilient to the effects of climate change. The Obama-era regulation meant that roads, building and other infrastructure projects needed to be built to withstand the effects of climate change such as stronger downpours, rising sea levels, and flooding. However, as part of Trump's executive order signed several weeks ago, he rolled back the Federal Flood Ri...</p> https://archinect.com/news/article/150023924/get-lectured-university-of-texas-at-austin-fall-17 Get Lectured: University of Texas at Austin, Fall '17 Justine Testado 2017-08-22T14:08:00-04:00 >2017-08-22T14:08:56-04:00 <img srcset="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/kz/kzqwwgt3c6a6pns5.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650 1x,https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/kz/kzqwwgt3c6a6pns5.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=2 2x, https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/kz/kzqwwgt3c6a6pns5.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=3 3x" src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/kz/kzqwwgt3c6a6pns5.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650" border="0" title="" alt="" width="650" height="" /><p><strong><a href="http://archinect.com/news/tag/871644/2017-lectures" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Archinect's Architecture School Lecture Guide for Fall 2017</a></strong></p> <p>Ready or not, the start of the school year is coming up. Back for Fall 2017 is Archinect's&nbsp;<em><a href="http://archinect.com/news/tag/336082/get-lectured" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Get Lectured</a>,</em>&nbsp;an ongoing series where we feature a school's lecture series&mdash;and their snazzy posters&mdash;for the current term. Check back regularly to keep track of any upcoming lectures you don't want to miss. Mark those calendars!</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>Here's a preview of the Fall '17 lecture events at <a href="https://archinect.com/utsoa" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">The University of Texas at Austin, School of Architecture</a>.</p> <p><strong>Sept 6<br>Cecil Balmond </strong>/ Balmond Studio, London<br>at Jessen Auditorium</p> <p><strong>Sept 20<br>Barbara Bestor</strong> / Bestor Architecture, Los Angeles<br>Woodbury University<br>at&nbsp;Goldsmith Hall 3.120<strong><br></strong></p> <p><strong>Oct 2<br>Toshiko Mori </strong>/ Toshiko Mori Architect, New York<br>at Jessen Auditorium</p> <p><strong>Oct 9<br>Jenny Wu</strong> / Oyler Wu Collaborative, Los Angeles<br>SCI-Arc<br>at&nbsp;Goldsmith Hall 3.120</p> <p><strong>Oct 25</strong><br><strong>Wilfried Wang </strong>/ Hoidn Wang Partner, Berlin<br>O'Neil Ford Cen...</p> https://archinect.com/news/article/150021881/edna-ledesma-and-miriam-solis-appointed-to-lead-ut-austin-school-of-architecture-diversity-initiative Edna Ledesma and Miriam Solis appointed to lead UT Austin School of Architecture diversity initiative Justine Testado 2017-08-09T13:57:00-04:00 >2017-08-12T12:12:07-04:00 <img srcset="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/sj/sjtsm90fj4ca19ze.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650 1x,https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/sj/sjtsm90fj4ca19ze.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=2 2x, https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/sj/sjtsm90fj4ca19ze.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=3 3x" src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/sj/sjtsm90fj4ca19ze.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650" border="0" title="" alt="" width="650" height="" /><p>The <a href="http://archinect.com/utsoa" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">University of Texas at Austin School of Architecture</a> appointed Edna Ledesma and Miriam Solis as its new faculty leaders for the Race and Gender in the Built Environment Initiative. Launched last fall by&nbsp;scholars Anna Livia Brand and Andrea Roberts, the ongoing initiative fosters teaching and research on race and gender-related issues in U.S. cities, and aims to facilitate diversity among design and planning professionals and students.&nbsp;Ledesma and Solis will replace Brand and Roberts for the upcoming 2017-18 academic year.</p> <p>Ledesma, who is currently a&nbsp;lecturer at UTSOA,&nbsp;will join the school as a 2017-18 fellow. Her research focuses on understanding development and the evolution of the smart, green, and just 21st century city, with consideration to the cultural landscapes of immigrant populations and micro-economies. She acquired a Ph.D. in&nbsp;Urban and Regional Science from <a href="http://archinect.com/schools/cover/2977682/texas-a-m-university" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Texas A&amp;M University</a>.</p> <p>Solis will join UTSOA as an assistant professor in Fall 2018, after she completes a 2017 ...</p> https://archinect.com/news/article/150014911/legendary-texas-architect-frank-welch-has-passed-away-aged-90 Legendary Texas architect Frank Welch has passed away aged 90 Julia Ingalls 2017-06-27T19:54:00-04:00 >2017-06-27T20:14:28-04:00 <img srcset="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/2z/2z31tc123cij1mf4.jpeg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650 1x,https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/2z/2z31tc123cij1mf4.jpeg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=2 2x, https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/2z/2z31tc123cij1mf4.jpeg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=3 3x" src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/2z/2z31tc123cij1mf4.jpeg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650" border="0" title="" alt="" width="650" height="" /><p>With a sleek modern sensibility and an awareness of the power of open, cleanly articulated vistas, Frank Welch designed sophisticated homes for a sophisticated clientele. Known affectionately as "The Dean,"&nbsp;Welch's 90 years on earth spanned the creation of numerous spacious, elegant structures in a state primed for the appreciation of wide open spaces.