AIA Responds to Oklahoma Tornados



I want to use this opportunity to give an update on the rapidly unfolding actions taken by the AIA in the hours immediately after the devastation in Oklahoma.

We have reached out to all affected components to offer any support we can as AIA members assist their clients and communities in evaluating the damage and moving forward with recovery. A message has been posed on the CACE listserv that directs members who want to help to the Disaster Response webpage. 

Civic Architects

Architects enable reductions in City of Austin permit backlog:

agreement among Residential Permitting staff, architects, and attorneys so as to streamline residential permitting without burdening the architect with excessive liability.  This is huge, and we are already seeing the impact on the permitting backlog.>>


Earlier this week the AIA Austin Homes Tour Committee selected the firms which will represent our membership during the 27th Annual Homes Tour.   From 30 remarkable submissions the committee named the following firms to participate in the Tour which will take place on Saturday and Sunday, November 2-3, 2013. 

Alterstudio Architecture

Chas Architects

Dick Clark Architecture

Studio Talk- Fernando L. Lara, PhD

AIA Austin's “Latinos in Architecture Committee" presents “New Architecture for a New World:  Convergences in the American Continent”, by Fernando Lara, PhD. Associate Professor of Architecture and Chair of Brazil Center at UT Latin American Institute.

At The University of Texas at Austin, Mr. Lara teaches seminars on 20th century Latin American architecture and urbanism, a doctoral course on the critique of architectural eurocentrism, as well as studios related to the continent’s current urban challenges.