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 60 9 / 10 2 0 0 6 McKinney Farm House The project comprises a new barn and house built on a 150-acre farm just northeast of McKinney. A screened porch connects the 3,500-sq. ft. house to a carport and utility structure. The house is constructed of concrete block, cypress siding, glass, and galvanized metal. The house is oriented to optimize the view over a meadow and lower wooded area. The house interprets vernacular imagery and new tech- nologies – such as structural insulated panels (SIP) on the roof – into a comfortable place to dwell. resources project McKinney Farm House, Collin County client Bill and Fran Woodfin architect Ron Wommack, FAIA design team Ron Wommack, FAIA; John Rice contractor Mickey Davis consultants Walker Engineering (MEP) photographer Charles Smith concrete pavement : Ramer Concrete; concrete materi - als : Hanson Products; concrete block : Palestine Block Co.; masonry units : Palestine Block Co.; limestone : Texas Stone and Tile; metal decking : MBCI; pre - fabricated structural wood : Structural Insulated Panels; water repellants : ProSo Co.; roof and wall panels : MBCI; metal roofing : MBCI; entrances and storefronts : Vistawall; metal windows : Columbia; unit skylights : Naturalite; glazed curtainwall : Vistawall; paints : Benjamin Moore; high - performance coatings : Cabot’s Stains