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Corey Leamon

Reinvigorating Our Coastline

Posted by on 5/27/13 at 11:16am

The Texas Coast is no stranger to the beatings of nature. The warm, shallow waters of the Gulf Coast make it primal territory for hurricanes to form and gain power. While the most recent coastal devastation was Hurricane Ike in 2008, rebuilding towns can take a decade or more. What Texans have seen instead is an increase in tropical storms and hurricanes, fickle industries, and a an abandonment of coastal areas. Click to Read More

Heather Gayle Holdridge

Bob, Tenna, and I just returned from Seattle for this year’s Living Future unConference.  It was a fantastic event and we can’t wait to share all the new things we learned there.
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Jonathan Smith

Smitty’s Market BBQ

Posted by on 5/19/13 at 03:58pm

A group from the office recently ventured 70 miles North East of San Antonio to Lockhart to eat the legendary BBQ at Smitty’s Market and to take in the unique atmosphere and intoxicating smoke. Click to Read More


Better Know an LFer: Mindy Gudzinski

Posted by on 5/15/13 at 08:53am

“I may start calling her Mindy Matryoshka because just when you think you have her figured out, out comes another layer of talents and experience that you are convinced should belong to a whole nother person – she’s a Canadian farm girl, community mural artist, stellar cake baker, rock star architect, acclaimed speaker, and I am not sure what else…oh ya, an incredible and beautiful friend! I highly recommend getting to know her, especially if you have a birthday coming up!”  –Laura Kaupp   Click to Read More

Claire Matucheski

adapting our historic buildings

Posted by on 5/13/13 at 01:24pm

Join the AIA Committee on the Environment (COTE) on May 21 from 11:30am-1pm at The Center for Architecture at Pearl Brewery for a presentation about San Antonio’s historic buildings as part of the city’s Historic Preservation Month. Click to Read More

Rand Pinson

Sky Space

Posted by on 5/10/13 at 08:00am

If you are in Houston, make sure you make the trip over to Rice University’s campus for James Turrell’s Twilight Epiphany Skyspace. I was fortunate enough to make it over while visiting Houston on a project visit and was able to capture some of the show and see the structure’s design, which was quite fantastic. The architects were Thomas Phifer and Partners in conjunction with James Turrell and Linebeck. I encourage any interested to reserve a spot through the website. Click to Read More

Vicki Yuan

The TENTH PechaKucha is coming up: Tuesday, May 28th at a brand new venue: the Texas A&M University-San Antonio Educational and Cultural Arts Center <– that’s the former Museo Alameda! While there is no official theme for this event, several of the presenters will discuss issues of urban renewal, and it all works nicely with our event location being prime downtown and on a Downtown Tuesday no less. (read: free parking) Click to Read More

Rand Pinson

Digital Pinup: Big House

Posted by on 4/30/13 at 08:11am

The Big House is a design concept for a family ranch near Junction, Texas. The design is meant to contrast with another project located on the property known as the Rock House. Click to Read More

Claire Matucheski

USGBC Chapter Fundraiser

Posted by on 4/29/13 at 08:58am

USGBC, or the United States Green Building Council, of Central Texas is hosting its 2013 chapter fundraiser on May 13th in Austin. Support your local USGBC chapter and enjoy an entertaining and educational evening at the same time! Screen the newly-released documentary Switch, take a building tour of the new ZACH Topfer Theatre (on target for LEED Silver) and share local food and drink with friends and supporters of green building. Click to Read More

Vicki Yuan

Paris, Spring 2013

Posted by on 4/29/13 at 07:51am

Matt and I recently got back from a trip to Paris where I got to play for a whopping ten days. Some folks here have asked for some recommendations, so here’s a roundup of places that I loved seeing – the list is split between tourist sightseeing and local highlights. If Paris is a little too far away for you, we went to a few places that, believe it or not, reminded us of San Antonio (I know). So wherever you are, grab a baguette (or taco) and put on those rose-colored glasses. Click to Read More