AIA San Antonio Design Awards
After carefully evaluating 60 entries from 24 local architectural firms, jurors for AIA San Antonio’s 2011 Design Awards program announced their selections during ceremonies held on Nov. 4 at Pearl Stable. Attendees also celebrated the recipients of the chapter’s Studio Awards, its Twenty-Five Year Award, and its annual Mayor’s Choice Award honoring a publicly funded architectural project. Members of the jury were Andrea P. Leers, FAIA, of Leers Weinzapfel Associates in Boston; Jack DeBartolo, FAIA, of DeBartolo Architects in Phoenix; and Arthur Andersson, AIA, of Andersson•Wise Architects in Austin. There were three categories of awards for built projects: three received Honor Awards, three won Citation Awards, and four earned Merit Awards.
1 Hermann Park Lake Plaza
Haven for Hope
Overland Partners Architects
Hermann Park Lake Plaza project knits together the popular urban park’s disparate cultural institutions using landscape, architecture, and art. The design transforms the central part of the park into a destination where one can rest, gather, talk, and play. In addition, the plaza provides orientation for pedestrians and manages the flow of traffic to their respective destinations.
La Lomita Chapel
2 Livestrong (Lance Armstrong Foundation) Lake|Flato Architects
Livestrong is the adaptation of a 1950s-era warehouse in the underserved east side of Austin. The renovation provides office space, meeting rooms, dining facilities, an in-house gymnasium, an open-air courtyard, and parking for the staff of 62. The project achieved LEED Gold certification.
Kell Muñoz Architects Visual Arts Center at UT Austin Lake/Flato Architects
Merit Awards Hillside House Lake/Flato Architects University of Pennsylvania Morris Arboretum Horticulture Center Overland Partners Architects TMI All Saints Chapel for the Episcopal School of Texas Ford Powell & Carson Architects & Planners UT Permian Basin Student Multipurpose Center Alvidrez Architecture
Sustainability Commendation UT Permian Basin Student Multipurpose Center
3 Story Pool Pavilion
The Story Pool Pavilion provides a “sunrise to sunset” outdoor family gathering place with expansive Hill Country views from its site atop a plateau. The architects designed a simple, open-air, steel and wood “outdoor living room” pavilion with two thick limestone “boxes” that house a full working kitchen behind folding slatted wood doors, a screened bath area, and storage.
Mayor’s Choice Award Café College RVK Architects
Studio Awards Slot 211 Ford Powell & Carson Architects & Planners Cooper (2) House A-Gruppo
Twenty-Five Year Distinguished Building Award The Tower of the Americas Ford Powell & Carson, Architects & Planners
14 Texas Architect