Colorblind Friends For Life

By Benny L. Hawkins

I am a Black male architect born in Austin, Texas, and hold painful awareness of racial healing desperately needed in our country.  I find myself

Make Well-Informed Decisions About Architectural Services

By Benny L. Hawkins

By Benny L. Hawkins You’ve probably seen a version of this “Good-Cheap-Fast” graphic a time or two over the years. All of us can relate

What Makes a Good Architect?

By Benny L. Hawkins

By Benny Hawkins During several decades of practice, I have seen many changes in the profession of architecture.  The tools we use to design buildings

Sound Advice: Acoustical Design Matters

By Sita Lakshminarayan

By Sita Lakshminarayan   In the practice of architecture, thousands of details must harmonize to form the big picture of how a building is both

Which Project Delivery Method is Right for you?

By Benny L. Hawkins

by Benny L. Hawkins   Choosing the delivery method for a project is one of the most important decisions an Owner will make. As with

Repair or Replace? The Role of Adaptive Reuse in Sustaining Vibrant Communities

By Mark Brown

By Mark Brown Take a stroll along Congress Avenue or the Second Street District in downtown Austin and you will immediately begin to appreciate the

BLGY as an Incubator: Developing Future Leaders

By Benny L. Hawkins

 by Benny Hawkins Over the past decade, Austin has emerged as a leading city for entrepreneurialism and innovation. As a result, we have seen a

Design for Project Based Learning in the 21st Century

By Sita Lakshminarayan

By Sita Lakshminarayan Like many adults today, when I look back on my formative years spent in grades K-12, I remember things like book reports,