Beau Frail, AIA, is the Principal Architect of Activate Architecture, a design firm based in Austin TX, that collaborates with communities, cities and clients to create socially engaged, sustainable, and beautiful spaces. Beau has managed multiple complex adaptive-reuse projects in downtown urban cores, led public interest design charrettes and developed outreach programs with the City of Austin promoting affordable housing. Beau serves on the Texas Society of Architects’ Board of Directors and on the AIA National Associates Committee as the Regional Associate Director for Texas. Beau’s civic engagement includes serving as a Design Commissioner at the City of Austin and as a founding member of the Open Architecture Collaborative Austin chapter. Beau was honored with the 2016 Associates Award from the American Institute of Architects and the 2015 Texas Society of Architects Associate Member of the Year Award.