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M u l t i - f a m i l y

Brays Crossing p r o j e c t Brays c l i e n t  New

Brays Crossing, designed by Glassman Shoemake Mal-

Crossing, Houston

donado Architects, is a joint venture between New Hope

Hope Housing

a r c h i t e c t Glassman

Housing and the City of Houston to remodel a 1960s-era

Shoemake Maldonado Architects

d e s i g n t e a m Ernesto Maldonado, AIA; Carrie Glassman Shoemake,

apartment complex adjacent to a major freeway in a

AIA; Tal Bizman; Laura Castillo; Shazi Tharian, AIA

crime-ridden neighborhood. The design goals were to

c o n t r a c t o r Camden


connect the seven existing wood-framed buildings with

Structural Engineers (structural); Jones

accessible walkways, increase security, and lower free-

Engineers (MEP); Brewer & Escalante (civil); Carmen Lomas Garza

way noise by 28 decibals. To achieve these objectives,

(mural artist); Kim Clark Renteria (stainless glass artist); Mary

a walkway system and porches were built three feet

McDaniel (furnishings)

above grade and a 500 x 14-ft sound wall was erected.

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

The apartment complex now features 149 single-room-

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occupancy apartments and several community spaces. fences and gates :

Stained glass windows in the lobby and four plasma-cut

Blumenthal Sheet Metal

steel screens on the porches were created by Texas art-

Co.; lumber : Temple-Inland (Double G Forest Products); laminates :

ists. The mural-like screens visually enhance the sound

r e s o u r c e s fountains :

JohnSon Fence;

Patio Pools of Houston;

architectural metal work :

WilsonArt; cultured marble vanity tops : Royal Baths Manufacturing

wall, maintain site security, and add touches of whimsy.

Co.; deck : Trex Company (Double G Forest Products); shingles : Tim-

New insulation, siding, roofs, windows, doors, plumbing,

berline, GAF (Greater Dallas); siding, fascia and soffit panels : James

and mechanical/electrical systems save 25 percent of

Hardie Building Products (Double G Forest Products); entrances and

the energy used to operate the complex. The project

storefronts :

fulfills New Hope Housing’s mission to change the reality

Tormax Automatic (Roy Shugart Glass & Mirror); metal

windows : Alenco Windows; glass : Roy Shugart Glass & Mirror); gypsum board framing :



tile :

paint :


laminate flooring :

Sherwin Williams;

signage :





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and the image of affordable housing in Houston.



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Signs and Masonry; kitchen appliances : Whirlpool Corporation; blinds : 7

J&L Distributors; design software : Autocad Site Plan 1 Parking Lot 2 Entry 3 Water Feature 4 VolleyBall Court 5 BarBeque 6 Picnic Tables 7 Residential Bldg. 8 Community Bldg.

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