Texas Architect Sept/Oct 2006: Design Awards
Texas Architect is the official publication of the Texas Society of Architects, each edition features recently completed projects and other editorial content largely written by AIA members in Texas. That collective participation was the basis of Texas Architect’s recognition by the national AIA with a 2010 Institute Honor for Collaborative Achievement.
texas architect 38 9 / 10 2 0 0 6 Commerce Street Townhomes The eight-unit, inner-city townhouse project is located on a long-aban- doned site in a former manufacturing area east of downtown Dallas. Two industrial structures across the street had been renovated into residential dwellings, and this project forms another street wall to bring scale and intimacy to this neighborhood. The program called for each unit to include three bedrooms, two baths, and a two-car garage. The design endeavored to communicate the area’s past through material choices of concrete block, metal, and wood. The design also oriented living spaces for natural light and passive solar con- siderations with the living room clerestory and trellised roof deck. resources project Commerce Street Townhomes, Dallas client Urban Woods architect Ron Wommack, FAIA design team Ron Wommack, FAIA; John Rice contractor Urban Woods consultants Jaster-Quintanilla & Associates, Inc. (MEP) photographer Charles Smith masonry units : Palestine Block Co.; metal materi - als : MBCI; entrances and storefronts : Vistawall; glazed curtainwall : Vistawall; tile : Daltile; paints : Benjamin Moore