Thursday, July 14, 2016

Dallas Aquatic Centers

















Computers- can't (and wouldn't want to) live without them in our practice. But there is something about a basswood study model that really speaks to us. Our summer intern, Hannah Scarbrough from Oklahoma State, just completed these models of the two pool pavilions we're designing for the City of Dallas Parks and Recreation Department. These buildings house the locker rooms, ticketing, concessions, offices, and pump equipment for the water parks.

The upper image is of the Lake Highlands North Family Aquatic Center pavilion. It's a sleek building that fronts Church Road, directly across from Lake Highlands High School.

The lower photo shows the pavilion at Crawford Park Regional Aquatic Center. It is set in a large clearing surrounded by woods on three sides and a major highway on the other.

We're the architectural part of a team led by Kimley Horn (Landscape and Civil Engineering) and Counsilman-Hunsaker (Aquatics). Through the efforts of it's Director, Willis Winters FAIA, the Parks Department has commissioned a number of nationally-recognized park structures. It's an honor to be one of the firms selected to add to that collection.

Saturday, July 9, 2016

Crestwood house
































Design process images for a new home in the Crestwood neighborhood of Fort Worth. Construction should begin late this year.

Wednesday, April 20, 2016

Forza Ferrari San Antonio







































Groundbreakings are always a happy occasion, where the tortuous budgeting and permit process gives way to the excitement of construction. Being a Ferrari dealership, the ceremony had some unique touches, including really cool hardhats. Congratulations to our client for their vision and patience. Special thanks to our consultant team of the SanRoc Group (associate architect), JQ (structural), Summit Consultants (MEP) and to the GC, Joeris.

Saturday, March 12, 2016

A House for...















Each year, in conjunction with the AIA Fort Worth Homes Tour, there is an exhibit called "A House for...". AIA members donate a wide variety of works on the theme, which are sold in a silent auction benefitting the Home Tour. The display will be at the offices of Quorum Architects (707 W. Vickery), opening on Spring Gallery Night, March 19th (12-9pm). The silent auction will be held at the Tour Wrap Party on Sunday, April 10th, from 6-8pm. More info on the tour can be found at http://aiafw.org/2016homestour/. The above image is my entry for this year, a riff on the well-know British YBA.

Thursday, January 14, 2016

Site visit discoveries































I spent yesterday morning exploring the site of a new project at Crawford Park in southern Dallas and found some interesting things: a skull (likely a dog), a large clawed footprint (coyote or bobcat?), and an aged and charred abandoned railroad trestle. Luckily I didn't stumble across any copperheads basking in the unseasonably warm sun.

Friday, November 20, 2015

The Club at MCO opens


















Just received the first photos of the Club at MCO, the airline lounge we designed in Orlando that opened last week. The lounge primarily serves British Airways, Emirates, Lufthansa, and Priority Pass customers. Just starting design on another one in a different terminal. We're lucky to have such a great client!




Saturday, August 1, 2015

The Club at MCO



Construction is underway on our latest first class lounge project, the Club at MCO. Located in the Greater Orlando International Airport, it will serve Emirates, British Airways, Lufthansa and Priority Pass customers. The 160 seat lounge features a variety of settings for dining, relaxing, or working and is scheduled to open this fall.