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Thursday, October 24, 2019

8:30 am

Photo by: Leonid Furmansky
Photo by: Leonid Furmansky

Start Time: 8:30 AM | End Time: 10:30 AM | Speakers: Brax Easterwood, AIA, Chula Ross Sanchez, Assoc. AIA | Price: $60.00
Credit: 2 LU | 2 HSW

This tour will explore the Green Revival House and Las Casitas, two projects completed in response to the devastation of Hurricane Ike in 2008.

The Green Revival House was the project that launched Green Revival, an initiative of the Galveston Historical Foundation merging environmental sustainability with historic preservation. GHF rehabilitated a pre-1900 historic house that had been knocked off its moorings by the hurricane using advanced technologies to reduce the building’s energy-use and carbon footprint. The project was the first historic residence in the U.S. to achieve LEED Platinum certification and demonstrated the compatibility of historic preservation and environmental awareness.

Las Casitas are three bay cottages built in 2013 replacing four buildings — three cottages from the 1930s and one from the 1960s — that were swept away by Hurricane Ike. Designed by Chula Ross Sanchez, Assoc. AIA, Las Casitas was the first LEED Platinum project on Galveston Island, and its first and only LEED for Homes certified new construction.

Attendees will have an opportunity to see first-hand the sustainable construction strategies used and their resilience to storms since Ike, including Harvey.

Photo by: John McNatt
Photo by: John McNatt

Start Time: 8:30 AM | End Time: 10:30 AM | Speakers: John McNatt, David Watson, AIA | Price: $60.00
Credit: 2 LU

 

The craftsmen at McNatt Contracting have created custom millwork for projects in the Galveston/Houston area since 1992, including rose windows for the restoration of Eaton Chapel, windows for First Presbyterian Church, and doors for various historic commercial buildings. Join John McNatt as he leads a tour of his 6,000-sf fabrication shop, demonstrating how the historic doors and windows are made and restored.

Photo by: Leonid Furmansky

Tour Sponsor: Building Solutions

Start Time: 8:30 AM | End Time: 10:30 AM | Speakers: Melissa Hall, Christine Hopkins | Price: $60.00

Credit: 2 LU

The 1911 Hotel Galvez, with its oasis-like forecourt and guest rooms facing the water, was built by a group of Galveston businessmen interested in promoting the city as a beach resort. The hotel was designed by St. Louis architects Mauran, Russell & Crowell and features a combination of Mission and Spanish Revival styles.

In 1940, W.L. Moody Jr’s National Hotels bought the Galvez and added a motel wing to the east side of the building. The hotel went through a massive refurbishing in 1965, but by the 1970s, it was in decline and closed in 1978. In 1980, a group of Houston investors hired John Kirksey Architects to rehabilitate the hotel and “the grande dame of the Seawall” reopened its doors.

In 1993, Galveston real estate developer George Mitchell and his wife acquired the property, and with the aid of Ford, Powell & Carson removed the additions from the 1950s, restoring the cool simplicity of the hotel’s promenade.

ARCHITECTS
Mauran, Russell & Crowell
John Kirksey Architects (1980 renovation)
Ford, Powell & Carson (1993 renovation)

Photo by: Leonid Furmansky
Photo by: Leonid Furmansky

Start Time: 8:30 AM | End Time: 10:30 AM | Speakers: Rachel Stelly, John Wolbrecht | Price: $60.00
Credit: 2 LU

Join us for a tour of the Texas home office of the American National Insurance Company. Once the tallest building in Galveston, One Moody Plaza boasts 23 stories and 360-degree views of Galveston Island. The building, which features a cast-in-place concrete interior and a precast concrete exterior, was designed by architectural firm of Neuhaus & Taylor and completed in 1972. Attendees will visit the 20th floor observation deck, which was closed to the public in the 1990s due to security and liability concerns, and view an exhibit with historic highlights of the company and Galveston.

ARCHITECT
Neuhaus & Taylor

9:00 am

Start Time: 9:00 AM | End Time: 4:00 PM | Price: Complimentary

Come show your support for the student teams participating in the TxA Schools of Architecture Competition! Teams have been hard at work developing a project for Galveston related to the conference theme and will present their work at this session. Each team will be allotted 20 minutes for their presentation, and each presentation will be followed by 10 minutes of discussion/juror commentary. Winners will be announced at the Second Keynote Session on Friday morning.

No CE will be applied to this session, so attendees may come and go as they please throughout the day. Can’t make it to the Presentation and Jury Session? View project posters and meet the teams at the Networking Center on Friday from 12:30 p.m.–1:30 p.m.

Start Time: 9:00 AM | End Time: 4:00 PM | Speaker: Nicole Joslin, AIA | Price: $120

Credit: 5.5 LU| 5.5 HSW

When disaster strikes, one of the first tasks for a community is to determine whether the buildings are safe for habitation. The Safety Assessment Program training provides architects with the knowledge and protocol to evaluate homes and buildings in the aftermath of a disaster. This professional expertise is provided as a volunteer service and is based on the State of California’s training program. It has benefited numerous communities, resulting in thousands of safety evaluations. This is a full-day, all-hazards training session. The presenter will share experiences from the field and will walk attendees through interactive case studies demonstrating common damage and safety precautions.

Start Time: 9:00 AM | End Time: 12:00 PM | Speakers: Corey Squire, AIA, Betsy del Monte, FAIA, Helena Zambrano, AIA| Price: $60.00

Credit: 3 LU | 3 HSW | 3 SD

This half-day workshop will introduce architects to the Top Ten Toolkit, which addresses building performance through 10 factors. For each factor, best practices will be presented that make building performance improvements clear and accessible. Each measure will include a demonstration of “If you can do just one thing,” to provide simple first steps. The workshop will include case study projects to demonstrate the concepts discussed. A group exercise will allow participants to test application of the Toolkit to their own projects.

Start Time: 9:00 AM | End Time: 12:00 PM | Speakers: Donald Henke, AIA | Price: $60.00
Credit: 3 LU

Taking pictures on your smartphone is a convenient way to document your world, but you will learn and remember a great deal more by sketching. This session is a sketching/walking tour of the best architecture in Galveston. The best way to study architecture is to look at it, and the best way of looking at it is to sketch it. Many of us started out in architecture by drawing, but for many of us, it has been a long time since we have picked up a pen and sketched. It’s time to pick up the pen again. This is not about creating works of art, but about using sketching as a tool to see.

Start Time: 9:00 AM | End Time: 12:00 PM | Speakers: Hugh Hochberg | Price: $60.00

Credit: 3 LU

Most practitioners define their success as some combination of the quality of the work, the strength of the culture, the financial performance, and the reputation earned in the marketplace of clients and talent. This workshop will help participants connect the dots, identify impediments and opportunities, and shape strategies to elevate work quality, strengthen culture, improve profitability, and achieve higher marketplace recognition.

10:00 am

Start Time: 10:00 AM | End Time: 11:00 AM | Price: Complimentary
Credit: 1 LU

Component leaders and members convene with TxA leadership for general business, including: the election of 2020 officers and at-large directors by chapter delegates; annual reports; and highlights of the year’s programs and activities.

11:00 am

Photo by: Leonid Furmansky
Photo by: Leonid Furmansky

Tour Sponsor: STG Design

Start Time: 11:00 AM | End Time: 12:30 PM | Speakers: Killis Almond, FAIA, Maureen Patton | Price: $60.00

Credit: 1.5 LU | 1.5 HSW

The Grand 1894 Opera House was purchased in 1974 and has been under a rehabilitation process since that time. The nonprofit organization has raised millions of dollars for the rehabilitation of the building and the upgrades necessary to make this performing arts theater a nationally recognized venue and a true theatrical showplace for the Houston/Galveston region. The Grand’s rehabilitation has been a multi-phased project, including many fundraising campaigns to support the phases: essential, early work to secure the envelope; a need for continued maintenance and upgrades to the building and structural systems; and the ultimate completion of the decorative interiors.

All of this was part of the ongoing rebirth of the theater, helping to revitalize Galveston’s downtown, establish its dynamic programming, and guarantee its future. The unusual caveat of the tour is that both the theater’s executive director and the architect have been on the project since 1981. This tour will explore The Grand Opera House and support areas while providing a discussion about the continuing preservation of one of the most significant performing arts structures in the state of Texas.

ARCHITECTS
Frank Cox
Killis Almond Architects (rehabilitation)

Photo by: Richard Barnes
Photo by: Naho Kubota

Start Time: 11:00 AM | End Time: 3:00 PM | Speakers: Troy Schaum, Melissa McDonnell Lujan, Assoc. AIA| Price: $60.00
Credit: 2 LU | 2 HSW

Sharon Johnston and Mark Lee’s Menil Drawing Institute is the fifth building to join the Menil Campus. Opened in November of 2018, it is the first ground-up building dedicated to drawings and provides space for acquisition, exhibition, study, conservation, and storage. The architects liken the evolution of the Menil campus to a “chess match,” with their building responding to previous moves by Philip Johnson, Renzo Piano, and Francois de Menil, and expanding on the DNA of those seminal buildings. Join us as we explore the institute’s gallery, study center, conservation lab, and underground storage, along with its courtyards, designed by Michael Van Valkenburgh Associates.

We will also visit the home of the Transart Foundation, by SCHAUM/SHIEH, named 2018 Building of the Year by The Architect’s Newspaper. Transart House features a new double-height gallery, remodeled private art studio, and central core for meetings and research. The new sculptural building consists of three white stucco volumes with a facade peeling away at the corners. The architects have commented that they were “pursuing a sense of overall lightness” with the project and were interested in “how the geometry and material finish might make the building feel like it could blow away in the wind [or] scatter like cards.”

ARCHITECTS
Menil Drawing Institute

Johnston Marklee

Transart House
SCHAUM/SHIEH

Photo by: Richard Barnes
Photo by: Richard Barnes

Start Time: 11:00 AM | End Time: 3:30 PM | Speakers: Jennifer Cronin, Karen Willis, Graham Beach, AIA | Price: $60.00
Credit: 2.5 LU | 2.5 HSW

Access to natural light figures prominently in the design of two new buildings at the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston. Join us as we tour these projects, built as part of the institution’s massive campus redevelopment plan.

Established in 1927, the Glassell School of Art offers courses in art history and studio arts for students of all ages, including postgraduate artists and critics in the Core Residency Program. The school’s newest home, completed in May 2018, is a 93,000-sf, L-shaped building designed by Steven Holl Architects with Kendall/Heaton Associates as architect of record. The facade features a series of 178 pre-cast concrete panels alternating with glass panes, some edges vertical and others cut at an 11-degree angle. The inside of this building is dedicated to light: the large apertures wash the 36 studios and exhibition spaces with daylight, and the central atrium is illuminated from above.

The new 38,577-sf Sarah Campbell Blaffer Foundation Center for Conservation brings all of the MFAH’s conservation departments together under one roof, creating one of the largest spaces dedicated to conservation in the world. Designed by Lake|Flato Architects, the center was constructed on top of an existing MFAH parking garage with lighting was the primary driving factor for the design: a soaring ceiling and clerestory windows flood the studio bays — areas for painting, sculpture, and decorative arts — with essential northern light; facilities requiring darkness and support spaces are located on the inward side and between the studios.

