Meeting the Challenge I

Dean Steiner:  We'll move on with the afternoon session. I'd like to introduce our session moderator for this afternoon, Betty Sue Flowers, who is, of course, one of our own and the director of the Lyndon Baines Johnson Library and Museum.

Dr. Flowers: Rather than introduce our speakers, I will refer you to your program. But let me just say a couple of things. One is that what wasn't mentioned today when Lawrence Speck was introduced was that if you go to the Austin airport you'll see his handiwork, and the Austin Convention Center. Also, that we teach together in a course whose current topic in Plan II is called Happiness. I think I'm going to open him up to any questions you might have later on this afternoon about happiness.

I don't know our second speaker personally, but our third speaker, I had the honor of presenting Ted Flato when I was the public representative to the American Institute for Architecture for the gold medal; the medal for the best architectural firm in the country. I can say that the behind-the-scenes conversation was really interesting and exactly to the point of our discussion here. People were very impressed first by the dedication to landscape and greenness, and second by the way his firm worked in terms of people operating together. That is one of the things we have to look forward in this Part 2 of our topic today, which is people working together - that's all of us - to meet the challenge that has been presented this morning. Here now, is Larry Speck.


betty sue flowers Member and Moderator Betty Sue Flowers, Director, Lyndon Baines Johnson Presidential Library and Museum, Austin. Photo by member John Gullett.