Architect Michael Imber will discuss the artistic training of architects, how they are taught to see, how that is reflected in the architecture they produce, and how he weaves this training into his practice. His talk will reflect on his use of watercolors and what they have meant to his work.
About Michael Imber
Michael Imber, FAIA, is the principal architect of Michael G. Imber, Architects, a modern classical design firm based in San Antonio, Texas, that is recognized for a body of work that is strong in historic sentiment, yet modern in its execution.
Michael has been honored with numerous local and national design awards—including the Texas Society of Architect’s William W. Caudill, FAIA, Award for his achievements as a young architect—and for his contributions to the American Institute of Architects. In 2007, Michael was honored with the Arthur Ross Award for his enduring commitment to the classical tradition in residential architecture, civic building, and neighborhood design. In 2008, he was inducted into the American Institute of Architects College of Fellows for his contribution to American design. Michael is a six-time winner of the Texas ICAA Staub Award and has won the Palladio Award for outstanding achievement in traditional design six times—most recently in 2020 for his design of the Delta Gamma House at the University of Arkansas and a private ranch compound in west Texas. Michael will also be the Robert A. M. Stern visiting professor at Yale, this coming Spring 2022.
His work has been featured in local and national publications, including Departures, Elle Decor, Luxe, Coastal Living, New Old House, Texas Architect, Western Interiors, Cowboys & Indians, Period Homes, Milieu, Galerie, and Traditional Building. A monograph of his work, entitled Ranches, Villas, & Houses, by Elizabeth Dowling has been published by Rizzoli Press. Most recently, Michael’s letter to the AIA in response to their statement regarding the design of classical federal buildings was published in Traditional Building and Texas Architect.