Texas Architect May/June 2013: Preservation
This issue on historic preservation illustrates themany facets of the field, including restoration,rehabilitation, and adaptive reuse.
This issue on historic preservation illustrates the many facets of the field, including restoration, rehabilitation, and adaptive reuse. The articles explore how preservation can successfully work in tandem with sustainable and contemporary design while maintaining the integrity of a historic building. The projects featured are a small sample of the diversity of the architectural heritage found throughout the state and range from a 19th-century courthouse to a Philip Johnson residence. Projects such as the expansion of a Beaux-Arts centennial hall and the rehabilitation of a simple brick industrial building demonstrate the creativity involved in working with historic buildings and the fundamental role they play in the larger context of Texas cities and towns. Preservation 40 42 A Romanesque Rebirth Comal County Courthouse, New Braunfels 54 Preservation in Houston David Bucek, FAIA Johnson Renewed Beck House, Dallas Bodron+Fruit Gerald Moorhead, FAIA 60 A New Wing for the Witte The South Texas Heritage Center, San Antonio Volz & Associates Brantley Hightower, AIA 48 Reuse, Recycle, and Reinvent Houston Permitting Center, Houston Ford, Powell & Carson Catherine Gavin Studio RED Architects Ben Koush 5/6 2013 Texas Architect 39