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.
P O R T F O L I O : h e a lt h c a r e Tanna Allergy and Asthma Clinic project client Tanna Allergy and Asthma Clinic, Fort Worth Tanna Real Estate, LLC architect 8 Nader Design Group contractor Muckleroy Falls Construction, Inc. consultants J.B. Davies (civil); Frank W. Neal and Associates (struc- 3 tural); Wells Doak, Inc. (MEP); Don Wheeler, ASLA (landscape) photographer 2 Charles Smith Privacy and bright, open spaces were the main goals for the Nader Design Group when developing the Tanna Allergy and 7 3 Asthma Clinic. The waiting room and administration areas 4 are infused with natural light from clerestory windows that crown a central light well. The curved roof provides 6 1 additional space for second-level file storage, while establishing an airy interior. Vibrant colors throughout further 5 accentuate these lively open spaces. The clinic’s 5,932-sf the Tanna Clinic maintains the continuity of its environment layout allows doctors and staff to enter from a dedicated, while creating a distinctive new presence. covered parking area on the north side, while patients enter A n d i b e i e r m a n 3 under a covered porch at the southeast corner. Administrative areas are located in the central core, allowing the staff direct access to all exam rooms. Patients are able to resources concrete pavement : BB Enterprises; unit pavers : privately circulate to exam rooms located at the facility’s Pavemaster; masonry units : Elgin-Butler; Acme; glue-laminated timber : periphery. The result is a definitive separation between Henson’s Lumber; laminates : Techline; metal roofing : Berridge; wood and the clinic’s public and private realms, with natural light plastic doors and frames : Timely; entrances and storefronts : Vistawall; diffusing the boundaries. In addition to creating a well-or- gypsum board framing accessories : Smith Drywall; tile : Business Floor- ganized interior, the Nader Group crafted an exterior that ing Specialists; carpet : Business Flooring Specialists; wall coverings : complements its Fort Worth South location. By respecting Kwik Paint; paint : Kwik Paint; letters and plaques : OMC Industries; the scale and material palette of the surrounding buildings, awnings : 9 / 1 0 2 0 0 6 Ground floor plan 1 waiting 2 breakroom 3 exam room 4 office 5 nurse’s station 6 administration 7 injections 8 covered parking N Berridge t e x a s a r c h i t e c t 83