Texas Courthouse Restoration Funding

Texas Courthouse Restoration Funding

Posted by on Feb 6, 2015 in Journal

I recently spoke on behalf of VOH and the Texas Society of Architects before the Senate Finance Committee in support of funding for Texas courthouse restoration through the Texas Historic Courthouse Preservation Program. My preparation for this hearing flowed so naturally that I thought I’d share it here as well. “The focus of my testimony today is […]

Comal County Courthouse restoration wins statewide award

Comal County Courthouse restoration wins statewide award

Posted by on Dec 6, 2013 in Journal | No Comments

Last night Preservation Texas honored the Comal County Courthouse with an Honor Award for Best Restoration, 2013. After years of additions and remodelings, this J. Riely Gordon courthouse has been fully restored to its 1898 construction date. This project developed over the course of several years, beginning with a feasibility study commissioned by the County […]

Wooldridge Park bandstand to see repairs before grand re-opening

Wooldridge Park bandstand to see repairs before grand re-opening

Posted by on Jun 14, 2013 in Austin, Current Projects, Journal

Yesterday I met with good people from Austin Parks and Recreation Department, Friends of Wooldridge Park, Austin Parks Foundation, and a local contractor to discuss the historic bandstand that is the focal point of this historic park.  It is one of four original parks designated by the first mayor of Austin, Edwin Waller, in his 1839 […]