Texas Architect Sept/Oct 2011: Design Awards
The September/October 2011 edition featured the Texas Society of Architects’ Design Awards. Jurors – Steve Dumez, FAIA; James Russell, FAIA; and David Salmela, FAIA – gave awards to: Arthouse by LTL Architects; Brockman Hall for Physics by Kieran Timberlake; Cabin on Flathead Creek by Andersson-Wise Architects; Rainwater Court by Dick Clark Architecture (with Architecture for Humanity); Sam Houston Tollway NE Toll Plaza by RdlR Architects; Singing Bell Ranch by Max Levy Architect; Sisters’ Retreat by Mell Lawrence Architects; and five projects by Lake/Flato Architects—Arizona State University Polytechnic Campus, Armstrong Oil & Gas, Brown Residence, Cutting Horse Ranch, and Full Goods Warehouse and Il Sogno. Other articles covered Fountain Place as winner of the 25-Year Award, Texas Accessibility Standards, Houston Mod, the North Texas Sustainability Showcase, Bob Borson’s “Life of an Architect” blog. Jim Atkins and Grant Simpson outlined roles as specified in AIA contract documents.
P O R T F O L I O : H E A L T H C A R E Texas Center for Infectious Disease Hospital project Texas client Texas Center for Infectious Disease Hospital, San Antonio Facilities Commission/Texas Department of State Health Services The new Texas Center for Infectious Disease (TCID) hospital is the first free-standing infectious disease hospital 6 constructed in the U.S. in more than 50 years and one of 2 architect O’Connell Robertson only six in the nation. Designed by O’Connell Robertson design team Richard Burnight, AIA; Matthew Fabre, AIA; Ted Davison, for the care and treatment of patients with tuberculosis, HFDP; Louis Cornoyer, PE; David Cash, PE; Jennifer Hoskins, IIDA the 60,000-sf hospital replaces aging facilities on the contractor JE Texas Department of State Health Services campus near Dunn Construction consultants Pape Dawson (civil); Bender Wells Clark Design Brooks City-Base in San Antonio. While tuberculosis can (landscape); Jaster-Quintanilla (structural); Kroll Security Group typically be treated on an outpatient basis, TCID provides (security); Halford Busby (cost) care for the most clinically complex cases. O’Connell photographer Thomas Robertson developed design and engineering solutions to McConnell 1 5 create a comfortable environment for long-term patients, Featherlite; metal decking : Nucor Vulcraft; railings / handrails / stairs / and protect the safety of patients and staff. In this $25 structural steel : Hill Country Steel; roof ladder : ALACO Ladder Co.; million facility, every patient room is an airborne infec- architectural woodwork : Timber Casework Mfg.; exterior insulation and tion isolation room. To accommodate the varying levels of finish systems : Sto Corp.; roof and wall panels : John W. McDougall Co. infection control needed in the most energy-efficient way, (Ed Flume Building Specialties); membrane roofing : Johns Manville; the HVAC in each of the 74 patient rooms can be individu- overhead doors : Cookson; entrances : Kawneer; gypsum board framing : ally changed from “isolation” to “neutral.” An anteroom Fry Reglet, USG, Georgia-Pacific; tile : DalTile, Crossville Ceramics, outside each patient room provides additional infection Medici Mosaics; paints : PPG; lab casework : ALC-Collegedale; shades : control protection, acting as a buffer between patients MechoShade; fixtures / plumbing : Ferguson Enterprises and the corridor. Interiors were designed to provide com- Acme Brick Company; fortable, home-like environments for patients who may remain there for months or years. Because sunlight kills airborne tuberculosis, allowing even infectious patients to be safely around others outside, the facility includes 4 6 1 support treatment, provide the required levels of isolation, limes tone : r e s o u r c e s m a s o n r y unit s : 4 3 4 6 1 6 SECOND FLOOR PLAN 1 PATIENTS ROOM SUITES 2 SECLUSION SUITE 3 PUBLIC AREAS 4 STAFF/SUPPORT SERVICES 5 MECHANICAL/ELECTRICAL 6 PORCH large porch areas that are centrally located along with smaller porches at the end of each wing on each level. NOELLE HEINZE 9 / 1 0 2 0 1 1 T E X A S A R C H I T E C T 91