ARCHITECTS
Glassell School of Art

Steven Holl Architects
Kendall/Heaton Associates (architect of record)

Sarah Campbell Blaffer Foundation Center for Conservation
Lake|Flato Architects

1:00 pm

Start Time: 1:00 PM | End Time: 2:30 PM | Speakers: Marcela Rhoads, FAIA | Price: Complimentary

Credit: 1.5 LU | 1.5 HSW | 1.5 ADA

As part of inclusion in the built environment, architects and design professionals ensure that people with disabilities are not forgotten. As part of our designs, we try to remove obstacles and barriers for people with mobility issues and/or visual impairments. A major obstacle for these individuals is the lack of accessible routes into our buildings. This class will discuss when an accessible route is required, where it should be located, and how it can enhance our project and make it more inclusive for all.

Start Time: 1:00 PM | End Time: 2:30 PM | Speakers: Mike McGlone, AIA, Can Bui, Drew Roberts | Price: Complimentary

Credits: 1.5 LU | 1.5 HSW

A presentation of the design and construction processes of the landmark Ruby City, designed by Adjaye Associates and Alamo Architects.

Start Time: 1:00 PM | End Time: 2:30 PM | Speakers: Fernando Brave, FAIA, Jeff Griffin, David Kloubec, Christian Sheridan, AIA | Price: Complimentary

Credit: 1.5 LU

ReCenter, a new 50,000-sf mixed-use building in Houston’s Midtown neighborhood, provides services and programs to help predominately homeless people struggling with addiction return to productive lives. To provide quality, maximize construction efficiency, and control costs, the project utilized a novel construction system never before used in Texas. The panelists will discuss the unique aspects of the project’s design and how this assembly method for the building’s upper three floors helped deliver outstanding results.

Start Time: 1:00 PM | End Time: 2:30 PM | Speakers: Michael Malone,FAIA, Brantley Hightower, AIA | Price: Complimentary

Credit: 1.5 LU | 1.5 HSW

Although often dismissed as inauthentic and kitsch, Disneyland and the process by which it was built and enhanced offer valuable lessons for today’s practicing architect. In this session, we will begin by describing the history of Disney parks and the critical scholarship that grew up around them. We will also discuss how both themed tourism and modern architecture itself traces its lineage through Disneyland. Finally, we will say what Disneyland can teach architects today.

Start Time: 1:00 PM | End Time: 2:30 PM | Speakers: Hailey Algoe, Shelby Blessing, AIA, Jason Haskins, AIA, Mackenzie Thering | Price: Complimentary

Credit: 1.5 LU | 1.5 HSW

AIA Austin’s DesignVoice committee will present their volunteer-led post-occupancy study of microhomes for the homeless at Community First! Village (CFV). Drawing from interviews with residents immersed in the village, we will discuss factors that have contributed to CFV’s success and recommendations for creating supportive communities. We will also show how our findings informed the design process for the second phase of CFV and share engagement techniques that architects can use from pre-design to post-occupancy.

Start Time: 1:00 PM | End Time: 2:30 PM | Speakers: Rafael Longoria, AIA, Dwayne Jones | Price: Complimentary

Credit: 1.5 LU | 1.5 HSW | 1.5 SD

The Texas Seaport Museum and its flagship, Elissa, have welcomed visitors to Galveston’s Pier 22 for more than three decades. This session will explore the challenges of occupying a flood-prone waterfront site on the Port of Galveston. It will also present the current plans to revitalize the harbor with a resilient redesign of the Texas Seaport Museum and new exhibits focusing on Galveston’s remarkable history as an immigration gateway.

Start Time: 1:00 PM | End Time: 2:30 PM | Speakers: Oswaldo Rivera-Ortiz, Assoc. AIAChris Carson, Alex Knesnik, Cathy Boldt | Price: Complimentary
Credit: 1.5 LU

The largest U.S. generation (25% of our population) is in K-12 and college right now. They navigate daily through STEM initiatives, extra-curricular activities, sports, and fine arts. But how is DESIGN being taught in K-12? How can our field benefit from an early push of design education? We’ll discuss what’s being done in K-12 across Texas and the U.S., what’s needed, and your role as a game-changer in a future designer’s life.

Start Time: 1:00 PM | End Time: 2:30 PM | Speakers: Steve Burrows | Price: Complimentary

Credit: 1.5 LU

Disruption is coming to AEC: Investment in technology, automation, robotics, and digital fabrication means that tomorrow’s architects will need to have the skills, processes, and deliverables that meet the needs of the manufacturing processes that are emerging. This session will outline the trends and demands that will come from this disruption and design the knowledge worker of the future in the architectural profession.

Photo by: Leonid Furmansky

Start Time: 1:00 PM | End Time: 2:30 PM | Speakers: Dwayne Jones, Chris Arneson | Price: $60.00
Credit: 1.5 LU

Tour the award-winning rehabilitation of the Hendley Building (aka Hendley Row), made possible by Galveston philanthropists George and Cynthia Mitchell. After the set of 1850s buildings, which were once the largest commercial structure in Texas, were placed on Preservation Texas’ Most Endangered list in 2008, the Mitchells purchased the property and undertook a massive renovation project. It is estimated that the buildings had been without a roof for at least 10 years, and the exterior walls had deteriorated from two feet to the thickness of a single brick. After clearing damage from Hurricane Ike, crews restored the building envelope and transformed the first floor into white box retail spaces.

3:00 pm

Start Time: 3:00 PM | End Time: 4:00 PM | Speakers: Kurt Neubek, FAIA | Price: Complimentary

Credit: 1 LU

Are your projects sometimes troubled by indecision and/or changing decisions? Do the so-called “decision-makers” delay needed decisions or make last minute changes ⁠— costing everyone time and money? In “Getting Decisions That Stick!,” you will learn 10 techniques you can use today to reduce costly changes by helping others make better-informed decisions. Don’t miss this interactive and highly acclaimed presentation.

Start Time: 3:00 PM | End Time: 4:00 PM | Speakers: Samantha Markham, AIA | Price: Complimentary

Credit: 1 LU

Have you ever asked, “Am I too young to lead this?” This session will explain why you don’t have to have 15+ years of experience to be a great leader. You will hear examples and steps for how you can run organizations, organize events, lead people, and inspire others to do the same. Already a strong leader? Great! We’ll cover how you can assist aspiring architects in becoming the same.

Start Time: 3:00 PM | End Time: 4:00 PM | Speakers: Coleman Coker | Price: Complimentary

Credit: 1 LU

This presentation will showcase a higher-education teaching approach that better prepares upcoming architectural employees/practitioners for the challenges of a dynamically changing future. Through 1) a proto-practice approach in the studio, 2) getting out of the classroom, 3) focusing on real-world community needs, and 4) immersion in sustainability and long-term resilience issues, Gulf Coast DesignLab students at The University of Texas at Austin better gain practical skill sets, learn how to communicate with stakeholders (clients), and achieve realistic design goals enhancing their professional future.

Start Time: 3:00 PM | End Time: 4:00 PM | Moderator: Helen Thompson; Panelists: Ann Tucker, Assoc. AIA, Robert HoangCatherine Saunders,  | Price: Complimentary

Credit: 1 LU

By using a small, medium, and large firm as case studies, we’ll demonstrate why design firms of all sizes should care about and invest in social media. The panel, moderated by Helen Thompson, will discuss benefits (ranging from simply staying relevant and current with marketing strategies, to allowing people an inside look into studios, to educating the general public on what it is you do and attracting/retaining talent) along with best practices for a successful program.

Start Time: 3:00 PM | End Time: 4:00 PM | Speakers: Michael Zaretsky, AIA, Dennis Chiessa, Assoc. AIA | Price: Complimentary

Credit: 1 LU

In the last decade, there has been a significant increase in interest among architects to engage social issues in their practice. This can take on several forms, from forming nonprofit organizations to committing a percentage of a firm’s time to public interest design work, to engaging with academia to enable time and energy toward public interest projects. This panel will include architects and firm/organization representatives who address public interest design and social engagement through different disciplines across Texas.

Start Time: 3:00 PM | End Time: 4:00 PM | Speakers: Shaun Hughes | Price: Complimentary

Credit: 1 LU

Advancements in virtual reality (VR) systems and BIM software offer designers a high-tech, low-cost way to immerse themselves and others inside design. Join this session to explore the advantages of bringing a project off the page during the design process, and acquire best practices for engaging clients with this cutting-edge technology. In addition, you’ll step into a virtual project and experience the space first-hand.

Start Time: 3:00 PM | End Time: 4:00 PM | Speakers: Lamour Hudson, Assoc. AIA; Aliya Beavers | Price: Complimentary

Credit: 1 LU

Many organizations and firms make an effort to incorporate Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion (EDI) into their company structure. In this session we will discuss the advancements we’ve made and learn how we can check our industry’s EDI “pulse” to ensure that we continue to lead in a way that is more aware of incorporating EDI into our daily work.

Start Time: 3:00 PM | End Time: 4:00 PM | Speakers: Luisina Basilico, AIA | Price: Complimentary

Credit: 1 LU | 1 HSW | 1 ADA | 1 SD

Research has shown the link between third grade reading levels and future professional success. Recently, studies have gone further to show that development at 18 months predicts third grade reading levels. And yet, while there is little question about the importance of preschool development and its potential societal benefit, there is limited public infrastructure in the U.S. to address the demand for early childhood education. Curriculum and physical environment both play critical roles in providing quality early childhood education.

3:30 pm

Start Time: 3:30 PM | End Time: 7:00 PM | Price: Complimentary

Let’s get this party started! Kick off the 80th Annual Conference and Design Expo with a Texas-sized happy hour in the exhibit hall featuring drinks, appetizers, and live music. Mingle with colleagues and suppliers as you explore exciting displays by exhibitors representing the best products and services in the industry.

Thursday’s Expo Happenings include:

-Acme VIP Lounge
-Andersen Windows Coffee Café & Recharge Zone
-Hufcor Mobile Design Studio
-“Wine” Down Lounge
-Expo Tours
-Networking Center
-Hands-On Demos
-TAC Lounge
-Attendee Bingo

Sponsor
AG&E Structural Engenuity

Bar and Food Partners
Hossley Lighting; Hufcor; JQ; Rogers-O’Brien Construction; SpawGlass; Wagner Group

Additional Supporters
Acme Brick; AIS Architectural Image Systems; alliantgroup; Andersen Windows and Doors; Architectural Engineered Products; Architectural Systems; BAi; Best Block Construction Materials; Blackson Brick; Connectrac; DVO Engineering; Fast Track Specialties; Galaxy Control Systems; Graphisoft; Hawa Sliding Solutions; McCarthy Building Companies; Natura; Pinnacle Structural Engineers; Precast Concrete Manufacturers’ Association of Texas; R. M. Rodgers; R.H. Tamlyn & Sons; Schluter Systems; Sheffield Metals International; Shildan Group; Surfacing Solution; Teal Construction; VELUX Commercial

Start Time: 3:30 PM | End Time: 4:30 PM | Speakers: Michael Malone, FAIA | Price: Complimentary
Credit: 1 LU

 

Join us for a tour in the Expo Hall exploring some of the highest-quality general contracting and construction management services available in the marketplace.

