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 […]

The Definition of Embodied Energy

The Definition of Embodied Energy

Posted by on Apr 16, 2013 in Austin, Journal, Material Conservation, Sustainability

Over the next 20 years, Americans will demolish over 1/3 of our building stock (approximately 82 billion square feet) in order to replace seemingly inefficient buildings with energy efficient, sustainable “green buildings.”[i]  However, existing buildings have several inherent benefits that make them worthy of reuse.  Creative design, state-of-the-art building systems, and modern uses are not […]

Dedication of the African American Cultural and Heritage Facility

Dedication of the African American Cultural and Heritage Facility

Posted by on Mar 1, 2013 in Austin, Journal

We were honored to team with McKinney York on the restoration of the historic Dedrick-Hamilton House as part of the new African American Cultural and Heritage Facility.  The facility was dedicated today with a celebration of prayer, gratitude, and best wishes from the community. I remember when I first saw the Dedrick-Hamilton House in the […]