Texas Architect March/April 2016
This issue examines the flow of information and design as it moves in and out of Texas. We learn about a Houston firm that specializes in architect of record services, and we hear from a Fort Worth architect who designed a school for earthquake-ravaged Haiti. We see how local expertise in sports and healthcare facility design is opening some firms up to work around the globe, and we get an update on two projects designed by some of the biggest names in international architecture.
Pritzker Prize-winning architect Alejandro Aravena’s only completed work in the U.S. is a dormitory complex at St. Edward’s University in Austin.
Reverse Engineering the Rent: Prototype Housing for Modest Means
A proposal by Edward M. Baum, FAIA, takes into account the necessities of life in the DFW Metroplex and comes in at a cost of $80/sf.
Architect: Charles Di Piazza, AIA & Chris Cobb, AIA
An activist client in Austin’s Heritage Neighborhood commissions an architectural think piece of a house to save a prominent site from the rampant march of stealth dorms.
Behind the Scenes
Kendall/Heaton could be the most prominent Texas practice you’ve never heard about. Focusing solely on architect of record services, the firm has completed some of the state’s highest-profile projects, designed by a cast of the world’s most famous architects.
WHR, working in collaboration with Arup and KHR Arkitekter, recently won a competition for a new hospital in Denmark. The design combines the best aspects of European and American approaches to health care.
Fort Worth architect Tommy Stewart, AIA, designed a school for earthquake-ravaged Haiti, an endeavor he considers to be among the most profound experiences of his life.
Artist Robert Irwin’s reconstruction of a hospital at the former Fort D.A. Russell in Marfa dismisses disciplinary boundaries between art, architecture, life, and culture.