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.
texas architect 3 / 4 2 010 66 portfolio: religious facilities in the fall of 2007, Watermark community church in Dallas completed phase two of a three-phase project that created an 11.5-acre campus master-planned and designed by Omniplan. first came the renovation of an eight-story office building to provide facilities for the church’s growing congregation, including spaces for adult education and children’s classes. the second phase, construction of an interim 2,100-seat worship space with a community gathering area, responded to Watermark’s rapidly growing sunday services that over- flowed temporary arrangements in a local high school’s auditorium. the final phase will include construction of a 250,000-sf complex comprising a 3,500-seat auditorium for worship, a 500-seat multi-purpose room, a 350-seat chapel, and a children’s education build- ing. the centerpiece of the campus is a baptismal pond set within the lawn of an expansive courtyard, which visually conveys the idea that Watermark’s congregation represents a large community. the courtyard, adjacent to the worship building’s “front porch,” provides an outdoor space suitable for small gatherings and large events. the architects’ master plan set aside another large tract within the campus for the construction of future facilities. SuSan Butler Watermark community church project Watermark Community Church, Dallas client Watermark Community Church architect Omniplan design team Tipton Housewright, FAIA; Scott Hall, AIA; Jim Pat- terson, AIA; Juan Ponce; Brian Saldana, AIA; Dale Hogue; Kevin Glasscock, AIA contractor Rogers O’Brien consultants L.A. Fuess Partners (structural); Blum Consulting Engineers (MEP); Talley Associates (landscape); Acoustic Dimen- sions (acoustic); Pacheco Koch Consulting Engineers (civil); Scott Oldner Design (lighting); Dana Foley Design (furnishings); Omniplan (environmental graphics); Inspec (specification); MB Parker & Co. (food service) photographer Peter Calvin resources concrete pavement : Southern Star Concrete; fountains : Robertson Commercial Pools; fences and gates : Kee Klamp; cementious decks : Tectum; burnished block : Featherlite, Acme; metal materials : Bratton Steel; laminated wood beams : Unit Structures; architectural woodwork : Williams + Clark; building insulation : Johns Manville; rood deck insulation : Owens Corning; roof and wall panels , fascia and soffit panels : Petersen Aluminum; glass : PPG (Oak Cliff Mirror & Glass); glazed curtain wall : Texas Wall Systems (Oak Cliff Mirror & Glass); gypsum board framing : ClarkWestern Building Systems; tile : DalTile; acoustical ceilings : USG; special ceiling surfaces : Tectum; paints : Benjamin Moore, Sherwin-Williams; shades : MechoShade; fans : Big Ass Fans 1 2 3 4 4 5 6 7 8 first flOOr plan 1 worShip 2 loBBy 3 Shop 4 community room 5 nurSery 6 coffee Bar 7 future 8 tower