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Erin Augustine

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Sinclair Black Donates $5 Million to Bolster Urban Planning at UTSOA - Texas Architect Magazine

The University of Texas at Austin recently announced a $5 million donation from Professor Emeritus Sinclair Black, FAIA, to support the field of urban design at the School of Architecture (UTSOA). After giving $1 million upon his retirement in 2017 to establish the Sinclair Black Endowed Chair in Architecture of Urbanism, Black recently committed an...

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Austin Approves Multimodal Transportation Plan While TxDOT Unveils Expansion of I-35 - Texas...

In mid-April, Austin City Council unanimously adopted the Austin Strategic Mobility Plan (ASMP), the first comprehensive city-wide transportation plan since 1995. Then, in early May, TxDOT unveiled an $8 billion Interstate 35 expansion, in which the Capital Area Metropolitan Planning Organization (CAMPO), on which several Austin City Council members sit, voted to financially contribute $400...

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Book Review: Finding One's Place - Texas Architect Magazine

Lot By Bryan Washington Penguin Random House, 2019 Bryan Washington's short story collection "Lot" rotates throughout the vast sprawl of Houston to provide a moving portrait of life - especially for young black and brown boys - in an often-misunderstood city. About half the stories share an unnamed narrator who provides the reader with access...

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OFFICIAL: Dallas - Texas Architect Magazine

A financial services office in the Dallas Arts District, a house on a bluff overlooking Fort Worth, an adaptively reused ice manufacturing facility - OFFICIAL works in a variety of scales, from furniture design to architecture. "I think our work at the furniture scale allows us to create a tactile, human-scale element that's inherent in our architecture," says Amy Wynne Leveno, AIA.

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Interview with Keynote Speaker Maurice Cox - Texas Architect Magazine

We sat down with Maurice Cox, Planning and Development Director, City of Detroit, and discussed design practice in urban planning, building strategies in suburban realms, and the role of civic engagement in cities faced with natural and economic recovery. Cox is a nationally acclaimed community designer and leader of the public interest design movement.

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Passage of the Disaster Recovery Reform Act - Texas Architect Magazine

The American Institute of Architects (AIA) is praising the Congressional passage of the Disaster Recovery Reform Act (DRRA) as part of H.R. 302, the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Reauthorization Act of 2018. The bill will now go to the president's desk, where it is expected to be signed into law.

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