More than 3,000 architects and associated professionals gathered at Houston’s George R. Brown Convention Center for the Texas Society of Architects 75th Annual Convention and Design Expo, the premier design event in the Southwest.
As part of the convention, a special breakout tour of Houston’s East End was provided to interested parties. Coordinated and hosted by Doug Childers, Vice President of Morris Architects and current Board Chairman of the East End Chamber of Commerce and France Castañeda Dyess, President of the East End Chamber of Commerce, the two-hour bus tour rolled through the East End. Diane Schenke, President of the Greater East End Management District, and Anton Sinkewich, President of the East Downtown Management District, were both on hand to provide commentary of the urban planning, architecture, and development of their home turf.
The tour included stops at the Skelly Family’s renovation project of old Houston Fire Station #2 and accompanying Victorian bungalows, lunch on the Navigation Esplanade served by the East Ender Chef John Avila of El Burro & the Bull, and a tour of START Houston, the East End’s own co-working technology incubator.