Texas Architect Nov/Dec 2006: Place Making
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.
N E W S AIA Dallas Awards 13 Projects AIA Dallas recognized eight built projects and five unbuilt projects in the chapter’s 2006 Design Awards. Winners were chosen from a total of 72 built and 59 unbuilt entries. The built Design Awards were selected by a panel of three architects—Randy Brown, FAIA, of Randy Brown Architects in Omaha; Doug Moss, AIA, of Holzman Moss Architecture in New York; and Nick Seierup, FAIA, of Perkins+Will in Los Angeles. The jury bestowed three projects with Honor Awards—Freezer Panel Walkout by Shipley Architects; Russell Creek YMCA by Good Fulton & Farrell Architects; and Square of Circles by Jay Smith, AIA. The Freezer Panel Walkout, which uses freezer panels for the floor, walls, and ceiling, was designed as a 900-sf living and porch addition to an existing weekend home in Eulogy. The space is oriented for sunset viewing, and perforated metal shades the glass from the setting sun while maintaining transparency to the night sky. Sited in Plano, Russell Creek YMCA’s front facade features a large expanse of north-facing glass, interrupted by regular intervals of red glazed block that express the energ y of the facility. The spaces are organized into simple rectangular forms coordinated by an orderly, straightforward plan. Part of a treehouse installation at the Dallas Arboretum, Square of Circles was designed with a kinetic veil of hinged pipes that create a dynamic interaction between the viewer, structure, and tree. The project also was recognized in the TSA 2006 Design Awards. The jury also presented two projects with Merit Awards—2M Companies Office Building by Cunningham Architects and Envelope by Buchanan Architecture. Citation Awards were presented to three projects—Mario Sinacola & Sons by Ron Wommack Architect; Pool House by Buchanan Architecture; and Ultimate Blooms by Beck. The Unbuilt Design Awards were selected by a panel of three architects from Boston AIA—Robert A. Brown, AIA, of CBT Architects; John Hong, AIA, of Single Speed Design; and Ann M. Pendleton-Jullian, Associate Professor of Architecture at MIT. Five projects received Un built Desig n Awards—Toyoszu 2-Chome by Laguarda.Low Architects, LLC; NOR A Cabins by Kevin D. Parma; Transmod by n:dl – Nocturnal Design Lab; Carpark Townhomes, and 200 Congress by RTKL Associates Inc. Freezer Panel Walkout Russell Creek YMCA Square of Circles d a l l a s s c o t t m a r e k , a i a Park Planned for Dallas Arts District Courtesy JJR-Smith Group d a l l a s A new 10-acre park has been announced as the latest component to the Dallas Arts District. Landscape architect Michel Desvigne of Paris was commissioned by the Dallas Center for the Performing Arts to design Performance Park. His concept features fountains, small gardens, copious trees, and large expanses of lawn, all interlaced by walkways. The park will unify the Center’s four future venues—the Margot and Bill Winspear Opera House (by Foster and Partners), the Dee and Charles Wyly Theatre (by Ramus Ella Architects and the Office for Metropolitan Architecture), the Annette Strauss Artist Square (Foster and Partners), and the City Performance Hall (SOM). 16 t e x a s a r c h i t e c t 1 1 / 1 2 2 0 0 6