Join Sinclair Black, Texas Society of Architects 2016 Medal for Lifetime Achievement Award recipient, for a celebration of 50+ years of teaching and practice. He will present a public lecture in conjunction with the retrospective exhibition, 101 Semesters Beyond the Studio, which recounts a myriad of explorations, from creating beautiful designs to campaigning to bury the highway, traveling around the globe to making special places, honoring Texas heritage to revitalizing downtown Austin, and serving the public good to inspiring future citizen architects. It's a snapshot of a lifetime of work with more to come!
More About Sinclair Black
Roberta P. Crenshaw Centennial Professor in Urban Design and Environmental Planning Professor
Sinclair Black is an urban designer, planner, architect, educator, and author. He has planned, programmed, designed, and built projects in Central Texas for forty years. His programming and planning work is based on a commitment to the client, an understanding of the needs of the end-users, and a thorough analysis of each site and its context. Mr. Black’s design work is grounded in years of study of the vernacular architecture of Central Texas, and strives to preserve and celebrate the particulars of the region. He has concentrated on the cultivation of sensitive, client-responsive architecture that is appropriate to human scale and local building history.
In Austin, Mr. Black is both professionally and personally involved with neighborhood groups, parks advocates, and the downtown business community, and has endeavored throughout his career to facilitate consensus on a wide range of matters affecting the built environment. He has spent countless hours providing “pro-bono” input on such projects as Triangle Park, Seaholm Power Plant, and the Palmer Redevelopment. He has also been a strong advocate of “Smart Growth” and a pioneer in downtown mixed-use development.