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).
All Saints Chapel p r o j e c t All c l i e n t The Saints Chapel, San Antonio The Texas Military Institute’s All Saints Chapel, designed Episcopal Diocese of West Texas by Ford Powell and Carson Architects and Planners, a r c h i t e c t Ford Powell & Carson Architects & Planners d e s i g n t e a m Chris Carson, FAIA; Roy Lowey-Ball, AIA; Viola Floor Plan 1 Chapel 2 AlteR 3 Organ 4 Sacristy 5 Elevator 6 Restroom 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 Lopez, AIA c o n t r a c t o r Browning c o n s u l t a n t s Lundy Construction Co. & Franke Engineering (structural); ms2 Inc. its new home at the far northern edge of the city, which offers room for future growth as a co-ed prep school. (MEP); Poznecki-Camarillo & Assoc. (civil) The chapel’s principal donor asked that the 21,000-sf p h o t o g r a p h e r Chris building be designed as “simple and strong.” Buttress- Cooper ing a steep slope and forming a backdrop for an existing Cribley Enterprises; concrete pavement / amphitheater, the chapel fills a void in the campus. materials : Alamo Concrete Products; concrete restoration : Curtis Hunt Massive walls clad in local limestone support heavy Restorations; metal materials : Empire Structural Steel; metal decking : timber trusses. A standing-seam metal roof appears to Nucor Vulcraft; lumber , prefab structural wood, glue laminated timber , float above the chapel’s encircling clerestory that floods laminates , wood ceilings : R.M. Rodgers; architectural woodwork : Impe- the interior with daylight. The tall roof extends outward rial Mill & Fixtures; waterproofing : Grace; building insulation, gypsum, to shelter an ample front porch that serves as a stage metal framing , acoustical ceilings : Baker Triangle; roof and deck insula - and gathering space. In addition to providing space for tion : the school’s 500 students to attend daily services, the r e s o u r c e s concrete pavers : CertainTeed; exterior insulation and finish systems : Alamo Foam; Strata Systems; metal roofing : Mangold Roofing & chapel also functions as a lecture hall, assembly space, Sheet Metal; metal windows and glass : Main Glass & Mirror; decorative and concert venue. A lower level contains classrooms The Cavallini Co. Stained Glass Studio; tile , wood flooring : and restrooms. All of the furnishings were designed Bexar Floor Company; paint: Sherwin Williams; signage and graphics : and custom made for the chapel. Copper light fixtures, The Southwell Company; audio / video systems : San Antonio Sound & a hand-hammered baptismal font, stained glass, and Light; ecclesiastical furniture : R. Geissler; software : DC CADD ceremonial wood doors add unique touches of crafts- vapor retarders : glazing : manship to the project. 1 6 3 N o e l l e H e i n z e 5 2 4 1 1 / 1 2 2 0 1 1 t e x a s a r c h i t e c t 73