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:
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!
For corporate sponsorship information, please contact Julia Higginbotham.
2016 Honor y Reconocimientos
Young Member of the Year:
Collaborator of the Year:
Cynthia and Lidia Pérez
La Peña Art Gallery
Latinos in Architecture Lifetime Achievement Award:
Jaime Palomo, AIA
- 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.
Past Events and Blogs
LiA Book Drive
East Austin Roundtable
Happy Hour- Latinos in Architecture
Social_Hour v4.0 with Latinos in Architecture & Design Community Friends!
The Tejano Monument: a Dream, a Plan, a Legacy
Opening Night - PERSPECTIVASdosmil13
"PERSPECTIVASdosmil13" Celebrates Latino Architects & Designers
LiA+EP Joint Networking Mixer