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.
UNT Health Science Center MET LEVEL 2 PLAN 1 AUDITORIUM 2 OPERABLE PARTITION STORAGE 3 UPPER LOBBY 4 CLASSROOM 5 BREAK-OUT 6 RESTROOM 7 ROOF TERRACE 2 1 1 4 4 4 5 6 4 4 6 5 project Health Science Center’s Medical Education & Training Building, Fort Worth (MET) building is located in Fort Worth’s Cultural District, c l i e n t University only blocks from the Kimbell and Amon Carter museums. a r c h i t e c t Jacobs The project was designed by Ennead Architects (formerly d e s i g n t e a m Robert Young, AIA; Kevin McClurkan, AIA; Jesse Peck, the Polshek Partnership) with Jacobs serving as architect AIA; Nathan Carruth, AIA; Kyle Nix, AIA and engineer of record. The MET is the first project to be c o n t r a c t o r Austin completed as a part of the Health Science Center’s recent c o n s u l t a n t s Jacobs master plan, which calls for a ‘greening’ of the campus scape); Worrell Design Group (food service); The Access Partnership 2 0 1 1 of North Texas System and Ennead Architects Commercial (civil/structural/MEP/fire protection/land- and an updated architectural vocabulary for new build- (accessibility); WMA (hardware); Pruitt Consulting (codes) ings. The program of the five-level, 113,000-sf building p h o t o g r a p h e r Thomas McConnell a café on the lower two floors. along with patient simula- r e s o u r c e s unit pavers : Pavestone; tion and physical therapy training rooms, an instructional Forms; precast architectural concrete: Gate Precast Company; limestone: surgical suite, and faculty offices on the upper three Texas Quarries; cast stone : Advanced Cast Stone; masonry anchors : floors. Materially the building responds to the existing Hohmann & Barnard; campus context by using precast concrete as a bris soliel Metal; architectural woodwork and laminates : Woodhaus; building insula- and stair tower cladding. At ground level, a curving wall of tion : Johns Manville; aluminum composite panels : Alpolic (Armetco Sys- 7 mall furnishings : ornamental railings : Landscape Quality Custom Rail & Cordova Shell limestone wraps the 500-seat auditorium, tems); corrugated aluminum panels : MBCI (Armetco Systems); membrane divisible into two 250-seat halves. Recently certified roofing : Duro-Last Roofing; roof accessories : Petersen Aluminum; roof LEED Gold, the MET included numerous other sustainable pavers : features, which were important to the client, according (Florida Glass of Tampa Bay); glass : Viracon (Florida Glass of Tampa to Richard Escalante, UNT System vice chancellor for Bay); glazed curtainwall: YKK AP (Florida Glass of Tampa Bay); gypsum administrative services. “By building in this manner,” he board framing : Dietrich, USG; tile : American Olean, DalTile; terrazzo : said, “the sustainable features for energy efficiency of American Terrazzo; acoustical ceilings : Hunter Douglas, Armstrong the buildings pay for themselves typically within eight (Architectural Materials); metal ceilings : Hunter Douglas (Architectural years. Plus, environmentally responsible buildings mean Materials); acoustical wall treatments : Armstrong; paint: PPG; signage : healthier buildings with better air quality.” Art-o-grafx; operable partitions : Hufcor; shades : MechoShade (Kites NOELLE HEINZE 9 / 1 0 UNT Health Science Center Medical Education & Training includes an auditorium, classrooms, break-out space, and 3 4 Completed in June 2010, the University of North Texas Wausau Tile; wood doors : Assa Abloy; entrances : Oldcastle Interiors); elevators : Thyssen Krupp; software : Revit, Autodesk T E X A S A R C H I T E C T 93