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.
TEXAS ARCHITECT 9 / 10 2 011 PORTFOLIO: HEALTHCARE 91 The new Texas Center for Infectious Disease (TCID) hos- pital is the first free-standing infectious disease hospital constructed in the U.S. in more than 50 years and one of only six in the nation. Designed by O’Connell Robertson for the care and treatment of patients with tuberculosis, the 60,000-sf hospital replaces aging facilities on the Texas Department of State Health Services campus near Brooks City-Base in San Antonio. While tuberculosis can typically be treated on an outpatient basis, TCID provides care for the most clinically complex cases. O’Connell Robertson developed design and engineering solutions to support treatment, provide the required levels of isolation, create a comfortable environment for long-term patients, and protect the safety of patients and staff. In this $25 million facility, every patient room is an airborne infec- tion isolation room. To accommodate the varying levels of infection control needed in the most energy-efficient way, the HVAC in each of the 74 patient rooms can be individu- ally changed from “isolation” to “neutral.” An anteroom outside each patient room provides additional infection control protection, acting as a buffer between patients and the corridor. Interiors were designed to provide com- 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 large porch areas that are centrally located along with smaller porches at the end of each wing on each level. NOELLE HEINZE Texas Center for Infectious Disease Hospital SECOND FLOOR PLAN 1 PATIENTS ROOM SUITES 2 SECLUSION SUITE 3 PUBLIC AREAS 4 STAFF/SUPPORT SERVICES 5 MECHANICAL/ELECTRICAL 6 PORCH 1 1 1 2 3 4 4 4 5 6 6 6 6 project Texas Center for Infectious Disease Hospital, San Antonio client Texas Facilities Commission/Texas Department of State Health Services architect O’Connell Robertson design team Richard Burnight, AIA; Matthew Fabre, AIA; Ted Davison, HFDP; Louis Cornoyer, PE; David Cash, PE; Jennifer Hoskins, IIDA contractor JE Dunn Construction consultants Pape Dawson (civil); Bender Wells Clark Design (landscape); Jaster-Quintanilla (structural); Kroll Security Group (security); Halford Busby (cost) photographer Thomas McConnell resources masonry units : Acme Brick Company; limestone : Featherlite; metal decking : Nucor Vulcraft; railings / handrails / stairs / structural steel : Hill Country Steel; roof ladder : ALACO Ladder Co.; architectural woodwork : Timber Casework Mfg.; exterior insulation and finish systems : Sto Corp.; roof and wall panels : John W. McDougall Co. (Ed Flume Building Specialties); membrane roofing : Johns Manville; overhead doors : Cookson; entrances : Kawneer; gypsum board framing : Fry Reglet, USG, Georgia-Pacific; tile : DalTile, Crossville Ceramics, Medici Mosaics; paints : PPG; lab casework : ALC-Collegedale; shades : MechoShade; fixtures / plumbing : Ferguson Enterprises