Texas Architect Nov/Dec 2011: Arts & Science
Built around the theme of “Arts & Science,” the November/December 2011 edition of Texas Architect profiles the Botanical Research Institute of Texas (BRIT) by H3 Hardy Collaboration Architecture; Waco Mammoth Site by Cotera+Reed Architects; East Village Lofts by Bercy Chen Studio; and Houston Ballet Center for Dance by Gensler. Also featured: winners of the 2011 Studio Awards: Bat House Visitor Center by Matt Fajkus, AIA, Jesse Rodriquez, and Bo Yoon; Living Module Deployable Housing by Andrew Bell and Noah Marciniak; OutHouse by Andrew Daley, Jason Fleming, and Peter Muessig; and SEEPZ Mumbai by William Truitt. News stories include: the 2011 TSA Honor Awards; restoration by PGAL of the Harris County Civil Courts Building; AIA Dallas and AIA Brazos Design Awards; Go-Green Assistance Center at UTB/TSC; and the Margaret Hunt Hill Bridge by Santiago Calatrava. There’s also an article on the temporary closing of the Nasher Sculpture Center skyspace by James Turrell, Tending (Blue).
P o r t f o l i o : h o u s e s o f f a i t h Our Lady by the Sea Catholic Community Center Floor Plan 1 Lobby 2 Hall 3 Sanctuary/Platform 4 Sacristy 5 Warming Kitchen 6 Restroom 7 Storage 3 4 Our Lady by the Sea Catholic Community Center was p r o j e c t Our conceived as a symbol of hope for Bolivar Peninsula, c l i e n t Archdiocese of Galveston-Houston which was ravaged by Hurricane Ike in 2008. The 5,000- a r c h i t e c t Jackson & Ryan Architects sf structure replaces two churches damaged beyond d e s i g n t e a m John repair by the storm. Designed by Jackson and Ryan c o n t r a c t o r Brookstone Lady by the Sea Catholic Community Center, Bolivar Clements, AIA; Christopher Craig, AIA Architects for the Archdiocese of Galveston-Houston, the c o n s u l t a n t s Wylie & Associates (MEP); Matrix Structural Engineers community center features a clean, crisp white and blue (structural); BrewerEscalante (civil); HFP Acoustical Consultants exterior. Its simple shed roof, lap siding, and elevated (acoustical) floor level are reminiscent of archetypal beach struc- p h o t o g r a p h e r Mark Scheyer tures. A sense of calm and refuge imbues the interior 2 5 6 environment, with the octagonal lobby reminiscent of r e s o u r c e s storm water specialist : early Christian baptismal fonts. The central gathering concrete materials : area is appointed with mahogany trim, built-in stations metal materials : Construction EcoServices Corp.; Keystone Concrete; masonry units : Headwaters; Empire Steel Erectors; railings : Hoffa; architectural of the cross, and stained-glass windows salvaged from woodwork : an area church closed after the hurricane. The grand Fireproof Contractors; hall can also accommodate other parish and commu- metal and wood doors : nity functions. Public restrooms, a warming kitchen, windows : and a covered outdoor social space below the elevated glass restoration : structure complete the program. Concrete, masonry, (Texas State Tile & Terrazzo); and steel joist construction exceed windstorm criteria SignAge; food service equipment: Manna Distributors; blinds : Draper for the coastal region and ensure that the building can (Elite Window Coverings) Panel Tech; laminates : Wilsonart International; insulation : sheet metal : Firestone (Skweres Service); American Door Products; entrances and metal Kawneer; glass : Oldcastle Glass (Dynamic Glass); stained Foster Stained Glass; paint : gypsum : USG; tile : Sherwin Williams; Daltile signage : endure future storms. 1 N o e l l e H e i n z e 6 7 72 t e x a s a r c h i t e c t 1 1 / 1 2 2 0 1 1