Texas Architect Sept/Oct 2009: Design Awards
This issue features the 12 projects awarded with the Texas Society of Architects' 2009 Design Awards. Texas Architect, the official publication of the Texas Society of Architects|AIA, publishes the best projects by Texas architects and thoughtful articles on design and the architecture industry, and maintains an award-winning standard of quality.
P o r t f o l i o : R e c r e a t i o n f a c i l i t i e s Ella Wooten Park Pool House p r o j e c t Ella The Ella Wooten Park Pool House, designed by Studio Wooten Park Pool House, Austin c l i e n t Catellus 8 Architects, is located within the redevelopment of Development Group, a Prologis Company a r c h i t e c t Studio Austin’s former Mueller Airport. The park serves as a 8 Architects d e s i g n t e a m Milton c o n t r a c t o r Flynn public gathering place that embodies the city in both Hime, AIA; Bhavani Singal, Assoc. AIA its locally derived design and emphasis on green tech- Construction c o n s u l t a n t s Bosse & Pharis Associates (landscape); Modern Pool nology. The pool house is the anchor for the park and Design (pool); Bay & Associates (MEP); MJ Structures (structural); contains an office, open-air shower, changing areas, Bury+Partners (civil) vending machines, and restroom facilities, with a lawn p h o t o g r a p h e r Andy 1 that slopes down around the pool area. The design pays Mattern homage to classic Austin swimming facilities such as r e s o u r c e s fountains : Most Dependable Fountains; fences : Ameristar Deep Eddy and Barton Springs, combining natural, indig- Landscape Forms, Green enous materials to create a simple and elegant structure Corner Umbrellas; stone : Jim Connelly Masonry; glazed masonry units : that includes a sandstone plaza and breezeway. Board- Pittsburgh Corning; architectural metal work : Stanley Architects and formed concrete walls draw visitors into the building, Artisans; water guiding them to the restrooms and changing areas where Polyguard; metal roofing : Berridge; metal interior movement is translated to the exterior through Fence; site , street, and mall furnishings : lumber : Texas Redwood; repellants / vapor retarders : waterproofing : Degussa; detention security windows selectively placed glass blocks. A concrete portal on and screens : Dynamic Closures; paints : Sherwin-Williams; grilles and the northern edge of the site guides the observer’s screens : S&S Steel; letters and plaques : Building Image Group; signage perspective, emphasizing the symmetry of the site. The and graphics : Austin Architectural Graphics; tub and shower doors and open-air shape and structure of the roof allow breezes enclosures : Accurate Partitions (Hull Supply Company); metal lockers : to flow through the building for natural ventilation, one Lyon Metal Products of the many considerations contributing to the project’s doors and frames : Hull Supply Company; 4-Star Austin Green Building Program rating. S U S A N 9 / 1 0 2 0 0 9 B U T L E R 2 4 4 3 2 4 4 SITE PLAN 1 Pool 2 Changing And shower area 3 office 4 restroom t e x a s a r c h i t e c t 89