*Limited Capacity. Must be registered for this session in advance to participate. Check the app for availability.

The tour will visit the following booths:

– SpawGlass
– Teal Construction
– McCarthy Building Companies
– Rogers-O’Brien Construction
– The Whiting-Turner Contracting Company

 

4:30 pm

Start Time: 4:15 PM | End Time: 5:00 PM | Price: Complimentary

Who is WiA of Western Texas? WiA of Western Texas is made up of members from Abilene, Amarillo, El Paso, Lubbock, West Texas (Midland), and Wichita Falls chapters of AIA.

This is the kick-off event where WiA of Western Texas introduces ourselves to the other WiA committees and future members. The new WiA group created for Western Texas is here to foster mentoring opportunities, positively influence females to obtain their license, and illuminate the role of women within the profession. Women in Architecture aspire to be defined, not by gender, but rather by our talent, competency, and perspective as design professionals.

Sponsor
The Promiseland Project

Additional Supporters
ArchiPrep; CADCO Architects-Engineers; Ibañez Shaw Architecture; JHP; Omniplan; Stantec; STG Design; WKMC Architects

Start Time: 4:30 PM | End Time: 5:30 PM | Speakers: Peter Darby, AIA, Jarod Francher AIA, Marcela Rhoads, FAIA | Price: Complimentary

Credit: 1 LU | 1 HSW | 1 ADA

The ADA was passed more than 25 years ago, and accessibility guidelines have been around longer. How do Texas cities rank for providing accessible public spaces and buildings? You will learn about the history and current status of accessibility, and what the future holds for inclusive design for people with disabilities.

Start Time: 4:30 PM | End Time: 5:30 PM | Speakers: Peter Raab, AIA; Ross Weinert | Price: Complimentary
Credit: 1 LU| 1 HSW

 

Join us for a tour in the Expo Hall providing a hands-on survey of new wood products available in the architectural construction marketplace, and exploring resources available for code-compliant design of wood buildings.

*Limited Capacity. Must be registered for this session in advance to participate. Check the app for availability.

We will visit the following booths:

– LP FlameBlock
– Architectural Components Group
– Structurlam Mass Timber
– Bell Structural Solutions
– WoodWorks

5:15 pm

Start Time: 5:15 PM | End Time: 6:00 PM | Price: Complimentary

 

This interactive networking event will explore three questions pertaining to mentorship, design, and professional practice. Participants will investigate tangible actions toward building stronger careers and professional networks. Responses and data collected from the networking event will be examined and then shared with TxA members following the conference.

Sponsor
The Promiseland Project

Additional Supporters
ArchiPrep; CADCO Architects-Engineers; Ibañez Shaw Architecture; JHP; Omniplan; Stantec; STG Design; WKMC Architects

5:30 pm

Start Time: 5:30 PM | End Time: 6:30 PM | Speakers: Jason Puchot, AIA | Price: Complimentary
Credit: 1 LU| 1 HSW

 

Join us for a tour in the Expo Hall providing a hands-on survey of new lighting products and technologies available in the architectural marketplace.

*Limited Capacity. Must be registered for this session in advance to participate. Check the app for availability.

We will visit the following booths:

  • Specified Int+Ex
  • DEA Specialties
  • Wagner Architectural
  • Dyson

Friday, October 25, 2019

8:30 am

Start Time: 8:30 AM | End Time: 9:30 AM | Speakers: Claire Weisz, FAIA | Price: Complimentary
Credit: 1 LU| 1 HSW

Engaging Infrastructure: Engaging Architectural Thinking in the Systems Our Communities Rely On

Claire Weisz, FAIA

Bringing design innovation to infrastructure work is possible through creative input from multidisciplinary teams including architects, planners, urban designers, and engineers working closely with institutions, private companies, and public agencies — often with substantial community engagement. From the perspective of an award-winning practice specializing in urban design, planning, and architectural solutions in challenging contexts, Claire Weisz, FAIA, describes how varied kinds of infrastructure can be engaging and enjoyable highlights of the urban experience. Examples range from municipal salt sheds and resilient coastal boardwalks to reinvented highway overpasses and former shipyards. Focused on innovative approaches to public space, structures, and urban issues, Weisz shows how WXY’s approach ultimately engages both site-specific design and planning at multiple scales, creating surprising solutions with a multiplicity of uses. The projects reviewed include examples of collaboration with community-based, public authority, and private clients.

Keynote Session Sponsor
SpawGlass

Friday, Oct. 25 9:30 – 10:00 am

Location: Outside Moody Ballroom

 

Enjoy some freshly brewed coffee or hot tea while chatting with friends and colleagues during this networking break happening between the morning’s keynotes.

 

Sponsor

Teal Construction

10:00 am

Start Time: 10:00 AM | End Time: 11:30 AM | Speakers: Liz Ogbu | Price: Complimentary
Credit: 1.5 LU

 

Designing With Intention: How We Might Make Spatial Justice a Reality
Liz Ogbu

That concepts like equity have become part of mainstream conversations of what it means to create more inclusive towns and cities is something we should celebrate. But as we see increasing economic inequality, rising social and political tensions, and growing areas of exclusion, it’s becoming clear that catalyzing more just towns and cities requires more. This talk will explore what it means to think of design in this context and how increasing our relevance and delivering more impact means we need to move beyond basic notions of equity to the more critical framing of justice.

Keynote Session Sponsor
SpawGlass

11:00 am

Start Time: 11:00 AM | End Time: 5:00 PM | Price: Complimentary

Visit the Design Expo to explore exhibitor booths and displays featuring the latest products/services in the industry! Discover new tools and techniques, watch live demonstrations, and connect with vendors and industry representatives. Friday’s Expo Happenings include:

-Acme Brick Brunch With Exhibitors
-Acme VIP Lounge
-Andersen Windows Coffee Café & Recharge Zone
-Hufcor Mobile Design Studio
-“Wine” Down Lounge
-Expo Tours
-Networking Center
-Hands-On Demos
-Expo Networking Breaks
-TAC Lounge
-Attendee Bingo

Start Time: 11:00 AM | End Time: 1:00 PM | Price: Complimentary

Start your Friday off right! Join us for delicious brunch foods in the Expo Hall, courtesy of our 2019 Title Sponsor, Acme Brick. A cash bar offering Bloody Marys and mimosas will also be available. Food stations located throughout the show floor.

Sponsor
Acme Brick

Start Time: 11:00 AM | End Time: 12:00 PM | Speakers: Audrey Maxwell, AIA | Price: Complimentary
Credit: 1 LU| 1 HSW

Join us for a tour in the Expo Hall providing a hands-on survey of the latest materials and products available in the architectural construction marketplace for modern bathroom design.

*Limited Capacity. Must be registered for this session in advance to participate. Check the app for availability.

We will visit the following booths:

  • Bestbath
  • Schluter Systems
  • MAPEI
  • Pietra Tiles
  • Georgia Pacific Gypsum
  • Infinity Drain

11:15 am

Start Time: 11:15 AM | End Time: 12:00 PM | Price: Complimentary

Whether you want to make more earnings, work at your dream job, or start your own firm in the future, you can invent opportunities for yourself through connections. As emerging professionals in today’s world, we have the ability to network in person and through technology. In this workshop, you will identify your goals and learn how to network with purpose ⁠— successfully starting conversations, building and maintaining meaningful connections, and creating opportunities through your network to reach your goals.

Sponsor
The Promiseland Project

Additional Supporters
ArchiPrep; CADCO Architects-Engineers; Ibañez Shaw Architecture; JHP; Omniplan; Stantec; STG Design; WKMC Architects

11:30 am

Photo by: Leonid Furmansky
Photo by: Leonid Furmansky

Start Time: 11:30 AM | End Time: 4:00 PM | Price: $60.00
Credit: 3 LU | 3 HSW

 

This tour will visit the NASA Johnson Space Center (JSC) in Houston to view, located on a contiguous campus, one of the largest concentrations of mid-century modern International Style institutional buildings in the country. This is a rare opportunity to see several historic and newer buildings not on the regular Space Center Houston tourist tram tour.

Born of the Cold War Space Race, JSC was the world’s first campus, built from scratch, to be a home training base for a corps of astronaut pilots and specialists. It has been the subject of multiple documentaries, dramatic motion pictures, and television news broadcasts; however, very few outsiders realize the diversity of specialized facilities all originally designed with the purpose of supporting human exploration of space. The story of the development of the JSC campus — the design and construction of its buildings — is almost as dramatic as the story of the NASA Space Missions themselves.

Particular emphasis will be in showing the dichotomy of the historic buildings first designed for the Gemini and Apollo Missions, and the ongoing, ever evolving, manned missions of today and the future. Enabling human beings to survive and thrive in deep space requires specialized facilities for training, research, and development that promote strong collaboration between sciences, as each mission’s safety is quite literally a matter of life and death.

12:00 pm

Start Time: 12:00 PM | End Time: 1:00 PM | Speakers: Stephi Motal, AIA; Victoria Scott Carpenter, AIA | Price: Complimentary
Credit: 1 LU | 1 HSW

Join us for a tour in the Expo Hall providing a hands-on survey of masonry materials available in the architectural construction marketplace.

*Limited Capacity. Must be registered for this session in advance to participate. Check the app for availability.

We will visit the following booths:

–  Acme Brick
–  Blackson Brick
–  Espinoza Stone
–  Best Block
–  Minick Materials

 

 

12:30 pm

Start Time: 12:30 PM | End Time: 1:30 PM | Price: Complimentary

Join the students of the 2019 Texas Schools of Architecture Competition to view their project displays, congratulate the winning team, and learn more about how each project came together.

Sponsor
The Promiseland Project

Additional Supporters
ArchiPrep; CADCO Architects-Engineers; Ibañez Shaw Architecture; JHP; Omniplan; Stantec; STG Design; WKMC Architects

1:00 pm

Start Time: 1:00 PM | End Time: 2:30 PM | Speakers: Laura Wright, AIA | Price: Complimentary

Credit: 1.5 LU

This session explores the development of guided pathways in architectural education as an effective strategy for promoting the profession and enabling it to adapt to a changing world. These pathways bridge a dual credit high school certificate program developed by a Texas Society of Architects task force into community colleges, and then on to university architecture programs. This session delineates the challenges, advantages, and sample implementation strategies for the architectural profession as produced in Texas.

Start Time: 1:00 PM | End Time: 2:30 PM | Speakers: Betsy del Monte, FAIA | Price: Complimentary
Credit: 1.5 LU|1.5 HSW

The practice of architecture is one of the many aspects of our lives threatened to be disrupted by the shocks and stresses of climate change. This interactive session will discuss these stresses and explore the impact on all aspects of professional practice. From global to practice-specific, these potentially daunting changes will be redefined from scary vague threats into specific challenges, for which strategies can be crafted.

Start Time: 1:00 PM | End Time: 2:30 PM | Speakers: James Haliburton, AIA, Mark Clayton | Price: Complimentary
Credit: 1.5 LU | 1.5 HSW

Finally automation is taking away a job no one wants to do: code review. But wait, should we let them? Too late. While automation is eliminating jobs, it has the potential to create many more. This session explains the current status of automated code review, how it works, and how it stands to benefit the profession. Presenters will showcase an example workflow through an interactive session utilizing a freely available software they have created: SMARTReview.

