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Project List

Partial List of Clients

• RWA actively seeks to maintain a diverse set of clients & project types •
• many clients have come back to us with numerous projects •
• we enjoy a reputation for solving complex problems in a creative way •

O'Rourke Petroleum - Fort Worth, Texas

• 107,000 sf; interior Tank Farm; product-specific pump/pipe system •
• elevated Side-Load dock facilitates safety, efficiency •
• open Office area features high ceilings, natural light •

Colo 4 Data Center - Dallas, Texas

• master planning for 22,000 s.f. Data Center, Power Room •
• detailed design for Visitor's Lobby, N.O.C., Security Vestibule •
• lobby floor and walls have porcelain tiles with imbedded LED lights •

United Way of Grayson County - Sherman, Texas

• plan allows secure night-use of Meeting Room, restrooms •
• L-Shaped building preserves large pecan tree; offices view greenbelt •
• textured brick engenders delicate shadow play, turning light to dark •

Addition to Home Hospice of Grayson County - Sherman, TX

• retaining wall serves as sculptural backdrop and resolves topography •
• open-office has full-height north glass wall, view to Memory Garden •
• fountain created from salvaged stones found on site •

Addition to Twinbrook Switch Facility - Austin, Texas

• fields of colored brick overlain by patterns of projecting brick •
• building orientation yields interesting shadow play, streaming light •
• aquifer recharge zone required strict impervious cover calculations •

I.E. Offices for Neiman Marcus - Las Colinas, Texas

• conversion of existing high-ceiling warehouse into office space •
• high volume allowed dramatic relationships between spaces •
• sawcut concrete was framed in stainless steel angles •

McClure-Long Office Building - Sherman, Texas

• 7,000 s.f. 2-suite professional offices, in residential neighborhood •
• peninsula lot with streets on three sides, and major road frontage •
• natural stone veneer •

Pine Street Switch Facility for AT&T - Abilene, Texas

• building was built over and around existing on-line functioning facility •
• shadows cast by subtly-projecting concrete blocks gives façade life •
• four-color random block pattern inspired by local rural vernacular •

Addition to Fairfax Switch Facility - West Lake Hills, Texas

• project in town with strict environmental and architectural controls •
• RWA negotiated between Owner, residential neighbors, and city •
• louvers, pilasters, and projecting brick combine for bold shadow play •

United Way of Grayson County (Early Scheme) - Sherman, TX

• first conceptual design on property adjoining wooded land to east •
• offices, roof slope, and windows oriented for east light •
• tree line provides backdrop through Community Room glass wall •

Canopy at Delivery Door for SWBT - Dallas, Texas

• sheltering canopy over a delivery door at a 1950s building •
• aluminum cladding has no exposed fasteners •
• single structural support contains the roof drain •

General Contractor’s Office - Austin, Texas

• open office plan with privacy dedicated to only specific rooms •
• controlled access at entry • sight lines carefully controlled •
• creativity applied to space planning, wall planes, and color •

New England Biolabs Design Competition - Ipswich, MA

• very complex design problem for $30 million R&D facility •
• historic preservation, site planning, work-flow programming •
• high-tech systems integration, adjacency-relationship matrices •

AT&T Cell Tower Screen Wall - Grand Prairie, Texas

• included in Master Plan for Westchester Community Church •
• electronic devices on the ground required security and screening •
• design an integral component of eventual Church campus •

"Tree House" Residence, Rock Creek Resort - Lake Texoma

• the trees, the view, and the setting sun were main design parameters •
• a bridge/deck extends out among the trees as the land falls steeply •
• at the top is a Moon Room/Storm Tower, accessed via a private stair •

Residential Addition - Sherman, Texas

• organic expansion around numerous mature trees •
• laminated wood helical stair • vaulted ceiling frames “oculus” window •
• exterior fence pattern has varied opacity • rich shadow play •

Residence - Sherman, Texas

• passive sustainable features include natural light through dormers •
• overhangs are calculated to shade windows • wheelchair-accessible •
• design reminiscent of its historic neighborhood • detached garage •

ADS Sports Eyewear and Residences (Unbuilt) - Dallas, Texas

• urban infill adaptive re-use of 1913 masonry building •
• light wells, grass roof, water run-off collection for sustainability •
• retail, parking garage, 4 living units with mezzanines, view to skyline •

