Texas Architect July/Aug 2008: Regional Response
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 : M i x e d - u s e Blue Star Lofts p r o j e c t Blue 1 1 1 1 a r c h i t e c t Sprinkle & Co.; Robey Architecture (formerly Sprinkle adaptive reuse of an area that was once made up of aban- Sprinkle, AIA; Thom Robey, AIA; Alan Neff leries, living space, and non-profit art space. The four- doned industrial warehouses. Today the area holds gal- Robey Architects) Hayes, LP story mixed-use building was designed and completed Engineering Consultants (civil); AccuTech by Sprinkle Robey Architects. The 29,000-square-foot Consultants, LLC (structural); MEP Design, Inc. (MEP); Accessibility building includes two lower levels of commercial space Unlimited (ADA); Edens, Inc. (code life safety) and two upper levels of residential space. The Blue p h o t o g r a p h e r Hester Star Lofts holds 16 open-plan apartments with private c o n t r a c t o r Sumner c o n s u l t a n t s Civil 1 1 1 1 Complex near downtown San Antonio. The complex is an Properties, LP d e s i g n t e a m Davis 2 The Blue Star Lofts is located in the Blue Star Arts Star Lofts, San Antonio c l i e n t Liberty + Hardaway Photographers balconies. The top floor of the residence includes mezrailings and handrails : zanines with individual access to the rooftop terrace. laminates : Abet, Inc., The building’s mass was pulled in at the commercial Wilsonart; siding : James Hardie; entrances and storefronts : Kawneer; levels to account for its primary orientation to the east. interior doors and hardware : Alamo Building Specialties; glass : Bul- The solar shading created additional covered outdoor verde Glass, Inc.; acoustical treatments : Gyp-crete (Maxxon); paints : spaces where residents can enjoy the elevated patios ICI; decorative finishes : Dal Tile; lighting : Cooper Lighting; elevator : and basement garden areas. r e s o u r c e s architectural metal work : MBCI; CableRail (Feeney Architectural Products); Typical Residential floor plan 1 loft 2 interior corridor 7 / 8 2 0 0 8 Schindler Elevator Corp. M e g a n t e x a s B r a l e y a r c h i t e c t 69