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 Watermark Community Church first floor plan 1 worship 2 lobby 3 shop 4 community room 5 nursery 6 coffee bar 7 future 8 tower p r o j e c t Watermark c l i e n t Watermark In the fall of 2007, Watermark Community Church in Community Church, Dallas Dallas completed phase two of a three-phase project Community Church that created an 11.5-acre campus master-planned and a r c h i t e c t Omniplan Housewright, FAIA; Scott Hall, AIA; Jim Pat- designed by Omniplan. First came the renovation of an terson, AIA; Juan Ponce; Brian Saldana, AIA; Dale Hogue; Kevin eight-story office building to provide facilities for the Glasscock, AIA church’s growing congregation, including spaces for d e s i g n t e a m Tipton c o n t r a c t o r Rogers adult education and children’s classes. The second O’Brien Fuess Partners (structural); Blum Consulting phase, construction of an interim 2,100-seat worship Engineers (MEP); Talley Associates (landscape); Acoustic Dimen- space with a community gathering area, responded to c o n s u l t a n t s L.A. sions (acoustic); Pacheco Koch Consulting Engineers (civil); Scott Watermark’s rapidly growing Sunday services that over- Oldner Design (lighting); Dana Foley Design (furnishings); Omniplan flowed temporary arrangements in a local high school’s (environmental graphics); Inspec (specification); MB Parker & Co. auditorium. The final phase will include construction (food service) of a 250,000-sf complex comprising a 3,500-seat p h o t o g r a p h e r Peter auditorium for worship, a 500-seat multi-purpose room, Calvin 7 a 350-seat chapel, and a children’s education buildfountains : ing. The centerpiece of the campus is a baptismal pond Robertson Commercial Pools; fences and gates : Kee Klamp; cementious set within the lawn of an expansive courtyard, which decks : metal materials : visually conveys the idea that Watermark’s congregation Bratton Steel; laminated wood beams : Unit Structures; architectural represents a large community. The courtyard, adjacent woodwork : Johns Manville; to the worship building’s “front porch,” provides an Owens Corning; roof and wall panels , fascia and outdoor space suitable for small gatherings and large r e s o u r c e s concrete pavement : 4 6 2 Williams + Clark; 3 events. The architects’ master plan set aside another large tract within the campus for the construction of Glass); gypsum board framing : ClarkWestern Building Systems; tile : future facilities. paints : fans : 66 t e x a s a r c h i t e c t building insulation : Glass); glazed curtain wall : Texas Wall Systems (Oak Cliff Mirror & DalTile; 8 Featherlite, Acme; PPG (Oak Cliff Mirror & soffit panels : 4 burnished block : rood deck insulation : 1 5 Tectum; Southern Star Concrete; Petersen Aluminum; acoustical ceilings : USG; glass : special ceiling surfaces : Benjamin Moore, Sherwin-Williams; shades : Tectum; S u s a n B u t l e r MechoShade; Big Ass Fans 3 / 4 2 0 1 0