Texas Architect 2011 Jan/Feb: Education
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.
San Antonio Announces Design Awards s a n a n t o n i o After jurors evaluated 48 entries from 17 local architectural firms, the AIA’s San Antonio chapter announced the recipients of its 2010 Design Awards during a dinner and ceremony at the Pearl Stable on Oct. 27. This year’s presentation included the chapter’s sixth 25-Year Award and the presentation of a special President’s Award to former Mayor Phil Hardberger. Serving on this year’s Design Awards jury were: Jonathan Segal, FAIA, Jonathan Segal Architects, San Diego, Calif.; Andrew J. Vernooy, AIA, dean of the College of Architecture at Texas Tech University, Lubbock; and Allison Williams, FAIA, Perkins + Will Architects, San Francisco. The following three projects received Honor Awards, the chapter’s highest recognition: LC Ranch in Logan, Montana, by Lake/Flato Architects, sits at a point of transition where the landscape changes from the rolling hills of native grass prairie to the Gallatin River. The headquarters building is tucked into a hill for earth tempering while taking advantage of valley views. The structural form is depressed into the landscape to conceal the roof from a country road. Cutting Horse Ranch in Parker County, also by Lake/Flato, is a 175-acre horse ranch developed for the care, training, and breeding of competition cutting horses. The complex includes a 45,000-sf indoor arena, a 22-stall training barn, ranch offices and a staff lunch room and other spaces. The Bridge Homeless Assistance Center in Dallas, by Overland Partners, is a multi-purpose facility dedicated to providing safe haven and social services for more than 6,000 homeless people in Dallas. This project also was awarded the Commendation for Sustainability. Merit Awards were presented to the following four projects: Overlook Pavilion at Penn State Arboretum, by Overland Partners Architects, is the architectural anchor to the university’s arboretum. It was designed to create a vibrant educational center and events center that contributes to the quality of life on campus. Cypress Campus Center-Northwest Vista College in San Antonio, by Sprinkle & Co., is a community college student center intended to be a “one-stop shop” for students and families. (See feature article on p. 40 in this edition.) Brown Residence, Scottsdale, Ariz., by Lake/ Flato Architects, is located in an expansive golf 16 t e x a s a r c h i t e c t community with stunning desert views. The residence presents an unassuming, modest scale to the street while allowing generous spaces inside. Container Guest House in San Antonio, by Poteet Architects, is a guest house made of shipping containers. A large steel and glass lift/ slide and end window wall open the interior to the surrounding landscape. Citation Awards were given to the following four projects: Schertz Public Library, by Kell Muñoz, is a 30,000-sf municipal library in a growing suburban city. Located on a main street, the library anchors the street and creates a cultural identity for future civic buildings. Lake/Flato’s Porch House in Vanderpool is a residence that combines factory-built modules with site-built elements to create a Hill Country ranch. The modules are part of a series of plans that are designed to be combined and arranged in a wide variety of configurations in response to site and program requirements. Bexar County Juvenile Probation in San Antonio, by Marmon Mok Architecture, is a ‘San Antonio Awards’ continued on page 76 LC Ranch The Bridge Emily Morgan Hotel Cutting Horse Ranch 1 / 2 2 0 1 1