Friday, May 22, 2015

Mid-Century for the 21st Century: Residential Case Studies

Dates: June 11 & June 18
Time: 6-7:30 pm 
Location: AIA Austin/Austin Center for Architecture, 801 W. 12th St.
Cost: free
Mid Tex Mod is thrilled to partner with AIA Austin to highlight the best in mid-century residential design envisioned by some of our premier 21st century architects. This two-part lecture series held at the Austin Center for Architecture will feature two speakers per evening followed by an audience Q&A. Architects Nick Deaver, Mell LawrenceStuart Sampley,and David Webber will discuss challenges faced and solutions found in their recent renovations of homes designed by local mid-century masters A. D. Stenger and Fehr & Granger.

Brady Lane Residence: Original Design by A. D. Stenger, Renovation and Addition by Webber + Studio (Photograph by Andrea Calo).
The series will focus on how to bring mid-century properties in line with current homeowner expectations, sustainability standards, and construction practices. These homes often have small kitchens, broad expanses of single-pane glass, and seemingly outdated finishes. This often leads the realty industry to value them for little else than their land and replacement value.  We’ll look at ways in which experienced architects have worked with homeowners to thoughtfully rework interior spaces and site plans, improve energy efficiency, and design additions which respect and enhance a home’s original design intent. We’ll also discuss how to work with pioneering mid-century construction methods and materials that may no longer be in use today, but can be improved to make these houses not only livable, but desirable.

Please reserve your space by emailing rsvp@aiaaustin.org. 

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