Historic Preservation

Event History of the City of Austin's Parks System - HRC

September 7, 2012 - 11:30am to 1:00pm

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Join AIA Austin's Historic Resources Committee for a presentation from Kim McKnight, M.S.H.P., about the history of the City of Austin’s park system starting with the city’s founding in 1839. Kim serves as a Preservation Planner and Cultural Resource Specialist for the Parks and Recreation Department and recently completed a cultural resource inventory of the parks system.

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Event Historic Resources Committee Meeting

August 3, 2012 - 11:30am to 12:30pm

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Please join us Friday, August 3 at 11:30am at the Austin Center for Architecture for our monthly Historic Resources Committee meeting.

John Staub Exhibit Opening Reception

New Exhibit Opens at Austin Center for Architecture:  John Staub Award Winners 2011

John F. Staub has been described as “a man who was as exceptional a gentleman as he was an architect.”*   He was a twentieth-century American eclectic architect, based in Houston, and had a long and distinguished career designing modern houses based on historical models with a skill and grace that has rarely if ever been matched.

Design Transformation in the Heart of Historic Rainey Street

On a warm and humid Friday night in May, AIA Austin members celebrated the opening of El Naranjo, an adaptive reuse project at 85 Rainey Street designed by local architect, Martin Barrera, AIA.  The joint social mixer was hosted by the Latinos in Architecture, and Emerging Professionals committees and was well attended by members and their guests.  Martin Barrera, AIA gave a brief discussion about the project, and many guests lounged in the comfortable bar for hours, while others dined in one of the two cozy dining rooms or on the shady back deck.

Old Bakery is Open to a New Future

Our Old bakery efforts are at a crossroads, so let me take this opportunity to refocus our message: ////

We’ve collected over 700 ideas for short and long-term improvements and activities on the Old Bakery Block at 1000 Congress Ave., and now wish to leverage our work by applying these ideas to parallel and complementary planning efforts.////