Two JGA Team members, Matthew Martinez & Javier Alonso, graduated from the Professional Practice Leadership Program (2PLP) class of 2013. The program is designed to provide a strong interactive learning experiences during work sessions lead by firm principals and industry leaders! For more information please click here.
JGA was able to reclaim two Whirligigs from a current project, and have donated them to the Alamo Heights Community Garden. After receiving a thank you letter from the Garden Coordinator, we found these Whirligigs actually came from the house of an individual who was a founding member of the Community Garden and actually submitted the original plans of the garden for approval by the City! They are currently requesting additional donations including bird baths, bird feeders, corrugated metal, lumber, and garden tools. For more information please click here.
Our project, the 'Green Lantern' will featured on the upcoming AIA San Antonio Homes Tour, which falls on Oct. 5, 2013! For more information click here.
See John Grable FAIA on the Residental Architect Design Awards Stage among fellow awards recipents Tom Kundig FAIA, Douglas Stockman AIA, Mickey Conrad AIA, and Ted Flato FAIA. For more information and to see the other winners click here.
JGA Team member, Matthew Martinez, designs and builds custom out door table from wood reclamed during a project demolition! Looks great Matt! To see more images click here.
John Grable Architects has won a 2013 Residential Architect Design Award! The project Garden Gateway was chosen among more than 600 projects for a Merit Award in the 'Outbuilding' category for this years awards. For more information and to see the other winners click here.
John Grable FAIA has donated an original sketch to be featured at the Beaux Arts Ball Silent Auction. Other works will be featured by Tom Kundig FAIA, David Jameson FAIA, Rand Elliott FAIA, Tim Blonkvist FAIA, Marlon Blackwell FAIA, Matt Morris FAIA, Mell Lawrence FAIA, as well as furniture by craftsman Rain Korff Gilbert and other unique treasures. For more information click here.
Today John Grable FAIA compleated his pledge for Contributions as a Founding Member of the San Antonio Architecture Foundation, pictured with Debbie Hutcheson Executive Director of the Foundation. To find out more about the San Antonio Architecture Foundation or to make you own contribution click here.
John Grable FAIA recently completed teaching the "Road Trip to Genius" studio course with students of Texas Tech University, check out the work here. Stay tuned to the Blog to find out about upcoming reviews from Dan Rockhill, Mark Wellin & Tom Kundig!!
John Grable Architects has received a 'Going Green Award' from the San Antonio Business Journal for the 'Residential Architect' category. Pick up a copy at local Barnes and Noble stores or read more about the winners for 2012 here
This month's issue of Texas Architect features the Sunday House in a six page spread. View the article in our 'Publications' section here
John attended Ghost 13, an international architecture conference held by Brian MacKay. The conference brought attendees from diverse backgrounds with a common interest in the master builder tradition and a commitment to place, landscape, making, and community. Keynote speakers included Kenneth Frampton, Juhani Pallasmaa, and Glenn Murcutt with sessions led by Rick Joy, Wendell Burnette, Marlon Blackwell, Patricia Patkau, Tom Kundig, and Dan Rockhill among others.
The 14th Annual AIA Homes Tour in San Antonio will feature a duplex designed by John Grable Architects and constructed by and for our good friend Jeff Truax of Truax Construction. The home features separate upstairs and downstairs units, a connecting bridge to the separate carport - pavilion, and a third story lookout room. The project is located at 334 Encino Ave in Alamo Heights, TX.
John was invited by Wendell Burnette to participate in the final review of his studio course. As a visiting professor Wendell Burnette led a group of graduate students at Washington University in St. Louis through a studio course in the Spring of 2011, titled "Context as Material/How to Read Place." John spent two days engaging the students in discussion and analysis of the topic, methodology, and final projects. Additional information can be found here.
At the request of John Webb, faculty at The UTSA College of Architecture, John Grable served as a juror for the 8th Annual Sophomore Student Design Competition. 170 undergraduate students developed design solutions for a Bookstore/Coffee Bar located directly south of ArtPace in downtown San Antonio. Other jurors included Richard Mogas (Mogas & Assoc.), John Murphy (Dean, College of Architecture), Mary Barlett (Marmon Mok), Gary Woods (UTSA Librarian), Joseph Benjamin (Lake/Flato) and Riley Robinson (ArtPace)
John Grable was appointed to serve on the Residential Design Standards (RDS) committee for the City of Alamo Heights. John will be part of a group that will reevaluate potential revisions to the Alamo Heights Residential Design Standards, thus influencing the built environment of the city for years to come.
