Texas Architect March/April 2012: Destinations
Destinations represent different points of arrival, whether a temporary stopping place during a student’s busy day on campus or destinations for entertainment and cultural events.Of particular note is the destination for dignitaries from around the world who will travel to Houston in mid-April for the official unveilingof the Asia Society Texas Center, previewedon page 44. Yoshio Taniguchi’s design for the$48.4 million building establishes the New York based Asia Society (founded in 1956 by John D.Rockefeller III to educate the public about Asia)with its first branch between the two coasts. Thefour-day celebration culminates with a free openhouse on April 14-15 for the public, featuringtours, food, and performances, as well as theopening of Treasures of Asian Art: A RockefellerLegacy, a temporary exhibition of works from theMr. and Mrs. John D. Rockefeller Collection atAsia Society New York.
Campus Re-Union by J. Brantley Hightower, AIA Project The University of Texas Student Activity Center, Austin Client The University of Texas at Austin Architect Overland Partners | Architects Design Team Rick Archer, FAIA; T. James Taylor Jr., AIA; Fernando Ortega; Michelle Stedman; Carolyn Warren; Russell Williams; Richard Bamburak; Lawrence Payne; Samantha Smelko Contractor SpawGlass Consultants WTW Architects (associate architect); Hood Design (landscape); Bender Wells Clark (landscape); Datum Gojer Engineers (structural); Davcar Engineering (civil); Facility Programming and Consulting (programming); HMG & Associates (MEP); Hughes Associates (fire/code); Project Cost Resources (cost); NoackLittle Architecture and Interiors (interiors); Studio 8 Architects (interiors); DataCom Design Group (AV/IT/security/acoustics/CATV) Photographer Chris Cooper Photography 3/4 2012 Texas Architect 39