April 21, 2021

The Guide to Austin Architecture adds tour of hike-and-bike trail landmarks

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The Guide to Austin Architecture adds a new tour to its roster today. AIA Austin's mobile-friendly website now offers "Happy Trails" a tour of 14 landmarks...

Living Distance: The Pandemic Place Q&A with Gerardo Gandy and Project...

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This exhibition wasn’t installed in a museum. Instead it opened this past summer as part of Austin’s parks infrastructure. It was composed of bright boxes...

Mexican American Cultural Center to begin $27 million expansion plan

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The city of Austin announced today that work will begin on a $27 million facility expansion project for the Emma S. Barrientos Mexican American...

Blanton Museum Unveils Designs for $35 Million Major Overhaul of its...

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The Blanton Museum of Art today unveiled designs for a comprehensive make-over of its grounds. The new design brings a much-needed update to the...

A Good-bye to 2020: Introducing the Pandemic Place Questionnaire

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Late one Friday night in May, I went for a rambling walk in my neighborhood, enjoying the late-night abstractions of streetlights and shadows transforming...

Vague Terrain and Temporary Tigers: The Pandemic Place Questionnaire with architect...

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When I asked architect Murray Legge what our city needed, he essentially said nothing. Invoking architect and theorist Ignasi de Solà-Morales’ concept of the terrain...

A new mobile guide to Austin architecture, from AIA Austin and the Austin...

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In step with all that socially distant urban walking you've been doing comes a new mobile guide to Austin architecture, from AIA Austin and the Austin...

Preservation Austin claims Streamline Moderne house as its new headquarters

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It's only fitting. After advocating for the preservation of the much loved house at 3805 Red River Street, an unusual example of residential Streamline Moderne...

Cambridge Tower: From celeb to invisible icon and back again

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Long before soaring residential towers raced one another up Austin’s skyline, a beacon of urban modernity years ahead of its time took shape at...

AIA, Preservation Austin homes tours go virtual this year

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Like so much making the pivot to digital these day, Austin's two top homes tours are going virtual this year. Preservation Austin's tour, "Downtown Doorsteps,"...

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