In most circumstances, the term “adaptive re-use” conjures up images of aging structures, and clients desperate to find something, anything, for which they can use these facilities. When clients are in a growth mode, however, buildings can be designed from the outset to enable future re-purposing, an approach that gives the term “adaptive re-use” an entirely different context.

We are honored to announce that the new St. Pius X High School White Family Center for the Sciences & Media, designed by Turner Duran Architects, was awarded the Golden Trowel Honor Award in the "Educational Facility (K-12)" category from the American Masonry Contractors of Houston (AMCH) for the use of masonry and stone in the facility.

As an architect who has been around long enough to experience firsthand the transformation from hand-drawn to computer-aided design, I can attest to the far greater capabilities and benefits of the latter.

These are exciting times for the West Houston congregation of St. John Vianney Catholic Church. In honor of the 50th Anniversary of the parish, the church launched a capital campaign entitled Continuing the Vision to make enhancements to the church and campus.

Design Cost Data ("DCD") Magazine is an industry leading resource on preliminary building costs and historical construction costs for real projects across the country. The magazine's March/April 2017 issue featured St. Pius X High School's Center for the Sciences, designed by Turner Duran Architects, both on the cover and as a case study.