Architecture in Schools 2010 Program closes with showcases of student work at AISD schools

The 2010 Architecture in Schools program has drawn to a close, with showcases of the student work at the students' schools.  This year, the program was instructed by over 45 architects, architectural interns, and allied professionals.  We taught the 3rd, 4th, and 5th grade curricula at 10 schools across Austin ISD, in 20 different classrooms.

Here are thoughts from two students at Pease Elementary on the program:

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. 


Interested in helping AIA Austin be involved in a City of Austin Summit this November regarding the impact of Urban Design on Childhood Obesity and Community Health?  Contact me (Steve Oliver)

During this October, there will be a short planning exercise in conjunction with local planning professionals to assist our City Council in illustrating physical obstacles and potential opportunities in reenvisioning our community structure.  


Willingness to share ideas and work in a small group.

Austin Comp Plan Vision Update - Get Ready for the Next Round of Meetings in October

 With the next round of the Comp Plan, Community Forum Series #3, right around the corner, our members should familiarize themselves with adopted Vision of the Comp Plan as approved by Council in August.  Our input at the Community Forum Series, as in earlier efforts, can assist the development of defined paths to achieve this vision.  Please take a moment (or two) to read through the "lengthy" vision. 

Event 2010 AIA Austin Homes Tour

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

This event has already occurred.

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: