The following three projects received Honor Awards.
El Paso County Family Youth and Services Center
Wright & Dalbin Archtiects, Inc.
The 21,000-sf building houses county, state, and community-based departments and organizations that assess the psychiatric, medical, general hygiene, and dental needs of underage clients and their families. A central atrium unifies the offices of the various disciplines. Bright colors on the facades and throughout the interior spaces provide a defiant alternative to traditional finishes in community clinics.
Albert Bacon Fall Mansion
A meticulous restoration of the two-story Classical Revival mansion in El Paso that was home to Albert Bacon Fall was completed by ARTchitecture. Located in a historic district, the city seized the property in 2007 and invested two million dollars in the restoration and rehabilitation effort.
E.G. Chayo Community Center
Alvidrez Architecture, Inc.
A former firehouse was rehabilitated as a 3,200-sf community facility featuring a sleek and vibrant primary interior space where children can “socialize, learn, dream, and experiment.”
Published in Texas Architect, January/February 2013