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p o r t f o l i o : a d a p t i v e r e u s e Mueller Central Central, Austin When the Robert Mueller Municipal Airport shut down Development Group in 1999, the Austin City Council chose Catellus De- p r o j e c t  Mueller c l i e n t  Catellus a r c h i t e c t  Studio velopment Group to transform the 711-acre site into a 8 Architects d e s i g n t e a m  Milton Hime, AIA; Lisa Dambold, Assoc. AIA; Jennifer mixed-use “urban village.” As part of the development, Carter, IIDA; Paul Detke, AIA; Steve Meyers, AIA; Meredith Cloud; local architectural firm Studio 8 was commissioned to Lee Ann Ford design the first component—the renovation of an exist- c o n t r a c t o r  Zapalac/Reed ing building that housed a private air terminal and an Construction & Associates (MEP); Haynes Whaley Associates administrative office building. The architects wished to (structural); Coleman & Associates (landscape); Bury+Partners maintain a sense of the building’s original identity while (civil); emc Creative (environmental graphic design) adapting it to its new use as a visitor information center p h o t o g r a p h e r  McConnell and main office for Catellus. Completed in May 2007, c o n s u l t a n t s   Bay Photography 1 the 7,620-square-foot building retains its original steel railings and handrails : framing system and brick facade to honor its historical Artec; lumber : Temple Inland; architectural woodwork : The Canadian significance, but also incorporates modern elements to Eco-Lumber Coop (Buda Woodworks); solid polymer fabrications : help the building blend seamlessly into the new develop- EnviroGLAS; building insulation : DOW; metal roofing : Berridge; wood ment. Mueller Visitors Center has set the sustainability and plastic doors and frames : Marshfield DoorSystems; glass : PPG; tile : standard for other projects at the old airport by achiev- Daltile; acoustical ceilings : Armstrong; flooring : WFI Bamboo; paint: ing LEED Gold certification. Other existing buildings on Sherwin Williams; elevator : Kone; light fixtures : Louis Paulson the site also are scheduled to be repurposed, including r e s o u r c e s limestone : Mezger Enterprises; the Browning Hangar and the iconic air traffic control tower, as the mixed-use Mueller development continues to evolve. E m m a 1 1 / 1 2 2 0 0 8 7 First floor plan 1 entry 2 courtyard 3 lobby 4 Conference 5 break 6 offices 7 elevator J a n z e n t e x a s a r c h i t e c t Su mm e rS u 63 N

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