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 6th & Brushy p r o j e c t 6th The new 30,374-square-foot mixed-use building, named + Brushy, Austin c l i e n t Pegalo 6th & Brushy, is part of the first generation of live-work Properties a r c h i t e c t Lawrence d e s i g n t e a m I. properties to be built in east Austin. The project is lo- Group Architects Earl Swisher, AIA; Tamara Toon, Assoc. AIA; Tal by Earl Swisher, AIA, principal of the Lawrence Group. Street Builders Engineers Collaborative (structural); The goal was to create comfortable and stylistic homes. Bay & Associates (MEP); LOC Consultants (civil); Christine Beall Residential space is located on the second, third, and (exterior envelope) fourth levels, and consists of 16 loft units totaling c o n s u l t a n t s Architectural p h o t o g r a p h e r McConnell totaling 4,394 square feet. Each unit includes a private Kee Safety (Empire Fence, balcony overlooking downtown. A 978-square-foot roof Inc.); concrete materials : Texas Concrete Materials; architectural metal deck offers residents a place they can relax and enjoy work : Crippen Sheet Metal; custom cabinetry : Design Specific; plastic a beautiful day. The building also includes 5,260 square fabrications : Silestone; membrane roofing : feet of retail space facing 6th Street. Walls of glass and CertainTeed; sealants : BASF Construction Chemcials: Sonneborn; aluminum curtainwall create a continuous storefront waterproofing : Isolatek; Anchor Ventana Glass; 2 Carlisle; metal windows : unit sk ylights : Niles Expanded Metals and Plastics; 1 1 20,102 square feet, and two three-story townhouses Photo r e s o u r c e s fences , gates and hardware : spray fireproofing : 2 east of Interstate 35. The condo project was designed Lerner; Bart Whatley, AIA c o n t r a c t o r Brushy 1 cated at the corner of 6th and Brushy streets, two blocks Texas Fenestrations, Naturalite; metal ceilings : high performance coatings : 3 1 1 window at ground level. 6th & Brushy has opened up new opportunities for the development of East Austin. M e g a n 1 B r a l e y Tnemec; dryer vent outlets : Seiho; blinds , shutters , and shades : Kennady Company typical residential floor plan 1 Loft 2 Townhouse 3 parking 7 / 8 2 0 0 8 t e x a s a r c h i t e c t 71