Pino Shah and Stephen Fox Present Architecture of The Lower Rio Grande Valley

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June 22, 2017
6:00 PM
Architecture Center Houston
315 Capitol
Ste. 120
Houston, TX 77002

Book Description
Through photographs, Architecture of the Lower Rio Grande Valley: An Introduction, celebrates the architecture of the Texas-Mexico border region, its craftsmen, its cultures and its climate. The architectural images by Pino Shah provide a journey through 160 years of history and heritage, revealing the border’s built environment as filtered through diverse cultures: Mexican, Spanish, American, German, and French. The photographs highlight the distinctive styles -- Spanish and Mexican Colonial, border brick, Mid-century Modern, Pan American and 21st Century – found in the southernmost region of Texas. These architecturally significant buildings are often culturally and historically significant as well.


Pino Shah is a McAllen, Texas, and Ahmedabad, India based photographer that specializes in architecture and performing arts ( photography.

Stephen Fox, adviser to the project, is an architectural historian and a Fellow of the Anchorage Foundation of Texas.