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June 5, 2020

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...

Mid-century Lakeside Gazebo in Downtown Austin Added to the National Register...

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With its distinctive mid-century Googie-style roof, the Fannie Davis Gazebo has been added to the National Register of Historic Places. The structure is under the...

Kingsbury Commons at Pease Park Closed Temporarily. And that’s a Good...

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The city of Austin parks department and Pease Park Conservancy announced today that Kingsbury Common, the southernmost seven acres of the 84-acre park along...

A White House Initiative on Architecture says Austin’s Federal Courthouse Lacks...

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According to a draft of a new executive order from the White House, the contemporary design of Austin's federal courthouse is an example of...

A Streamline Dream Revived

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With its legions of drive-by fans, 3805 Red River Street is one of Austin's most beloved architectural icons — a sleek, white, ultra-modern ocean...

Preservation Austin Awards Grants to Historic Laguna Gloria Villa, and Others

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Preservation Austin has awarded $5,000 to the Contemporary Austin for on-going restoration of the historic 1916 Driscoll Villa, the centerpiece of Laguna Gloria. The $5,000...

WORK PLAY MONEY LOVE: At Northern-Southern, an Exhibition Examines Push and...

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When I stopped by Northern-Southern gallery to see their latest exhibition, I had just finished what I considered to be a pretty intense jigsaw...

Elisabet Ney Museum wins $150,000 grant from National Historic Trust

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The Elisabet Ney Museum has won a $150,000 grant from the National Historic Trust,. The Austin museum was one of 20 historic sites around the...

At Pease Park, a Groundbreaking, and Two $1 Million Donations

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The Pease Park Conservancy, along with city and state officials, broke ground today on the first phase of the major revitalization for the Austin...

Austin Playhouse Reveals Final Renderings of its New Venue

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  Austin Playhouse released renderings of its new two-theater center designed by Forge Craft Architecture and Design. Architect Scott Ginder of the Austin-based firm is the...

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