Texas Architect Sept/Oct 2007: 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.
C al e ndar AIA Brazos Awards Two Projects A I A Brazos recognized two projects in the chapter’s 2007 Design Awards. The projects were selectedby a jurors Wes Good, AIA, of Kirksey; Lonnie Hoogeboom, AIA, of Natalye Appel & Associates; and Donna Kacmar, AIA, of architect works. The awarded projects are Christ Lutheran Day School by Upchurch Architects and College Station Fire Station No. 5 by BRW Architects. Upchurch Architects’ Christ Lutheran Day School in Brenham is a new school building for a congregation on a mission to provide low-cost, high-quality education for young children. The design strategy employed a simple interior street scheme that corresponds to the villagelike exterior and allows children to identify their classrooms upon arrival. College Station Fire Station No. 5 by BRW Architects combines the vernacular of the Texas Hill Country with “green” building materials. Home away from home for eight firefighters, the station provides training space for the public and is designed for future expansion. The chapter will present the awards at its September meeting. c o l l e g e AIA Dallas Design Awards Call For Entries All project submittals are due by 5 p.m. For more information on entry requirements, visit www.aiadallas.org. SEPT. 7 s t a t i o n UT Austin Presents Guerrero Viejo Revealed The University of Texas at Austin Benson Latin American Collection presents Guerrero Viejo Revealed, a selection of photographs by W. Eugene George, FAIA, and Everardo Castro Medellín. Opening reception SEPT. 27 College Station Fire Station No. 5 The conference will include a binational tour, LEED workshop, seminars, networking opportunities, great parties and a trade show. Register online at www. Lrgvaia.org. For more information, call (956) 9940939 or e-mail Lrgvaia@swbell.net. SEPT. 27-29 Chinati Foundation’s Open House There will be open viewing of Chinati’s collection, with two special exhibitions by David Rabinowitch. For more information, e-mail email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org. OCT. 6-7 TSA Convention Christ Lutheran Day School New Funds to Restore Courthouses By tentatively approving $62 million earlier this year, the Texas Legislature set the stage for a fifth round of taxpayer funding to continue the Texas Historic Courthouse Preservation Program. The program, initiated by state lawmakers in 1999, has resulted in the renewal of 37 county courthouses. As when they were originally built, the preservation projects again serve as outstanding examples of almostforgotten craftsmanship and ornate design by some of the nation’s most noted architects, including J. Riely Gordon, Alfred Giles, and Eugene Heiner. The latest round of funding must first be endorsed by voters in a November bond election. If passed, the funds will be available through the Texas Historical Commission. Applications for Round V funding are due Nov. 19, with awards scheduled to be announced in January. Rededicated during ceremonies held on Aug. 4, the Wharton County Courthouse is the program’s most recently completed project and represents one of the most dramatic transformations in the program’s history. The nearly Wharton photo by Gerald Moorhead, FAIA a u s t i n 9 / 1 0 2 0 0 7 2007 LRGV Conference TSA hosts its 68th Annual Convention and Design Products & Ideas Expo in Austin. Keynote speakers, Maurice Cox and Bobby R. Inman, will appear on OCT. 19. For more information, call (512) 4787386 or visit www.texasarchitect.org/convention. OCT. 18-20 Natural Building Colloquium in Kerrville The festival will include hands-on natural building projects and discussions on sustainable building and project planning. Presenters include Dr. Richard Burt and Dr. Charles W. Graham. For more information, visit www.naturalbuildingtexas.org. OCT. 19-28 Wharton County Courthouse $7 million project earned Bailey Architects of Houston this year’s Award of Excellence in Historic Architecture from THC. Designed by Heiner and built in 1889, the original building exhibited Second Empire style complete with a clock tower and mansard roofs but underwent significant alterations decades later to reflect the Art Deco/Moderne style. Bailey Architects spent six years on the project, which included the removal of stucco from the building’s original bricks and stone to rediscover Heiner’s courthouse. UT Austin Presents Exhibiting the Nation The UT Austin School of Architecture explores the history of Worlds’ Fairs within southeastern and east central Europe and examines the participation of the various countries in exhibitions. For more information, visit http://soa.utexas.edu/archhistory/ exhibiting. OCT. 26-27 AIA Houston Homes Tour The tour will feature nine architect-designed houses. Tickets for all nine houses are $25 per person. No individual house tickets will be available. For more information call (713) 520-0155 or visit www.aiahouston.org. OCT. 27-28 t e x a s a r c h i t e c t 23