&nbsp;</p> <figure><p><a href="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/1028x/nd/ndh87t31i61tcw26.jpg" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/1028x/nd/ndh87t31i61tcw26.jpg"></a></p><figcaption>The Walter Davis House. Image: TCU Press</figcaption></figure><p>Some of his most famous works include "The Birthday," and The Walter Davis House. Recently, a house he designed known as the Texas Modern on North Janmar went on the market for $3.75 million. The 6,600 square foot home features his trademark "stick ceilings"&nbsp;and resplendent natural vistas.&nbsp;</p><figure><p><a href="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/1028x/0p/0pd9sjwi2b8m0r1k.jpg" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/1028x/0p/0pd9sjwi2b8m0r1k.jpg"></a></p><figcaption>Texas Modern on North Janmar Drive. Ima ge: Virginia Cole Realtors</figcaption></figure><figure><p><a href="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/1028x/z7/z7se5bpzfvu2go44.jpg" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/1028x/z7/z7se5bpzfvu2go44.jpg"></a></p><figcaption>Texas Modern on North Janmar Drive. Image: Virginia Cole Realtors</figcaption></figure><p>As <a href="http://www.papercitymag.com/home-design/frank-welch-dies-legendary-texas-architect-west-texas-innovator-huge-loss/#108389" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">PaperCity Magazine</a> noted, "Welch was recognized with more than 50 awards for design excellence, and in 2006, the Texas Society of Architects presented him with its highest hono...</p> https://archinect.com/news/article/150002494/swimming-with-skyscrapers-watch-video-from-a-glass-bottomed-sky-pool Swimming with Skyscrapers: Watch video from a glass-bottomed sky pool Julia Ingalls 2017-04-11T13:29:00-04:00 >2017-04-11T13:45:40-04:00 <img srcset="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/kb/kbswftzr1h8apfuy.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650 1x,https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/kb/kbswftzr1h8apfuy.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=2 2x, https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/kb/kbswftzr1h8apfuy.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=3 3x" src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/kb/kbswftzr1h8apfuy.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650" border="0" title="" alt="" width="650" height="" /><p>What's more relaxing than a glass-bottomed sky pool 42 stories above Houston? Well, pretty much every other thing in the known universe, which makes the existence of this Jackson + Ryan Architects-designed pool not only an eye-catching publicity stunt for the residential tower's developer, but a viral, stomach-clenching video that is now titilating news anchors over at <a href="http://www.cnn.com/videos/cnnmoney/2017/04/10/houston-rooftop-pool-city.hln" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">CNN</a>. Here's the video, in full, as posted on the developer's Facebook page:</p><p></p> https://archinect.com/news/article/149980675/mvva-designed-dallas-trinity-river-park-to-become-america-s-largest-urban-nature-park MVVA-designed Dallas Trinity River Park to become America's largest urban nature park Alexander Walter 2016-11-29T15:16:00-05:00 >2016-12-07T00:42:20-05:00 <img srcset="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/ak/akpyqi37tktmw62g.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650 1x,https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/ak/akpyqi37tktmw62g.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=2 2x, https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/ak/akpyqi37tktmw62g.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=3 3x" src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/ak/akpyqi37tktmw62g.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650" border="0" title="" alt="" width="650" height="" /><em><p>The Trinity River Park, which will be 10 times the size of Central Park in New York, will be made up of 7,000 acres of the Great Trinity Forest, 2,000 acres of space between the Trinity River levees and 1,000 acres of already developed space. MVVA&rsquo;s design will build on municipal efforts to connect the river with the city. It envisions the space as a &ldquo;beautiful and naturalistic network of trails, meadows and lakes living in harmony with the river&rdquo;.</p></em><br /><br /><p>Related stories in the Archinect news:</p><ul><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/95359093/results-of-the-dallas-connected-city-design-challenge" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Results of the Dallas Connected City Design Challenge</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149965066/a-look-at-some-cities-revitalizing-their-blighted-rivers" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">A look at some cities revitalizing their blighted rivers</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149938197/national-geographic-takes-a-closer-look-at-the-world-s-great-urban-parks" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">National Geographic takes a closer look at the world's great urban parks</a></li></ul> https://archinect.com/news/article/149975226/architecture-research-office-to-update-the-rothko-chapel Architecture Research Office to update the Rothko Chapel Nicholas Korody 2016-10-25T14:09:00-04:00 >2016-11-04T00:17:47-04:00 <img srcset="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/vd/vdqceory08o4v1ns.png?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650 1x,https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/vd/vdqceory08o4v1ns.png?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=2 2x, https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/vd/vdqceory08o4v1ns.png?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=3 3x" src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/vd/vdqceory08o4v1ns.png?