A City Architect for Austin

A 28 July 2010 job posting at City of Austin Public Works for "City Architect" unintentionally launched an avalanche of emails within our Committee pondering what a "City Architect" should be:  What would the impact be of a staff architect point person for design issues?

Event Pro Practice 101

August 17, 2010 - 12:00pm to 1:30pm

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Please join us on Tuesday, August 17th at 12:00 for a lecture from Keith Shuley.  He will discuss and explain the basics of liability for an architect, insurance and other items related to professional practice.
There will be a Q&A afterwards for anything that was not covered.

$5 to attend - includes lunch

Event 2010 AIA Austin Homes Tour

October 2, 2010 - 12:00pm to October 3, 2010 - 6:00pm

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AIA Austin is holding its annual Homes Tour the weekend of October 2 - 3, 2010, 12 noon - 6pm each day.  This year marks the 24th anniversary of the tour, which has earned a regional and national reputation.  The tour is a self-guided tour of 12 homes.

Visit the AIA Austin Homes Tour Website for more information.

Tickets are $30.  Tickets are good to view all 12 homes for both days.

Tickets may be purchased at the following locations:

AIA Austin 2010 Summer Conference


I'm very excited about  our education line up this year.  We're happy to bring Keynote Speakers, Kathy Zarsky, Associate AIA of HOLO who on Thursday will present Learning About Biomimicry and introduction to biomimicry as a sensible, eco-friendly approach to design; and, on Friday, Hugh Hochberg of The Coxe Group in Seattle who will present Change or Die! An exploration of the direction of practice and the factors and trends that will influence it.

Architecture in Schools: Volunteers still needed for Fall 2010 Program!!

AIA Austin needs volunteers to teach elementary school kids for the Fall Semester of the 2010-2011 school year.  The Architecture in Schools program is a eight-week course taught to 3rd, 4th, and 5th graders in their classroom, using a curriculum developed by the AIA Austin.  We need volunteers who can devote an hour of their time every week for classroom instruction (plus travel time and instruction preparation).  Classroom instruction begins in September and runs until the first week of November.