Posts Tagged ‘Texas’
Thursday, May 16th, 2013
Article source: Lake|Flato Architects
After 10 years of leasing space in a suburban office building, the Livestrong Foundation found its permanent home in the 1950s-era Gulf Coast Paper Co. (GPC) warehouse in East Austin, an under-served community in the process of revitalization.The adaptive reuse of the GCP warehouse transformed the concrete tilt-wall building to provide office space, meeting rooms, multi-use facilities, an in-house gym, an open-air courtyard, and parking for the staff of 62. Ongoing plans call for adding a community-based cancer-support program to provide direct services, with an emphasis on uninsured and under insured East Austin residents.
Image Courtesy Lake|Flato Architects
- Architects: Lake|Flato Architects
- Project: Livestrong Foundation
- Location: Austin, Texas, USA
Project Owner: Livestrong Foundation
Project Completion Date: February, 2009
Project Site: Previously Developed Land
Project Type: Office – 10,001 to 100,000sf
Project Site Context/Setting: Urban
Building Gross Floor Area: 28,300 square feet
Other Building Description: Renovation
Friday, May 3rd, 2013
Article source: Lake Flato Architects
The Pearl Brewery Redevelopment Master Plan and the adaptive reuse of the Full Goods Warehouse are serving as a model and catalyst for green urban revitalization in a long neglected portion of San Antonio’s inner city. After 15 years lying derelict, the creative reuse of this 26-acre brownfield site and its neglected structures are drawing in a rich mix of new residents, small businesses, retail, and non-profits while emphasizing community, conservation, and local economic development. This is a new community meeting ground where visionary private development and public space come together to create a vibrant urban destination.
Image courtesy Lake Flato Architects
- Architects: Lake Flato Architects
- Project: Pearl Brewery/Full Goods Warehouse
- Location: 200 E Grayson St, San Antonio, Texas 78215, USA
- Project Owner: Rio Perla
- Joint Venture or Associate Architect: Durand-Hollis, Rupe Architects
- Project Completion Date: June, 2009
- Project Site: Brownfield Site
- Project Type: Mixed – Use
- Building Gross Floor Area: 63,481 square feet
- Total project cost at time of completion, land excluded: $9,000,000.00
Friday, March 8th, 2013
Article source: Rosales + Partners Architects
The Phyllis J. Tilley Memorial Pedestrian Bridge crosses over the Trinity River connecting Trinity Park to a new trail that terminates in downtown Fort Worth. The bridge has a graceful profile that enhances the serene and beautiful landscape. A steel arch with a span of 163’ (49.5m) supports steel stress ribbon segments and precast concrete planks over the river complementing the adjacent historic Lancaster vehicular bridge.
Image Courtesy Rosales + Partners Architects
- Architects: Rosales + Partners Architects
- Project: Phyllis J. Tilley Memorial Bridge
- Location: Fort Worth, Texas, USA
- Bridge Architect: Miguel Rosales, AIA
- Engineer of Record: John Dewar, P.E., S.E.
- Structural Bridge Engineer: Michael Stein, P.E.
- Contractor: Danny Krieg
- Software used: SOFiSTiK to complete the structural analysis
Sunday, January 13th, 2013
Article source: Cooper Joseph Studio
In Dallas, Texas, the Department of Parks and Recreation is working to replace several decaying, minimal 1960s shelters in the surrounding metropolitan public parks. Sandwiched between a community soccer field and playground, this simple pavilion embraces a passive, natural cooling system that becomes one with the spatial design.
Image Courtesy Cooper Joseph Studio
Friday, December 7th, 2012
Article source: The Office of James Burnett
Built over the existing Woodall Rodgers Freeway, this 5.2-acre park serves as an important pedestrian connection between the Central Business District, Uptown and the burgeoning Arts District in downtown Dallas, Texas. Bisected by the existing Olive Street bridge, the park is organized by a sweeping pedestrian promenade that features a continuous canopy of specimen Pond Cypress.
Image Courtesy © Mei-Chun Jau
- Architects: The Office of James Burnett
- Project: Klyde Warren Park
- Location: Dallas, Texas, USA
- Photography: Dillon Diers Photography, Aerial Photography, Inc, Mei-Chun Jau
- Software used: Illustrative work was done in VectorWorks and documentation was done in AutoCAD
Thursday, October 4th, 2012
Article source: LVMinc
After years of working in film in NYC, Currie Person decided to take a leap of faith and return to her hometown of Austin, Texas and open a housewares boutique. She called upon LVMinc to help make her vision come to life.
