History in Print featuring ‘Constructing Houston’s Future’

History in Print featuring ‘Constructing Houston’s Future’

Houston architect Arthur Jones helped to design some of the city’s most familiar buildings and developments, including the Astrodome, Greenway Plaza, Allen Center and Rice Stadium. Despite Jones’ prolific career with the firm Lloyd Morgan Jones, his designs are often overshadowed by the big-name national architects who worked during the Bayou City’s postwar boom.

Architect and historian Ben Koush explores Jones’ crisp modern designs — and touches on the business climate and architect-developer partnerships that shaped Houston’s modern cityscape — in his new book “Constructing Houston’s Future: The Architecture of Arthur Evan Jones & Lloyd Morgan Jones,” which will be featured during PH’s History in Print author lecture Tuesday, January 16.

“Constructing Houston’s Future” is the latest publication in Houston Mod’s series of architecture books. Preservation Houston is pleased to announce the author and the organization will be recognized with Good Brick Awards for Constructing Houston’s Future during PH’s Cornerstone Dinner on March 2.

Ben Koush will be signing his book after his presentation. “Constructing Houston’s Future” will be available for purchase at the event.

Doors will open at 6 p.m. and the program will begin at 6:30 p.m. in the Proler Chapel at Congregation Emanu El, 1500 Sunset Boulevard. Admission to History in Print is free for Preservation Houston members, Houston Mod members and members of Congregation Emanu El. Admission is $5 per person for the general public.

Free parking is available in the garage located behind the synagogue (enter from Sunset Boulevard). Congregation Emanu El is also a short walk from the Hermann Park/Rice University station on MetroRail’s Red Line.

If you have any questions, please e-mail or call (713) 510-3990.

History in Print is part of the Bart Truxillo Program Series, which honors the memory of pioneer preservationist and Preservation Houston co-founder Bart Truxillo. The Bart Truxillo Program Series is made possible by the generous contributions of Preservation Houston’s members and friends.

JAN16 // 6.30-8pm – Congregation Emanu El 1500 Sunset Blvd, Houston, Texas 77005

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