Monday, December 13, 2010

Cross Section

The Cross Section exhibit is currently on display at the AIA Fort Worth Center for Architecture ( The exhibit is intended to focus on the architect's design process, in particular drawing.

The digital vs. drawing debate seems to have faded as the novelty of computer modeling has worn off. There is no question that the 3D programs available today are fantastic tools for design and visualization, and personally I have always embraced their use in my practice. However, I think most architects would agree that the direct connection between brain, hand, and drawing is one that has yet to be replicated in the computer world.

For my display I selected a series of drawings that I recently completed for the Walker House in Marfa Texas.

Friday, November 12, 2010

new office update

My new office space will be operational beginning Monday, November 15th. Many details remain to be completed- I don't expect my permanent lighting fixtures and the remainder of my furniture to arrive until the end of the year. Regardless, I'm looking forward to being downtown.

Photo from the Jack White Collection of Historic Fort Worth Photos, University of Texas at Arlington

Tuesday, October 5, 2010

Dear Friends:

I'm pleased to announce that I have formed the design firm of Ibañez Architecture. The studio will be located in downtown Fort Worth in the historic Sinclair Building and is scheduled to open the 1st of November. After spending the last thirteen years in large firms I'm excited to return to a more personal level of practice and to once again be based near my home in Fort Worth.

I would like to thank the Principals of Laguarda Low Architects in Dallas, who have been extremely supportive of this endeavor. I will continue to consult with them in order to complete the overseas projects that I have underway.

I would enjoy having you visit my studio- please let me know if you're in the area.