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 93 1 1 2 3 4 4 4 4 4 4 5 5 6 6 7 Completed in June 2010, the University of North Texas Health Science Center’s Medical Education & Training (MET) building is located in Fort Worth’s Cultural District, only blocks from the Kimbell and Amon Carter museums. The project was designed by Ennead Architects (formerly the Polshek Partnership) with Jacobs serving as architect and engineer of record. The MET is the first project to be completed as a part of the Health Science Center’s recent master plan, which calls for a ‘greening’ of the campus and an updated architectural vocabulary for new build- ings. The program of the five-level, 113,000-sf building includes an auditorium, classrooms, break-out space, and a café on the lower two floors. along with patient simula- tion and physical therapy training rooms, an instructional surgical suite, and faculty offices on the upper three floors. Materially the building responds to the existing campus context by using precast concrete as a bris soliel and stair tower cladding. At ground level, a curving wall of Cordova Shell limestone wraps the 500-seat auditorium, divisible into two 250-seat halves. Recently certified LEED Gold, the MET included numerous other sustainable features, which were important to the client, according to Richard Escalante, UNT System vice chancellor for administrative services. “By building in this manner,” he said, “the sustainable features for energy efficiency of the buildings pay for themselves typically within eight years. Plus, environmentally responsible buildings mean healthier buildings with better air quality.” NOELLE HEINZE UNT Health Science Center MET project UNT Health Science Center Medical Education & Training Building, Fort Worth client University of North Texas System architect Jacobs and Ennead Architects design team Robert Young, AIA; Kevin McClurkan, AIA; Jesse Peck, AIA; Nathan Carruth, AIA; Kyle Nix, AIA contractor Austin Commercial consultants Jacobs (civil/structural/MEP/fire protection/land- scape); Worrell Design Group (food service); The Access Partnership (accessibility); WMA (hardware); Pruitt Consulting (codes) photographer Thomas McConnell resources unit pavers : Pavestone; mall furnishings : Landscape Forms; precast architectural concrete : Gate Precast Company; limestone : Texas Quarries; cast stone : Advanced Cast Stone; masonry anchors : Hohmann & Barnard; ornamental railings : Quality Custom Rail & Metal; architectural woodwork and laminates : Woodhaus; building insula - tion : Johns Manville; aluminum composite panels : Alpolic (Armetco Sys- tems); corrugated aluminum panels : MBCI (Armetco Systems); membrane roofing : Duro-Last Roofing; roof accessories : Petersen Aluminum; roof pavers : Wausau Tile; wood doors : Assa Abloy; entrances : Oldcastle (Florida Glass of Tampa Bay); glass : Viracon (Florida Glass of Tampa Bay); glazed curtainwall : YKK AP (Florida Glass of Tampa Bay); gypsum board framing : Dietrich, USG; tile : American Olean, DalTile; terrazzo : American Terrazzo; acoustical ceilings : Hunter Douglas, Armstrong (Architectural Materials); metal ceilings : Hunter Douglas (Architectural Materials); acoustical wall treatments : Armstrong; paint : PPG; signage : Art-o-grafx; operable partitions : Hufcor; shades : MechoShade (Kites Interiors); elevators : Thyssen Krupp; software : Revit, Autodesk LEVEL 2 PLAN 1 AUDITORIUM 2 OPERABLE PARTITION STORAGE 3 UPPER LOBBY 4 CLASSROOM 5 BREAK-OUT 6 RESTROOM 7 ROOF TERRACE