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Texas Infrastructure: Failing Big, Building Better

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Mar 26, 2021 12:48 PM

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Tyler Swanson, PLA, AIA, ASLA, LEED AP BD+C
Associate Partner @ROGERS PARTNERS Architects + Urban Planners
Tyler Swanson leads the firm’s Houston office. As a licensed landscape architect and a registered architect, his work is informed by the belief that good design is always the result of collaborative and sustained dialogue with clients, consultants, and builders. He has led award-winning projects from the early phases of research to the final phases of construction. With a focus on projects involving public space and for a diverse audience of users, Tyler approaches each project as a unique opportunity to listen to, learn from, and engage with the distinct needs and goals of each client. Acknowledging that the life of a site extends beyond opening day, Tyler is passionate about design that responds to the dynamic life of buildings and the emergent qualities of landscapes. With Rogers Partners, Tyler has worked on projects across the country from Sandridge Commons in Oklahoma City to Atlanta’s Park Over GA 400 to Washington D.C.’s President’s Park South to New York City’s 200 Water Stre
Mark Lamster
Author and Architecture Critic at The Dallas News
Mark Lamster is the architecture critic of the Dallas Morning News, a professor in the architecture school at the University of Texas at Arlington, and a Harvard Loeb Fellow. His biography of the late architect Philip Johnson, The Man in the Glass House (Little Brown, 2018), was a finalist for the National Book Critics Circle Award for Biography.
Ersela Kripa, RA, FAAR
Founding Partner of AGENCY Architecture, Assistant Professor College of Architecture Texas Tech University El Paso
Ersela Kripa is an Assistant Professor and Acting Director at Texas Tech College of Architecture (CoA) – El Paso, and Director of Projects at POST (Project for Operative Spatial Technologies), a CoA research center. Ersela is a registered architect and founding partner of AGENCY. Her awards include the Rome Prize in Architecture and the Emerging Voices award from The Architectural League of New York, among others. AGENCY is a design/research practice that leverages spatial design and information to counteract nascent forms of global and urban insecurity. From the practice’s position on the US–Mexico border, AGENCY’s work reveals emerging publics. Kripa’s recent book "FRONTS: Military Urbanisms and the Developing World" (AR+D, 2020), co-authored with Stephen Mueller, compiles urban research and analysis, revealing the growing geography of codependence between the global security complex and the urban morphologies of the developing world which it increasingly incriminates.