Thursday, January 27, 2011

Guest Blog: Advocates For Architecture Day Recap

Architects convene at the Capitol for TSA's Advocates for Architecture Day.

TSA member Andrew Hawkins participated in the Society's Advocates for Architecture Day on Jan. 25.  See his recap below.

YESTERDAY was the first ever Advocates for Architecture Day at the State Capitol of Texas. This was an event designed by the Texas Society of Architects to get architects in front of policy makers in the state. There were 257 volunteer architects that for an afternoon were to be lobbyist for the cause of architects and architecture in the state of Texas. The idea is actually quite simple, but hopefully it was effective also. I was fortunate enough to be involved in this event as one of these “volunteer lobbyist.”

The day began at 8:30 am with check in for our “training session”. We met at the AT&T Executive Center in Austin. This was a nice facility and well suited to our needs. We met in a small auditorium that was just barely large enough. There was quite the turnout! It was nice to see all of my fellow architects suited up and ready to attack the Capitol. We were all given small badges to identify ourselves. It made it easier to recognize our group as we infested the Capitol, but also for those we were meeting with to know our names (and our cause).
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1 comment:

Alicia said...

Great post! I really did enjoy reading this one. I'm gonna book mark it for a further research. Thank you so much! Keep up the good work! =)