Event CRAN Lecture - Scott Merrill, AIA

March 24, 2011 - 5:30pm to 6:15pm

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

What Gives Buildings Natural Authority

Scott Merrill, AIA with Merrill, Pastor & Colgan Architects will be one of AIA Austin's Jurors for the Annual Design Awards program on March 25th and 26th.  Mr. Merrill will kick off his time here in Austin with a lecture sponsored by the CRAN Committee and ICA-Austin.

The talk is an attempt to identify characteristics that give certain buildings natural authority, as well as some characteristics that might diminish a building’s authority. There will be a case study of building types in the infill of two forty acre city blocks.

Merrill Pastor and Colgan Architects is a small and young firm founded in 1990. Their work spans a wide range of scales, a variety of building programs and varied sites. Scott Merrill, AIA, who founded the firm, has for the last twenty years been the lead designer for the firm.  Partners George Pastor and David Colgan have been involved with project management and design assistance in all of the firm's major projects in the last fifteen years.

Scott Merrill's first project as a sole practitioner received a national AIA Design Award in 1990. The firm's first group of buildings received a national AIA Urban Design Award in 2000. Their first public building received a national AIA Design Award in 2004. The firm started working at a larger scale when they won a federal courthouse in the GSA's Design Excellence program in 2001. The firm's work, as a whole, received the Arthur Ross Award from the Institute of Classical Architecture in New York in 2004. Their projects have been recognized for their design fourteen times by the Florida Association of the AIA.

Lecture & Reception at 5:30pm
801 W. 12th Street
Austin, TX  78701

Reception and tour of the Byrne-Reed House
6:30 pm
Byrne-Reed House
State Headquarters of Humanities Texas
1410 Rio Grande Street
Austin, TX 78701
No Admission Charge
Many thanks to our Event Sponsors:
AIA Austin's Custom Residential Architects' Network, Escobedo Construction and Hardwood Designs

Please RSVP to Margo Robertson or 750.0070.

Seating is limited, rsvp early!