Texas Architect Sept/Oct 2010: Design Awards
This issue highlights the 2010 TSA Design Award winners. The eleven featured projects range from the new Lance Armstrong Foundation headquarters (LIVESTRONG) in Austin to the Pearl Stable restoration in San Antonio. Also included are articles about Galveston's historic churches restored after damage from Hurricane Ike; Austin's Arthouse renovation and expansion; and a look at risk management--the perils of substitutions. Texas Architect is the official magazine of the Texas Society of Architects/AIA.
texas architect 9 / 10 2 010 35 D e s i g n A w A r D s J u r y CinCo CAmp Rhotenberry Wellen grAuwyler pArk BrAnCh liBrAry Oglesby Greene lAnCe Armstrong FounDAtion Lake/Flato Architectes in collaboration with the Bommarito Group lA lomitA mission ChApel Kell Muñoz moD Cott: guest house Mell Lawrence Architects overlook pAvilion Overland Partners Architects peArl stABle restorAtion Ford Powell & Carson Architects and Planners siD w. riChArDson visuAl Arts Center Gideon Toal stone Creek CAmp Andersson-Wise Architects gsA regionAl FielD oFFiCe Leo A. Daly/LAN + PageSoutherlandPage, A Joint Venture eAst winDsor resiDenCe alterstudio architects Il lus t r at Io n BY Be t sY Coo per by lAwrenCe Connolly, AiA after seven hours of unInterrupted work on May 21, this year’s TSA Design Awards jury finalized its selections. The jury began with 200 entries, keeping 61 from that total in the first round, and finished a second round with 21 before ultimately choosing the 11 projects featured on the following pages. The jurors were Tom Phifer, FAIA, of Thomas Phifer and Partners in New York; Edward Bosley, an art historian on the faculty of the University of Southern California’s School of Architecture and director of the Gamble House in Pasadena; and Adèle Naudé Santos, FAIA, dean of MIT’s School of Architecture and Planning and a principal of Santos Prescott and Associ- ates in San Francisco. During the first round, there was an easy consensus among the trio about which projects were to be eliminated. In the second round, indi- vidual preferences began to emerge as jurors looked more closely at the remaining entries. There were deciding factors besides excellence in architectural design that swayed the jurors. For instance, after they wrapped up their work in the mid-afternoon, Bosley and Santos suggested that better photography and more rigorous editing of slide shows might have improved the chances of some entries: “In spite of our sometimes brutal and flippant remarks, there are a lot of beautiful projects in this contest.” Bosley said, adding, “There’s a tremendous amount of talent and effort that’s gone into all these projects. [However] it’s quite possible that there are some things that we missed about the projects that rose almost to the top, that didn’t get com- municated for whatever reason in the material.” Such thoughtful observations from jurors attest to the seriousness with which they approached their task. lawrence Connolly, aIa, is a Texas Architect contributing editor. two thousand ten Design AwArDs