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P o r t f o l i o : M u l t i - f a m i l y Brays Crossing p r o j e c t  Brays c l i e n t  New Brays Crossing, designed by Glassman Shoemake Mal- Crossing, Houston donado Architects, is a joint venture between New Hope Hope Housing a r c h i t e c t  Glassman Housing and the City of Houston to remodel a 1960s-era Shoemake Maldonado Architects d e s i g n t e a m  Ernesto Maldonado, AIA; Carrie Glassman Shoemake, apartment complex adjacent to a major freeway in a AIA; Tal Bizman; Laura Castillo; Shazi Tharian, AIA crime-ridden neighborhood. The design goals were to c o n t r a c t o r  Camden Builders connect the seven existing wood-framed buildings with Structural Engineers (structural); Jones accessible walkways, increase security, and lower free- Engineers (MEP); Brewer & Escalante (civil); Carmen Lomas Garza way noise by 28 decibals. To achieve these objectives, (mural artist); Kim Clark Renteria (stainless glass artist); Mary a walkway system and porches were built three feet McDaniel (furnishings) above grade and a 500 x 14-ft sound wall was erected. p h o t o g r a p h e r  Eric The apartment complex now features 149 single-room- c o n s u l t a n t s   Matrix Hester 7 6 5 7 4 7 occupancy apartments and several community spaces. fences and gates : Stained glass windows in the lobby and four plasma-cut Blumenthal Sheet Metal steel screens on the porches were created by Texas art- Co.; lumber : Temple-Inland (Double G Forest Products); laminates : ists. The mural-like screens visually enhance the sound r e s o u r c e s fountains : JohnSon Fence; Patio Pools of Houston; architectural metal work : WilsonArt; cultured marble vanity tops : Royal Baths Manufacturing wall, maintain site security, and add touches of whimsy. Co.; deck : Trex Company (Double G Forest Products); shingles : Tim- New insulation, siding, roofs, windows, doors, plumbing, berline, GAF (Greater Dallas); siding, fascia and soffit panels : James and mechanical/electrical systems save 25 percent of Hardie Building Products (Double G Forest Products); entrances and the energy used to operate the complex. The project storefronts : fulfills New Hope Housing’s mission to change the reality Tormax Automatic (Roy Shugart Glass & Mirror); metal windows : Alenco Windows; glass : Roy Shugart Glass & Mirror); gypsum board framing : CertainTeed; Commercial/Metroflor; tile : paint : DalTile; laminate flooring : Sherwin Williams; signage : 2 1 8 3 7 7 and the image of affordable housing in Houston. Tarkett Hardman N o e l l e H e i n z e Signs and Masonry; kitchen appliances : Whirlpool Corporation; blinds : 7 J&L Distributors; design software : Autocad Site Plan 1 Parking Lot 2 Entry 3 Water Feature 4 VolleyBall Court 5 BarBeque 6 Picnic Tables 7 Residential Bldg. 8 Community Bldg. 9 / 1 0 2 0 1 0 t e x a s a r c h i t e c t 81

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