Published in Green Building & Design (April/May/June2012):
“Professional to Watch – The down-to-earth architect’s design subtlety and love for the environment are making waves in Austin, Texas”
gb&d offers a comprehensive global perspective on new projects and products created with the environment in mind. The print magazine, website, and tablet edition combine to generate a platform where designers from all creative industries can come together to share their thoughts, inspirations, and hope for the future of sustainable design.
Joe Bennett along with the Cool House Tour Selection committee selected 10 amazing sustainable and energy efficient homes to be on this year’s Cool House Tour, Saturday, June 3rd, 2012.
Pictured above left to right: Gary Citron, Mary Mcleod, Nathan Doxsey, Jessica Galloway, Richard Burns, Yvonne Hansen and Joe Bennett
Joe Bennett was again asked to be on the “Cool House Tour” Selection Committee for 2012 along with Lucy Stolzenburg, Mary Mcleod, Gary Citron Yvonne Hansen, Jessica Galloway (AEGB), Bryan Bomer (AEGB), Richard Burns, and Nathan Doxey.
Published in GREEN BUILDER Magazine “The Mayan Makeover”
Joe worked closely with the Owner on this whole house “Mayan transformation” renovation, developing the drawing details over six months. The exterior utilizes very durable and low maintenance Concrete Masonry Units (CMU). The Owner started out with the intention of building the project on his own and quickly found out how much time was involved. He then brought on David Kettler with Kettler-Austin. Inc., who did a great job of completing the project.
Joe successfully completes 48 hours of classes in “Green Building” earning his “Green Boots” certificate from Austin Energy and The Home Builders Association. Green Boots is a six-month education series that consists of 12 modules targeting key green building topics and practices covering HVAC, Plumbing, Foundations, Building Envelopes & more.
Bella Beau MedSpa, designed by JMBA, opens two new 1500 square foot stores for business in Houston’s Willowbrook Mall & The Woodlands.
The San Antonio Masonry Contractors Association recognizes and extends genuine appreciation to Joe Bennett, AIA for participating as a judge in the 2007 SAMCA Golden Trowel Awards. The competition honors the Masonry Contractor for his superior craftsmanship, the Architect for his unique design, and the Supplier for his outstanding products provided.
Joseph M Bennett Architects’ Monroe Street condominium project receives a 5-Star rating for each of the four 2,000 sq. ft. condominium units located in South Austin’s SOCO district.
News 8 Austin interviews Joe as he discusses Mayor Will Wynn’s latest initiative to require all new Single-Family homes built in Austin to be “Zero Energy Capable” homes by the year 2015.
Joseph M.Bennett Architects’ custom designed home on Treadwell Street has been selected for the 2006 Cool House Tour. The Treadwell house was built using Insulated Concrete Forms (ICF) and Spray Foam Insulation.
The JMBA designed “West Mary” house is featured in the book “New Arts & Crafts Houses” by Neill Heath, published by Harper Collins publishing, a compilation of the best examples of contemporary Arts & Crafts homes. The book is available through Harper Collins and through Amazon.