Texas Architect - November/December 2012: Redevelopment
This issue on the theme of “Redevelopment” exploits the multiple dimensions of the term, which routinely implies not only physical change, but overall change for the better. Along with new structure, redevelopment often occasions new uses, new energy, new life — a welcome revitalization. In some cases, there is even a kind of redevelopment — and an accompanying invigoration — that results more from a remix of uses than from physical change.
Portfolio: Sustainability UNT Apogee Stadium Project University of North Texas Apogee Stadium, Denton Client University of North Texas System Architect HKS Design team Bryan Trubey, AIA; Jerry Fawcett, AIA; Greg Whittemore, AIA; Jim Herckt, AIA; Sergio Chavez; Chad Scheckel, AIA; Chris Mundell, AIA; Glenn Clarke Contractor Manhattan Construction Company Consultants Access by Design (accessibility); Aguirre Roden (electrical); Caye Cook & Associates (landscape); DataCom Design Group (IT); Faithful + Gould (estimating); focusEGD (sign graphics); FP&C (code); Henneman Engineering (commissioning); HMA Consulting (security); JQ (civil); Kimley-Horn and Associates (traffic); Rogers Moore Engineers (structural); Walter P Moore (structural); Smith Seckman Reid (MPF); SDI (food service); Wrightson, Johnson, Haddon & Williams (AV) Photographer HKS The University of North Texas Apogee Stadium is the first newly constructed collegiate football stadium in the nation to achieve LEED Platinum Certification by the United States Green Building Council. The 30,000-seat stadium was designed by HKS Sports and Entertainment Group, with participation by three additional HKS teams: DesignGreen, Commercial Interiors, and BrandSpace. Built by Manhattan Construction Company, the stadium features luxury suites, an amenity-filled club level, a retail store, a corporate deck, and an end-zone seating area. In addition to hosting UNT events, the stadium will serve the entire North Texas region as a venue for outdoor concerts, community events, high school games, and band competitions. The high-performance building design will reduce energy costs by approximately 25 percent using energy-efficient heating, ventilation, air conditioning, and lighting equipment. Three wind turbines feed the electrical grid powering the stadium. The wind turbines will substantially offset the external energy demand. A web-based monitoring system will provide details on energy production, carbon reduction statistics, and empirical data that can be used for both educational and research purposes at UNT. Other features that contribute to the stadium’s LEED Platinum status include low-flow plumbing fixtures — such as sinks, toilets, uri- 62 Texas Architect 11/12 2012 nals, and showers — that will reduce water consumption by more than 52 percent; low-volatile organic compound-emitting materials such as adhesives, sealants, paints, coatings, and flooring to improve indoor air quality; ninety percent of regularly occupied indoor spaces with natural daylight and views to the outdoors; and 75 percent of construction waste materials recycled by the stadium’s contractor rather than being dumped in a landfill. UNT has implemented green policies and procedures for stadium operations and maintenance. Resources concrete materials: TXI; unit pavers/porous paving: Pavestone; athletic surfacing: Shaw Sports Turf; fences/gates: Ameristar Fence; masonry units: Featherlite; cast stone : Eagle Precast; masonry veneer assemblies: Acme Brick Co.; glazed masonry units: Spectra Glaze; metal materials/railings: Alpha Industries; metal decking: Epic Metals (Alpha Industries); architectural metal work : Metalrite; waterproofing/water repellants/joint sealants: Alpha Insulation & Waterproofing; building insulation/gypsum : Lasco Acoustics & Drywall; standing seam roof system and insulation/single ply roof system and insulation/copings/flashing: Supreme Roofing Systems; fascia/soffit panels: Alucobond (NOW Specialties); metal/ wood doors: WBH Industries; entrances/glass/glazed curtainwall : Haley-Greer; laminate flooring: Centiva; fluid applied flooring: Decocrete; wall coverings/paints/high performance coatings: Shahan & Son; signage : Artografx; partitions: TBS Specialties: food service: Stafford-Smith; window treatments: Kite’s Draperies; grandstands/bleachers: Sturdi Steel; lighting: Architectural Lighting Associates; contract furnishings: Wilson Office Interiors