JohJohn Grable has been appointed to a second term on The University of Texas at Austin School of Architecture Advisory Council, which acts to promote the value and importance of architecture, planning, and design as it relates to the mission of the school. John is joined by a list of prominent architectural and social figures including David Lake FAIA, Dick Clark AIA, and Dan Shipley FAIA. More information can be found here.
On Wednesday, April 23rd, the Tau Omega Chapter of the UTSA College of Architecture awarded John Grable, FAIA, the Tau Sigma Delta Silver Medal for Excellence in Architecture. John honored the Tau Sigma Delta with inspired dialogue concerning the nature of his practice and his dedication to the College of Architecture and the education of young architects.
Each year the American Institute of Architects recognizes outstanding architecture throughout the United States through its Honor Awards for Architecture program. John Grable was honored to be selected to serve as a juror alongside seven distinguished architects from around the country. A listing of the 2008 Award Winners can be found here
John Grable Architects team member Matthew Martinez was part of a team from the UTSA School of Architecture that received a 2007 Outstanding Achievement Award from the Industrial Fabrics Association International (IFAI). The project is a 75-foot by 25-foot armadillo-like structure made of Lycra fabric stretched over an aluminum frame. The project was selected from among 387 entries from 13 countries, marking the first time that an academic team has ever received this award.
The South Texas Guesthouse received one of two honor awards, as well as a Sustainability Citation at the 2007 AIA San Antonio Design Awards. The distinguished jury, made up of architects Tom Kundig, FAIA, Dan Shipley FAIA and the Architectural Record senior editor, recognized the project with a top honor from among 58 submissions, noting the project's "artful massing" and its relationship to the site and its trees, as well as its use of recycled stone and timbers.
John Grable has been appointed by TSA President Chris Hudson AIA, to head the TSA Fellowship committee. The committee's charge is to encourage and assist chapters and individuals in making nominations, and to help identify qualified candidates for Fellowship. The AIA Fellowship program recognizes architects who have achieved a standard of excellence in the profession and is one of the highest honors the AIA can bestow upon a member. John was elevated to fellowship in 2007.
John was officially appointed as a member of the University of Texas School of Architecture Advisory Council. John joins a distinguished group of UT alumni and attended his first meeting October 2007. John received his B.Arch from UT Austin in 1976.
The Triple S Steel facility by Lake/Flato Architects, was one of 13 projects to receive a 2007 Design Award from the Texas Society of Architects. John Grable served as project architect for the facility, which juror Peter Bohlin FAIA described as "rather simply realized... really a very good corporate project, and one that says a good deal about the quality of Texas architecture." The project was featured in the September October 2007 issue of Texas Architect magazine.
John Grable, FAIA was honored at the monthly AIA San Antonio chapter luncheon on February 26, along with the two other newly elevated AIA Fellows from San Antonio. Only six architects in the state of Texas were honored with fellowships in 2007.Pictured are Greg Papay, FAIA of Lake Flato Architects, Gary Lynn, FAIA of Parsons 3/DI, featured speaker San Antonio Mayor Phil Hardberger, John Grable, FAIA, and chapter president Chris Schultz, AIA.
John Grable has been elevated to fellowship by a jury of his peers in recognition of his contributions to design and architectural education. Among the highest honors bestowed upon a member, The AIA Fellowship program recognizes those architects who have made a significant contribution to architecture and society on a national level, and who have achieved a standard of excellence in the profession. John's nomination summary reads: "John Grable's architecture celebrates life. By connecting to history and expressing a deep love of craft and material, his work articulates purity and simplicity, and exalts the relationship between man and nature."
222 Austin Highway, a resurrected 1930s motor lodge that now houses office space(including the offices for John Grable Architects,) was one of three projects recognized with a 2006 AIA San Antonio Honor Award for Design. The jury, made up of architects Doug Hanson AIA, David Brems AIA, and Wendy Evans Joseph FAIA, particularly "loved that he saved the building and improved it," and "liked the simplicity of the materials and the fenestration." The project will also be featured in the May/June 2007 issue of Texas Architect Magazine
Luis Vargas and Juan Martinez have represented the architectural profession at Career Days at two San Antonio-area public schools in 2006. Students at Collier Elementary and Corbett Junior High schools had the chance to learn about what architects do and what skills are needed to become an architect. Most students already knew that "architects make houses" but Luis and Juan helped them understand all the different things architects do, both in designing new projects and preserving the past. The Career Days were a great success and more are planned for 2007.