Texas Architect Nov/Dec 2008: High-Preformance Design
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 : 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