Value of Design

Event Walk the Talk

May 7, 2016 - 1:30pm to 3:30pm

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A partnership between Imagine Austin and AIA Austin DesignVoice Committee, this panel and tour endeavors to explore the range of missing middle housing, what it looks like and what it means for our communities. At each tour and panel we learn the challenges and opportunities that a diverse housing stock presents and visibly what those housing types look like in our neighborhoods.

If you weren't able to join us for the first two panels and tours, check out these links for the presentations and the video (only available for the 2nd event):

Message from 2016 AIA Austin President

Pro-sper-i-ty: The condition of having success, flourishing. To be fortunate or to thrive financially.

My strongest mental images of the movie The Agony and the Ecstasy feature Michelangelo lying on his back, painting the ceiling of the Sistine Chapel with a furious Pope Julius II pacing back and forth on the floor far below demanding more work for less fee. I worry that this scene plays out in many architectural practices today precisely because we see ourselves as artists before business people–happy just to have an expressive commission.

Event Technology as a Communication Tool During the Construction Process

October 8, 2015 - 11:30am to 1:00pm

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Join the AIA Austin CRAN (Custom Residential Architects Network) and Austin Home Builders' CBRC (Custom Builder & Remodeler Council) for the 7th Annual Residential Architect and Home Builder Panel. 

Event Custom Residential Architects Network (CRAN) Tour

September 3, 2015 - 11:30am to 1:00pm

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Please join CRAN on September 3 for a site tour of a new Nick Deaver designed house in Rollingwood.  Nick and builder Ray Tonjes will be on hand to talk about how passive design strategies and emerging technologies were utilized to achieve a Zero Energy Ready Home.  A box lunch will be provided. Address will be given upon registration.


Event 2015 Luncheon Speaker Series

September 15, 2015 - 11:30am to 1:00pm

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Join us for our fourth talk in our 2015 Luncheon Speaker Series at Green Pastures on September 15th.

Capital Studios - the first affordable housing in downtown Austin in almost a half-century
September's Speakers will be Sunshine Mathon, Design + Development Director for local nonprofit Foundation Communities, and Scott Ginder, AIA, principal at Forge Craft Architecture + Design.