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.
Living History by Gregory Ibañez, FAIA Project Fair Park Esplanade and Parry Avenue Gate Restoration, Dallas Client City of Dallas, Park and Recreation Department Architect Quimby McCoy Preservation Architecture Design Team Nancy McCoy, FAIA; Susan Bruns, Assoc. AIA Contractor Rogers O’Brien Consultants Fluidity Design Consultants (water feature); JQ (civil/structural); Reed, Wells, Benson & Co./Power Solutions (MEP); Armstrong Berger Landscape Architecture and Planning (landscape); Topper Sowden & Associates (sound/ acoustical); Craig Roberts & Associates (lighting) Photographers Carolyn Brown; Dallas Historical Society 50 Texas Architect 3/4 2012