Texas Architect Jan/Feb 2012: Education
Along with the new graphic elements, thisedition inaugurates a few new editorial features.First, there is “Profile,” which will take readerson a virtual visit with an architect, either athome or in the studio or some other location.Beginning on page 67 in this edition, it’s on thejobsite with Candid Rogers, AIA, who practicesin San Antonio. Second, the results of chapterdesign award programs have been separatedfrom the news pages in favor of a new sectiondepartment called “Recognition” that starts onpage 18. Third, and this is a more global change,there will be a greater emphasis placed on individualarchitects and other allied professionals.The close-up of Frank Welch, FAIA, out front ofthis edition denotes that new direction. However, photos of architecture will not completely disappear from Texas Architect’s cover.
The featured projects on the following pages attest to recent investments in educational facilities around the state. A very good example is the ongoing transformation of the University of Texas at Dallas, which reached a milestone in September 2010 with the dedication of $30 million in campus enhancements designed by Peter Walker’s PWP Landscape Architecture. The UT Dallas project is the result of an ambitious program to secure its place among the world’s great universities. That objective – to gain so-called Tier One status – promises to benefit the entire DFW region by attracting start-up companies, expanding venture capital investment, and bringing high-paying jobs. As specified in its 2007 strategic plan, a major step was to “enhance the physical appearance of the campus.” Further capital improvements are underway to help recruit additional academic talent by 2020. Design for Learning 40 An Ordered Approach UT Dallas Campus Enhancements, Richardson PWP Landscape Architecture Kevin Sloan, ASLA 48 Teaching Tool Gloria Marshall Elementary School, Houston SHW Group Donna Kacmar, FAIA 54 Up From the Ashes Our Lady of the Lake University, San Antonio Kell Muñoz Carlos N. Moreno, AIA 60 Clearly Inviting Richland College Sabine Hall Science Building, Dallas Perkins+Will Eurico R. Francisco, AIA