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T O P H E A D : G O E S H E R E Arts Center at Texas Southmost College 2 4 1 2 3 2 5 5 7 8 7 6 3 7 9 2 11 1 11 12 12 12 1 5 FIRST FLOOR PLAN 1 ENTRY 2 TEACHING STUDIO 3 REHEARSAL HALL 4 LOADING DOCK 5 LOBBY 6 STAGE 7 MECHANICAL 8 EQUIPMENT YARD 9 TICKET BOOTH 10 AUDIENCE CHAMBER 11 DRESSING ROOM 12 RESTROOM 62 T E X A S A R C H I T E C T p r o j e c t  The Arts Center – Texas Southmost College, Brownsville Center at Texas Southmost College on the grounds of the c l i e n t  Texas Southmost College University of Texas at Brownsville is carefully sited to a r c h i t e c t  Studio fit within the campus master plan. The building shares d e s i g n t e a m  Pete Ed Garrett, AIA; Jared Wood, AIA; Michael Nguyen a connection with the campus through the incorporation c o n t r a c t o r  Skanska of design elements – such as arches, arcades, and brick c o n s u l t a n t s   Haynes patterns – used on historic Fort Brown. A unique nautilus (MEP/FP); Ambiotec Civil Engineering Group (civil); JaffeHolden floor plan was developed to add multiple entrances. (acoustics); Schuler Shook Theatre Planners (theater); SSP Designs The building’s theater serves as a focal point for the (landscape) campus and for the performing arts in South Texas. The p h o t o g r a p h e r s  Greg Red Architects USA Building Whaley Associates (structural); CHPA Phelps; Keith Talley three-level structure features small classrooms, large 12 10 Designed by Studio Red Architects, the 54,000-sf Arts rehearsal halls, a performance hall, and a visual arts r e s o u r c e s fences and architectural metal work : Scalise & Co.; masonry exhibition space. The facility’s 800-seat theater has a units and cast stone : fully equipped stage and adjustable acoustical system Stone; metal decking : Vulcraft; laminates : Wilsonart, Formica, Lamin- designed to accommodate theater, opera, dance, and art, Pionite; roof accessories : Bilco Smoke Hatches; metal , wood and RAS Masonry; granite and tile : Vintage Tile & orchestra productions with up to 150 people on the specialty doors : stage. Interior design elements include a red curving Kawneer; staircase, starburst chandeliers, and a large terrace ings : overlooking the adjacent lake known as Fort Brown Mannington; acoustical wall treatments : Mellotone Fabrics, Guilford Resaca. Ironwork along the sculpted exterior ties the of Maine Fabrics, KM Fabrics; building to the existing campus architecture; the same Sherwin Williams; manufactured casework : MGC Door Pro Systems; entrances and glazed curtainwall : glass : Viracon; CertainTeed; gypsum fabrications : stage flooring : USG; Long Flooring; acoustical ceil- laminate flooring : paint and high performance coatings : crafted element was brought into the interior spaces. The $26 million project was completed in 2009. N O E L L E H E I N Z E 3 / 4 2 0 1 1

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