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.
texas architect 63 11 / 1 2 2 0 0 8 portfolio: adaptive reuse N uS remmuS project Mueller Central, Austin client Catellus Development Group architect Studio 8 Architects design team Milton Hime, AIA; Lisa Dambold, Assoc. AIA; Jennifer Carter, IIDA; Paul Detke, AIA; Steve Meyers, AIA; Meredith Cloud; Lee Ann Ford contractor Zapalac/Reed Construction consultants Bay & Associates (MEP); Haynes Whaley Associates (structural); Coleman & Associates (landscape); Bury+Partners (civil); emc Creative (environmental graphic design) photographer McConnell Photography resources limestone : Mezger Enterprises; railings and handrails : Artec; lumber : Temple Inland; architectural woodwork : The Canadian Eco-Lumber Coop (Buda Woodworks); solid polymer fabrications : EnviroGLAS; building insulation : DOW; metal roofing : Berridge; wood and plastic doors and frames : Marshfield DoorSystems; glass : PPG; tile : Daltile; acoustical ceilings : Armstrong; flooring : WFI Bamboo; paint : Sherwin Williams; elevator : Kone; light fixtures : Louis Paulson When the robert Mueller Municipal airport shut down in 1999, the austin city council chose catellus De- velopment Group to transform the 711-acre site into a mixed-use “urban village.” as part of the development, local architectural firm studio 8 was commissioned to design the first component—the renovation of an exist- ing building that housed a private air terminal and an administrative office building. the architects wished to maintain a sense of the building’s original identity while adapting it to its new use as a visitor information center and main office for catellus. completed in May 2007, the 7,620-square-foot building retains its original steel framing system and brick facade to honor its historical significance, but also incorporates modern elements to help the building blend seamlessly into the new develop- ment. Mueller Visitors center has set the sustainability standard for other projects at the old airport by achiev- ing LeeD Gold certification. Other existing buildings on the site also are scheduled to be repurposed, including the Browning hangar and the iconic air traffic control tower, as the mixed-use Mueller development continues to evolve. Emma JanzEn First FLOOr pLan 1 Entry 2 courtyard 3 lobby 4 confErEncE 5 brEak 6 officEs 7 ElEvator 7 Mueller Central 1