Updates from the Austin Foundation for Architecture
Your occasional digest of design-minded exhibitions, tours, and happenings across Austin.
July 22: Architecture You Should Know: The Chase Residence with David Heymann, FAIA
You are invited to join David Heymann, FAIA, The University of Texas at Austin School of Architecture, for a webinar discussion about John Saunders Chase, FAIA—the first Black registered architect in Texas—and the home he designed for his family.

The Chase Residence was Houston’s first modernist house with a true courtyard, and it served as an epicenter for political and social life.

This webinar is in conjunction with the publication of the book John S. Chase — The Chase Residence (Tower Books).

Ongoing: P A R K S P A C E
Image: Ryan Conway, Gensler
Both vibrant and practical, P A R K S P A C E is an intervention that helps visualize social distancing guidelines in Austin’s parks and green spaces.

As Austinites venture back out of their homes, we need to reconsider the ways we congregate in public spaces. P A R K S P A C E provides a creative wayfinding system to encourage safe practices for our community. The site-specific installation series uses eco-friendly turf paint to delineate spaces where people can enjoy their favorite outdoor activities while maintaining a safe distance.

You can now enjoy these installations at Roy Guerrero Colorado River Park, Pease Park, Republic Square, and Zilker Metropolitan Park.

Check out recent coverage of P A R K S P A C E on Yelp , KVUE , Sightlines , Austin Monthly , and Culturemap !

P A R K S P A C E is a program of the Austin Foundation for Architecture, made possible with support from AIA Austin and in partnership with Austin Parks and Recreation, Pease Park Conservancy, and the Downtown Austin Alliance Foundation. Special thanks to Gerardo Gandy, Assoc. AIA; the AIA Austin Urban Design Committee; 4Ward Land Surveying; and Gensler.
Program Updates

The Foundation is re-envisioning its grant program, with plans to release a “call for collaborators” for exhibitions and programs that reflect and serve all Austinites.

This year's Form:Function event has been postponed until further notice.

We will keep you updated on further developments as they unfold. Thank you for your support.
Statement on Social Justice

"We know everyone is grappling with how to move forward in the midst of this time of uncertainty and change. As detailed in our statement issued with our partner organization AIA Austin, we recognize the responsibility of the Austin Foundation for Architecture as a cultural organization to understand systems of power and histories of oppression and to work to dismantle them...."


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