Start Time: 1:00 PM | End Time: 2:30 PM | Speaker: Sarah Kinard | Price: Complimentary

Credit: 1.5 LU

Your firm is busy, but there may be a downturn looming on the horizon. It’s important to prepare your firm for what lies ahead. This presentation will provide you with a scalable and actionable plan utilizing the KISS principle to focus your efforts. This session will not only cover how to create and implement a KISS Downturn Preparedness Strategy and Plan for Marketing and BD, we will also workshop aspects of the plan to ensure your success after the conference. After this session, you will be equipped to develop a strategy and plan allowing you to compete and win in the changing economy.

Start Time: 1:00 PM | End Time: 2:30 PM | Speakers: Elizabeth Brant, AIAChris Mundell, AIA, CDT, LEED FellowGarrett Ferguson, AIA | Price: Complimentary

Credit: 1.5 LU | 1.5 HSW | 1.5 SD | 1.5 GBCI

This presentation will give an overview of the latest green building rating systems that are focusing more on health and wellness. The presenters will share the latest updates on WELL v2, Fitwel, and Living Building Challenge v3. Local Texas case studies will demonstrate how architects can improve the well-being of the occupants in their spaces and buildings.

Start Time: 1:00 PM | End Time: 2:30 PM | Speakers: Tony Leto | Price: Complimentary

Credit: 1.5 LU | 1.5 HSW | 1.5 ADA

This program will differentiate between handrails and guardrails, and make participants aware of building codes related to the design and installation of such rails. Participants will gain knowledge of available resources to answer code-related questions.

Start Time: 1:00 PM | End Time: 2:30 PM | Speaker: Michael Malone, FAIA | Price: Complimentary

Credit: 1.5 LU | 1.5 HSW

We users of buildings take life safety and fire codes for granted. Despite our visceral reactions to reports of building fires and the attendant injuries and loss of life, they are very rare in modern America and most of the Western world. This program will trace the events that led to the creation of fire codes, how they have been adapted and applied, and how they have made us dramatically safer, especially when viewed within the increasingly dense urban communities we live in now.

Start Time: 1:00 PM | End Time: 2:30 PM | Speakers: Andrew Hawkins, AIA | Price: Complimentary

Credit: 1.5 LU

This session covers issues of firm ownership from the perspective of operating a firm during the early years of your career. Many young professionals lack sufficient mentorship to make informed decisions about the transition to firm owner. This session will provide information, strategies, and lessons learned about what to expect from new firm ownership. The use of case studies and real-life stories and situations will convey the implications of firm ownership as a young professional.

Start Time: 1:00 PM | End Time: 2:30 PM | Speakers: Luisina Basilico, AIA, Jill Kurtz, AIA, Vanessa Patrick-Ralhan, Jamie Flatt, Assoc. AIA | Price: Complimentary

Credit: 1.5 LU

In this session, emerging female leaders who attended the University of Houston (UH) leadership development conference partner with UH business faculty to bring together research-based insights and their own professional experience. The group will discuss: the unique facets of women leaders; how women can ask for what they want and bring their whole, best selves to work; and how to create an inclusive community where women are positioned to succeed at a pace equal to that of their male colleagues.

Start Time: 1:00 PM | End Time: 2:00 PM | Speakers: Zaida Basora, FAIA | Price: Complimentary
Credit: 1 LU | 1 HSW

 

Join us for a tour in the Expo Hall exploring the latest safety and security solutions available in the architectural construction marketplace.

*Limited Capacity. Must be registered for this session in advance to participate. Check the app for availability.

We will visit the following booths:

– Allegion
– Rollac Rolling Shutters
– Sunset Glass Tinting
– Access Products
– Galaxy Control Systems

 

Start Time: 1:00 PM | End Time: 2:30 PM | Speakers: Andrew Barnes, AIAGray Garmon, Assoc. AIAJessica Burnham | Price: Complimentary

Credit: 1.5 LU | 1.5 HSW

American cities must evolve, become more inclusive, and adapt to the future of urban needs. Join us as we recap “Reimagine Crowdus,” a month-long experiment in Dallas’ Deep Ellum neighborhood that turned a small street into pedestrian-oriented public space to better serve and increase walkability in this unique neighborhood. Come for inspiration, best practices, and action items as the organizers of this event share from their experience.

Start Time: 1:00 PM | End Time: 2:30 PM | Speakers: Peter Goldstein, AIA, CityLab HS Student, Lorena Toffer, AIA, Lynn Smith | Price: Complimentary
Credit: 1.5 LU

CityLab High School, a community initiative led by educators and design industry experts, is the first of its kind public school with a design focus in downtown Dallas. At CityLab, students engage with the city as a laboratory for learning as they develop critical thinking and creative problem-solving skills via hands-on, real-world projects in collaboration with organizations, institutions, and professionals to prepare them for college and future careers in architecture, urban planning, and environmental science.

Photo by: Leonid Furmansky

Start Time: 1:00 PM | End Time: 3:00 PM | Speakers: Blake Von Blon, Veronica Von Blon, Dennis McNabb, Chris Smith | Price: $60.00
Credit: 2 LU

Over the course of his career, John F. Staub designed homes for some of Houston’s most influential families, but his favorite was the house he designed for Marie and William C. Helmbrecht in Galveston. The relatively modest home was built in 1928 for approximately $21,500 and designed in the French manorial-style. Staub described the house, with its two pairs of shuttered French doors and entry flanked by oval windows, as “perfectly simple.” Designated as a Galveston Landmark in 2016, the Helmbrecht home is maintained in its meticulous condition by the owners.

Tour attendees will be able to contrast the preservation focus of the Helmbrecht home with the adaptive reuse approach taken in the Von Blon home, installed in the 1905 C. F. Marschner Building.  Now a private residence, the historic structure originally housed Texas Bottling Works on the first level, and an apartment for the owner’s family on the second.  The building incorporated Victorian, Romanesque Revival design and Italiante influences and featured arched portals for deliveries and shipments.

ARCHITECT
Helmbrecht Home

John F. Staub

Photo by: Leonid Furmansky
Photo by: Leonid Furmansky

Start Time: 1:00 PM | End Time: 3:00 PM | Speakers: Stephen Fox, Gaurav Khadse | Price: $60.00
Credit: 2 LU

This architectural walking tour of The University of Texas Medical Branch campus will focus on two significant buildings: Nicholas J. Clayton’s Ashbel Smith Hall of 1891, better known as Old Red and now the oldest functioning, purpose-designed academic building in the UT system, and the Moody Medical Library of 1972 by Ford, Powell & Carson. Both demonstrate lessons learned about building in climatically unpredictable environments. Both represent the work of Texan master architects of different generations.

ARCHITECTS
Ashbel Smith Hall

Nicholas J. Clayton

Moody Medical Library
Ford, Powell & Carson

Photo by: Leonid Furmansky
Photo by: Leonid Furmansky

Start Time: 1:00 PM | End Time: 2:30 PM | Speakers: Dwayne Jones | Price: $60.00
Credit: 1.5 LU

The Strand Historic District is one of the largest concentrations of late-19th-century Victorian-era cast iron storefronts in the United States. Declared a National Historic Landmark District in 1976, the Strand District encompasses the entire five-block business district between 20th and 25th streets and is near the city’s wharf. Galveston historian Virginia Eisenhour referred to the district as the “Wall Street of the Southwest,” as it reflects trade and commercial interactions and changes in Galveston as a link to settlement in the southwest from the 1830s to the middle of the 20th century.

The mostly brick buildings are one to three stories in height (with a couple of exceptions) and show a vast array of architectural styles and materials. The Galveston Historical Foundation focused its early preservation efforts on the district, implementing a highly effective revolving fund and inviting the firm of Robert Venturi and Denise Scott Brown (Venturi and Rauch Architects and Planners) to prepare the first plan in 1974-75. This tour will look at current rehabilitation projects, explore postmodern influences in the district, and present an overview of preservation projects since the 1970s, including the work of Taft Architects, Ford, Powell & Carson, and other firms and individuals.

1:45 pm

Start Time: 1:45 PM | End Time: 2:30 PM | Price: Complimentary

 

Join AIA San Antonio’s Women in Architecture leaders to explore how developing consistent and proven programming contributes to building a successful network. This dynamic grassroots approach to curating educational tours, women-centric panel discussions, and thought-provoking showcases of work from local talented architects and designers has given voice to women and positioned them as thought leaders in their community. In this workshop, you’ll connect with dynamic women who can help you develop effective programming that responds to the needs of women in architecture in your chapter.

Sponsor
The Promiseland Project

Additional Supporters
ArchiPrep; CADCO Architects-Engineers; Ibañez Shaw Architecture; JHP; Omniplan; Stantec; STG Design; WKMC Architects

2:00 pm

Start Time: 2:00 PM | End Time: 3:00 PM | Speakers: Beau Frail, AIA | Price: Complimentary
Credit: 1 LU | 1HSW

 

Join us for a tour in the Expo Hall providing a survey of new sustainable and natural products available in the architectural construction marketplace.

*Limited Capacity. Must be registered for this session in advance to participate. Check the app for availability.

This tour will visit the following booths:

– Natura (interior horticultural design)
– Sierra Pacific (seed-to-window manufacturing)
– Plyboo (bamboo products and building materials)
– Rockwool (stone wool insulation)
– Xella Aircrete (aerated concrete products)

 

2:30 pm

Start Time: 2:30 PM | End Time: 3:00 PM | Price: Complimentary

 

Need an afternoon pick-me-up? Stop by the Design Expo for some sweet and savory treats available in several spots of the show floor.

 

Start Time: 2:30 PM | End Time: 3:30 PM | Speakers: Mary Crites, AIA | Price: Complimentary
Credit: 1 LU| 1 HSW

 

Join us for a tour in the Expo Hall exploring the wide range of available window systems for commercial, residential, and historic restoration projects.

*Limited Capacity. Must be registered for this session in advance to participate. Check the app for availability.

We will visit the following booths:

– Andersen Windows and Doors
– Marvin Windows and Doors
– Portella Steel Doors & Windows
– The Cavallini Co. Stained Glass Studio

 

2:45 pm

Start Time: 2:45 PM | End Time: 3:30 PM | Price: Complimentary

This interactive networking event with AIA San Antonio’s Latinos in Architecture explores the opportunity for architects to connect with communities to help them come together to transform place and build equity. At this session, you’ll meet dynamic young LiA leaders who are citizen architects dedicated to community service. Hear the story of how LiA, in partnership with the City of San Antonio, is working with citizens in the community to reimagine Market Square and Plaza Guadalupe so that those places better respond to the neighborhoods they serve. Be inspired to become a citizen architect and start transforming your community!

Sponsor
The Promiseland Project

Additional Supporters
ArchiPrep; CADCO Architects-Engineers; Ibañez Shaw Architecture; JHP; Omniplan; Stantec; STG Design; WKMC Architects

3:00 pm

Start Time: 3:00 PM | End Time: 4:00 PM | Speakers: Michael Zaretsky, AIAColeman Coker | Price: Complimentary

Credit: 1 LU

Within the practice of architecture, “design/build” is a project delivery method, while in university architecture programs, “design/build” is a pedagogical approach to teaching and exploring design. This session will invite leaders of academic design/build groups from universities across Texas to share their approach to learning through the process of making. For practicing architects, academic design/build provides opportunities for collaboration, research, and community engagement.

