Texas Architect July/Aug 2007: Luxury
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 : p e r f o r m i n g a r t s c e n t e r s Texas A&M Performing Arts Center 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 & design architect consultants masonry units : D’Hanis Brick & Tile Co.; masonry wall assemblies : cast stone : Silestone; unit 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 : Associates contractor r e s o u r c e s precast architectural concrete : Redondo Manufacturing; Holzman Moss Architecture 1 Bauer Sport Floors; acoustical treatments : MK Marlow Co. 4 Cadence McShane Corp. Bottino Grund Architects (design sub-consultant); Jaster-Quintanilla (structural); Shah Smith & Associates (MEP); Shiner Moseley & Associates (civil); Jaffe Holden Acoustics (acoustical); Fisher Dachs Associates (theater); PSI (geotechnical engineer); Hunt Construction Group (cost estimating) photographer 5 Hester + Hardaway 2 Taking advantage of the project’s scenic location along fering an intimate setting even when the hall isn’t full and Corpus Christi Bay, Holzman Moss Architecture of New allowing the stage end of the lower balcony to double as York City, the design architect for the team, designed the chorus seating. The hall’s exterior is an inverted conical Performing Arts Center at Texas A&M University – Corpus form faced in precast concrete to match other buildings Christi to offer stunning views as well as first-rate acous- on campus. Brick support spaces also complement the tics. Completed in 2005, the $14 million concert hall surrounding architecture, and a single large roof extends seats 1500 on three levels for a variety of student and beyond the hall to provide an outdoor shelter. The lobby professional productions. Designed mainly for acousti- features a greenroom for smaller gatherings, and its 50-ft cal music, the shape of the walls inside the concert glass walls open onto a panoramic view of the bay and hall ensures superior sound quality, aided by overhead Corpus Christi’s downtown skyline. reflectors and variable acoustic curtains to tune the 3 jeanette wiemers ground Floor plan 1 lobby 2 auditorium 3 support 4 restrooms 5 mechanical building room for different performances. Seating on both upper balconies surrounds the entire lower level, a design of- 7 / 8 2 0 0 7 t e x a s a r c h i t e c t 51