AIA El Paso Design Awards
The 2012 AIA El Paso Design Awards were announced in November 2012, honoring El Paso County Family Youth and Services Center, Albert Bacon Fall Mansion, and E.G. Chayo Community Center.
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