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.
P O R T F O L I O : P E R F O R M A N C E V E N U E S Green Acres Conference Center p r o j e c t Green Acres Baptist Church Conference Center & Perfor- The New Conference Center and Performance Hall at mance Hall, Tyler Green Acres Baptist Church in Tyler by Fitzpatrick Ar- c l i e n t Green chitects was completed in 2010. The facility, equipped Acres Baptist Church a r c h i t e c t Fitzpatrick d e s i g n t e a m Steve 9/16" @6 16 R.@ 1'-1 5/8" 15 T. 6 with advanced acoustics, is designed to seat 2,200 Architects Fitzpatrick, AIA; Chad Humphries, AIA; Millard people and includes full dining services for 1,450. The main hall footprint is a 150-ft square with a stage sized Brooking, AIA for a 50-piece orchestra. A level, multi-use floor area Construction (structural); Kassaw and Dietz (structural); expands the church’s existing capabilities for teaching Aillet, Fenner, Jolly and McClelland (MEP); Acoustic Dimensions and worship services to an audience of 5,700 people via (A/V/L systems) live video broadcast from the adjacent main sanctuary. c o n s u l t a n t s JQ p h o t o g r a p h e r Craig 5" c o n t r a c t o r Denson 5 The 80,000-sf conference center comprises the last Blackmon, FAIA phase of a 185,000-ft expansion project that flanks the Oldcastle Keystone; site , street and mall main building opposite a new education and administra- furnishings : Wabash Valley; cast stone : Cates Cast Stone; manufactured tive wing. The conference center and the education wing stone : Arriscraft/Blackson Brick; metal materials : Cannon Steel; metal are joined to the existing complex through a new and decking : Nucor Vulcraft; architectural metal work : Architectural Grille; extensively remodeled circulation system that links old architectural woodwork : Tyler Wood Works; laminates : Wilsonart (Tyler and new departments through scattered and intercon- Wood Works); solid polymer fabrications : Corian (Tyler Wood Works); nected informal gathering spaces. r e s o u r c e s retaining walls : waterproofing : insul ation : Carlisle Coatings and Waterproofing; Atlas Roofing Corp.; membrane roofing : roof and deck N O E L L E 4 1 3 H E I N Z E DOW Roofing Systems; metal roofing : Petersen Aluminum; metal doors : Steelcraft 2 5 (Commercial Door and Hardware); wood doors : Mohawk Doors (Comtion of Tyler; entrances and glazed curtainwall : Kawneer; wall coverings : carpet : tile : DalTile; National Wallcovering, MDC Wallcovering, Koroseal; acoustical wall treatments : InterFACE; Owens Corning; paint: Sherwin Williams; protective covers : AVADEK; operable partitions : Modernfold; food service equipment: AA Discount Restaurant Supply; design software : 3 / 4 2 0 1 1 18 R. @ 6 43/64" 17 T. @ 11" mercial Door and Hardware); specialty doors : Overhead Door Corpora- ArchiCAD by Graphisoft; rendering software : Abvent FIRST FLOOR PLAN 1 ENTRY 2 STAGE 3 KITCHEN 4 SERVING 5 RESTROOMS 6 EXISTING WORSHIP CENTER T E X A S A R C H I T E C T 59