VLK Architects traveled to the Texas Capitol as part of the Texas Society of Architects Advocates for Architecture Day to meet with legislators and promote the importance of architectural design and urban planning.

According to Chad Davis, director of design for VLK, their mission was to express concerns impacting the industry, such as historical preservation, sustainability and energy conservation.

"We attend Architecture Advocacy Day for the opportunity to meet with our legislators in person,” he said. “We lend our expertise to them on issues that affect our profession and hope to become a resource to them when they are voting on issues that impact the architecture of Texas.”

The event brings together leaders who represent an extensive constituency on a range of issues that include efficient design, historic preservation, procurement, school modernization and construction, and economic policies.

VLK had the opportunity to connect with Stephanie Klick, Texas House Member of District 9, to discuss influential affairs within the architectural community.

"With only 140 days every two years to consider legislation, my colleagues and I appreciate experts explaining their respective fields,” said Klick. “I was pleased to meet with the Texas Society of Architects to learn more about the important work they do."

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