2012 AIA Austin Design Awards
AIA Austin’s 2012 Design Awards competition resulted in recognition for 15 projects in three categories out of a total of 112 entries.
The Bike Shed, Minguell-McQuary
This Bike Shed addition is phase one of an ongoing residential renovation. The addition has the flexibility to function as a guesthouse, temporary apartment, entertaining area, and future master suite. It also addresses the client’s intense cycling needs, both displaying and storing his custom bike collection. A courtyard-like layout addresses a need for privacy.
Ottmers Residence, Vincent Snyder Architects
Located on an ancestral family ranch in the Texas Hill Country, and in keeping with ranching tradition, the design originated from the re-use of an existing foundation slab. Overlooking a cattle tank to the south, a reflective metal shield protects the primary structure while creating interstitial zones of outdoor space.
Balcones House, Pollen Architecture & Design
The house perches on the echelon of the Balcones Fault, a series of broken limestone cliffs. The house revives the modest cruciform plan of a previous mid-century house on the site; a light-filled plaster-walled volume slides behind. Careful solar design optimizes daylight and shade/solar gain. The position of the house provides views uphill into the garden or downhill into the treetops. Materials, such as locally-sourced quarter-sawn pine boards, concrete and plaster were selected for identity and tactility.
Citations of Honor
Chimney Corners, Webber + Studio, Architects
Residence 1446, Miro Rivera Architects
Life Works, Miro Rivera Architects
L’Ouvert, Clark/Richardson Architects
Elizabeth House, Alterstudio Architects
GSA Office Building, PageSoutherlandPage
Heywood Hotel, KRDB
Chapel Saint Francis de Sales, Legge Lewis Legge
Unbuilt Citation of Honor
Austin Aquatic Center, Runa Workshop
Bat House Visitor Center, Matt Fajkus Architecture with Bo Yoon and Jesse Rodriguez
Pay Phone Revival, ¡el groupo!
Seeing Times Are Not Hidden, Norma Yancey