Texas Architect Sept/Oct 2008: Design Awards
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.
9 / 10 2 0 0 8 texas architect 111 PORTFOLIO: hIgh-RI se deve LOPmenT s level six floor plan 1 residential units 2 outdoor plaza 3 pool 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 2 3 located adjacent to lady Bird lake in austin’s developing 27-acre Waterfront district, the shore is a 22-story residen- tial complex combining the luxury of lakeside living with the convenience of downtown accessibility. designed for high street residential, a subsidiary of dallas-based trammell crow company, the complex sits within walking distance of the public hike and bike trail, sixth street’s nightlife, and the central business district. the external design expresses an exciting interplay of ideas: a grid of alternating stone and glass on the western facade reflects the structure of unified residential life, while the eastern facade’s eclectic geometries and sleek curvilinear forms represent austin’s sophisticated urban lifestyle. floor plans range from 500 to 2,500 square feet, and each of the 192 units provide abundant windows and private balconies to showcase views of the city skyline, the lake, or the hill country. the shore offers amenities including a 24-hour on site manager, fitness center, and a sixth floor outdoor terrace where resi- dents can take pleasure in the lap pool or lounge under the cabana and watch the famous congress Bridge bat colony take flight. the shore is not only aesthetically pleasing and conveniently located, but also has recently been certified by the austin Green Building program. emma Janzen project The Shore, Austin client High Street Residential, A Trammel Crow Company Subsidiary architect WDG Architecture Dallas design team Sterling Little, AIA; Stephen Park, AIA; Jason Patak; David Allen, RA; Keith Wilson contractor Harvey Cleary consultants Duncan & Miller (interior design); Haynes Whaley Associates (structural); Blum Consulting Engineers (MEP); Bury+ Partners Engineering Solutions (civil); RTKL Associates (landscape) photographer Charles Davis Smith, AIA resources unit pavers : Acme; fountains , pools and water displays : Da Vinci Pools; fences , gates and hardware : Compound Security Specialists (a division of Auto Gate); metal materials : Construction Metal Products; railings and handrails : Sterling Dula Architectural Products; architectural woodwork : Paul Mair Design; roof and deck insulation : Texas 5th Wall Roofing; membrane roofing : Carlisle; tile : Concept Surfaces; paints : Pittsburgh Paints; grilles and screens : Ruskin; signage and graphics : Capital Architectural Signs; tub and shower doors : Arrow Mirror & Glass