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650" border="0" title="" alt="" width="650" height="" /><p>The Rothko Chapel in Houston, a masterpiece of midcentury architecture, houses 14 panels by the revered artist Mark Rothko. But the Chapel is in need of some TLC, from fixing the HVAC system to improving the lighting. The New York-based office Architecture Research Office (ARO) has been selected to oversee the renovations.</p><p>In addition to bringing the mechanics of the Chapel up-to-date, ARO will retool the entrance vestibule and renovate the Chapel&rsquo;s skylight. They will also design a master plan, which will include modifications to an outdoor plaza and a reflecting pool that contains the Barnett Newman sculpture &ldquo;Broken Obelisk&rdquo;. The master plan also includes several nearby bungalows.&nbsp;</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/4z/4z4s6dje370lhzq1.jpg"></p><p>ARO has a proven track record when it comes to light-weight, highly-sensitive restoration projects. Back in 2013, they renovated a 19th century cast-iron warehouse used by Donald Judd as his studio and home until his death in 1994. While extensive renovations were required, ARO updated the building with ...</p> https://archinect.com/news/article/149971082/get-lectured-university-of-texas-at-arlington-2016-17 Get Lectured: University of Texas at Arlington, 2016-17 Justine Testado 2016-09-28T14:19:00-04:00 >2016-10-07T01:40:31-04:00 <img srcset="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/3c/3cnfqjdkbc19gbdy.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650 1x,https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/3c/3cnfqjdkbc19gbdy.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=2 2x, https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/3c/3cnfqjdkbc19gbdy.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=3 3x" src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/3c/3cnfqjdkbc19gbdy.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650" border="0" title="" alt="" width="650" height="" /><p>Gearing up for another eventful school year this fall?&nbsp;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. Mark those calendars!</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>See what 2016-17 events are in store for the <a href="http://archinect.com/schools/cover/2637335/the-university-of-texas-at-arlington" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">University of Texas at Arlington School of Architecture</a>, which is celebrating its 50th anniversary this year.</p><p><strong>Sept 28</strong><br>Burton Baldridge / Baldridge Architects,&nbsp;UT Austin School of Architecture</p><p><strong>Oct 3</strong><br>Dwayne Oyler / Oyler Wu Collaborative, SCI-Arc</p><p><strong>Oct 26</strong><br>reDefining the Relationship Panel Discussion<br>Norma Lehman (The Beck Group), Thad Reeves (A.GRUPPO), Brian Rex (South Dakota State U.)<br>moderated by Joshua Nason (UTA)</p><p><strong>Nov 16</strong><br>E.B. Min + Jeffrey L. Day / Min | Day, CCA - San Francisco, CA,&nbsp;University of Nebr...</p> https://archinect.com/news/article/149970281/get-lectured-rice-university-fall-16 Get Lectured: Rice University, Fall '16 Justine Testado 2016-09-23T14:06:00-04:00 >2016-09-27T23:39:31-04:00 <img srcset="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/5r/5rqcsbm180g9q2ys.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650 1x,https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/5r/5rqcsbm180g9q2ys.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=2 2x, https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/5r/5rqcsbm180g9q2ys.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=3 3x" src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/5r/5rqcsbm180g9q2ys.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650" border="0" title="" alt="" width="650" height="" /><p>Gearing up for another eventful school year this fall?&nbsp;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. Mark those calendars!</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>Have a look at some of the upcoming lectures in&nbsp;<a href="http://archinect.com/rice" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Rice School of Architecture</a>'s current lecture series, &ldquo;Time&rdquo;.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/nx/nxen2bv4trtsb7nh.jpg"></p><p><strong>Sept 28</strong><br>Yasmin Vobis &amp; Aaron Forrest / Principals at Ultramoderne, Providence<br>7pm at MATCH (6pm Reception)</p><p><strong>Oct 5</strong><br>Benton Johnson / Associate at SOM, Chicago<br>7pm at MATCH (6pm Reception)</p><p><strong>Oct 17</strong><br>Neil Denari / Founding Principal at NMDA; Professor and Interim Chair, UCLA Monday, 5:30pm at Anderson Hall<br>&ldquo;Tomorrow Never Knows&rdquo;</p><p><strong>Oct 26</strong><br>Andrew Waugh / Co-founder and Director at Waugh Thisleton, London<br>7pm at MATCH (6pm Reception)</p><p><strong>Oct 31</strong><br>Andrew Leach /...</p> https://archinect.com/news/article/149964894/get-lectured-university-of-texas-at-austin-fall-16 Get Lectured: University of Texas at Austin, Fall '16 Justine Testado 2016-08-23T18:45:00-04:00 >2016-09-01T23:06:32-04:00 <img srcset="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/dz/dzou23brajhd3v97.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650 1x,https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/dz/dzou23brajhd3v97.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=2 2x, https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/dz/dzou23brajhd3v97.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=3 3x" src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/dz/dzou23brajhd3v97.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650" border="0" title="" alt="" width="650" height="" /><p><a href="http://archinect.com/news/tag/688597/2016-lectures" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><strong>Archinect's Architecture School Lecture Guide for Fall 2016</strong></a></p><p>Gearing up for another eventful school year this fall?&nbsp;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. Mark those calendars!