Made/Unmade Houston: Generations
September 28, 2017
5:30 PM - 7:30 PM
4200 Elgin St
parking Lot 18B
Houston, TX 77204
Brought to you by the ArCH Exhibitions
Join Architecture Center Houston and the curators of Made/Unmade Houston for a look at making in Houston through a discussion with three generations of our local designers and fabricators. This is also one of your last chances to see the exhibit and will be our unofficial "closing party"!
MFAH William J. Hill Archive
In the 19th century, Texas artisans & artists created ceramics, furniture, textiles, metalworks, photographs, paintings, and works on paper in this growing region. Many significant and beautiful objects and art were produced, but far too little is known about these artists. Their lives, practices, and products are captured in the census records, city directories, newspapers and primary sources included in the Hill Archive.
For more than 80 years, Architects and General Contractors have relied on Brochsteins to build custom architectural millwork and furniture for their Fortune 1000, law firm, hospitality, museum and higher education clients.
Metalab is a multidisciplinary design firm and licensed architecture practice located in Houston, Texas working in three distinct genres: Architecture, Product Design, and Civic Art Project Management. For the past 10 years, Metalab has strived for elegant solutions to client's challenges, enabled by technology and inspired by the relationships between these genres.
māk was founded in 2014 with a focus on design innovation reinforced by technology. māk believes that technology is changing the way designers deliver solutions to the built environment. By working closely with clients in a collaborative manner and employing rapid prototyping tools, māk is able to achieve design solutions that not only create and enhance space, but also foster a sense of identity for each unique project.
HTX Made's factory is committed to the cleanest, most socially responsible standards in the furniture industry. Founded by a team of Houston-based industrial designers, social entrepreneurs, and artists, HTX made offers a professional alternative to outsourced production. They collaborate with architects, designers, and the local maker community and seek to employ workers from under-served communities.
moderated by Eric Arnold, Assoc. AIA and Michael Gonzales.
This exhibit and related programs are sponsored in part by the Architecture Center Houston Foundation, a grant from the City of Houston through Houston Arts Alliance, a grant from the National Endowment for the Arts, and the University of Houston Gerald D. Hines College of Architecture and Design.