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.
Texas Architect 39 3/4 2012 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 Campus Re-Union by J. Brantley Hightower, AIA