Design Exhibit in Full Swing

LiA’s Opening Night for “PERSPECTIVASdosmil11”, held at the Emma S. Barrientos Mexican American Cultural Center (MACC) on October 7th, was a great success. Well over one hundred people came to view this remarkable exhibit aimed to showcase the innovative work and talent of Austin Latino architectural professionals and designers during the 2011 celebrations of National Hispanic Heritage Month.   “PERSPECTIVASdosmil11” introduced viewers to Latino architects and designers with vast experience in a wide range of work, including new residences and remodels, commercial and retail spaces, educational, institutional, civic, transportation, historic preservation, landscape and interior design. Attendees also had the opportunity to meet and mingle with the fifteen local architects and designers participating in the exhibit. The social mixer was soon followed by opening remarks given by Juan Cotera, FAIA and a unique slide presentation showcasing some of his firm’s most recent design projects.   “PERSPECTIVASdosmil11” will be on display, thru October 24th, at the MACC and immediately relocated to the Austin Center for Architecture, where it will remain on display thru November 7th. Please feel free to visit http://www.maccaustin.org/ and http://www.aiaaustin.org/ to check on normal operating hours and special events.