Texas Architect July/Aug 2007: Luxury
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7/8 2007 texas architect 51 taking advantage of the project’s scenic location along corpus christi Bay, holzman Moss architecture of New York city, the design architect for the team, designed the Performing arts center at texas a&M University – corpus christi to offer stunning views as well as first-rate acous- tics. completed in 2005, the $14 million concert hall seats 1500 on three levels for a variety of student and professional productions. Designed mainly for acousti- cal music, the shape of the walls inside the concert hall ensures superior sound quality, aided by overhead reflectors and variable acoustic curtains to tune the room for different performances. seating on both upper balconies surrounds the entire lower level, a design of- fering an intimate setting even when the hall isn’t full and allowing the stage end of the lower balcony to double as chorus seating. the hall’s exterior is an inverted conical form faced in precast concrete to match other buildings on campus. Brick support spaces also complement the surrounding architecture, and a single large roof extends beyond the hall to provide an outdoor shelter. the lobby features a greenroom for smaller gatherings, and its 50-ft glass walls open onto a panoramic view of the bay and corpus christi’s downtown skyline. jeanette wiemers 3 4 5 2 portfolio: performing arts centers texas a&m performing arts center groUND Floor PlaN 1 lobby 2 auditorium 3 support 4 restrooms 5 mechanical building 1 project Texas A&M University – Corpus Christi Performing Arts Center, Corpus Christi client The Texas A&M University System architect of record Cotten Landreth Kramer Architects & Associates design architect Holzman Moss Architecture contractor Cadence McShane Corp. consultants Bottino Grund Architects (design sub-consultant); Jaster-Quintanilla (structural); Shah Smith & Associates (MEP); Shiner Moseley & Associates (civil); Jaffe Holden Acoustics (acousti- cal); Fisher Dachs Associates (theater); PSI (geotechnical engineer); Hunt Construction Group (cost estimating) photographer Hester + Hardaway resources precast architectural concrete : Redondo Manufacturing; masonry units : D’Hanis Brick & Tile Co.; cast stone : Silestone; unit masonry wall assemblies : D’Hanis Brick & Tile Co.; membrane roofing : Johns Manville; specialty doors : Horton Glass & Door; glass : Viracon; glazed curtainwall : EFCO; metal ceilings : MK Marlow Co.; wood flooring : Bauer Sport Floors; acoustical treatments : MK Marlow Co.