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Rothko Chapel interior and benches. © Paul Hester.
Architecture, Public Space, Reviews, Preservation, Art & Culture, Place, News, Landscape, Houston, Events, Environment, Design

An Icon, Restored

February 26, 2021
Jack Murphy
Spencer Finch (b. 1962). "Back to Kansas", 2015. Exterior household paint on canvas. 190 × 186 inches. Photo courtesy University of Houston.
Public Space, Reviews, Art & Culture, Place, Landscape, Houston, Events, Environment, Design

Slow Down and Look

January 8, 2021
Falon Mihalic
Untitled (white building with bush), 2000. Photograph Victoria Sambunaris.
Architecture, Urbanism, Socioeconomics, Landscape, Land Use Regulation, Infrastructure, Houston, Housing, Environment, Design

Company Town: Housing for Houston

October 13, 2020
Brittany Utting
Clay Family Eastern Glades. Courtesy Memorial Park Conservancy.
Public Space, Urbanism, Reviews, Place, Landscape, Houston, Environment, Design

Eastern Glades’ Axis and Expanse

October 7, 2020
Amna Ansari
Looking through the Global Collection Garden to The Alcoves beyond. Photo by Michael Tims courtesy Houston Botanic Garden.
Public Space, Reviews, Racial Equity, Art & Culture, Place, Landscape, Infrastructure, Houston, Events, Environment, Design

Botanic Diversity, Houston Style

September 18, 2020
Rachel Wilkins
A gathering to denounce racism after the vandalization of Broken Obelisk, January 1979. Courtesy Hickey-Robertson/Rothko Chapel Archives via ARTnews.
Public Space, Urban Planning, Racial Equity, Art & Culture, Place, Landscape, Houston

Broken Obelisk and Racial Justice in Houston

September 9, 2020
Amanda Douberley
abandoned row houses in Baltimore Maryland
Architecture, Design, Environment, Housing, Infrastructure, Interview, Land Use Regulation, Landscape, Urban Planning, Urbanism

OWNED: A Tale of Two Americas

July 3, 2020
Jack Murphy
Overgrown arch with office building in background
Architecture, Urbanism, Art & Culture, Place, Landscape, Houston, Environment, Design

It’s the Future—Get Down

June 29, 2020
Jack Murphy
Landscape, Public Space

Southern Downtown Park Plan Unveiled: A Response by Ernesto Alfaro

May 2, 2019
Ernesto Alfaro
Architecture, Environment, Landscape

Critical Placemaking: Stephen Fox's Favorite Places in Houston

April 30, 2019
Stephen Fox
Environment, Infrastructure, Landscape, Socioeconomics

The Lungs of Guatemala City: Architects' Efforts to Conserve an Urban Ecology by Melanie Ford

October 1, 2018
Melanie Ford
Environment, Houston, Landscape, Public Space, Urban Planning

Bayou Greenways Bike Tour: Lessons in Urban Design on Brays Bayou

July 27, 2018
Raj Mankad