Texas Architect July/Aug 2009: Residential 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 : H e a l t h c a r e F a c i l i t i e s Center for the Intrepid p r o j e c t Center The 65,000-sf Center for the Intrepid, designed by for the Intrepid, San Antonio c l i e n t National Armed Forces Physical Rehabilitation Center, Brooke SmithGroup is equipped with the most sophisticated Army Medical Center amputee rehabilitation technology available—virtual a r c h i t e c t SmithGroup reality, robotics, and simulators. The four-story build- d e s i g n t e a m Phil ing is an elliptical shape, fusing the client’s desire for a Tobey, FAIA; Bill Kline, AIA; Lora Schwartz, AIA; Cheryl Brown, IIDA; Rodrigo Manriquez; Mary Jukuri, ASLA monumental building with the need for a state-of-the-art c o n t r a c t o r Skanska facility to hold complex functions within. The building’s USA Building & Associates (structural); SmithGroup rose granite exterior is seated firmly on a base of black (interior); Syska Hennessy Group (MEPF); Skanska USA Building granite, portraying the idea of permanence. Triple- (construction manager); Counsilman-Hunsaker (pool); Koffel (code); height windows punctuate the exterior granite while a Heller & Metzger (specification); JJR SmithGroup (landscape); capping band of clerestory windows light the interior of SmithGroup (lighting, equipment); Garcia & Wright (civil); Plaza the space. This abundance of interior natural light is Construction Corp. (owner’s representative) utilized by placing rehabilitation activities around the c o n s u l t a n t s Cagley p h o t o g r a p h e r Timothy outer edge of the building. Having been named for both Hursley 10 2 8 3 1 9 6 5 7 4 11 a WWII aircraft carrier as well as those who are defined Cold Spring by resolute fearlessness, fortitude, and endurance, Granite; windows : Viracon; roofing system : Berridge, Sarnafil, Tremco; the new rehabilitation center acts as more than just a insulation : healthcare facility: it is also a monument to those who r e s o u r c e s curtain wall : ceilings : Kawneer; Owens Corning; elevators and escalators : ThyssenKrupp; Armstrong; doors : Mohawk; carpet: Shaw, Monterey, C&A; plumbing fixtures : Kohler; energy management controls : systems : 7 / 8 exterior cladding : Simplex 2 0 0 9 tile : DalTile; lighting controls : have become patients there. Lutron; Johnson Controls; security and fire alarm S u s a n B u t l e r FIRST FLOOR PLAN 1 Lobby/telemed conference 2 military performance lab 3 Uneven terrain modeler 4 Administration 5 Behavioral Medicine 6 Case management 7 patient locker room 8 coffee shop/lounge 9 fitness center 10 natatorium 11 outdoor activity area t e x a s a r c h i t e c t 67