</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>Next up is <a href="http://archinect.com/utsoa" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">The University of Texas at Austin, School of Architecture</a>. Kicking off next Monday, UTSOA's jam-packed Fall '16 lecture series includes visits from <a href="http://archinect.com/firms/cover/5458/alberto-campo-baeza" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Alberto Campo Baeza</a> and&nbsp;Sn&oslash;hetta's <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149951182/the-mountaineers-craig-dykers-and-elaine-molinar-of-sn-hetta-on-one-to-one-27" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Craig Dykers</a>, a talk about technology with <a href="http://archinect.com/firms/cover/22604145/theverymany" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">THEVERYMANY</a>'s Marc Fornes, and an investigation of 0 Km Architecture's work &mdash; which aims to minimize one's carbon footprint while promoting the local economy. Also look out for timely exhibitions like &ldquo;States of Incarceration&rdquo;, which explores&nbsp;mas...</p> https://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 >2016-06-29T22:01:58-04:00 <img srcset="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/rq/rq9h3wgzh2wo4jdt.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650 1x,https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/rq/rq9h3wgzh2wo4jdt.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=2 2x, https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/rq/rq9h3wgzh2wo4jdt.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=3 3x" src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/rq/rq9h3wgzh2wo4jdt.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650" border="0" title="" alt="" width="650" height="" /><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> https://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 srcset="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/9v/9vvnrgq380bg9ey8.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650 1x,https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/9v/9vvnrgq380bg9ey8.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=2 2x, https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/9v/9vvnrgq380bg9ey8.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=3 3x" src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/9v/9vvnrgq380bg9ey8.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650" border="0" title="" alt="" width="650" height="" /><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> https://archinect.com/news/article/149945083/jim-williamson-named-dean-of-texas-tech-college-of-architecture Jim Williamson named Dean of Texas Tech College of Architecture Alexander Walter 2016-05-13T13:06:00-04:00 >2016-05-20T00:48:56-04:00 <img srcset="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/7b/7b00e9983e0c990728df1324bae589f6?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650 1x,https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/7b/7b00e9983e0c990728df1324bae589f6?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=2 2x, https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/7b/7b00e9983e0c990728df1324bae589f6?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=3 3x" src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/7b/7b00e9983e0c990728df1324bae589f6?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650" border="0" title="" alt="" width="650" height="" /><em><p>Jim Williamson, an associate professor of architecture at Cornell University, has been named the new Dean of the Texas Tech University College of Architecture. Williamson will assume his new position on Aug.1. Williamson, who earned his bachelor&rsquo;s degree in architecture design at Texas Tech, has been at Cornell since 2001.</p></em><br /><br /><p>Related stories in the Archinect news:</p><ul><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149042568/dean-frederick-steiner-leaves-ut-austin-for-penn-design-due-to-new-campus-carry-gun-law" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Dean Frederick Steiner leaves UT Austin for Penn Design due to new "campus carry" gun law</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149939180/ila-berman-named-dean-of-university-of-virginia-school-of-architecture" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Ila Berman named dean of University of Virginia School of Architecture</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/137490508/deborah-berke-named-dean-of-yale-school-of-architecture-will-succeed-robert-a-m-stern-in-2016" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Deborah Berke named Dean of Yale School of Architecture, will succeed Robert A.M. Stern in 2016</a></li></ul> https://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 srcset="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/a3/a3de709c0eb8e44c280ddd9b797859e4?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650 1x,https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/a3/a3de709c0eb8e44c280ddd9b797859e4?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=2 2x, https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/a3/a3de709c0eb8e44c280ddd9b797859e4?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=3 3x" src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/a3/a3de709c0eb8e44c280ddd9b797859e4?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650" border="0" title="" alt="" width="650" height="" /><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>... https://archinect.com/news/article/149940152/critic-mark-lamster-on-the-dire-state-of-architecture-in-dallas-and-most-other-american-cities Critic Mark Lamster on the dire state of architecture in Dallas (and most other American cities) Alexander Walter 2016-04-12T14:52:00-04:00 >2016-05-02T01:16:29-04:00 <img srcset="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/cr/cr1tkzi4w9e5fatx.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650 1x,https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/cr/cr1tkzi4w9e5fatx.