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.
texas architect 7 / 8 2 0 0 8 71 Portfolio: Mixed-use the new 30,374-square-foot mixed-use building, named 6th & Brushy, is part of the first generation of live-work properties to be built in east austin. the project is lo- cated at the corner of 6th and Brushy streets, two blocks east of interstate 35. the condo project was designed by earl swisher, aia, principal of the Lawrence Group. the goal was to create comfortable and stylistic homes. residential space is located on the second, third, and fourth levels, and consists of 16 loft units totaling 20,102 square feet, and two three-story townhouses totaling 4,394 square feet. each unit includes a private balcony overlooking downtown. a 978-square-foot roof deck offers residents a place they can relax and enjoy a beautiful day. the building also includes 5,260 square feet of retail space facing 6th street. Walls of glass and aluminum curtainwall create a continuous storefront window at ground level. 6th & Brushy has opened up new opportunities for the development of east austin. Megan Braley project 6th + Brushy, Austin client Pegalo Properties architect Lawrence Group Architects design team I. Earl Swisher, AIA; Tamara Toon, Assoc. AIA; Tal Lerner; Bart Whatley, AIA contractor Brushy Street Builders consultants Architectural Engineers Collaborative (structural); Bay & Associates (MEP); LOC Consultants (civil); Christine Beall (exterior envelope) photographer McConnell Photo resources fences , gates and hardware : Kee Safety (Empire Fence, Inc.); concrete materials : Texas Concrete Materials; architectural metal work : Crippen Sheet Metal; custom cabinetry : Design Specific; plastic fabrications : Silestone; waterproofing : Carlisle; membrane roofing : CertainTeed; sealants : BASF Construction Chemcials: Sonneborn; spray fireproofing : Isolatek; metal windows : Texas Fenestrations, Anchor Ventana Glass; unit skylights : Naturalite; metal ceilings : Niles Expanded Metals and Plastics; high performance coatings : Tnemec; dryer vent outlets : Seiho; blinds , shutters , and shades : Ken- nady Company 6th & Brushy 1 2 3 1 1 1 1 1 typicaL residentiaL fLoor pLan 1 loft 2 townhouse 3 parking 2