Texas Architect May/June 2010: Health
Texas Architect is the official publication of the Texas Society of Architects, each edition features recently completed projects and other editorial content largely written by AIA members in Texas. That collective participation was the basis of Texas Architect’s recognition by the national AIA with a 2010 Institute Honor for Collaborative Achievement.
AIA Houston Awards 13 Projects h o u s t o n Thirteen projects were selected for 2010 AIA Houston Design Awards. The jury – Brian Johnsen of Johnsen Schmaling Architects in Milwaukee, Wis.; Juan Miró, AIA, of Miró Rivera Architects in Austin; and Amanda Kolson Hurley, executive editor of Washington, D.C.-based Architect magazine – met Feb. 26 at the Architecture Center Houston to review 132 entries from 59 local firms. Awards were presented March 25 at the Rice Hotel in Houston. Identified by category, the following projects were awarded: Meredith Long Gallery Carport and Parking Plaza (Architecture under 50,000 SF) by Dillon Kyle Architecture – Located on a busy Houston street, this whimsical carport establishes a heightened street presence for Long Gallery. General Services Administration Regional Field Office (Architecture over 50,000 SF) by Leo A Daly/LAN + Page Southerland Page – Generated by careful integration of concerns for security, sustainability, and image, the building features a lightweight metal frame hung from concrete walls, creating a “second skin.” Gulf South (Interior Architecture) by Rottet Studio — A comfortable, inexpensive space for employees of a 100-year-old Houston gas pipeline firm. Office walls, interior walls, and furniture are pulled away from the perimeter giving a city view to employees. Artis, San Francisco, Calif., (Interior Architecture) by Rottet Studio — A relaxing work space tailored to the company’s culture, the office was conceived as a “white box.” Caddell/Chapman Apartment (Interior Architecture) by Stern and Bucek Architects — Configured as a series of linked spaces along an outside window wall, four top-floor apartments in Houston’s Four Seasons Hotel were converted to one 4,900-sf apartment. House 2X (Residential Architecture) by Collaborative Designworks — The building’s contemporary aesthetic makes use of commercial materials and technologies for a live-work scheme. Cour t yard House (Residential A rchitecture) by MC2 Architects — Sited in one of Houston’s progressive, residential neighborhoods, the house’s austere outer shell and perimeter walls enclose a luxurious interior organized around a central courtyard with pools and waterfalls. Blossom Street Houses (Residential Architecture) by Nonya Grenader, FAIA, Architect — Set in a mixed-use neighborhood containing a large inventory of metal buildings, two houses filled with natural light offer a backdrop for a varied collection of art and artifacts and frame a communal outdoor area. Milford Live/Work (Residential Architecture) by StudioMET Architects — A project Meredith Long Gallery Carport and Parking Plaza General Services Administration Regional Field Office Gulf South Artis Caddell/Chapman Apartment House 2X Courtyard House Blossom Street Houses Milford Live/Work 5 / 6 2 0 1 0 t e x a s a r c h i t e c t 19