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=2 2x, https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/cr/cr1tkzi4w9e5fatx.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=3 3x" src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/cr/cr1tkzi4w9e5fatx.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650" border="0" title="" alt="" width="650" height="" /><em><p>bastardized visual language has become the de facto standard of Dallas residential architecture development. The explanation for its ever-increasing prevalence, however depressing, is fairly straightforward.&nbsp;Developers find something that&rsquo;s profitable and want to reproduce it. Risk-averse banks are happy to lend them money given their track record, at least in the short term. Architects, stuck with low budgets, tight schedules, and conservative developers, serve to please and follow convention.</p></em><br /><br /><p><em>"But Dallas architecture shouldn&rsquo;t be a joke, and it doesn&rsquo;t have to be. A look at recent developments in Los Angeles, a historically auto-centric city faced with similar&nbsp;growth challenges,&nbsp;suggests how Dallas might break the vicious cycle in which it is mired."</em></p><p>Related stories in the Archinect news:</p><ul><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/126897631/architecture-critic-mark-lamster-we-systemically-encourage-bad-building" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Architecture Critic Mark Lamster: "We systemically encourage bad building."</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/147360412/does-houston-s-architecture-lack-poetry" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Does Houston's architecture lack poetry?</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/115730231/boston-mayor-marty-walsh-goes-up-against-boring-architecture" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Boston Mayor Marty Walsh goes up against boring architecture</a></li></ul> https://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 srcset="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/r7/r7pryap6kar6e6k7.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650 1x,https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/r7/r7pryap6kar6e6k7.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=2 2x, https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/r7/r7pryap6kar6e6k7.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=3 3x" src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/r7/r7pryap6kar6e6k7.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650" border="0" title="" alt="" width="650" height="" /><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> https://archinect.com/news/article/149042568/dean-frederick-steiner-leaves-ut-austin-for-penn-design-due-to-new-campus-carry-gun-law Dean Frederick Steiner leaves UT Austin for Penn Design due to new "campus carry" gun law Amelia Taylor-Hochberg 2016-02-26T13:36:00-05:00 >2016-02-29T20:37:05-05:00 <img srcset="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/io/ioifpde6qmc1izlq.png?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650 1x,https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/io/ioifpde6qmc1izlq.png?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=2 2x, https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/io/ioifpde6qmc1izlq.png?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=3 3x" src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/io/ioifpde6qmc1izlq.png?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650" border="0" title="" alt="" width="650" height="" /><p>Frederick Steiner's deanship at Penn Design will begin on July 1, succeeding Marilyn Jordan Taylor. In a piece published in&nbsp;<em><a href="http://www.texastribune.org/2016/02/25/ut-architecture-dean-cites-campus-carry-reason-dep/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">The Texas Tribune</a>,&nbsp;</em>Steiner reportedly rejected offers for positions at other schools in the past, but was provoked to reconsider in light of a new law allowing concealed guns in UT Austin's campus buildings, going into effect August 1.</p><p>Previously, concealed handguns were legally allowed on campus, but not inside buildings.&nbsp;"I would have never applied for another job if not for&nbsp;<a href="https://campuscarry.utexas.edu/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">campus carry</a>," says Steiner as quoted in&nbsp;<em>The Texas Tribune.</em>&nbsp;"I felt that I was going to be responsible for managing a law I didn't believe in." He adds:&nbsp;"Penn is a great institution and I am very happy to go to Penn, but I was approached ... and, if it wouldn't have been for campus carry, I wouldn't have considered it."</p><p>Academics and other members of the UT Austin community are concerned that such <a href="http://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2016/feb/24/university-of-houston-faculty-campus-carry-law-texas-guns" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">campus carry laws will result in a "brain drain"</a>, scaring away potential applicants and instil...</p> https://archinect.com/news/article/147360412/does-houston-s-architecture-lack-poetry Does Houston's architecture lack poetry? Alexander Walter 2016-02-04T18:23:00-05:00 >2016-02-05T14:16:09-05:00 <img srcset="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/qu/qu6mi6emlsiilkdl.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650 1x,https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/qu/qu6mi6emlsiilkdl.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=2 2x, https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/qu/qu6mi6emlsiilkdl.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=3 3x" src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/qu/qu6mi6emlsiilkdl.