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P O R T f O L I O :

H o s pit a lit y

AT&T Conference Center

p r o j e c t AT&T c l i e n t  The

Executive Education and Conference Center, Austin

a r c h i t e c t HKS

The AT&T Executive Education and Conference Center opened in 2008 on the University of Texas campus

University of Texas Architects (architect of record) and Lake|Flato

Architects (design architect)

laboration with HKS, the conference center “…adheres

d e s i g n t e a m Fred

to goals of the campus master plan by borrowing very

Roberts, AIA; Rex Carpenter, AIA; David Lake,

FAIA; Kenny Brown; Connie Jackson; James Mawson, AIA

specifically from the materials of the campus as well

c o n t r a c t o r Austin

as the massing and the fenestration of the original 40

Commercial Associates (interior); Campbell & Associates

acres,” said principal design architect David Lake, FAIA.

Consulting Engineers (structural); Blum Consulting Engineers

Located on the southern side of the UT campus, the

(MEP); Campos Engineering (electrical); DataCom Design Group

322,000-square-foot facility has seven tiered lecture

(IT/AV/acoustics); Coleman & Associates (landscape architect);

halls, a 300-seat amphitheater, several conference

Jaster-Quintanilla, Austin (civil); Systems Design International (food

rooms, an 800-seat ballroom, a 300-room residential

service, laundry); Persohn/Hahn Associates (vertical transporta-

center, and a central courtyard. The building occupies

tion); Faithful+Gould (cost); HMA Consulting (security); Integrative

an entire city block, and the design team reduced its

Design Collaborative and CMPBS (LEED); The Neal Spelce Company

overall massing by breaking its various components

(marketing); Fugro Consultants (geotechnical); Access by Design

into a series of structures that corresponds with the

(accessibility); HDR/WHM (traffic); Parking Planners (parking);

rhythm of other campus buildings. In addition, fountain

Raba Kistner (hazardous materials)

landscaping conceals a subterranean parking garage.

p h o t o g r a p h e r Blake

Stone for the base, brick for exterior walls, and red tile

c o n s u l t a n t s Wilson

Martin, HKS




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for the roof match the campus’ material palette. Other planting accessories :

visual references tie the building to its neighbors—

ValleyCrest Landscape Development; granite : American Stone Co. of

cantilevered balconies recall the Main Library and the

Texas; metal materials : Steel Designs; metal decking : Epic; architectural

ballroom alludes to Battle Hall’s reading room, with its

woodwork :

wooden trusses, pendant light fixtures, and tall windows.

resources pool :

Fun ‘N’ Sun Pools of Austin;

Robert Shaw Mfg. Co., Howard McKinney; water proofing,

roof pavers :

L.S. Decker; roof tiles / roof and wall panels : D.R. Kidd;

metal and wood doors : Hull Supply Co.; entrances and storefronts , glass , glazed curtainwall :

Arches, handrails, and signage also pay homage to the rich legacy of the campus architecture.

Austin Glass & Mirror; decorative glazing : Austin

Glass & Mirror; tile : American Stone Co. of Texas; wood ceiling : Robert

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First Floor Plan 1 Lobby 2 Pool 3 Offices 4 Terrace 5 Amphitheater 6 Lecture Hall 7 Loading Dock 8 Kitchen 9 Dining 10 Loggia 11 Courtyard

Shaw Mfg. Co.; wood flooring : Woodwright Hardwood Floor Company; carpet and resilient flooring : Rockford Business Interiors; tub , shower doors , enclosures :

Austin Glass & Mirror; bullet resistant protection :

Austin Glass & Mirror

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Texas Architect March/April 2009: Adaptive Reuse  

Texas Architect, March/April 2009; Official magazine of the Texas Society of Architects|AIA

Texas Architect March/April 2009: Adaptive Reuse  

Texas Architect, March/April 2009; Official magazine of the Texas Society of Architects|AIA