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What Could Houston Roads, Parks and Buildings Look Like in the Future?

Posted on · (Above: An artist’s rendering of a design for a “sky park” at the corner of Milam and Walker in downtown Houston. Image Courtesy: ByDesign/Gensler) If the future of Houston design was left up to the next generation of architects and designers, what would our city look like? It’s a concept Houston design firm Gensler is […]

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What Do the Astrodome and the Beatles Have in Common?

Posted on · What does the Astrodome have to do with The Beatles? Well, nothing really – they never played there. But these two seemingly disparate subjects do have two things in common – or, at least, two people. The first is Dr. Kenneth Womack, a Houston native who’s authored new books on both subjects. He’s is in […]

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Houston’s Economic Forecast, and The Beatles and the Astrodome: Thursday’s Show (December 8, 2016)

Posted on · What kind of year has it been for the Greater Houston? And what will 2017 hold? At a Houston Region Economic Outlook event on Friday, (Dec. 9, 2016), the Greater Houston Partnership will unveil its job forecast for 2017. On this edition of Houston Matters, we take a sneak peak at that – and look back at […]

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Building a Himalayan Mountain Out of Gingerbread

Posted on · On Dec. 12, 2015, AIA Houston (the Houston chapter of the American Institute of Architects) held its annual Gingerbread Build Off, where contestants — including local architecture firms — spend from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. building gingerbread houses. Kathleen English and her colleagues at English + Associates Architects, had one of the winning entrants. They […]

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Vying for The Golden Bucket at the Galveston Sandcastle Competition

Posted on · More than 60 teams of architects, designers, and engineers will compete in Galveston’s sandcastle competition on Saturday, May 31. The Houston Chapter of the American Institute of Architects has been hosting the competition since 1986.