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650" border="0" title="" alt="" width="650" height="" /><em><p>Houston's architects obviously do not read poetry. None of the corporate buildings, apartments and hotels being built now seems like something we'll be proud of 20 years from now. Of course, that's assuming that those buildings even survive 20 years in a city that is characterized by destroying its architectural past. [...] But maybe we citizens can influence the builders. We can tell them how ugly their buildings are. We can refuse to rent space in them.</p></em><br /><br /><p>Related stories in the Archinect news:</p><ul><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/118277129/museum-of-fine-arts-houston-unveils-its-steven-holl-designed-450m-expansion-plan" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Museum of Fine Arts Houston unveils its Steven Holl-designed $450M expansion plan</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/107638546/the-astrodome-the-world-s-largest-indoor-garden" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">The Astrodome: The World's Largest Indoor Garden?</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/100576303/looking-to-houston-yes-houston-as-a-model-for-better-street-design" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Looking to Houston &mdash; Yes, Houston &mdash; as a Model for Better Street Design</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/105248171/the-bayou-greenways-plan-a-game-changer-for-houston" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">The Bayou Greenways Plan: A Game-Changer for Houston?</a></li></ul> https://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 srcset="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/9d/9d6qssjriv20u3nz.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650 1x,https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/9d/9d6qssjriv20u3nz.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=2 2x, https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/9d/9d6qssjriv20u3nz.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=3 3x" src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/9d/9d6qssjriv20u3nz.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650" border="0" title="" alt="" width="650" height="" /><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> https://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 srcset="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/eo/eo2kty2krhjtbbtd.png?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650 1x,https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/eo/eo2kty2krhjtbbtd.png?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=2 2x, https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/eo/eo2kty2krhjtbbtd.png?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=3 3x" src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/eo/eo2kty2krhjtbbtd.png?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650" border="0" title="" alt="" width="650" height="" /><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> https://archinect.com/news/article/135578875/learn-about-desert-living-design-in-design-marfa-s-2015-symposium-and-home-tour-sept-18-19 Learn about desert-living design in Design Marfa's 2015 Symposium and Home Tour, Sept. 18 + 19 Justine Testado 2015-08-31T15:39:00-04:00 >2015-09-02T02:50:04-04:00 <img srcset="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/jf/jfbaxstrutlol5ay.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650 1x,https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/jf/jfbaxstrutlol5ay.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=2 2x, https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/jf/jfbaxstrutlol5ay.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=3 3x" src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/jf/jfbaxstrutlol5ay.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650" border="0" title="" alt="" width="650" height="" /><p><a href="http://designmarfa.com/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Design Marfa</a> is ready to share fresh insight into desert-living design in their 2015 Symposium and Home Tour, happening on September 18 and 19 at the Crowley Theatre in the Texan town of Marfa.</p><p>Hosted by Design Marfa &mdash; the non-profit who created the Marfa Multi-Family Housing Competition &mdash; the two-day Symposium will feature relevant discussions led by an international array of architects and designers.</p><p>Events on Friday, September 18 include the earthen building-materials presentation, "Does This Structure Make Me Look Hot?" with Tucson architect Cade Hayes; DUST principal Brad Lancaster's session on harvesting rainwater; multidisciplinary designer Gina Coffman's presentation on how to increase walkability and bikesharing in our local communities; Los Angeles-based architect Linda Taalman on precision building systems in her "IT House" discussion, and more.</p><p>Then on September 19, <a href="http://www.bustler.net/index.php/article/a_closer_look_at_77_by_paul_vincent_the_design_marfa_housing_competition_w/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Marfa Multi-Family Housing Competition winner</a> Paul Vincent presents his proposal while juror Sharon Odum delv...</p> https://archinect.com/news/article/130412905/design-marfa-sheds-light-on-desert-living-design-in-2015-symposium-this-september Design Marfa sheds light on desert-living design in 2015 Symposium this September Justine Testado 2015-06-25T15:53:00-04:00 >2015-07-04T22:37:23-04:00 <img srcset="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/qo/qokrs6nvf5821dbf.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650 1x,https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/qo/qokrs6nvf5821dbf.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=2 2x, https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/qo/qokrs6nvf5821dbf.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=3 3x" src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/qo/qokrs6nvf5821dbf.