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).
texas architect 11 / 1 2 2 011 73 the texas Military institute’s all saints chapel, designed by Ford Powell and carson architects and Planners, is the school’s first landmark building on its new hill country campus. the formerly all-male military school recently relocated from a site in central san antonio to its new home at the far northern edge of the city, which offers room for future growth as a co-ed prep school. the chapel’s principal donor asked that the 21,000-sf building be designed as “simple and strong.” Buttress- ing a steep slope and forming a backdrop for an existing amphitheater, the chapel fills a void in the campus. Massive walls clad in local limestone support heavy timber trusses. a standing-seam metal roof appears to float above the chapel’s encircling clerestory that floods the interior with daylight. the tall roof extends outward to shelter an ample front porch that serves as a stage and gathering space. in addition to providing space for the school’s 500 students to attend daily services, the chapel also functions as a lecture hall, assembly space, and concert venue. a lower level contains classrooms and restrooms. all of the furnishings were designed and custom made for the chapel. copper light fixtures, a hand-hammered baptismal font, stained glass, and ceremonial wood doors add unique touches of crafts- manship to the project. Noelle HeiNze project All Saints Chapel, San Antonio client The Episcopal Diocese of West Texas architect Ford Powell & Carson Architects & Planners design team Chris Carson, FAIA; Roy Lowey-Ball, AIA; Viola Lopez, AIA contractor Browning Construction Co. consultants Lundy & Franke Engineering (structural); ms2 Inc. (MEP); Poznecki-Camarillo & Assoc. (civil) photographer Chris Cooper resources concrete pavers : Cribley Enterprises; concrete pavement / materials : Alamo Concrete Products; concrete restoration : Curtis Hunt Restorations; metal materials : Empire Structural Steel; metal decking : Nucor Vulcraft; lumber , prefab structural wood , glue laminated timber , laminates , wood ceilings : R.M. Rodgers; architectural woodwork : Impe- rial Mill & Fixtures; waterproofing : Grace; building insulation , gypsum , metal framing , acoustical ceilings : Baker Triangle; roof and deck insula - tion : CertainTeed; exterior insulation and finish systems : Alamo Foam; vapor retarders : Strata Systems; metal roofing : Mangold Roofing & Sheet Metal; metal windows and glass : Main Glass & Mirror; decorative glazing : The Cavallini Co. Stained Glass Studio; tile , wood flooring : Bexar Floor Company; paint : Sherwin Williams; signage and graphics : The Southwell Company; audio / video systems : San Antonio Sound & Light; ecclesiastical furniture : R. Geissler; software : DC CADD all saints Chapel FLOOr PLan 1 cHaPel 2 alter 3 orgaN 4 SacriSty 5 elevator 6 reStroom 1 2 3 4 5 6