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Discovery High School. 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
Architecture, Public Space, Urbanism, Urban Planning, Socioeconomics, Reviews, Other Cities, News, Environment, Design

American Beauty: Reading “Ugliness and Judgment” Today

January 12, 2021
Kathryn O'Rourke
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
Kelly Village Community Park, by Brave Architecture in collaboration with Val Glitsch, FAIA, and Asakura Robinson. Image by Peter Molick.
Architecture, Urban Planning, Socioeconomics, Racial Equity, Preservation, Place, Land Use Regulation, Infrastructure, Houston, Housing, Environment, Design

Kell(e)y Courts/Village: What’s in a Name?

December 30, 2020
Stephen Fox
Modern Architecture and Climate: Design before Air Conditioning by Daniel Barber. Courtesy Princeton University Press.
Architecture, Reviews, Preservation, News, Environment, Design

Response, Interrupted

December 12, 2020
Ross Wienert
Recenter's Fred and Susan Dailey Building, designed by Brave Architecture. Photo by Geoffrey Lyons.
Architecture, Urbanism, Socioeconomics, Reviews, Public Transit, Place, Houston, Housing, Environment, Design

Recenter Sets an Example in Midtown

December 8, 2020
Marcel Merwin
Public Space, Urbanism, Urban Planning, Socioeconomics, Racial Equity, Place, Interview, Houston, Housing, Events, Environment, Design

Civic Forum: Responses & Next Steps

December 4, 2020
Jack Murphy
John S. Chase – The Chase Residence, 2020. Distributed by Tower Books, an imprint of the University of Texas at Austin Press.
Architecture, Racial Equity, Place, News, Houston, Housing, Environment, Design

A Tale of Two Courtyards: John S. Chase at Home

November 30, 2020
Mona Elamin
Courtesy The Open Workshop, 2020.
Architecture, Public Space, Urbanism, Urban Planning, Socioeconomics, Racial Equity, Place, Other Cities, Interview, Housing, Environment, Design

All Form is Political: A Conversation Centered on Housing

November 24, 2020
Neeraj Bhatia
Uptown's METRORapid Silver Line. Photo by Christof Spieler.
Urbanism, Urban Planning, Reviews, Public Transit, Place, News, Land Use Regulation, Infrastructure, Houston, Environment

Uptown’s Silver Line: An Assessment

November 23, 2020
Christof Spieler
San Felipe Courts, now known as Allen Parkway Village, today. Photo by Leonid Furmansky.
Architecture, Public Space, Urbanism, Urban Planning, Racial Equity, Preservation, Place, Land Use Regulation, Houston, Housing, Environment, Design

“Order, Convenience, and Beauty:” The Style, Space, and Multiple Narratives of San Felipe Courts

November 3, 2020
Willa Granger
Sunset at the drive-in. Courtesy Space City Shows.
Architecture, Public Space, Urbanism, Socioeconomics, Racial Equity, Place, News, Land Use Regulation, Houston, Events, Environment, Design

Spaced Out at the Drive-In

October 27, 2020
Torie Ludwin