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650" border="0" title="" alt="" width="650" height="" /><p><a href="http://designmarfa.com" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Design Marfa</a> &mdash; the non-profit that hosted the <a href="http://designmarfa.com/housingcompetition.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Marfa Multi-Family Housing Competition</a> this past fall &mdash; announced the details to their 2015 Symposium and Home Tour taking place September 18-19 at the Crowley Theater in the Texan desert town of Marfa. Although the topics focus on desert environments, they could still offer some handy tips for different locations and climates.</p><p>Friday, September 18 will include presentations from an international array of architects and designers such as, "Does This Structure Make Me Look Hot?" by Tucson architect Cade Hayes in regards to earthen building-materials like lava rock or adobe; DUST principal Brad Lancaster's session on harvesting rainwater; a presentation by multidsciplinary designer Gina Coffman on how to design community spaces that help increase walkability in our local neighborhoods, and more.</p><p>Then on September 19, Marfa Multi-Family Housing Competition winner Paul Vincent presents <a href="http://www.bustler.net/index.php/article/a_closer_look_at_77_by_paul_vincent_the_design_marfa_housing_competition_w/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">his design "7+7"</a>, while juror Sharon Odum delves into the ...</p> https://archinect.com/news/article/130178109/that-new-texas-confederate-memorial-on-martin-luther-king-jr-drive That new Texas Confederate Memorial on Martin Luther King Jr. Drive Alexander Walter 2015-06-22T14:15:00-04:00 >2015-06-30T14:28:13-04:00 <img srcset="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/xz/xzhrhggz2aduddg1.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650 1x,https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/xz/xzhrhggz2aduddg1.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=2 2x, https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/xz/xzhrhggz2aduddg1.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=3 3x" src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/xz/xzhrhggz2aduddg1.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650" border="0" title="" alt="" width="650" height="" /><em><p>In Orange, Texas, the Texas Division of the Sons of Confederate Veterans just built a large Confederate memorial park, complete with a classical-ish monument featuring 13 columns&mdash;one for each of the states in the short-lived, and utterly defeated, Confederate States of America. [...] And this being Confederate sympathizers, they did not hesitate to build the memorial where the highway meets Martin Luther King Jr. Drive.</p></em><br /><br /><p>Related:</p><ul><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/121968291/building-the-first-slavery-museum-in-america" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Building the First Slavery Museum in America</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/120663494/how-america-is-failing-to-preserve-its-historic-slave-markets" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">How America is failing to preserve its historic slave markets</a></li></ul> https://archinect.com/news/article/127306481/ut-arlington-approves-school-merger-to-create-new-college-of-architecture-planning-and-public-affairs UT Arlington approves school merger to create new College of Architecture, Planning and Public Affairs Alexander Walter 2015-05-14T19:46:00-04:00 >2015-05-18T20:45:14-04:00 <img srcset="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/5a/5a951a9f39a4931597d56dcbdfd8d89d?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650 1x,https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/5a/5a951a9f39a4931597d56dcbdfd8d89d?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=2 2x, https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/5a/5a951a9f39a4931597d56dcbdfd8d89d?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=3 3x" src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/5a/5a951a9f39a4931597d56dcbdfd8d89d?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650" border="0" title="" alt="" width="650" height="" /><em><p>UT Arlington&rsquo;s longstanding schools of Architecture and Urban and Public Affairs are in the final phase of an integration that will strengthen academic and research opportunities under the new College of Architecture, Planning and Public Affairs. [...] The College will incorporate six professional degree programs &ndash; urban planning, public administration, public policy, architecture, landscape architecture and interior design.</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> https://archinect.com/news/article/124142218/first-texas-town-makes-longterm-plans-to-switch-to-solar-and-wind-energy First Texas town makes longterm plans to switch to solar and wind energy Justine Testado 2015-03-30T20:45:00-04:00 >2015-04-05T13:29:12-04:00 <img srcset="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/2p/2pbhfwsxr8qmw6ez.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650 1x,https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/2p/2pbhfwsxr8qmw6ez.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=2 2x, https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/2p/2pbhfwsxr8qmw6ez.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=3 3x" src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/2p/2pbhfwsxr8qmw6ez.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650" border="0" title="" alt="" width="650" height="" /><em><p>Because of its size and intense radiation, Texas leads the nation in solar energy potential, but the solar industry has long struggled to get a foothold in the state... and solar energy currently makes up a tiny percentage of the state&rsquo;s energy portfolio. That&rsquo;s beginning to change. Improving technology has driven down the price of solar power, making it more competitive with other resources&shy; &mdash; even without incentives, developers say.