Texas Architect Nov/Dec 2007: Sacred Space
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.
texas architect 11 / 1 2 2 0 07 51 portfolio: Green DesiGn project Zachry Construction Corporation Employment & Conference Center, San Antonio client Zachry Construction Corporation architect Kell Muñoz Architects design team Benito Polendo, AIA; Jerry Sparks, AIA; Claudia Carlos contractor Zachry Construction Corporation consultants Goetting & Associates (MEP); AccuTech Consultants (structural); Pape-Dawson Engineers (civil); Laffoon Associates (landscape); BAi, LLC (audio visual) photographer Rick Hunter the employment & conference center of Zachry con- struction corporation is the first building to be LeeD cer- tified in san antonio. Designed by Kell Muñoz architects of san antonio specifically with sustainable features in mind, the project was awarded Gold certification by the u.s. Green Building council, making it the fifth building in texas to receive this high distinction. as 30 percent of Kell Muñoz’s design team are LeeD accredited, sustainable building techniques are employed to seam- lessly incorporate under-floor air distribution, aluminum solar screens, decomposed granite paving, a rainwater collection system, and a photovoltaic structure into the building’s overall design. the use of natural lighting and green building concepts reduces the use of non- renewable resources and has created a building that is 30 percent more efficient than most office buildings currently built. MEGAN BRALEY resources pervious concrete : Eco-Crete; unit masonry wall assemblies : Acme; glass block : Acme; metal materials : Alamo Iron Works; architec - tural metal work : Julius Blum & Co.; roof and wall panels : Samuel Dean Sheet Metal; metal roofing : Berridge Manufacturing Co.; entrances and storefronts : Champion Glass; unit skylights : Solatube International; glass : Champion Glass; terrazzo : Enviroglas; metal ceilings : Fry Reglet; wood ceilings : Koehler Company; cork flooring : Expanko Cork Flooring; acoustical treatments : Fry Reglet; access flooring system : Aftec-Crete; blinds , shutters and shades : MechoShade; photovoltaic modules : BP Solar Zachry Construction Corporation GrouND FLoor pLaN 1 LoBBY 2 tRAiNiNG 3 WAtER REtAiNAGE toWER 4 photovoLtAic stRuctuRE 1 2 2 3 4 3 4