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Portfolio: Interiors Propaganda Hair Group Project Propaganda Hair Group Salon, Austin Client Propaganda Hair Group Architect Dick Clark Architecture Design team Dick Clark, AIA; Kevin Gallaugher; Becky Jeanes Contractor River Rock Builders Consultants Bay & Associates (mep); Legacy Lighting (lighting) Photographer Paul Bardagjy

Dick Clark Architecture designed Propaganda Hair Group’s leased, 1,700-sf shell space within the Gables 5th Street Commons building in downtown Austin. The client requested a loft-like space with an open plan, minimal furnishings, and wood and concrete textures. The design focuses on ways to differentiate program areas within a single space, while offering an open atmosphere. Attention was given to day-to-day salon operations so that design details could complement function and eliminate supplemental furnishings and clutter. Walnut cabinets along the outer walls create a continuous design element and delineate individual spaces, such as retail display, reception, stylist stations, color-technician areas, dressing rooms, and a smock closet. A shampoo area with a dropped wood ceiling and sheer curtains provides a quiet environment remote from the activity of the stylist area. Auxiliary spaces — break room, restrooms, and an office — appear as tall white volumes to create gallery-like walls for photographic display. Below an open ceiling and exposed building systems, a sculptural, glossy white textured spine made of CNC-routed MDF panels connects a rear parking garage entrance and a front entrance. LED lighting was selected to offset the environmental impact of the salon.

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Noelle Heinze

Resources

METAL WORK : Ernie’s Welding

ARCHITECTURAL

Shop; ARCHITECTURAL WOODWORK/WALNUT CEILINGS/CABINETRY: Austin Wood Works; SCULPTED MDF CEILING PANELS: panelmax ; METAL/ WOOD DOORS: Hull Supply; WALL COVERINGS: Maharam,

Flavor Paper; SIGNAGE: Ion Art; PAINT : Sherwin Williams;

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FLOOR PLAN 1 ENTRY/RECEPTION 2 MAKE-UP STATION 3 STYLIST STATIONS 4 COLORISTS 5 DRESSING ROOM 6 SMOCK CLOSET 7 HAIR DRYER STATION 8 SHAMPOO ROOM 9 BREAK ROOM 10 OFFICE 11 RESTROOM

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DRAPERIES: Knoll Textiles; FURNITURE : Blu Dot, DesignX,

IF+D, Scott & Cooner

5/6 2012

Texas Architect 75


Texas Architect May/June 2012: Urban Design