Start Time: 3:00 PM | End Time: 4:00 PM | Speakers: Francois Levy, AIA | Price: Complimentary
Credit: 1 LU

BIM can be much more than designing more efficiently. It can help design more: design more deeply, design more thoughtfully, design more courageously. Not just “faster, better CAD,” BIM can support design processes where technique and methodology are in the service of better architecture. Through a series of vignettes, this session will help architects advance beyond merely improved documentation and project sharing. It concludes with an outline roadmap for practices transitioning to BIM.

Start Time: 3:00 PM | End Time: 4:00 PM | Speakers: Benino Gonzales, AIA, Jennifer Kucek | Price: Complimentary

Credit: 1 LU | 1 HSW

Modern design trends are favoring larger openings, and while this blank canvas offers the architect a wide range of options, it can also pose a challenge. Because of the almost unlimited variations of different types, styles, and available options for large doors, it is often more important that the architect understands how to make the selection, rather than which specific door to choose. The process for specifying should include client aesthetic expectations, environmental conditions, building performance, and durability concerns.

Start Time: 3:00 PM | End Time: 4:00 PM | Session Leaders: Krystyn Haecker, AIA; Aline Yoldi, AIA, Pfluger Architects  | Price: Complimentary

Credit: 1 LU

This roundtable will feature interactive small group discussions focused on key issues for women in architecture. Attendees will participate in discussions with invited topic leaders, engaging with each other to share ideas, opinions, and visions for gender equity in our profession. Topics and roundtable leaders include:

Why Representation of Women in Leadership Affects the Advancement of the Profession:
– Christy Taylor, CHIOCO | design
– Amanda Schulte, AIA, Bennett Benner Partners

Cultivating Diverse Mentor Relationships to Foster a More Diverse Profession
– Jessica Deaver, Assoc. AIA, Nick Deaver Architect
– Samantha Raburn Markham, AIA, Stantec

How Bias Impacts the Professional Development of Women
– Dianne Kett, AIA, Amity Kett
– Heather Rowell, AIA, HR Design Dept.

Collaborating to Promote an Equitable Profession
– Amanda Dean, Huitt-Zollars
– Caitlin Scott, Dillon Kyle Architects

 

Start Time: 3:00 PM | End Time: 4:00 PM | Speakers: Shaun Hughes | Price: Complimentary

Credit: 1 LU

Today’s clients are technology-savvy and becoming comfortable with interactive design immersion technologies such as BIMx, Google Cardboard VR, and Oculus Rift. Discover how mobile and virtual reality technologies are changing the way architects interact with clients, consultants, contractors, and other stakeholders. The seminar will review case studies that utilize immersion technologies to improve their design process, build client engagement, expand services, and support remote communication. We’ll look at present-day use of immersion technologies and envision how mobile and virtual reality will impact the profession in the future.

Start Time: 3:00 PM | End Time: 4:00 PM | Speakers: Peter BrodskyTip Housewright, FAIAKen Lombard | Price: Complimentary

Credit: 1 LU

How do we as architects and urban designers contribute to the revitalization of historically underserved neighborhoods within our cities? Hear how developers in South Los Angeles and in Southern Dallas have brought new life to declining properties with creative design, leasing, and financing strategies. See how these two case studies have added much-needed amenities such as retail, entertainment, and grocery stores to their neighborhoods and created more stable, prosperous communities.

Start Time: 3:00 PM | End Time: 4:00 PM | Speakers: Thad Reeves, AIA, Andrew Nance, AIA | Price: Complimentary
Credit: 1 LU

This session will discuss the various influences of the design-build model on a small firm working primarily on residential projects. The principal partners of A-GRUPPO architects will discuss the various ways the DB model has changed their office and the way they think about their projects over the past five years.

Start Time: 3:00 PM | End Time: 4:00 PM | Speakers: Matt Severance, AIA, Taylor Coleman | Price: Complimentary
Credit 1 LU|1 HSW

The Gensler-designed First United Bank is the first full mass timber project to be completed in the state, and the first in the nation using Southern Yellow Pine CLT. In this presentation, we will explore two other sites using mass timber — another retail project and an office building — showcasing the flexibility and uses of MT for more than just office towers. We’ll discuss detailing, structural solutions, lessons learned, and feasibility for large and small-scale projects.

Start Time: 3:00 PM | End Time: 4:00 PM | Speakers: Peter Darby, AIA | Price: Complimentary

Credit: 1 LU | 1 HSW | 1 ADA | 1 SD

This session is a continuation of the Future of Cities series started in 2015 and addresses the need for resiliency in transportation mobility in and surrounding our major Texas cities. We will look at the impact of architectural design elements and review guidance on how we can design for a future transportation network that is inclusive to all people. The session will also touch upon accessibility, resiliency, and inclusive design.

Start Time: 3:00 PM | End Time: 4:00 PM | Speakers: Ryan Lemmo, AIA; Lauren Cadieux, AIA; Matt Wallace, AIA | Price: Complimentary
Credit: 1 LU

 

Join us for a panel presentation featuring the following 2019 TxA Design Award-winning projects:

  • Clear Rock Lookout  — Lemmo Architecture and Design
  • AC Hotel Dallas by the Galleria — 5G Studio Collaborative
  • Marine Education Center at the Gulf Coast Research Laboratory — Lake|Flato Architects with unabridged Architecture

Start Time: 3:00 PM | End Time: 4:00 PM | Speakers: Dror Baldinger, FAIA | Price: Complimentary

Credit: 1 LU

Architectural photography is a multi-level medium that immerses the viewer into a built environment through graphic representation, and also through graphic interpretation. The publication and dissemination of architectural photography informs and includes individuals and societies, bridging distances, and building abstracted connections of ideas. Through this process, architectural photography helps to extend a timeless resilience to the art it chronicles and interprets.

Photo by: Leonid Furmansky
Photo by: Leonid Furmansky

Tour Sponsor: Creative Combinations by Alex Gonzalez

Start Time: 3:00 PM | End Time: 4:30 PM | Speakers: Greg Lewis, Alex Gonzalez | Price: $60.00
Credit: 1.5 LU | 1.5 HSW

The Bryan Museum building had humble beginnings as the Galveston Orphans Home. Funded by financier, investor, and philanthropist Henry Rosenberg, a Swiss immigrant to Galveston, the original building was designed by Alfred Muller in a Gothic Revival style and completed in 1895. It featured double-wythe brick walls with cement plaster and wood framing, and a natatorium on the ground floor.

After the building was destroyed in the Great Storm of 1900, newspaper publisher William Randolph Hearst held a charity event in New York City for a rebuild. Architect George B. Stowe reconstructed the building in the Renaissance Revival style, using brick with a terra-cotta trim. The first two floors were saved, and the third rebuilt. The building was reopened in 1902 and was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1979. It served as a state orphanage until 1983.

In 2013, J.P Bryan purchased the building to serve as a permanent home for his collection of more than 70,000 artifacts and artworks relating to Texas and the American West. Join us for this fascinating tour led by the architect of the project, who joined historic preservation contractor Alex Gonzalez to renovate the historic structure into an island destination.

ARCHITECTS
Alfred Muller
George B. Stowe (reconstruction)
Lewis Design Group (renovation)

Photo by: Leonid Furmansky
Photo by: Leonid Furmansky

Start Time: 3:00 PM | End Time: 4:30 PM | Speakers: Harold Thompson, AIA, Fred Halden Tally, AIA | Price: $60.00
Credit: 1.5 LU | 1.5 HSW

This tour will visit Galveston Fire & Rescue Station No. 4, an award-winning civic project designed by HDR Architecture with English + Associates that proves an emergency operations and response facility located on a barrier island designed to resist Category 5 storms, tidal surge flooding, and the constant wind-driven humid salt air, need not resemble a military bunker. To the contrary, the memorable design forms, colors, and materials evoke the local coastal vernacular of the modernist raised beach house, providing the occupants with spectacular protected open vistas to the Gulf of Mexico and Galveston Bay beyond, the adjacent City of Galveston Scholes International Airport, which it also serves, and the neighborhoods of West Galveston, which it serves and protects.

ARCHITECT
HDR Architecture with English + Associates

Photo by: Leonid Furmansky

Start Time: 3:00 PM | End Time: 4:30 PM | Speakers: Brax Easterwood, AIA, David Watson, AIA, Doug McLean | Price: $60.00
Credit: 1.5 LU | 1.5 HSW

The Galveston Arts Center (GAC) building is a neoclassical gem at the corner of 22nd and the Strand. Built in 1878 for the First National Bank of Galveston, the building was undergoing a restoration of its cast iron facade when Hurricane Ike hit in 2008. Had the architects not been structurally supporting the entire second floor brick facade, the building would have been lost. GAC, who has been housed in the building since 1968, undertook a seven-year capital campaign to raise funds for renovations, which were capped off by the installation of the restored cornice in May 2018.

The W.L. Moody Building of 1883 was built on the site formerly occupied by the 1872 Moody-Jamison Building and features the preserved cast iron facade of its burned predecessor. The Hurricane of 1900 destroyed the building’s roof, fourth floor, and cornice. The structure was repaired and remained the headquarters for Moody businesses until 1913. It was also home for 42 years to Colonel Bubbie’s military surplus store, which opened in 1972 and contributed to the revitalization of The Strand as a retail district. The building is now owned by another Galveston merchant, who is renovating it for retail at street-level with loft apartments above.

ARCHITECTS
Galveston Arts Center

P.M. Comegys
David Watson Architects (restoration)

W.L. Moody Building
Nicholas Clayton
Brax Easterwood Designs (renovations)

3:30 pm

Start Time: 3:30 PM | End Time: 4:30 PM | Speakers: Filo Castore, AIA | Price: Complimentary

1 LU | 1 HSW

Join us for a tour in the Expo Hall providing a hands-on survey of new interiors products and materials available in the architectural construction marketplace.

*Limited Capacity. Must be registered for this session in advance to participate. Check the app for availability.

We will visit the following booths:

– TRW Family of Companies
– Surfacing Solution
– Behr Paint Company
– Artisan Hardwood Floors
– Specified Int+Ex

Photo by: Leonid Furmansky
Photo by: Leonid Furmansky

Start Time: 3:30 PM | End Time: 5:00 PM | Speakers: Stephen Fox, Viola Moore | Price: $60.00
Credit: 1.5 LU

Open Gates, built for Galveston entrepreneur George Sealy and his wife, Mary, was designed by renowned architect Stanford White, who also completed the Vanderbilt mansion in New York and the original Madison Square Garden. Finished in 1889, the 24,000-sf home features an opulent neoclassical, striped facade with Mediterranean-style arches, Spanish roof tiles, and elaborate detailing. In 1969, the home was donated to the University of Texas Medical Branch, who restored the building to its original splendor, with modernized systems, when it was significantly damaged by Hurricane Ike.

