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 81 Portfolio: Multi-faMily Brays crossing, designed by Glassman shoemake Mal- donado architects, is a joint venture between New hope housing and the city of houston to remodel a 1960s-era apartment complex adjacent to a major freeway in a crime-ridden neighborhood. the design goals were to connect the seven existing wood-framed buildings with accessible walkways, increase security, and lower free- way noise by 28 decibals. to achieve these objectives, a walkway system and porches were built three feet above grade and a 500 x 14-ft sound wall was erected. the apartment complex now features 149 single-room- occupancy apartments and several community spaces. stained glass windows in the lobby and four plasma-cut steel screens on the porches were created by texas art- ists. the mural-like screens visually enhance the sound wall, maintain site security, and add touches of whimsy. New insulation, siding, roofs, windows, doors, plumbing, and mechanical/electrical systems save 25 percent of the energy used to operate the complex. the project fulfills New hope housing’s mission to change the reality and the image of affordable housing in houston. Noelle HeiNze project Brays Crossing, Houston client New Hope Housing architect Glassman Shoemake Maldonado Architects design team Ernesto Maldonado, AIA; Carrie Glassman Shoemake, AIA; Tal Bizman; Laura Castillo; Shazi Tharian, AIA contractor Camden Builders consultants Matrix Structural Engineers (structural); Jones Engineers (MEP); Brewer & Escalante (civil); Carmen Lomas Garza (mural artist); Kim Clark Renteria (stainless glass artist); Mary McDaniel (furnishings) photographer Eric Hester resources fountains : Patio Pools of Houston; fences and gates : JohnSon Fence; architectural metal work : Blumenthal Sheet Metal Co.; lumber : Temple-Inland (Double G Forest Products); laminates : WilsonArt; cultured marble vanity tops : Royal Baths Manufacturing Co.; deck : Trex Company (Double G Forest Products); shingles : Tim- berline, GAF (Greater Dallas); siding , fascia and soffit panels : James Hardie Building Products (Double G Forest Products); entrances and storefronts : Tormax Automatic (Roy Shugart Glass & Mirror); metal windows : Alenco Windows; glass : Roy Shugart Glass & Mirror); gypsum board framing : CertainTeed; tile : DalTile; laminate flooring : Tarkett Commercial/Metroflor; paint : Sherwin Williams; signage : Hardman Signs and Masonry; kitchen appliances : Whirlpool Corporation; blinds : J&L Distributors; design software : Autocad Brays Crossing site PlaN 1 ParkiNg lot 2 eNtry 3 Water Feature 4 VolleyBall Court 5 BarBeque 6 PiCNiC taBles 7 resideNtial Bldg. 8 CommuNity Bldg. 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 7 7 7 7 7