Texas Architect March/April 2011: Workplace Design
In its March/April 2011 edition, Texas Architect looks at Workplace Design and features four recent projects: Logica (Houston) by Powers Brown Architecture; McGarrah Jessee (Austin) by McKinney York Architects; Blue Cross Blue Shield of Texas Regional Headquarters (Richardson) by Corgan Associates; and the Lower Colorado River Authority’s Redbud Center (Austin) by Barnes Gromatzky Kosarek Architects. The residential feature profiles 1810 Bermuda (Dallas) by Ron Wommack Architects. The issue also includes Reagan W. George’s recollection of an impromptu meeting between an elderly Frank Lloyd Wright and a group of Texas A&M architecture students, as well as Charlie Burris’ description of new offices for The Arkitex Studio in a historic building in downtown Bryan.
TEXAS ARCHITECT 3 / 4 2 011 59 PORTFOLIO: PERFORMANCE VENUES 16 R. @ 6 9/16" 15 T. @ 1'-1 5/8" 5" 18 R. @ 6 43/64" 17 T. @ 11" 1 2 3 4 5 5 6 project Green Acres Baptist Church Conference Center & Perfor- mance Hall, Tyler client Green Acres Baptist Church architect Fitzpatrick Architects design team Steve Fitzpatrick, AIA; Chad Humphries, AIA; Millard Brooking, AIA contractor Denson Construction consultants JQ (structural); Kassaw and Dietz (structural); Aillet, Fenner, Jolly and McClelland (MEP); Acoustic Dimensions (A/V/L systems) photographer Craig Blackmon, FAIA resources retaining walls : Oldcastle Keystone; site , street and mall furnishings : Wabash Valley; cast stone : Cates Cast Stone; manufactured stone : Arriscraft/Blackson Brick; metal materials : Cannon Steel; metal decking : Nucor Vulcraft; architectural metal work : Architectural Grille; architectural woodwork : Tyler Wood Works; laminates : Wilsonart (Tyler Wood Works); solid polymer fabrications : Corian (Tyler Wood Works); waterproofing : Carlisle Coatings and Waterproofing; roof and deck insulation : Atlas Roofing Corp.; membrane roofing : DOW Roofing Systems; metal roofing : Petersen Aluminum; metal doors : Steelcraft (Commercial Door and Hardware); wood doors : Mohawk Doors (Com- mercial Door and Hardware); specialty doors : Overhead Door Corpora- tion of Tyler; entrances and glazed curtainwall : Kawneer; tile : DalTile; wall coverings : National Wallcovering, MDC Wallcovering, Koroseal; acoustical wall treatments : Owens Corning; paint : Sherwin Williams; carpet : InterFACE; protective covers : AVADEK; operable partitions : Modernfold; food service equipment : AA Discount Restaurant Supply; design software : ArchiCAD by Graphisoft; rendering software : Abvent The New Conference Center and Performance Hall at Green Acres Baptist Church in Tyler by Fitzpatrick Ar- chitects was completed in 2010. The facility, equipped with advanced acoustics, is designed to seat 2,200 people and includes full dining services for 1,450. The main hall footprint is a 150-ft square with a stage sized for a 50-piece orchestra. A level, multi-use floor area expands the church’s existing capabilities for teaching and worship services to an audience of 5,700 people via live video broadcast from the adjacent main sanctuary. The 80,000-sf conference center comprises the last phase of a 185,000-ft expansion project that flanks the main building opposite a new education and administra- tive wing. The conference center and the education wing are joined to the existing complex through a new and extensively remodeled circulation system that links old and new departments through scattered and intercon- nected informal gathering spaces. NOELLE HEINZE Green Acres Conference Center FIRST FLOOR PLAN 1 ENTRY 2 STAGE 3 KITCHEN 4 SERVING 5 RESTROOMS 6 EXISTING WORSHIP CENTER