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 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