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.
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