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2014 Year in Review News

Johnston Marklee’s design for the Menil Drawing Institute.
Courtesy Johnston Marklee

The Southwest got another major dose of architecture and urbanism in 2014, which we covered with the founding of AN‘s southwest regional print newspaper. Austin and San Antonio approved multimodal transit hubs, Nelson Byrd Woltz laid out plans to revamp Houston’s Memorial Park, and Louisiana got resiliency master plans. And that’s just the start of it.

Reading Community

Designed by Lake-Flato and Shepley Bulfinch, Austin’s new central library will be a hub for the capital city.

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You Will Get Wet

Austin’s new children’s museum educates and entertains through architecture. 

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Wright Goes to Bentonville

Crystal Bridges Museum acquires a Frank Lloyd Wright Usonian House from New Jersey.



Spurring Development

San Antonio hopes a multimodal transit facility will bring new life to its near west side.



Drawing and Dappled Light

The Menil Collection unveils Johnston Marklee-designed Drawing Institute.



Water Bodies

First phase of Dallas’ Trinity Lakes project gets underway.



Tactical Landscapes

Spackman Mossop Michaels makes plans for Baton Rouge and New Orleans.



Mall of Education

Austin’s Highland Mall to be transformed into a college campus and transit-oriented mixed-use development.



Land Without Fences

Nelson Byrd Woltz presents initial ideas for redesign of Houston’s Memorial Park.



Eclecticism Ordered

A polyphony of design voices make up Austin’s new Lamar Union complex.

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