Texas Architect magazine has published its 2019 editorial calendar. You can review it below, here, or find it anytime via the link at the bottom of the home page. In this coming year, TA will explore themes relevant to the profession and to the public at large. The Fear and Neo Liberal Architecture issues will delve into architecture’s response to contemporary politics, while Hustle and Digital / Analog will investigate new and old ways architects are propelling their practices. We’ll check in on the age old conundrum of Authenticity, and, per usual, go glossy in featuring TxA’s annual Design Award winners.
The value of hard work and a clear conscience about making money show throughout the American grain. These ethics also influence our built environment. In this issue, we examine the architecture of hustle: innovative offices, corporate headquarters, and co-working spaces. We’ll also check in on young firms who are sweating it out to build a practice from the ground up. Plus: Texas’ best new building expansions, and hospitality products.
Editorial Submissions: Oct. 1, 2018
Ads Close: Nov. 26, 2018
Ads Due: Dec. 3, 2018
The world has always been a scary place for us humans. At one time it was wolves, brigands, and malicious spirits. Now it’s active shooters, terrorist cells, and refugees. Past and present, architecture has provided sanctuary and succor against dangerous forces. It has also been an agent of terror, incarceration, and control. In this issue we walk through architectural responses to our contemporary fears. Plus: The architecture of the media and new entertainment products.
Editorial Submissions: Dec. 3, 2018
Ads Close: Jan. 28, 2019
Ads Due: Feb. 4, 2019
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Architects are still debating the relative value of hand drawing versus digital drawing. In this issue, we’ll: look into the neuroscience of designing by hand and by clicking; explore how architects are using virtual reality, artificial environments, and hologram technology; consider emergent rendering styles that move away from photo realism; and look at the link between the digital and construction. Plus: Exhibition designs and new wall coverings.
Editorial Submissions: Feb. 4, 2019
Ads Close: April 1, 2019
Ads Due: April 8, 2019
Feature: Neoliberal Architecture
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The resurgence of modern architecture over the past 20 years brought back much of the formal language of the mid-20th century while leaving behind the movement’s socialist ideologies. The neo-modern is neo-liberal. In this issue, we investigate how contemporary private and corporate clients are employing the modernist language in a variety of new ways, and how parametric design has facilitated this adoption. Plus: Texas art galleries and luxe interior products.
Editorial Submissions: April 1, 2019
Ads Close: June 3, 2019
Ads Due: June 10, 2019
Feature: Design Awards
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In this issue, we showcase the winners of the Texas Society of Architects’ 2019 Design Awards program. These projects, selected by a jury of award-winning architects from across the country, are diverse in type and exhibit the range and excellence of the state’s architectural practitioners. Also: Lounge Furniture.
Editorial Submissions: June 3, 2019
Ads Close: July 29, 2019
Ads Due: Aug. 5, 2019
What is an authentic expression of Texas architecture? Tonkawa brush shelters? The San Antonio missions? A Second Empire state courthouse? O’Neil Ford, Frank Welch, and Lake|Flato? Buc-ee’s? All of the above? And why are we worried about it? In this issue, we explore architecture’s enduring anxiety over authenticity. Plus: How architects are repositioning old structures for new purposes and lighting fixtures.
Editorial Submissions: Aug. 5, 2019
Ads Close: Sept. 30, 2019
Ads Due: Oct. 7, 2019
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