Latinos in Architecture LiA


LiA's goal is to serve and support our local communities, strengthen networks between design professionals and enrich our practices through diverse cultural views by fostering participation in educational, professional and community-oriented programs.


Las Piñatas ATX Open Call!

Date: October 22 - November 18
Location: Emma S. Barrientos Mexican American Cultural Center (MACC)

AIA Austin Latinos in Architecture's Las Piñatas ATX is a community focused event that invites architects, designers, artists, community groups, and piñata enthusiasts to submit ideas for large-scale piñata installations for the Emma S. Barrientos Mexican American Cultural Center's (MACC) Dia de los Muertos Festival. This Open Call will award four $500 commissions selected by an invited jury of local community and design leaders. The installations will be doisplayed within La Gran Entrada at the MACC during the festival, and will be the centerpiece of the Las Piñatas ATX event on October 28, 2017. 

Download the Concept Brief and Instructions for submitting your entry here:

Las Piñatas ATX Concept Brief and Submission Instructions

Send your entry to Latinos in Architecture Committee Chair David Goujon
Deadline: September 29, 2017





Date &Location:
Mexican American Cultural Center - October 28
The People’s Gallery at Austin City Hall - October 30 - November 3
Austin Center for Architecture / AIA Austin - November 4 - ongoing
Texas Society of Architects Convention - November 9 - 11 (Five "Best in Show" selections)

LiA is proud to announce “PERSPECTIVASdosmil17”. This exhibit aims to showcase the work and talent of Latino architectural professionals and designers practicing in the State of Texas, in celebration of National Hispanic Heritage Month (Sept.15-Oct.15).
Open to any Hispanic architect, design professional, firm or student practicing in the State of Texas. Multiple entries are accepted. 
Download the Call for Entries information here.

Registration is required before material can be submitted. Confirmation of eligibility will be sent upon completion of on-line registration.
Please click here for General Registration
Please click here for Student Registration

Online Registration Deadline: October 13, 2017
Final Board Submission Deadline: October 26, 2017


East Austin Round Table

Date & Location: TBD

As the intellectual compliment to Las Piñatas ATX, the East Austin Round Tables invites distinguished leaders, businesspersons, politicians, artists, etc. for a night of honest discussion about gentrification, cultural preservation/progression, and architecture's role within a rapidly growing city.


Help Support the outreach efforts of LiA by donating today

The East Austin Roundtable and Las Piñatas events are quickly becoming cornerstones of this rich and diverse outreach program!  Your personal donations are welcome!

Donate   $25    $50    $75    $100    $250

For corporate sponsorship information, please contact Julia Higginbotham.


2016 Honor y Reconocimientos

Young Member of the Year:
RJ Rayos 

Collaborator of the Year:
Cynthia and Lidia Pérez
La Peña Art Gallery

Latinos in Architecture Lifetime Achievement Award:
Jaime Palomo, AIA
CasaBella Architects


About Us

Chair: David A. Goujon, Assoc. AIA
Chair-Elect: Jose L. Figueroa, Intl. Assoc. AIA 

LiA Ambassadors:

  • Ingrid Gonzales-Featherston
  • Dan Campos
  • Mellissa Henao-Robledo
  • Paul Medrano
  • Martin Barrera
  • Jaime Palomo

Latinos in Architecture meets every third Thursday of the month at 5:00 PM at AIA Austin Center for Architecture. If you would like more information about how to get involved with Latinos in Architecture or AIA Austin, please contact David Goujon, Assoc. AIA or AIA Austin.

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