2017 ACSA Fall Conference | CROSSINGS BETWEEN THE PROXIMATE AND REMOTE
October 12-14, 2017 | Marfa, Texas
Hosted School: Texas Tech University, College of Architecture
Co-chairs: Urs Peter Flueckiger, Texas Tech University
Victoria McReynolds, Texas Tech University
Reserve your hotel rooms early.
Hotel Saint George 105 S Highland Ave, Marfa, TX 79843
Carlos Jiménez Studio completed the Hotel Saint George on 2016, building on the site of a historic structure that burned down in the 1920s. While incorporating structural elements from the original building, the studio has created a new oasis for travelers in the heart of downtown Marfa. Group Rate: $220
Reservations: Call the hotel at (432) 729-3700 and reference ACSA to reserve your room at the group rate!
601 W San Antonio St, Marfa, TX 79843
A haven for “culture tourists” in the west Texas town of Marfa, the Thunderbird Hotel juxtaposes contemporary design with Western touches. Built in 1959 as a classic horseshoe-shaped, single-story roadside motel, the 24-room structure was gutted and rebuilt to reflect a modern, minimalist aesthetic by Lake | Flato Architects. Each room opens onto the vine-covered breezeway that surrounds the courtyard. Low stucco walls and a live ocotillo fence create a private oasis around the pool, which reflects the vast sky above. Stands of native plants and cacti anchor the hotel in its environment, and a latticework of salvaged oil-field piping shades the breezeways and poolside lounge with orange honeysuckle vines. An outdoor lounge with a fireplace for cold desert nights completes the complex. Group Rate: $190
Reservations: Call the hotel at (432) 729-1984 and reference ACSA to reserve your room at the group rate!