The family residence of W.L. Moody, Jr. was designed by William H. Tyndall. Built in 1894 and is believed to be the first home in the state to be built on a steel frame. It is a four-story building designed in the Romanesque style with a pressed brick and limestone exterior featuring rounded arches, turrets, and heavy stonework. The home also has stained glass windows, hand-carved woodwork, and ornate ceilings. After undergoing a meticulous restoration in the late 1980s and early 1990s, the home was opened to the public as the Moody Mansion and Museum.

ARCHITECTS
Open Gates

Stanford White

Moody Mansion
William H. Tyndall

4:00 pm

Start Time: 4:00 PM | End Time: 5:30 PM | Price: Complimentary

The Grand 1894 Opera House – 2020 Postoffice St, Galveston, TX 77550

The New Architect Convocation is an inspiring ceremony recognizing the newly licensed architects of Texas. Join us as we celebrate the accomplishments of all who have achieved licensure in the past year. New architects will be individually recognized; RSVP is required to participate in the ceremony. Family, friends, and colleagues are all invited to attend, no RSVP needed.

RSVP Deadline: September 13.

Shuttle service will be provided between Moody Gardens and the Opera House from 3:30–5:45 p.m.

 

Sponsor
HKS

4:30 pm

Start Time: 4:30 PM | End Time: 5:30 PM | Speakers: Ned McKnightMichelle Mantegna, AIA, Rebecca Manhardt | Price: Complimentary

Credit: 1 LU

As demand for faster, more efficient, and progressive projects accelerates, the request for in-person, cross-team collaboration has followed suit. Co-location holds the promise of significant savings in time, effort, and financial resources, while enhancing the quality of the documents, construction process, and finished building. While simple in concept, the practice of design and construction teams working together from a central operations hub requires thoughtful consideration and coordination beyond that of traditional project delivery.

Start Time: 4:30 PM | End Time: 5:30 PM | Speakers: Molly Plummer, Mark Meyer, Taylor Toynes, Willis Winters, FAIA | Price: Complimentary
Credit: 1 LU|1 HSW

Long-overlooked and neglected, a community in South Dallas wanted more. Enlisted by a private foundation, TBG and The Trust for Public Land used participatory, community-driven design to analyze the community’s connections to the city, its existing community assets, and the opportunity for a more resilient, connected, and healthy corridor. The recommendation? A new masterplan for a non-traditional client that addresses future development and equity — and shows how important long-lasting connections are to its success.

Start Time: 4:30 PM | End Time: 5:30 PM | Speakers: Jill Kurtz, AIA | Price: Complimentary

Credit: 1 LU | 1 HSW | 1 SD | 1 GBCI

Sustainability has become synonymous with LEED. But in an era of an ever-expanding energy code and fewer clients asking for formal certification, does that mean we are no longer integrating important sustainability, health, and comfort strategies if we’re not seeking certification? This session will explore how Page is using the COTE toolkit, AIA 2030, designing with daylight, and other data-driven approaches to design on projects to provide sustainable value to clients even without a certificate.

Start Time: 4:30 PM | End Time: 5:30 PM | Speakers: Michael Zaretsky, Mark Peterman, Mikhail Moya, Lauren Berry | Price: Complimentary

Credit: 1 LU

This session will explore how architects define “design” differently than engineers, how those differences affect the design process, and how to more effectively communicate across the architect/engineer divide for the benefit of the project.

Start Time: 4:30 PM | End Time: 5:30 PM | Speakers: Mitch MilbyJames Atkins, FAIA | Price: Complimentary

Credit: 1 LU

Architects live and die by documentation in claims defense. Project activities and decisions are examined and evaluated based on available written records. Success can depend on the quality of the documents you generate. Can your documentation withstand such scrutiny? This session examines the architect’s 20 most critical areas of documentation with suggestions for creating accurate protective records in the normal course of business. Don’t miss this essential project management discussion.

Start Time: 4:30 PM | End Time: 5:30 PM | Speakers: Amanda Adler, AIA | Price: Complimentary
Credit: 1 LU

The presentation will start with a brief introduction into BOMA — its history, intent, and use. Then we’ll explore the six different types of BOMA standards and review their similarities, differences, and applications. The importance of BOMA standards will be explained, along with why it benefits both the architect and the client to include these standards as early as possible in the project. Lastly, there will be a brief demonstration of how to create BOMA documents with commonly used software.

Start Time: 4:30 PM | End Time: 5:30 PM | Speakers: Bob Carter | Price: Complimentary

Credit: 1 LU | 1 HSW

This course will give an overview of the use of terracotta panel cladding as a building finish material. It will also present: the design advantages and disadvantages of this type of cladding; methods of installation; and the types of building assembly and cost factors to be taken into consideration for the use of this material.

Start Time: 4:30 PM | End Time: 5:30 PM | Speakers: Laura Sachtleben, AIA, Leesa Vardeman, AIA, Robert Rollo, AIA   | Price: Complimentary

Credit: 1 LU | 1 HSW

With the growing discussion around school safety, many have turned to architects and the building design for solutions. Defining how design can impact school safety in our buildings is important; however, we must remember that the physical building alone cannot solve the issue. In this session, education architects from around the state will discuss the work of the TxA School Safety Work Group to advance school safety initiatives in Texas.

Start Time: 4:30 PM | End Time: 5:30 PM | Speakers: Chris Mundell, AIAKen Meline | Price: Complimentary
Credit: 1 LU| 1 HSW

This presentation provides an overview of both building envelope and MEP systems commissioning and how they improve our architectural designs. It also gives an update on the latest green building codes and rating systems requirements for commissioning that affect the design and construction of our projects.

Start Time: 4:30 PM | End Time: 5:30 PM | Speakers: Shelby Blessing, AIA; Ken Jones, AIA; Tim Cuppett, AIA |  Price: Complimentary
Credit: 1 LU

 

Join us for a panel presentation featuring the following 2019 TxA Design Award-winning projects:

  • Magnolia Montessori for All – Page
  • W Dock – Miró Rivera Architects
  • Camp Frio – Tim Cuppett Architects

Saturday, October 26, 2019

8:00 am

Start Time: 8:00 AM | End Time: 9:00 AM | Speakers: Tom Lamson | Price: Complimentary

Credit: 1 LU

This presentation will highlight the different strategies and methods being utilized by firms of all sizes and Texas geographies to successfully attract architectural and design talent of various market sector expertise and seniority levels. This presentation will focus on developing strategies for immediate talent acquisition, as well as developing long-term talent acquisition initiatives.

Start Time: 8:00 AM | End Time: 9:00 AM | Moderator: Jesse Hager, AIA; Panelists: Nicole Blair, AIA; Carolina Civarolo; Erick Darbo Diaz, AIA; John Tsai, AIA | Price: Complimentary
Credit: 1 LU

Texas today is full of small, young architectural practices that are seeking to evolve the culture of design in the state. In this panel discussion, TxA Publication Committee Chair Jesse Hager will have a discussion with the leaders of several of the firms that were featured in Texas Architect’s Emerging Practices feature, from the January/February 2019 issue. Find out how they started their firms and how they navigate designing in their particular part of the state.

Start Time: 8:00 AM | End Time: 9:00 AM | Speakers: David Brewerton, Assoc. AIAMonica Salazar | Price: Complimentary

Credit: 1 LU

Licensure is critical to the preservation and growth of our profession. Understanding its value, and the value of the licensing process, is critical to developing motivated licensure candidates. This presentation will provide an overview of licensing requirements covering the three “Es”: Education, Experience, and Examinations. It will discuss the importance of licensure as it pertains to the individual, the firm, and the profession. And, it will discuss methods for individuals and firms to motivate themselves and their staff to become licensed.

Start Time: 8:00 AM | End Time: 9:00 AM | Speakers: Janis Brackett, AIA, Kari Smith | Price: Complimentary

Credit: 1 LU | 1 HSW

Texas and the Gulf Coast will continue to suffer devastating impacts of disasters such as floods, droughts, tornadoes, hurricanes, and earthquakes. Design professionals are uniquely skilled to help communities both before and after such events. Addressing both practical and theoretical issues, learn how architects have engaged communities in response to disasters, as well as how students collaborate across disciplines to integrate resilient design principles into our communities. Attendees will have opportunities to share best practices.

Start Time: 8:00 AM | End Time: 9:00 AM | Speakers: Courtney SchoedelRandall Rehfuss, Assoc. AIA | Price: Complimentary

Credit: 1 LU | 1 HSW

Acoustics are never a problem until the building is occupied. While acoustic problems are difficult to solve once a building is built, the five most common issues are straightforward when dealt with during design and construction. This course highlights the five fundamental issues acoustic consultants are most often contacted to fix and shares principles to identify and avoid these mistakes in the first place. The goal? To make sure that once the building opens, no one ever thinks about the acoustics.

Start Time: 8:00 AM | End Time: 9:00 AM | Speakers: Dennis Patrick, AIA | Price: Complimentary
Credit 1 LU| 1 HSW

This presentation will give a brisk architectural overview of the beginnings, growth, evolution, and future of the facilities at the NASA Johnson Space Center (JSC) in Houston. Located on a 1,600+ acre campus, JSC is one of the largest concentrations of mid-century modern International Style institutional buildings in the country. More than a collection of buildings, it is a dramatic design saga born of the Cold War Space Race in which specialized facilities to support the growth and training of America’s astronauts were conceived, programmed, designed, and constructed in remarkably brief periods of time.

Start Time: 8:00 AM | End Time: 9:00 AM | Speakers: Adam Nemati, Jessica Simon, Anne Hildenbrand, AIA, John Hoenig | Price: Complimentary

Credit: 1 LU | 1 HSW

This presentation will focus on the lessons learned from recently designed and constructed ICC 500 compliant tornado shelters. It will be a joint presentation giving architectural, structural engineering, and MEP engineering perspectives on the various design and construction challenges for these demanding structures. We will also provide insight on our approaches to meeting some of these challenges and discuss the pros and cons associated with the different approaches.

Start Time: 8:00 AM | End Time: 9:00 AM | Speakers: Ernesto Maldonado, AIAStephanie Pedigo, AIA | Price: Complimentary

Credit: 1 LU | 1 HSW

Affordable housing on a tight budget can be award-winning design. The presenters will illustrate how well-designed places have a positive effect and provide dignity to those who are living on the edge. Four case studies in Houston will demonstrate the value of good design and the value of good construction as a long-term investment, and the how creative use of common materials creates long-term sustainability without sacrificing aesthetics.

Start Time: 8:00 AM | End Time: 9:00 AM | Speakers: Glenn Garry, Julie Hildebrand, Becky Walker, Debra Dockery, FAIA | Price: Complimentary
Credit: 1 LU

Learn everything you need to know about the regulation of architecture in Texas, from all perspectives. With TBAE staff, a member of its board, and architect practitioner advocates on hand, this panel discussion will cover a lot of territory. When can the Board and the profession work together, and how? What legislative and legal trends should Texas architects look out for? What happened and didn’t (and why) at the Capitol this past legislative session? All these topics and more, plus a wide-open Q and A session to follow.

Note: This session qualifies for HSW credit from TBAE; it is approved for LU credit only from AIA.