Over a long weekend in Austin, Larah sketched and designed the concept for Spartan. For a long and narrow space, storage and display were the main requirements and guests needed to feel free to browse around and not feel confined within the space. Larah solved this by introducing a full length wall of tiered cantilevered shelves with an integrated lip to avoid items from falling and below, a suspended millwork piece for additional back up storage.
Image Courtesy © LVMinc
- Architects: LVMinc
- Project: Spartan
- Location: Austin, Texas
- Software used: AUTOCAD, PHOTOSHOP, PDF, HAND SKETCHES
Saturday, September 29th, 2012
Article source: WHR Architects
Designed by WHR Architects, University of Houston Stadium Parking Garage parking provides far more that parking. The 2,300 car facility contains a Barnes & Nobel Fan Shop, Cougar Express Mini Market, Taco Cabana restaurant, offices for UH Parking and Transportation and UH Parking Customer Services. With 85% of the university’s nearly 40,000 students commuting from around the sprawling City of Houston and its suburbs, reimagining the garage as an amenity project made sense for several reasons.
Image Courtesy © WHR Architects
- Architects: WHR Architects
- Project: University of Houston Stadium Parking Garage
- Location: Houston, Texas
- Photography: Tracey N. Freeman, AeroPhoto, Inc
- Contract Delivery Method: Design/Build
- Final Project Size: 735,821 GSF | 2,296 Spaces | 4 Levels
- Type Of Construction: New
- Start & Finish Dates For Design: October 2010 – April 2011
- NTP & Substantial Completion: October 2010 | May 2012
Thursday, September 20th, 2012
Article source: VLK Architects
The Sarah Hollenstein Career and Technology Center, or HCTC, will provide students knowledge and skills for emerging, high-tech, and high demand occupations. The goal of the Center is to provide leadership in developing an educated, prepared, adaptable and competitive workforce. Each program has unique, specialized requirements that integrate academics with career preparation. These programs compliment local business and industry, and the curriculum is aligned to industry-recognized certifications/licensures. Most students are ready for certification/licensure upon graduation.
Image Courtesy Chad M. Davis, AIA
- Architects: VLK Architects, Inc.
- Project: Sarah Hollenstein Career and Technology Center
- Location: Fort Worth, Texas
- Photography: Chad M. Davis, AIA
- Project Team:
- Stephen L. Hafer, AIA, LEED® AP
- Justin S. Hiles, AIA, LEED® AP
- Chad M. Davis, AIA, LEED® AP
- Niki Manning
- James Hinton
- Tracy A. Loftin, CSI, CDT
- Andrew J. Riemitis
- Year: Constructed in 2011
- Charter Builders, Ltd. – contractor
- Image Engineering Group – Mech./Elec./Plumbing engineering consultant
- L.A. Fuess Partners, Inc. – Structural engineering consultant
- Teague Nall and Perkins, Inc. – Civil engineering consultant
- Bosma Design Solutions – Food service consultant
- The Landscape Alliance – Landscape consultant
- Area: 133,078 s.f.
- Software used: Revit 2009, AutoCAD Architecture 2007 and Sketchup Version 6
Friday, August 17th, 2012
Article source: Bercy Chen Studio LP
1111 east 11th is a three story mixed use project in the revitalized 11th Street Corridor of Austin TX. The ground floor is divided between an art gallery and boutique retail outlet. The second floor is reserved for office tenants with residential spaces occupying the top floor.
- Architects: Calvin Chen
- Project: 1111 East 11th Street
- Location: Austin,Texas
- Company: Bercy Chen Studio LP
Image Courtesy Bercy Chen Studio LP
Thursday, July 26th, 2012
Article source: Bercy Chen Studio
RIVERVIEW GARDENS IS A SERIES OF 3 IDENTICAL HOUSES LOCATED IN AUSTIN, TEXAS, ONE BLOCK NORTH OF LAKE AUSTIN (NOW LADY BIRD LAKE). THE HOMES WERE INSPIRED BY HAMILTON POOL, A DEEP NATURAL ESCARPMENT WHICH FORMS A DRAMATIC WATERFALL NEAR AUSTIN. IN THE SPIRIT OF THAT WATERFALL, RAINWATER IS DIRECTED TO THE END OF EACH RIVERVIEW GARDEN HOUSE AND FALLS 3 STORIES IN A SHEET TO FORM A DRAMATIC WATERFALL, NOT UNLIKE THE RARIN SCREEN FOUND IN CLASSICAL CHINESE GARDENS. THE RAINWATER IS THEN COLLECTED IN AN 80’ LONG SHARED POND WHICH ON A BREEZY DAY PROVIDES SOME NATURAL COOLING TO THE HOUSES.
Image Courtesy Bercy Chen Studio