Historic Preservation

Event The Greenest Building Film - Austin Premier

September 7, 2011 - 6:00pm to 8:30pm

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The Heritage Society of Austin invites you to explore the shared goals of the historic preservation and sustainability movements, and discuss with local experts how these principals can be applied to Austin’s development plans.  Over the next 20 years, Americans will demolish one third of our existing building stock (over 82 billion square feet) in order to replace seemingly inefficient buildings with energy efficient “green” structures.  Is demolition in the name of sustainability really the best use of natural, social, and economic resources?  Or, like the urban renewal programs of the 19

Where do you need us?

A website, a survey, a forum or two.  We have a number of new tools this month to help our AIA Membership alert us to areas where we need to come together as a community, and new tools to educate each other about the work we are already doing.

Event Legislative Breakfast and Building Tour

July 27, 2010 - 7:45am to 9:00am

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In December 2006, Humanities Texas moved into the historic 11,000-square-foot Byrne-Reed House at 1410 Rio Grande Street. At its new headquarters five blocks from the Texas Capitol, Humanities Texas will, for the first time, be able to host public programs for local residents and visitors to the state’s capital city.