TCC Trinity River East Campus - photos by Craig Kuhner, AIA, Nic Lehoux, and John Roberts, AIA
Tour X: Tarrant County College Campus
Saturday, November 9, 2013
8:00 am - 9:30 am
Class Code: 106
Room / Location
Grand Lobby / Convention Center First Floor
Early: $50.00 Advanced: $50.00 Full: $50.00
Bennett Benner Pettit - Title Sponsor
Project: TCCD Trinity River East Campus (TREC), Fort Worth
Architect: Bing Thom Architects with Bennett Benner Pettit (formerly GideonToal)
Design Team: Bing Thom, AIA, Michael Heeney, Francis Yan, Assoc. AIA, Amirali Javidan, Michael Bennett, AIA, Mark Dabney, AIA, R. Gannon Gries, AIA (Architects); Parsons (Project Manager); JQ (Structural Engineering); Summit Consultants (MEP); INSPEC (Specifications); SWA/MESA/Studio Outside (Landscape); URS Corporation (Civil); Kleinfelder (Geotech); AR Consultants (Historic Preservation/Archaeology); Kimley-Horn and Associates (Traffic/Transportation); Brittain & Crawford (Land Surveying/Topo/Platting); Aon Fire Protection Engineering (Code/Fire); Jacobs (Commissioning); William Lam (Lighting); Talaske (Acoustic); R.A. Heintges & Associates (Curtainwall); CMS Fountain Consultants (Fountain); AppliedTech Group (AV/IT/Security); Gallop/Varley (Signage)
Tour Guide: Gannon Gries, AIA, Bennett Benner Pettit
Designed by Bing Thom Architects (BTA) of Vancouver, the Trinity River East Campus in downtown Fort Worth is a new urban campus for the Tarrant County College District. Building on the Trinity Uptown Vision – BTA’s master plan for Fort Worth’s neglected urban waterfront – the first phase of the campus links downtown Fort Worth to the Trinity River. Flanked on either side by campus buildings and shady courtyards, a pedestrian street cascades down the river bluff to the water. Using extensive landscaping and water features, the outdoor areas create comfortable microclimates for open-air activities both for the College and community at large. The massing of the buildings and the extensive use of louvers at key locations on the exterior glazing and outdoor terraces reduces glare and solar heat gain, while preserving daylighting and views for the occupants.
In addition to the College’s academic and specialized health care programs, the campus hosts a number of community related activities encouraging engagement and partnerships with downtown Fort Worth. The campus acts not only as a link between the downtown and the waterfront, it also provides a window onto nature. One enters the campus in a frenetic, highly urban environment accompanied with heavy automobile traffic. As you proceed through the cloistered spaces with the campus, you gradually lose the memory of the city until at the end you are totally immersed in nature by the river’s edge. The campus master plan calls for future phases, including a pedestrian bridge extending the campus south across the river.
This campus is also home to Tarrant County College’s Allied Health and Nursing Departments. The facility is equipped with state-of-the-art medical training equipment for these programs such as a “L.I.V.E.” (Learning in Virtual Environments) hospital, complete with radiographic and respiratory labs, patient simulation, physical therapy rooms, and a variety of labs and classrooms specific to healthcare training.
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