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January 21, 2021

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,"...

Colorful social distancing squares coming to Austin parks

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Some of Austin's most popular parks will get a clever intervention designed to promote social distancing. Green spaces at Roy Guerrero Colorado River Park, Pease...

Take a virtual tour of the Waller Creek Tunnel

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Streaming fatigue is real these days, right up there with feeling like a Zoom zombie. But if you're not too burned out, why not satisfy...

Historic Clarksville home and the Paramount Theatre receive Preservation Austin grants

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The former home of African- American community organizer and activist Mary Frances Freeman Baylor, along with the Paramount Theatre, are the latest recipients of...

Notes and Musings from the Charles Moore Foundation

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Ever since contemporary society had its recent head-on collision with biology, I’ve been thinking a lot about the nature of the public realm, something...

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