The 2017 editorial calendar for Texas Architect magazine is now available. The year’s themes focus on the juxtapositions and contrasts present in the architectural world. Get a sneak preview of upcoming content for the magazine and prepare relevant projects for submittal. For more information about submission guidelines, advertising, and editorial deadlines, see the full calendar.
January / February
Feature: Knowledge / Folly
In this issue we examine architecture’s role in encouraging the acquisition of knowledge, whether by providing facilities for the teaching of theory or a framework for experience. And since life and learning don’t have to be all serious, we explore the architecture of silliness and fun. Also: Restaurants and the latest luminaires.
March / April
Feature: Littoral / Terrestrial
Products: Street Furniture
The meeting of water and land has shaped human settlement throughout history. In this era of rising sea levels and shifting climate patterns, that influence is as strong and urgent as ever, challenging architecture to respond to imminent change. In this issue we look at communities on the Gulf Coast that are facing the deluge, and those inland seeking to better manage every last drop. Also: Transportation and things to sit on in the thoroughfare.
May / June
Feature: Sacred / Profane
The service of humankind’s spiritual impulses has generated some of the world’s most sublime architectural monuments, but the secular realm is not without its magnificent structures. In this issue we contemplate architecture of sacred and profane glory. Also: The rise of outpatient medical facilities and objects of healing.
July / August
Feature: Density / Sprawl
Texas is at a stage of development where its cities are at once getting denser in their cores and continuing to sprawl out and subsume ever-greater tracts of ranch, farm, and wild land into suburbs. In this issue we investigate the solutions architects are creating for both conditions and what they say about our culture and society today. Also: Retail and places to put stuff.
September / October
Feature: Design Awards
In this issue we showcase the winners of the Texas Society of Architects’ 2017 Design Awards program. These projects, selected by a jury of award-winning architects from across the country and around the world, run the gamut of typology and exhibit the range and excellence of the state’s architectural practitioners. Also: The best in floors, walls, ceilings, and countertops.
November / December
Products: Office furniture
The relationship between architecture and money is an uneasy one. Budgets are rarely sufficient to realize the ideal visions of architects, but such constraints can lead to interesting solutions. In this issue we reckon with the uncomfortable reality of dollars and cents, the developers who handle the bottom line, and the designers who do their best. Also: Offices and the furniture that loves them.