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.
p o r t f o l i o : G r e e n D e s i g n Zachry Construction Corporation project Zachry Construction Corporation Employment & Conference Center, San Antonio client Zachry Construction Corporation architect Kell Muñoz Architects Benito Polendo, AIA; Jerry Sparks, AIA; Claudia design team r e s o u r c e s pervious concrete : Eco-Crete; unit masonry wall assemblies : Acme; tural metal work : Julius Blum & Co.; roof and wall panels : Samuel Dean contractor consultants storefronts : Champion Glass; unit skylights : Solatube International; Champion Glass; terrazzo : Enviroglas; metal ceilings : Reglet; wood ceilings : Koehler Company; cork flooring : Expanko Cork Goetting & Associates (MEP); AccuTech Consultants Flooring; acoustical treatments : Fry Reglet; 3 Fry Zachry Construction Corporation access flooring system : (structural); Pape-Dawson Engineers (civil); Laffoon Associates Aftec-Crete; blinds , shutters and shades : MechoShade; (landscape); BAi, LLC (audio visual) modules : photographer ground Floor plan 1 Lobby 2 Training 3 Water Retainage Tower 4 Photovoltaic Structure Sheet Metal; metal roofing : Berridge Manufacturing Co.; entrances and glass : Carlos glass block : Acme; metal materials : Alamo Iron Works; architec- photovoltaic 2 2 BP Solar Rick Hunter 1 3 The Employment & Conference Center of Zachry Con- lessly incorporate under-floor air distribution, aluminum struction Corporation is the first building to be LEED cer- solar screens, decomposed granite paving, a rainwater tified in San Antonio. Designed by Kell Muñoz Architects collection system, and a photovoltaic structure into the of San Antonio specifically with sustainable features in building’s overall design. The use of natural lighting mind, the project was awarded Gold Certification by the and green building concepts reduces the use of non- U.S. Green Building Council, making it the fifth building renewable resources and has created a building that in Texas to receive this high distinction. As 30 percent is 30 percent more efficient than most office buildings of Kell Muñoz’s design team are LEED accredited, currently built. sustainable building techniques are employed to seam- 1 1 / 1 2 2 0 0 7 4 4 MEGAN BRALEY t e x a s a r c h i t e c t 51