Event Legislative Breakfast and Building Tour

July 27, 2010 - 7:45am to 9:00am

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Location

Austin Center for Architecture
801 W. 12th Street
78701 Austin , TX
Phone: 512.452.4332

BYRNE-REED HOUSE
In December 2006, Humanities Texas moved into the historic 11,000-square-foot Byrne-Reed House at 1410 Rio Grande Street. At its new headquarters five blocks from the Texas Capitol, Humanities Texas will, for the first time, be able to host public programs for local residents and visitors to the state’s capital city.

Built more than a century ago, the Byrne-Reed House reflects a Texas vernacular style that combines popular architectural trends of the period.

The house’s conversion to offices in the late 1940s brought about a series of alterations, the most dramatic of which occurred in the 1970s when the entire exterior was ensheathed in a white stucco facade.

Humanities Texas intends to remove the exterior stucco façade and return interior spaces to the original floorplan. Once restored, the large first floor spaces of the Byrne-Reed House will allow Humanities Texas to host public events and to expand its mission to communities across the state.

Join fellow AIA members for breakfast and a discussion of anticipated Texas Legislative issues with Yvonne Castillo from Texas Society of Architects.  Then we’ll move “down the street” for a tour of this very special renovation project.

Owner:  Humanities Texas 
Architect:    Clayton Levy Little (Ken Johnson, AIA)
Contractor:   Journeyman Construction

Members Only  - attendance is very limited, reserve early!
$10 per person

Wristband for tour will be given at breakfast.