</p></em><br /><br /><p>The municipal utility of Georgetown, a Texan city of about 55,000, recently signed a 25-year contract with SunEdison to buy 150 megawatts of solar power as well as 144 megawatts of wind power from the EDF Renewables wind farm through 2039 -- reportedly being the first city-owned utility to take action on such a plan (and not long after the end of former Texas governor Rick Perry's tenure). While eco-conscious benefits were taken into account, Georgetown signed the deal primarily for financial reasons.</p><p>Related posts:</p><ul><li><p><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/123750335/french-parliament-orders-new-buildings-to-switch-to-green-rooftops" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">French parliament orders new buildings to switch to green rooftops</a></p></li><li><p><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/124127720/walker-art-center-goes-green-in-75-million-project" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Walker Art Center goes green in $75 million project</a></p></li><li><p><a title="Solar-Paneled Roads Open in the Netherlands" href="http://archinect.com/news/article/113894090/solar-paneled-roads-open-in-the-netherlands" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Solar-Paneled Roads Open in the Netherlands</a></p></li><li><p><a title="Solar energy that doesn't block the view" href="http://archinect.com/news/article/107406810/solar-energy-that-doesn-t-block-the-view" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Solar energy that doesn't block the view</a></p></li></ul> https://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 srcset="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/ee/ees7i9cfrgjg0uqg.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650 1x,https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/ee/ees7i9cfrgjg0uqg.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=2 2x, https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/ee/ees7i9cfrgjg0uqg.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=3 3x" src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/ee/ees7i9cfrgjg0uqg.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650" border="0" title="" alt="" width="650" height="" /><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> https://archinect.com/news/article/122762177/get-lectured-prairie-view-a-m-university-spring-15 Get Lectured: Prairie View A&M University, Spring '15 Justine Testado 2015-03-13T12:23:00-04:00 >2015-03-15T18:44:36-04:00 <img srcset="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/cr/crnanpw2h5ur1imo.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650 1x,https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/cr/crnanpw2h5ur1imo.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=2 2x, https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/cr/crnanpw2h5ur1imo.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=3 3x" src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/cr/crnanpw2h5ur1imo.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650" border="0" title="" alt="" width="650" height="" /><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 poster comes from the Prairie View A&amp;M University 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 </em><a href="mailto:connect@archinect.com" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><em>connect@archinect.com</em></a><em>.</em></p><p>Below are upcoming events only. Lectures take place at 1:30 pm in the Samuel Metters Auditorium within the Nathelyne Archie Kennedy Building. Free + open to the public.</p><p>Mar 25<br>Joe Mashburn</p><p>Apr 1<br>Sheryl Tucker de Vasquez</p><p>Apr 8<br>Bill Price</p><p>For other info, visit <a href="http://www.pvamu.edu/soa/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">pvamu.edu/soa</a></p><p><strong>Check out previous posters on the Get Lectured <a href="http://www.pinterest.com/archinect/get-lectured/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Pinterest</a> page!</strong></p> https://archinect.com/news/article/120681172/mueller-texas-a-new-urbanism-shot-at-utopia Mueller, Texas: a new urbanism shot at utopia Amelia Taylor-Hochberg 2015-02-13T20:32:00-05:00 >2015-02-15T21:13:28-05:00 <img srcset="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/8p/8p80r62bjhe3hjfv.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650 1x,https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/8p/8p80r62bjhe3hjfv.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=2 2x, https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/8p/8p80r62bjhe3hjfv.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=3 3x" src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/8p/8p80r62bjhe3hjfv.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650" border="0" title="" alt="" width="650" height="" /><em><p>Mueller is the product of the "new-urbanism" concept: the idea that a built environment can create meaningful community. Planners minimize the supremacy of the automobile and shape the environment around pedestrians. [...] One of the criticisms of new urbanism is that its communities look too much like a movie set &mdash; too quaint, too utopic. Yet Mueller feels real, with its ample greenways, eclectic yard art and Craftsman-style homes built with lots of native limestone.</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> https://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 srcset="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/6w/6wg06m53mkhb6obq.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650 1x,https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/6w/6wg06m53mkhb6obq.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=2 2x, https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/6w/6wg06m53mkhb6obq.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=3 3x" src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/6w/6wg06m53mkhb6obq.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650" border="0" title="" alt="" width="650" height="" /><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>