DEREK C. WEBB, AIA NAMED TO ACE MENTOR PROGRAM HOUSTON BOARD OF DIRECTORS
Derek C. Webb, AIA of DEK Studio has been named the newest member of the board of directors for the ACE Mentor Board Houston Chapter. Alongside other fellow colleagues from design and construction industries, Derek will help ACE Mentor Program's mission to engage, excite, and enlighten local high school students to pursue careers in architecture, engineering, and construction. Congratulations!
DEK STUDIO AT AIA HOUSTON 2020 VISIONS EXHIBITION AND PROGRAM
Located at the Architecture Center Houston (ArCH), AIA Houston's 2020 Visions is a 28-part exhibit that addressed urban-design issues such as flooding and housing. As part of the Hubs portion of the exhibition, Stantec with a small collaboration from DEK Studio, showcased THE LILY PAD NETWORK.
THE LILY PAD NETWORK is a network of resilient neighborhood safe havens that float above the water, tethered to the community and to each other. They provide a framework to identify, prepare for, and proactively mitigate community shocks and stresses. Leading up to and following a disaster, these Lily Pads transform to support the full cycle of disaster preparation, response, and recovery. On sunny days, they act as hubs for advancing community education, cohesion, and social equity.
The exhibition is set to run through the summer before it hits the road to provide a blueprint for resilient and sustainable design to other AIA chapters and cities around the country.
DEREK WEBB, AIA SELECTED TO SERVE AS JUROR FOR THE AIA NORTHERN VIRGINIA DESIGN AWARDS
We are pleased to announce our own Derek C. Webb has been selected by the AIA Northern Virginia Design Awards to serve as a juror for their 2020 Design Awards.
As part of its focus on climate action, AIA National has officially adopted the Framework for Design Excellence in 2019 which will include ten areas of focus for ethical and responsible design: Integration, Equitable Communities, Ecology, Water, Economy, Energy, Wellness, Resources, Change, and Discovery. Following AIA's lead, AIA Northern Virginia will focus on three of the ten measures in 2020: Equitable Communities, Economy, and Energy.
PAUL HOMEYER, FAIA NAMED TO THE HERITAGE SOCIETY BOARD OF DIRECTORS
Paul Homeyer, FAIA of DEK Studio was chosen to be a part of the Houston's Heritage Society Board of Directors for the 2020-2021 year. Alongside other fellow colleagues from the design community, they will help The Heritage Society's mission in telling the stories of the diverse history of Houston and Texas. Congratulations!
MORGAN STAHL, ASSOCIATE AIA DEBUT'S PERSONAL ART EXHIBITION TITLED "STEEL TIME CAPSULE"
The University of Houston's Architecture, Design, and Art Library will host an opening reception for student artist Morgan Stahl of DEK Studio on November 8 at 12 noon.
"Steel Time Capsule is a collection of various memories and representations of myself, my family, and our experiences. Whether it is an item from my grandparent’s house or moment from a fun family vacation, I documented many things from my childhood through my art and sketches,” Stahl said.
Her exhibit, Steel Time Capsule, will be on view through January 2020.
DEK STUDIO PARTICIPATES IN HOUSTON RESILIENCY INNOVATION WORKSHOP
As the two-year anniversary of Hurricane Harvey approaches, the importance of resilient thinking, planning, and actions are top-of-mind in Houston. Stantec brought together a group of more than 50 local and national experts, stakeholders, and community members to discuss, strategize, and brainstorm at the Houston Resiliency Innovation Workshop. The workshop focused on highlighting current issues in Houston, anticipating shocks and stresses of the future, and providing a platform for out-of-the-box thinking on building a more resilient future. It was both a platform for making connections across sectors and for generating ideas for action plans that address partnerships, advocacy, and funding.
DEREK C. WEBB, AIA NAMED TO THE BOARD OF TRUSTEES FOR THE ARCHITECTURE CENTER HOUSTON
Derek C. Webb, AIA of DEK Studio was named to the Board of Trustees for the Architecture Center Houston. The American Institute of Architects is a professional organization for architects in the United States. Headquartered in Washington, D.C., the AIA offers education, government advocacy, community redevelopment, and public outreach to support the architecture profession and improve its public image. The Architecture Center of Houston is a public outreach arm of AIA that provides grants to other organizations and individuals. Congratulations!
APRIL 14TH, 2015 DECLARED AS DEREK WEBB DAY
Derek C. Webb, AIA receives a rare honor as Mayor Annise Parker proclaimed April 14th, 2015, as Derek Webb Day. (Beats Groundhog’s Day.) Derek’s been receiving a lot of attention lately, including being named AIA’s national young architect of the year. Mayor Parker and Councilman David Robinson also recognized the AIA Board at the City Council meeting.