Each week day, AQUILA curates the most interesting articles from across Austin, ranging from commercial real estate and investment news, to the city’s economy, growth and accolades, in our Daily Update newsletter. Here’s what caught our subscribers eye this January.
Austinites were recognized on a national stage – a local architecture firm won recognition for its work in Hutto and Forbes honored 11 young adults making big strides in their industries. Governor Abbott appointed three new faces to both the UT System and Texas A&M System’s boards. Six design/build professionals were celebrated for their impact on the community. And finally, a new approach to saving the the Lions Municipal Golf Course. From national news to local heroes, here are the most clicked articles from our January 2017 newsletters:
Antenora Architects wins lofty national kudos for retro-use of old Hutto cotton gin
Local architecture firm, Antenora Architects LLP took home the AIA Institute Honor Award for their work on The Cotton Gin at the Co-op District in Hutto. Other works by the firm include Wheatsville Co-op on Guadalupe Street, Half Step bar on Rainey Street and the retrofitting of a former military air facility at Penn Field.
A new way to save Muny? City’s golf course lease could be extended — for a price
The city of Austin is exploring a new approach to saving the Lions Municipal Golf Course. The University of Texas owns the land, and may be willing to extend the lease, so long as the city is willing to make payments closer to the market value.
11 Austinites land on Forbes’ 30 Under 30 for humanitarian work, industry disruption & more
Meet the 11 Austinites who were named to the 2017 Forbes 30 Under 30 list. Honorees include two members of the Austin culinary community, the founder of Bumble, the marketing mastermind behind IBM’s global campaigns and more.
Prominent business leaders appointed to UT, Texas A&M systems’ boards
Governor Greg Abbott appointed three new members to the University of Texas System board this month. The new board members include Rad Weaver of McCombs Partners, Janiece Longoria of the Port of Houston Authority and Kevin Eltife of Eltife Properties. Abbott also appointed three new members to the Texas A&M University System board, including Elaine Mendoza of Conceptual MindWorks Inc., Tim Leach of Concho Resources Inc. and Cliff Thomson of Thomas Logistics.
Meet 6 Austin professionals who are building more than innovative structures
Six members of Austin’s architecture, engineering and construction industries were nominated for the Community Service and Leadership Awards by the Austin Chapter of the Society for Marketing Professional Services. The winners were announced January 26th.
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