Tag Archives: Austin TX

Profile Response: Gail Vittori, Center for Maximum Potential Building Systems, Austin, Texas

  “I came to an open house here two weeks after I moved to Austin. I was so impressed, I took Pliny’s course in architecture at UT.” Gail Vittori was a Massachusetts transplant and fresh undergraduate with a degree in … Continue reading

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Profile Response: Pliny Fisk, Center for Maximum Potential Building Systems, Austin, Texas

Pliny Fisk is an architect and visionary who began the Center for Maximum Potential Building Systems (CMPBS) on a rise northeast of Austin forty years ago. The term ‘maximum potential’ refers to a hypothetically perfect state beyond our present, where … Continue reading

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Profile Response: Patrice Peach, Austin, TX

When I arrived at JuiceLand on Barton Springs Road, Patrice Peach had already arrived ordered me ‘The Originator’, JuiceLand’s singular concoction of fresh apple juice, banana, blueberry, cherry, peanut butter, brown rice protein, flax oil, and spirulina. The middle-aged woman, … Continue reading

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Profile Response: Tanya Hall, Greenleaf Book Group, Austin, TX

Tanya Hall worked in television in Los Angeles and flipped a few houses up the property ladder, but she wanted to find a tighter community for her two daughters to grow up. After visiting friends in the Hill Country, Tanya … Continue reading

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Profile Response: Cynthia Beeman and Friends, Austin, TX

Cynthia Beeman values the past. Her home is filled with antiques, each of which has a familial story. She studied history at Texas Tech and spent her career at the Texas Historical Commission. After retirement, Cynthia co-founded the Ruth Winegarten … Continue reading

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Profile Response: Alan Graham, Community First, Austin, TX

“The problem of homelessness is not Obama’s, it’s ours.” For 18 years, Alan Graham’s ministry, Mobile Loaves and Fishes, has provided food, clothing, health products, and social activities to Austin’s homeless. “The old model of service was based on scarcity. … Continue reading

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Profile Response: Austin Kessler, Austin, TX

I will never forget the first time I met Austin Kessler. He was eating an apple in the cafeteria at University High School cafeteria in Norman, Oklahoma in 1971. He took a few big bites, crunching through the skin. But … Continue reading

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