OUTREACH + ADVOCACY
REPRESENTING OUR PROFESSION TO OUR COMMUNITIES
AND OUR COMMUNITIES THROUGH OUR PROFESSION
TxA holds an Architects Day in Austin during the Texas State Legislature session. It allows architects to meet with elected officials and their staff to discuss issues of importance to the profession as well as issues of importance to our communities on which we have the expertise to provide valuable insight. In 2019, this included school safety, right to repair legislation, and the qualification based selection system, among others.
Join us and other Citizen Architects in 2021 to advocate for our profession and our communities.
Texas Architects Committee
The Texas Architects Committee is part of the Texas Society of Architects government relations program, which works to promote and protect the interests of the architecture profession in the Texas legistlature. AIA Brazos takes great pride in our members' ongoing support of and involvement in this initiative. We sent 12 chapter members to advocate for the profession with senators and representatives at Architects Day 2019 and continue to exceed our anual TAC contribution goals. Notable donors so far this year include:
Charlie Burris, AIA (silver)
Darren C. Heine, AIA (silver)
Ray Holliday, AIA (silver)
Eva Read-Warden, AIA (silver)
Timothy Donathen, AIA (bronze)
LOCAL OUTREACH + EDUCATION
When developing our chapter-led continuing education programs, AIA Brazos looks for topics of local importance and relevance to community members outside our chapter and profession. If you would like to suggest a topic for furture programs, please contact our Community Relations Coordinator. Our recent offerings include:
Bryan Midtown Redevleopment
- The revitalisation of an area stretching from the Texas A&M Campus to Historic Downtown Bryan which is of great significance to community leaders, design and building industry professionals, business owners, residents, and students.
- In addition to our Chapter-hosted meeting, members have participated in the planning and feedback meetings held by the City of Bryan and have participated in focus groups, providing input from local professionals during the planning process.
TAMU RELLIS Campus Evolution
- The transformation of an old airforce base into a premier research campus - a topic which drew professionals and students, allowing them to meet and discuss shared interests.
- This program included a tour of both testing facilities and office spaces on the campus.