Candidate Forum, Design, Public Art

We had a packed room for presentations from our three subcommittees. 

Bart Whatley has expanded our City Council Candidate Forum to partner with CNU, DAA, and DANA.  Please join us Monday, 4 April, 5:30PM-7:30PM in Central Presbyterian Church on 200 E 8th street.  Eight City Council candidates are confirmed so far.  We will get to ask design and planning questions that will help inform both our City leadership and our voters.

City Council Candidate Forum Questions

The UDGA group had a great discussion February 23rd on the upcoming AIA candidate forum. Thanks to all for the input and interest in helping with the event. Past candidate forums have been a solid success drawing approximately 60 people.

The election this year for council members is May 14. Candidates include Chris Riley, Josia Ingalls, Randi Shade, Kris Bailey, Chris Nielsen, Laura Morrison, Eric Rangel, and Toby Ryan. We will target the very end or March or early April to have the forum.

IH-35 Corridor Tunnels and Alternates

Our September topic included future transportation options along the IH-35 corridor.  Comparisons and alternatives included a sunken roadway section, a tunnel, and a boulevard.  Particularly of note was the discussion on rail—on the surface, within a tunnel, or along other corridors altogether. 

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.