Start Time: 9:00 AM | End Time: 9:30 AM | Price: Complimentary

 

Enjoy some freshly brewed coffee or hot tea while chatting with friends and colleagues during this networking break happening just before the morning’s keynote.

Sponsor

USI

 

9:30 am

Start Time: 9:30 AM | End Time: 11:00 AM | Speakers: Skylar Tibbits | Price: Complimentary
Credit: 1.5 LU

The Intersection of Research and Real-World Practice
Skylar Tibbits

3D printing has grown in sophistication since the late 1970s. TED Fellow Skylar Tibbits is shaping the next development, which he calls 4D printing: where the fourth dimension is time. This emerging technology will allow us to print objects that then reshape themselves or self-assemble over time. Think: a printed cube that folds before your eyes, or a printed pipe able to sense the need to expand or contract.

In this keynote, Tibbits explains how we are now able to program nearly everything — from bits of DNA, proteins, cells, and proto-cells, to products, architecture, and infrastructure. Programmability and computing are becoming ubiquitous across scales and disciplines. Tibbits shows us how soon these small-scale technologies will translate into solutions for large-scale applications — and what it means for your industry.

11:30 am

Start Time: 11:30 AM | End Time: 12:30 PM | Moderators: Victoria Scott Carpenter, AIA; Chip Gordon, Assoc. AIA; Panelists: Ryan Gann, Assoc. AIA; Patricia Oliver, FAIA; David Robinson, FAIA; Stephi Motal, AIA; Connie G. Rivera, AIA  | Price: Complimentary

Credit: 1 LU

Emerging Leaders Grassroots is the premier meeting of emerging leaders at the TxA Annual Conference, and an essential professional development opportunity for young architects, associates, and students who endeavor to grow as leaders in their communities and the profession.

This session will feature an interactive conversation between a panel of key leaders from across the state representing multiple career stages and industry perspectives. The audience and panelists will engage in a casual thematic dialogue highlighting the importance of involvement in the profession and topics of interest to emerging leaders.

Sponsor
ArchiPrep

Supported By
AIA College of Fellows EP Component Grant

Start Time: 11:30 AM | End Time: 12:30 PM | Speakers: Hunter Clayton | Price: Complimentary

Credit: 1 LU

Houstonians may define their city as “gritty,” “contemporary,” or “community-driven,” but outside the city limits, the translation sounds more like “gentrified,” “confusing,” and “corporate.” How did this come about? In this session, a world-traveled architect will address how the city’s current persona came to be and introduce a new way for Space City developers, designers, and transit authorities to partner together to create a clear translation for everyone to understand.

Start Time: 11:30 AM | End Time: 12:30 PM | Moderators : Beau Frail, AIA, Melvalean Mclemore, AIA | Panelists: PJ Glasco, AIA, Derwin Broughton, AIA, Gabrielle Bullock, AIA, Renauld Mitchell, AIA| Price: Complimentary

Credit: 1 LU

Equity, diversity and inclusion (EDI) are vital values to advance within the architectural profession, and firms have been addressing this through implementing tangible programs and policies. This session will focus on the experiences of leaders from various scales of firms that have led initiatives to advance EDI. Through an interactive dialogue, this session will provide attendees with examples of successful strategies and programs that can be applied to advance EDI within their own offices.

Start Time: 11:30 AM | End Time: 12:30 PM | Speakers: William Huie, AIA | Price: Complimentary

Credit: 1 LU

The procedures required by Section 106 of the National Historic Preservation Act are sometimes not well understood by architects and contractors who have not worked in the historic preservation field. In this presentation, a “lay” practitioner provides an introduction to the Section 106 process, an understanding of its relationship to State Historic Preservation Offices and other stakeholders, and a discussion of the iterative design consequences throughout the process.

Start Time: 11:30 AM | End Time: 12:30 PM | Speakers: Becky Walker, David Lancaster, Hon. AIA, Kathy Grant | Price: Complimentary
Credit: 1.0 LU

 

TxA lobbyists will discuss legislation affecting architects that was passed during this year’s 86th Texas Legislature. Hear about changes in law that will directly impact the profession.

Start Time: 11:30 AM | End Time: 12:30 PM | Speakers: Richard Buday, FAIA | Price: Complimentary

Credit: 1 LU

Clients are often disappointed by architecture presentations. They expect a show, to be entertained. Instead, they get bored. The ability of stories to cognitively immerse audiences into constructed worlds, however, is well documented. This session explores what creative writers know and creative architects don’t—how to grab and hold an audience’s attention by finding a hook (strong opening), creating a storyline, maintaining credibility, effective use of storytelling aids, speaking skills, and connecting with an audience.

Start Time: 11:30 AM | End Time: 12:30 PM | Speakers: Thomas Powell, AIA | Price: Complimentary

Credit: 1 LU | 1 HSW | 1 GBCI

The 2030 Challenge, in 2019, asks that all new buildings be designed to meet a fossil fuel energy consumption of 70% below the average for that building type. Can this demanding standard be met? There are some projects in the U.S. that are achieving it, and lessons can be learned from them. This session will discuss successful 2030 projects and provide an honest assessment of the challenges faced by projects here in Texas. The session will address issues of project design, systems efficiency, and energy purchasing strategies.

Start Time: 11:30 AM | End Time: 12:30 PM | Speakers: Tyler Swanson, AIA | Price: Complimentary

Credit: 1 LU | 1 HSW

This session will discuss Galveston Bay Park, a resilient design using existing, proven technologies to protect the area from a likely catastrophic hurricane surge that would wipe out 40% of the nation’s petroleum industry. A series of islands would be cost-effective and protect both the vital industry infrastructure of the Houston Ship Channel and the communities that line the western shore of Galveston Bay while providing thousands of acres of new recreational amenities and habitat restoration.

Start Time: 11:30 AM | End Time: 1:00 PM | Speakers: Dwayne Jones, David Watson, AIA | Price: $60.00
Credit: 1.5 LU | 1.5 HSW

This tour will visit two historic churches in Galveston, both built in the late Gothic Revival style. The first is Reedy Chapel, built in 1886 as the first African Methodist Episcopal Church in Texas. In 1848, the Methodist Episcopal Church South established a church for its slaves, who met outdoors until 1863, when a chapel was constructed for them. That church was burned down, and the new building, which came to be known as Reedy Chapel, was turned over to the newly freed slaves. The church, which is still in use, features a high, vaulted ceiling and 1872 pipe organ.

We will also visit St. Joseph’s, the oldest German Catholic Church in Texas and the oldest wooden church in Galveston. The structure, built by German immigrants in 1859-60 and dedicated to the patron saint of laborers, is simple, with a rectangular plan and bell tower. The interior features a coffered painted ceiling, the original altars, and many original furnishings and statues. The church was damaged in the Storm of 1900, then repaired, keeping its original architectural character. It was closed in 1968 and later purchased and restored by the Galveston Historical Foundation, who maintains the building for special events and private functions.

1:00 pm

Start Time: 1:00 PM | End Time: 2:30 PM | Speakers: Rafael Longoria, AIAFernando Brave, FAIA, Allison Ayers, Paul Hester | Price: Complimentary

Credit: 1.5 LU

The architect’s own experience in collecting art informed the design process for the projects featured in this session. Juxtaposed with their inherent spatial simplicity, buildings for the exhibition of art for cultural or commercial purposes must consider a strict set of design parameters. Panelists will discuss the significance of art spaces, the resulting collaboration, and how the aesthetic exploration’s sketches and conversations continue through each gallery’s use, culminating in two award-winning projects.

Start Time: 1:00 PM | End Time: 2:30 PM | Speakers: Michael Zaretsky, AIA, Dennis Chiessa, Assoc. AIA | Price: Complimentary

Credit: 1.5 LU

On January 18, 2019, representatives from organizations and practices that work with underrepresented communities came together for the first Community Design Summit, which workshopped the question: “How can TxA effectively support community design efforts across the state at the local level?” This session will report findings from the summit and discuss short- and long-term plans for the Community Design Action Team. Panelists will present what is happening in their region as a way to continue statewide conversations that began in January.

Start Time: 1:00 PM | End Time: 2:30 PM | Speakers: Diana Su, AIA, Stephanie Guariglia, AIA | Price: Complimentary

Credit: 1.5 LU

A culture of mentorship and sponsorship is critical for retaining talent and growing resilient organizations. Are you interested in mentoring but aren’t sure you have something to share or are scared of getting trapped in a long-term, awkward relationship? Are you interested in finding a mentor, but don’t know where to look or how to approach someone? This workshop offers strategies for connecting with others — for advice, advocacy, or coaching — in order to make mentorship more approachable and effective for everyone.

Start Time: 1:00 PM | End Time: 2:30 PM | Speakers: Michael Malone,FAIA, Andrew Hawkins, AIA | Price: Complimentary

Credit: 1.5 LU

This session will investigate the current state of architectural education through the perspective of practicing architects who also teach at collegiate programs within the state of Texas. Each speaker will provide insight into the strengths and weaknesses present in the prevailing pedagogical ideas as they relate to practice and the profession. This session will be an open dialogue about the ever-changing state of architectural education.

Start Time: 1:00 PM | End Time: 2:30 PM | Panelists: Claire Weisz, FAIALiz OgbuSkylar Tibbits | Price: Complimentary
Credit: 1.5 LU

 

Join us for a panel presentation featuring conference keynoters Claire Weisz, FAIA, Liz Ogbu, and Skylar Tibbits in a discussion surrounding the conference themes of Immersion, Knowledge, Resilience, and Inclusion.

Start Time: 1:00 PM | End Time: 2:30 PM | Speakers: Nick Deaver, AIA, Nick Deaver Architect; Josh Allen, 5G Studio Collaborative; Max Levy, FAIA, Max Levy Architect | Price: Complimentary
Credit: 1.5 LU

 

Join us for a panel presentation featuring the following 2019 TxA Design Award-winning projects:

  • LeanToo – Nick Deaver Architect
  • 1217 Main Street – 5G Studio Collaborative
  • Addition to the Stretto House – Max Levy Architect
  • House at Rainbo Lake – Max Levy Architect

Start Time: 1:00 PM | End Time: 2:30 PM | Speakers: Mark Schatz, FAIA | Price: Complimentary
Credit: 1.5 LU

Why is it so hard to get good design work built? Maybe part of the problem is how we’ve been accustom to doing it, and that is something we can change….. This session will look at the alternative practice model of Architect Lead Design / Build through the experiences of m + a architecture studio, who for the past 15 years has been working in this format for their residential work. We’ll look at how this model can help get more design work built, and also look at the nuts and bolts of the day to day that makes it work. This session will be an expansion on topics presented at TSA 2018 Convention, and will offer a host of new materials, methods, and insights – the good and the bad…..

