ArCH Center Design Competition
The Architecture Center Houston and the Houston Chapter of the American Institute of Architects sponsored a design competition for the design of a new facility.
The project was the design for the renovation of a newly acquired existing facility to meet the requirements of the sponsors. The primer requirements were:
The facility shall have a high degree of visibility and be inviting to the public as well as AIA Members.
Flexibility – The primary functions in the facility are exhibitions, classrooms, and meetings. The facility should be easily changed to meet the organizations changing requirements.
Sustainability – The facility should exhibit as well as be sustainable.
Our submittal exhibited our approach to each of the requirements. In particular a high degree of flexibility is achieved by use of a ceiling grid configured to accommodate various display and divider panels in a multitude of configurations.
5,400 Phase 1 - Renovation
2,200 Phase 2 - Boiler Room Conversion to Exhibition Area &
Top: Exhibition Configuration Bottom: Classroom Configuration
Top: Reception Bottom: Donor Wall
Mezzanine: Glassed Exhibition Space Lower: Multipurpose Room with Refurbished Glass Lantern Roof