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.
texas architect 9 / 10 2 0 0 9 89 Portfolio: recreation facilities the ella Wooten Park Pool house, designed by studio 8 architects, is located within the redevelopment of austin’s former Mueller airport. the park serves as a public gathering place that embodies the city in both its locally derived design and emphasis on green tech- nology. the pool house is the anchor for the park and contains an office, open-air shower, changing areas, vending machines, and restroom facilities, with a lawn that slopes down around the pool area. the design pays homage to classic austin swimming facilities such as Deep eddy and Barton springs, combining natural, indig- enous materials to create a simple and elegant structure that includes a sandstone plaza and breezeway. Board- formed concrete walls draw visitors into the building, guiding them to the restrooms and changing areas where interior movement is translated to the exterior through selectively placed glass blocks. a concrete portal on the northern edge of the site guides the observer’s perspective, emphasizing the symmetry of the site. the open-air shape and structure of the roof allow breezes to flow through the building for natural ventilation, one of the many considerations contributing to the project’s 4-star austin Green Building Program rating. SUSAN BUTLER project Ella Wooten Park Pool House, Austin client Catellus Development Group, a Prologis Company architect Studio 8 Architects design team Milton Hime, AIA; Bhavani Singal, Assoc. AIA contractor Flynn Construction consultants Bosse & Pharis Associates (landscape); Modern Pool Design (pool); Bay & Associates (MEP); MJ Structures (structural); Bury+Partners (civil) photographer Andy Mattern resources fountains : Most Dependable Fountains; fences : Ameristar Fence; site , street , and mall furnishings : Landscape Forms, Green Corner Umbrellas; stone : Jim Connelly Masonry; glazed masonry units : Pittsburgh Corning; architectural metal work : Stanley Architects and Artisans; lumber : Texas Redwood; waterproofing : Degussa; water repellants / vapor retarders : Polyguard; metal roofing : Berridge; metal doors and frames : Hull Supply Company; detention security windows and screens : Dynamic Closures; paints : Sherwin-Williams; grilles and screens : S&S Steel; letters and plaques : Building Image Group; signage and graphics : Austin Architectural Graphics; tub and shower doors and enclosures : Accurate Partitions (Hull Supply Company); metal lockers : Lyon Metal Products ella Wooten Park Pool House site PLaN 1 PooL 2 ChANgiNg ANd ShowER AREA 3 offiCE 4 RESTRoom 1 2 2 3 4 4 4 4