Texas Architecture Awards for the Non-Mods

TEXAS ARCHITECTURE AWARDS FOR THE NON-MODS Invoking the name of Houston architect John Staub, the Texas chapter of a national architecture organization is launching an awards program meant to honor recent Texas architecture that demonstrates “sensitivity to classical and vernacular traditions.” Designers, don’t bother submitting your modern projects — local coordinator Carolyn Foug says she considers the new program from the Institute of Classical Architecture an “alternative vehicle” to the local AIA’s more Mod-friendly awards programs. A tour of Staub’s work at Bayou Bend — and maybe one or more of his other Houston houses, if the organizers can swing it — will take place after the awards ceremony there in October. [Institute of Classical Architecture and Classical America Texas Chapter]