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"Making Houston Modern," edited by Barrie Scardino Bradley, Stephen Fox, and Michelangelo Sabatino. Published by the University of Texas Press.
Architecture, Reviews, Preservation, Art & Culture, Place, News, Houston, Design

Howard Barnstone's Magical Modernism

March 29, 2021
Jack Murphy
West Street Recovery co-founder Andrew Cobb leads a plumbing workshop in northeast Houston. Courtesy West Street Recovery.
Architecture, Public Space, Urbanism, Urban Planning, Socioeconomics, Racial Equity, Place, News, Land Use Regulation, Infrastructure, Industry, Houston, Housing, Environment, Design

The Total Emptiness of the Texas Freeze: A Formal Analysis of Winter Storm Uri

March 26, 2021
Alice Liu
The River Oaks Theatre on its opening day as it appeared on the front page of the Houston Post on Tuesday, November 28, 1939.
Architecture, Public Space, Socioeconomics, Preservation, Art & Culture, Place, News, Houston, Environment, Design

River Oaks Theatre: Down by Three Screens

March 25, 2021
David Welling
Construction progress as of early November 2020. Image courtesy Radom Capital.
Architecture, Public Space, Urbanism, Place, News, Houston, Environment, Design

Montrose Collective Rising

March 11, 2021
Jack Murphy
Public Space, Reviews, Art & Culture, Place, News, Houston, Environment

Okay Might Just Be Enough

March 5, 2021
Tiffany Xu
The outdoor amphitheater supports community gatherings at Arthur A. Richards PreK-8 School year-round while the gym is designed as an emergency shelter during a hurricane. Image courtesy DLR Group.
Architecture, Public Space, Urban Planning, Socioeconomics, Racial Equity, Art & Culture, Place, Other Cities, News, Houston, Environment, Design

COVID-19 Offers an Opportunity to Right Inequities in Education

March 2, 2021
Taryn Kinney
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
The effects of COVID-19 and its related vaccines do not effect all Houstonians equally. Photo by Fusion Medical Animation via Unsplash.
Public Space, Urbanism, Urban Planning, Socioeconomics, Racial Equity, Place, News, Infrastructure, Houston, Housing, Environment, Design

Inequity Exists in Houston’s Vaccination Efforts

February 25, 2021
Katherine Polkinghorne and Susan Rogers
"Rewrite the World," curated by Ana Tuazon, installation view. Photo by Will Michels, courtesy of the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston.
Socioeconomics, Reviews, Racial Equity, Art & Culture, News, Houston, Environment

The Art of Rewriting Worlds

February 23, 2021
Sam Stoeltje
Table 3: water, light, psychological space, Steven Holl: Making Architecture, detail view.
Architecture, Reviews, Art & Culture, News, Houston, Events, Design

A Closing Review of Steven Holl: Making Architecture

February 10, 2021
Jack Murphy
1550 on the Green. Image courtesy Skanska.
Architecture, Public Space, Urbanism, Urban Planning, Place, News, Houston, Environment, Design

Pretend It’s a City: Skanska Goes BIG in Houston

January 30, 2021
Jack Murphy
Discovery High School provides a multi-purpose space that supports physical movement, allows different ergonomic postures throughout the day, and seamlessly connects learners to the outdoors. Photo ©Lara Swimmer, courtesy DLR Group.
Architecture, News, Environment, Design

Changing Paradigms in Educational Space

January 19, 2021
Jillian Diffee, Taryn Kinney, and Emily McRoberts-Froese