Join us at the TxA 79th Annual Conference and Design Expo Nov. 8 - 10 at the Fort Worth Convention Center!
Thursday, November 8:
3 - 4 p.m.: LFer Justin Garrison, AIA joins Dean J. Almy III, Christine Freundl & Mary Anne Ocampo for a session titled "Constructing a Community-Based Approach to Urban Design in Austin."
As Austin embarks on a new land use code to accomodate rapid growth, an investigation of planning processes and missing middle housing questions the role of current community-based approaches to urban design. With a panel collaboration between MIT, AIA Austin Urban Design Committee, City of Austin, and residents, this session will share innovative ideas, integrated strategies, and collaboration techniques that reimagine an urban design framework for 'complete communities' in Austin. LU 1 | HSW 1 | SD 1
3 - 4 p.m.: LFer Tenna Florian, AIA joins Stuart Allen, Wayne Ambrose, Andrew Kudless and Charles Naeve, Hon. AIA for "Confluence Park: Building a Parametric Design."
Confluence Park in San Antonio has transformed a former industrial site into a unique urban setting with recreational space and an environmental learning center. The topic of water in the environment is exhibited and explored throughout the park, which serves as a catchment structure and delivery device for rainfall. The pavilion is constructed from a series of organic "petal" shapes mathematically defined by a series of parametric equations. This panel will discuss the methodology and challenges of constructing the pavilion. LU1
Friday, November 9:
1 - 2:30 p.m.: LFer Sam Rusek, Assoc. AIA will join Bradley Bell, Dan Noble and Jim Manskey for a panel titled "High Performance by Design: People/Profit/Planet."
Learn from leading practitioners and universities on how to balance "Triple Bottom Line" performance (social, environmental, economic) in design today. What do complex stakeholders expect of design practitioners? And, what should design practices expect from design schools? Hear insights and interactive discussion from the world of academia (UT Arlington), global (HKS) and sustainable (Lake|Flato) design firms, and landscape architecture (the moderator, of TBG Partners). LU 1.5 | HSW 1.5
7 - 10 p.m.: Formal Over Function, Omni Fort Worth (1300 Houston Street) in the Texas Ballroom on second floor.
Ted Flato, FAIA and David Lake, FAIA will be presented with the 2018 O'Neil Ford Medal for Design Achievement.
Saturday, November 10:
8 - 9 a.m.:Lewis McNeel will join the Design Awards Panel for a presentation featuring the following 2018 TxA Design Award winners:
- TreeHouse: Lake|Flato Architects with Looney Ricks Kiss
- Joy House: Kinneymorrow Architecture
- West Lynn Studio: Baldridge Architects
- White Oak Music Hall: SCHAUM/SHIEH