Texas Architect March/April 2010: Performance Spaces
This edition highlights architecture deigned for performance throughout Texas, including thoughtful essays about the use of public space and the Dallas Arts District. 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 l i g i o u s f a c i l i t i e s Temple Emanuel p r o j e c t Temple c l i e n t Temple The new Temple Emanuel is the most recent addition Emanuel, McAllen to McAllen’s growing Jewish community. When the first Emanuel a r c h i t e c t Boultinghouse d e s i g n t e a m Daniel Temple Emanuel was constructed on a nearby site in Simpson Architects Boultinghouse, AIA; Ray Urdaz, Assoc. AIA; c o n t r a c t o r D. 2 with hopes for even greater numbers in the future. To Wilson Construction c o n s u l t a n t s Donald 1948, the congregation consisted of 28 families. The congregation has since expanded to 160 members, George Quintanilla; J.R. Guerra Dragutski Consulting Engineer (structural); accommodate that growth, the congregation turned CRC Engineering (MEP); Spoor Engineering (civil) to Boultinghouse Simpson Architects to design a new p h o t o g r a p h e r Coles temple, one that would fit in contextually with its sur- Hairston Photography r e s o u r c e s metal materials : Southern Steel Fabricators; metal studs : contemporary yet includes elements that recall histori- Dietrich; cal precedents of the faith. The architects responded by architectural woodwork : AAE Manufacturing; laminates : Wilsonart; cherry wood paneling : G.L. Veneer Co.; waterproofing : W.R. employing traditional archways and a veneer made of Meadows, STS Coatings; building simulated Jerusalem stone, the material that comprises roof and vapor the Jewish holy site, the Western Wall in the Old City of Jerusalem. Other key requirements included the need metal doors : Glass); CertainTeed; Tyvek; metal roofing : MBCI (Southern Steel Fabricators); deck insulation : retarders : insulation : Ceco (H&H Overhead Door); entrances : Vistawall (G&S glass : door hardware : cal ceilings : Firestone Building Products, Atlas Roofing; Ascalon Studios; the architects were asked to plan the four-acre site for future expansion after the 14,900-sf building was Armstrong; Designweave; extinguishers paint : Sherwin-Williams; operable partitions : & cabinets : stained glass : carpet : Patcraft JL Industries (DEA Specialties); temple so the ark, which holds the sacred Torah scrolls, toilet would be on the east wall, with the congregation facing ecclesiastical equipment : toward Jerusalem. The new synagogue, completed in the Best Restaurant Supply; fall of 2008, represents the future of the congregation manufactured casework : AAE Manufacturing; ark and podiums : Ascalon in McAllen while bringing together design, function, Studios; auditorium seating : Sauder Worship Seating; lighting : Peerless and religion. partitions : Scranton (DEA Specialties); Ascalon Studios; food service equipment : Lighting (Spectrum Lighting) 3 / 4 2 0 1 0 3 6 8 9 5 8 4 7 1 constructed. Most important was the orientation of the fire Hufcor (DEA Specialties); 9 for the sanctuary to seat 200 with wide aisles. Also, REFCO; gypsum : USG, GP; tile : Mohawk Tile; acousti- PPG (G&S Glass); 3 9 roundings. The design objective was a building that was S u s a n B u t l e r first floor plan 1 Drop Off 2 future parking 3 mechanical yards 4 social hall 5 kitchen 6 sanctuary 7 office 8 restroom 9 classroom t e x a s a r c h i t e c t 65