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.
T O P H E A D : G O E S H E R E UP Sullivan Performing Arts Center 1 2 6 Designed by SHW Group and located adjacent to Texas p r o j e c t Larry High School in the Texarkana Independent School Dis- Theatre, Texarkana trict, Sullivan Performing Arts Center is a 38,000-sf c l i e n t Texarkana facility that houses the 1,000-seat John Thomas Theatre. a r c h i t e c t SHW The design is intended to serve as a catalyst for the local d e s i g n t e a m Kent arts community. The architect worked with acoustical Elenna Smith; Greg Horne, PE; Kevin Rogers, PE; John Creed; Gwen and theater consultants to design a space that enables Morgan; James Smith adjustable dispersion or absorption of sound depending c o n t r a c t o r Altech, on the type of performance occurring within the space. c o n s u l t a n t s Estes McClure and Associates (MEP); Acoustic Dimen- The theater features two catwalks and a tech gallery sions (acoustical and performance technologies); MTG engineers & that provides ample light locations for all types of per- surveyors (civil) formances. Supporting spaces include a choir room and p h o t o g r a p h e r Paul Sullivan Performing Arts Center and John Thomas Independent School District Group Leach, AIA; Mark Hill, AIA; Mike Hall, AIA; Inc. Bardagjy UP UP green room, a 1,800-sf drama lab, and two drama class- 3 7 7 rooms. Makeup and costume storage rooms double as r e s o u r c e s concrete pavement / slab : an expanded dressing area for larger performances. The Pavestone (H&H Concrete); masonry units : Palestine Concrete Tile building facade complements the adjacent high school. Co.; masonry veneer assemblies : Acme Brick; metal decking : Consolidated Exterior materials were brought inside the lobby, which Systems; architectural metal work : McNichols; railings : Parks Metal is wrapped with a curtain of glass to provide a visual Fabricators; connection with the outdoors. The transparency ties to finish systems : the Greek root of the word theater (‘a place of seeing’). panels : N O E L L E 5 4 H E I N Z E laminates : TEIFS; H&H Concrete; retaining walls : Panel Specialists; ; vapor retarders : Berrdige Manufacturing Co.; exterior insulation and Dupont Tyvek; roof and wall prefabricated roof specialties and roof accessories : Nystrom; specialty doors : Total Door (Modernfold Doors of DWF); entrances and glazed curtainwall : YKK Architectural Products (Modern Glass Co.); glass : AGC (Modern Glass Co.); tile : DalTile, Interceramic; acoustical ceilings : Armstrong; paint: Sherwin FIRST FLOOR PLAN 1 LOBBY 2 HOUSE 3 STAGE 4 DRAMA ROOM 5 SCENE SHOP 6 CHOIR 7 CLASSROOM 60 T E X A S A R C H I T E C T Williams; grilles and screens : Cascade Coil Drapery; signage : Hightech Signs; wire mesh partitions : The G-S Company; video production and audio systems : AVI-SPL, Dallas; manufactured casework : Texarkana ISD; auditorium seating : Irwin Seating Co.; wheelchair lifts : Garaventa Lift (Lift Aids); elevator : Thyssenkrupp; design software : Sketch Up, Revit 3 / 4 2 0 1 1