Editorial Calendar

 

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January/February 2023

Image

Form-driven architecture has led to some of the most memorable and iconic buildings of our times. But as architects are asked to respond to deeper community needs, the role of aesthetics is increasingly called into question. Has iconic architecture seen its heyday, or is there still a place for “building as object” in contemporary practice? In this issue, we explore the role of image in architecture today. Plus: Mixed-use/small office and surfaces.

Editorial: September 15, 2022
Ads Close: November 22, 2022
Ads Due: November 29, 2022


March/April 2023

Placekeeping

The term “placemaking” was coined in the 1960s as a call to center the needs of people in the design of cities. “Placekeeping” has risen in its wake, expanding this idea to include participatory community engagement and the preservation of existing public spaces and indigenous cultures. In a state as diverse as Texas, is it possible to develop in an “authentic” way that prioritizes community preservation? And if so, why is this so seldom achieved? In this issue, we explore how placekeeping can inform the development of our public spaces. Plus: Preservation/adaptive reuse and lighting products.

Editorial: November 17, 2022
Ads Close: February 2, 2023
Ads Due: February 9, 2023


May/June 2023

Networks

The boundaries between architectural and digital design, as well as related disciplines like wayfinding and branding, are quickly dissolving as architects are asked to design for virtual and augmented environments. How does this impact architectural education and the profession writ large? And how does it change our understanding and navigation of space on a neural level? In this issue, we delve into the forces and technologies that are shaping “phygital” design. Plus: Integrated design and windows + doors.

Editorial: January 19, 2023
Ads Close: March 30, 2023
Ads Due: April 6, 2023


July/August 2023

Public/Private

From public-private development partnerships to management of wildlife and public lands, the impact of architecture can be seen and felt well beyond the boundaries of a singular building. What role should architects play in public life, and how can the profession contribute to the health, safety, and well-being of greater society? In this issue we explore the complex, and often contentious, relationship between the public and private realms. Plus: Civic/institutional projects and landscape + public spaces.

Editorial: March 16, 2023
Ads Close: June 1, 2023
Ads Due: June 8, 2023


September/October 2023

Design Awards

In this issue, we showcase the winners of the Texas Society of Architects’ 2023 Design Awards program. These projects, selected by a jury of award-winning architects, are diverse in type and exhibit the range and excellence of architecture in the state. Plus: Contract interiors.

Editorial: June 15, 2023
Ads Close: July 27, 2023
Ads Due: August 3, 2023


November/December 2023

Migration

Texas cities have been among the country’s fastest growing urban hotspots in recent years. Large corporations, too, have found the state to be a desirable destination. What are the benefits and pitfalls of this extraordinary economic boom? And how is the state expected to grow and adapt to an influx of new people and new money? In this issue, we examine movement into, within, and out of our state’s borders. Plus: Alternative residential typologies and residential products.

Editorial: August 19, 2023
Ads Close: September 28, 2023
Ads Due: October 5, 2023