Texas Architect May/June 2008: Healing Environments
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 : s e r v i c e B u i l d i n g s Leander Park and Ride p r o j e c t Leander c l i e n t Captial architect The newly designed Leander Park and Ride facility Park and Ride, Leander provides bus service to the community and will function Metropolitan Transportation Authority as the terminus to the new Capital Metro commuter rail McKinney Architects d e s i g n team Heather H. McKinney, FAIA; Charles A. York, AIA; Brian c o n t r a c t o r Solis 2 3 4 to encourage the use of the bus system as the public’s Constructors (transportation engineer); Doucet & main method of transportation. Architects have designed Associates (feasibility analysis); Associated Consulting Engineers a series of bus bays for each bus stop that surround a (civil); Jaster-Quintanilla, Austin (structural); Tom Green & Company terminal building. The building includes Capital Metro Engineers (MEP); Garcia Design, Inc. (landscape); fd2s (wayfind- offices and a restroom facility. A path winds around the ing); Kroll (security) building and functions as a way-finding system that eas- p h o t o g r a p h e r R. ily leads people to the various bus terminals. The sleek c o n s u l t a n t s HDR/WHM 5 line. McKinney Architects designed the transit facility to work efficiently for both buses and pedestrians, in order Carlson, AIA Greg Hursley Photography design of each bus bay incorporates concrete piers with 1 5 r e s o u r c e s unit pavers : Pavestone; unit masonry wall assemblies : Acme; extended steel bars that support a cantilevered roof. The architectural metal work : architects create a comfortable resting space for people Nucor Vulcraft Group; waterproofing : BASF Construction Chemicals; membrane roofing : Polyglass; roof insulation : Atlas Roofing Corporation; glazed curtainwall : EFCO Corp.; gypsum board framing and accessories : Dietrich Metal Framing; tile : American Olean; tensile membrane structures : Span Systems, Inc. as they await their next bus. The Leander Park and Ride was awarded the AIA Austin Citation of Honor Award for Design Excellence in 2007. m e g a n b r a l e y ground floor plan 1 plaza 2 Breezeway 3 office 4 restroom 5 bus shelter 5 / 6 2 0 0 8 t e x a s a r c h i t e c t 65