I fell in love with the Topkapi Palace in Istanbul through writing a landscape architecture research paper during my master’s program at UT. For almost 400 years, this palace was the primary residence of the Ottoman sultans.
Energy saving technologies are experiencing new highs in every way, both as a result of government incentives and a growing market demand. We have listed the top 5 technologies and design strategies for new construction or retrofits and renovations.
A 900-cubic yard concrete pour took place this week at St. William Catholic Church in Round Rock, TX, and it was a sight to see. So what does over 90 truckloads of concrete poured in a little under 12 hours look like?
Ask any group of church-goers about the qualities they appreciate in a beautiful church building and you'll get a lot of different answers. Sentiments range from appreciating intimacy to fulfilling a need to be inspired.
Bose has been changing the game for live sound now for several years. More robust than the highly portable (and still somewhat personal) L1, and more affordable and flexible than the professional install line, the new F1 system is a game-changer.
Where do you turn if you're a conservative parent who wants to give your children an education founded on historic academic principles and delivered within the context of a Christian worldview? Well, if you're not a homeschooler …
As a follow-up to my first post 10 Tips for Renovating or Designing a Youth Room, I wanted to offer some practical solutions for the average church youth minister to tackle as part of an overall plan to make a successful and engaging environment as a backdrop for youth ministry.
Steel construction is nearly complete at Grace Covenant Church's Live Oak Building. Lott Brothers Construction Company has only been delayed a bit by our heavy recent rains in Central Texas, with the goal of completing the project …
How do you get a committee full of people with various tastes to agree? And when they do, how do you know if it’s the right choice for the church as a whole, and how do you know it will still look good 5 years from now, to new people?
My most important advice to people wanting to make a design change, but not knowing exactly WHAT to do … ”Start small.” For example, paint a room a totally different color (including the ceiling). After all, it’s just paint
If you don't understand a school’s vision of a successfully educated student how do you design facilities to support their educational process? This is the first post in a series on different educational models. A school's vision for the purpose …
Last month in Galveston I stopped for a few minutes to sketch this festive arch, using black pen with a watercolor wash. Evoking the sailing ships that called on Galveston, this arch by architect Boone Powell was commissioned in 1985 …
The use of 2014’s favorite color proved to be even more widespread. Pantone’s “Radiant Orchid 18-3224” saturated the fashion and beauty industries, colored many consumer goods, and made a bold statement in the world of Interior Design.
Before founding our firm, John Jackson and Bob Galloway were students together at The University of Arkansas in Fayetteville where they studied under the late AIA Gold Medal Award-winner E. Fay Jones, FAIA.