Start Time: 1:00 PM | End Time: 2:30 PM | Speakers: David Brewerton, Assoc. AIA, Victoria Carpenter, AIA, Marsi Puente, AIA, Monica Salazar, Assoc. AIA, Nicholas Schreiber, Assoc. AIA, Daniielle Smyth, Assoc. AIA, Yazmin Trueba, Assoc. AIA

Credit: 1.5 LU

The State of the State Symposium will feature an overview of key topics and current affairs via short presentations from the local chapter Emerging Professional Committee leaders along with emerging professionals leading community and professional efforts. This interactive session will offer opportunities for learning how to engage at the local, state, and national level through community service, civic engagement and professional development. Speakers include:

AIA Austin
Marsi Puente, AIA, Urban Foundry
Danielle Smyth, Assoc. AIA, BOKA Powell

AIA El Paso
Yazmin Trueba, Assoc. AIA, Sundt

AIA Wichita Falls
Nicholas Schreiber, Assoc. AIA, SLA Architects

TxA Regional Associate Director
Victoria Scott Carpenter, AIA, Corgan

AXP Coordinators
David Brewerton, Assoc. AIA, Omniplan
Monica Salazar, Assoc. AIA, WestEast Design Group

 

 

Sponsor
ArchiPrep

Supported By
AIA College of Fellows EP Component Grant

Start Time: 1:00 PM | End Time: 2:30 PM | Speakers: Brent Brown, Robert Meckfessel, FAIA, Darren James, FAIA | Price: Complimentary

Credit: 1.5 LU | 1.5 HSW

After decades of controversy, Dallas is finally moving ahead to create a great river park adjacent to downtown, led by the Trinity Park Conservancy (TPC). Three architects intensely involved with the project will speak about the project vision, goals, and processes, each of them acting from alternative roles within the TPC. The spectacular design of the park (by Michael Van Valkenburgh Associates) will be presented, along with critical strategies to build community support and organizational infrastructure.

Start Time: 1:00 PM | End Time: 2:30 PM | Speakers: Eric Leshinsky, Hugo Colon, Jesse Miller, AIA | Price: Complimentary

Credit: 1.5 LU | 1.5 HSW

Situated strategically between Laguna Madre, South Padre Island, the World Birding Center, and two national wildlife refuges, the South Texas Ecotourism Center was conceived as both gateway to these many destinations and a means of interpreting their diverse ecological and cultural value. Led by the architects and landscape architects of the project, the panel will explore the variety of strategies and frameworks used to develop an architecture that is rooted in the landscape, is designed as an interpretive tool, and effectively channels a range of restored ecological functions.

Photo by: Leonid Furmansky
Photo by: Leonid Furmansky

Start Time: 1:00 PM | End Time: 4:00 PM | Speakers: Michael Imber, FAIA, Steve Mouzon, Eric Moser, Eric Brown | Price: $60.00

Credit: 3 LU | 3 HSW

Beachtown is a planned development on the east end of Galveston Island designed by well-known New Urbanists Duany Plater-Zyberk and Company. The inspiration for the town design is Galveston’s rich architectural heritage, and it is organized around a defined town center.

Steve Mouzon serves as town architect of Beachtown and reviews all plans submitted for compliance with the design aspirations of the community. The homes in Beachtown are designed by New Urban Guild architects, and this tour will include four homes.

Sponsors
Insurance Institute for Business & Home Safety

Photo by: Leonid Furmansky
Photo by: Leonid Furmansky

Start Time: 1:00 PM | End Time: 2:30 PM | Speakers: Stephen Fox, David Watson, AIA | Price: $60.00

Credit: 1.5 LU | 1.5 HSW

Three of the foremost works of 19th-century religious architecture in Texas lie within four blocks of each other in central Galveston. We will visit St. Mary Cathedral Basilica of 1849, the First Presbyterian Church of 1876, and Trinity Episcopal Church of 1859 and its companion, Eaton Chapel of 1879, to compare their architects’ adaptation of European models to “modern” conditions and assess conservation issues pertinent to each.

ARCHITECTS
St. Mary Cathedral Basilica

Theodore Eugene Giraud
Nicholas J. Clayton (1876 addition)

First Presbyterian Church
Nicholas J. Clayton
David Watson Architect & Associates (renovation)

Trinity Episcopal Church
John De Young Eaton

Eaton Chapel
Nicholas J. Clayton

1:30 pm

Start Time: 1:30 PM | End Time: 3:00 PM | Speakers: Daniel Pesek, Ray Holliday III, AIA | Price: $60.00

Credit: 1.5 LU | 1.5 HSW

Tour the recently completed Fire Station No. 1 in historic Downtown Galveston. This fully grant-funded project is a much needed-upgrade from the former Station 1 and includes apparatus and support spaces, crew quarters, and fire administration offices. Resilience was a critical factor in the design: The building features flood-resistant materials and techniques, hurricane wind and impact resistant construction, and corrosion-resistant materials.

ARCHITECT
BRW Architects

3:00 pm

Start Time: 3:00 PM | End Time: 4:00 PM | Speakers: Kayla MainesKeith Simon, AIA | Price: Complimentary

Credit: 1 LU | 1 HSW

BECx is a quality-assurance process to ensure that a building, when delivered, meets the Owner’s Project Requirements (OPR). Commissioning is not a product, nor testing, nor HVAC equipment, nor an individual person, nor a stack of paper. BECx ensures up-front time and attention to a project that prevents catastrophic mistakes or omissions later. We will review what BECx is within the context of key industry standards: ASHRAE Guideline 0, NIBS Guideline 3, ASTM E2813, and LEED V.4.

Start Time: 3:00 PM | End Time: 4:00 PM | Speakers: Tony DiNicola, AIA | Price: Complimentary

Credit: 1 LU | 1 HSW

Common design and construction defects can, at worst, lead to litigation or the loss of a client. This presentation will cover: common design and construction defects, many of which can be avoided; how quality control of contract documents and construction administration are key to avoiding design defects; applying knowledge of codes, technical standards, and government regulations to the contract documents; and what your attorney will not tell you about depositions and preparing for testimony.

Start Time: 3:00 PM | End Time: 4:00 PM | Speakers: Kevin Harris | Price: Complimentary

Credit: 1 LU | 1 HSW

Today builders are feeling the impact of a tightening labor market. One of the ways architects can assist builders to keep their project timelines on track — even as securing additional skilled labor becomes more difficult — is to include prefabricated (built off-site) architectural products in their projects. Utilizing prefabricated architectural products allows the builder to make greater use of lower skilled workers in the construction of the project. Prefabricated architectural products also reduce project waste and shorten product installation time.

Start Time: 3:00 PM | End Time: 4:00 PM | Speakers: Warren Bonisch | Price: Complimentary

Credit: 1 LU | 1 HSW

The 2021 International Building Code will include new code changes expanding the allowance of wood to include Mass Timber Buildings (MTBs). Three new construction types have been added to specifically address MTBs, including an allowance of tall timber buildings up to 18 stories. The presentation will provide an overview of the new code provisions, the basis thereof, allowances for exposed timber construction, requirements for encapsulation of the timber construction, required fire resistance ratings, and how combustible concealed spaces are handled.

Start Time: 3:00 PM | End Time: 4:00 PM | Speakers: Courtney SchoedelRandall Rehfuss, Assoc. AIA | Price: Complimentary

Credit: 1 LU | 1 HSW

Acoustical isolation of occupied building spaces is an often-overlooked design issue. Whether these occupied spaces be used for education, meeting or conference facilities, performing arts, hotels or multi-family residential, unwanted intrusive noise can create significant problems for building owners and occupants. This session covers the principles of sound and how the construction materials, type, and methods combine to determine the sound isolation performance that will be achieved.

Start Time: 3:00 PM | End Time: 4:00 PM | Speakers: Dennis Chiessa, Assoc. AIA, Adam Denais, AIA, Beau Frail, AIA, Aaron Grant, AIA, Eric Hughes, AIA, Melvalean Mclemore, AIA, Michael Morrow, AIA, Marsi Puente, AIA, Heather Rowell, AIA

Credit: 1 LU

The Emerging Leaders Roundtable features interactive small group discussions focused on key issues for emerging professionals, young architects, and students. Topics will include entrepreneurship, public interest design, advocacy, and equity, diversity, and inclusion in our profession. Participants will collaboratively lead the discussions with other invited guests, engaging with each other to share ideas, opinions, and visions for the future of our profession. Roundtable topics and leaders are:

Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion
Beau Frail, AIA | Activate Architecture
Dennis Chiessa, Assoc. AIA | The University of Texas at Arlington
Melvalean McLemore, AIA | Moody-Nolan

ARE Collective
Aaron Grant, The American Institute of Architects
Marsi Puente, AIA | Urban Foundry
Adam Denais, AIA | WDG Architecture

Small, Firm, Round Table
Heather Rowell, AIA | HR Design Dept
Eric Hughes, AIA | HR Design Dept
Michael Morrow, AIA | kinneymorrow architecture

Sponsor
ArchiPrep

Supported By
AIA College of Fellows EP Component Grant

Photo by: Leonid Furmansky
Photo by: Leonid Furmansky

Start Time: 3:00 PM | End Time: 4:30 PM | Speakers: Stephen Fox | Price: $60.00
Credit: 1.5 LU

A pair of Galveston landmarks located adjacent to each other in the city’s East End — Bishop’s Palace (also known as the Walter Gresham House) of 1892 by Nicholas J. Clayton and Sacred Heart Catholic Church of 1904 by the Jesuit lay brother and architect Peter Jiménez SJ — attest to the exotic architectural identity of Galveston in the late 19th and early 20th centuries. We will visit both buildings and experience their equally amazing interiors.

ARCHITECTS
Bishop’s Palace

Nicholas J. Clayton

Sacred Heart Catholic Church
Peter Jiménez SJ

Events & Ticketed Items

Location: Moody Gardens Hotel

Reconnect with classmates and educators as the Texas schools of architecture host events to bring alumni together.

6:30 PM – 8:00 PM

The University of Texas at Arlington College of Architecture, Planning and Public Affairs
Viewfinders Terrace, Ninth Floor

The University of Texas at Austin School of Architecture
Garden Terrace, Second Floor

The University of Texas at San Antonio College of Architecture, Construction and Planning
Suite 155

 

6:30 PM – 8:30 PM

University of Houston Gerald D. Hines College of Architecture and Design
Suite 158

6:30 PM – 9:00 PM

Texas Tech University College of Architecture
Poolside Terrace

7:00 PM – 9:00 PM

Texas A&M University College of Architecture
Garden Cay

 

Sponsor
L.A. Fuess Partners

LOCATION: Moody Gardens Rainforest 3D Theater

For the first time on an IMAX 3D six-story screen, come see Stories (Knowledge•Resilience•Inclusion), Powered by PechaKucha (the art of concise presentations), designed exclusively to entertain and inform attendees of the TxA Annual Conference, where you’ll hear from creatives in a variety of genres across the state of Texas. Each ticket purchase includes two drink tickets.

PRESENTERS

FRIDAY OCTOBER 25, 11:30PM – 1:00PM 

Viewfinders Terrace
9th Floor, Moody Gardens Hotel

Come celebrate the contributions of the 10 Texas architects elevated to the AIA College of Fellows in 2019. All Fellows and their guests are invited to this conference tradition welcoming the newest class.

Supported by
HKS

FRIDAY OCTOBER 25, 5:30PM – 7:00PM 

Garden Cay
Moody Gardens Hotel

Spend Friday evening amongst your peers, networking with emerging professionals, and architects from around the state. Themed “Resiliency” this event will give you an opportunity to mix, mingle, and network while enjoying drinks and appetizers with like-minded people.

Sponsor
American Institute of Steel Construction