Country Lodge (Unbuilt) - Grayson County, Texas

• game room • hunting trophy gallery • tack/feed room •
• open-air pavilion with outdoor fireplace, loafing shed •
• high security lock-down capabilities for remote building •

Residential Addition (Unbuilt) - Dallas, Texas

• addition overlooks pool in terraced back yard of 1940s home •
• winding stair, shifting views, tight-knit plan with “nooks and crannies” •
• priorities were control of light and the creation of intriguing spaces •

Residence - Denison, Texas

• client request initiated research of historic Spanish materials/massing •
• terracotta tiles form return air grilles, exterior “celosias”, or lattices •
• sustainable geo-thermal heat-pump, spray foam insulation •

Hinton Road Estates - Van Alstyne, Texas

• home is in sloping/wooded six-lot development with creek frontage •
• homes to have similar thematic language, tailored to the topography •
• Options include outdoor fireplace, additional bedrooms, study •

Residence - Lake Texoma, Texas

• two-story with elevator, on a hill with a panoramic view of lake •
• numerous trees frame views • natural breezes cool house •
• upper balconies and screen porch are like an outdoor tree house •

Townhome for St. Philips Neighborhood Dev. Corp. - Dallas, TX

• two 1,400 s.f. homes in urban renewal district •
• intent was to allow residents to buy a stake in their neighborhood •
• dignified spatial relationships in affordable housing •

Living Smart Competition - Portland, Oregon

• prototype residence, several side-by-side in a neighborhood •
• 25-foot lot width, 15-foot wide building, garage facing the street •
• entrance is deeper into the lot, giving open space toward the street •

Havana Social Club, Cigar & Rum Lounge - Dallas, Texas

• located at Victory Plaza, adjacent to American Airlines Center •
• subtle tile palettes and soft lighting offer quiet setting •
• massive concrete building column is featured element •

Richard Hayler Colour Salon at Neiman Marcus - Dallas, Texas

• upscale hair salon within Neiman Marcus – NorthPark Center •
• meticulous time-space flow analysis, ergonomic study •
• unique natural materials give warmth to functional space •

Old World Salons - N. Richland Hills and Southlake, Texas

• multi-suite salon for cosmetology/health/beauty professionals •
• horizontal and vertical play of colored planes affords individuality •
• coherent architectural theme throughout •

AT&T Wireless Store - Burleson, Texas

• One of numerous AT&T retail outlets designed by RWA in Texas •
• this store unique for its non-prototypical corner location •
• atypical side windows used for display and admission of light •

Starbucks Internet Café in Worthington Hotel - Fort Worth, TX

• interior remodel of pedestrian bridge between hotel towers •
• coffee bar by day, cocktail lounge by night •
• existing structural cross-bracing was accentuated •

Last Call Stores for Neiman Marcus - Nationwide

• RWA has produced a dozen of the 30-40,000 s.f. stores •
• space planning, construction documents, code research, submittals •
• detailing of the 100-page fixture book, final inspections •

GAF/ELK R&D Lab/Technology Center (Unbuilt) - Ennis, Texas

• 34,000 s.f. moderately-priced tilt-wall building; modular lab clusters •
• design facilitates collaboration among Scientists, Lab Directors •
• highly functional plan has variety of meeting spaces, sizes •

Peterbilt Training Center - Denton, Texas

• tiered auditorium equipped with rear projection and video-conferencing •
• interior millwork received AWI award of excellence •
• projecting bricks on exterior creates rich shadow play •

Steel Fab Plant - Decatur, Texas

• facility for fabrication of steel water tower components •
• slabs of steel are offloaded with electro-magnetic cranes •
• computerized plasma torches and pneumatic rollers shape pieces •

Homogenizer Bldg., Western Extrusions - Carrollton, Texas

• homogenizer oven oscillates over pallets of 14” diam. aluminum logs •
• careful coordination of equipment specs and tilt-wall building shell •
• master-planned with two other RWA-designed buildings at same site •

OTR Truck Showroom - Texas

• schematic design options for display of world’s premier OTR trucks •
• glass wall for visibility, and passive solar shading devices •
• platforms and bridge provide views from above and below •

Westchester Community Church (Unbuilt) - Grand Prairie, TX

• 13-acre phased master plan •
• simple expression of three building mass heights, colors •
• meticulously planned floor plan for flexibility and growth •

First Generation Baptist Church (not yet built) - Dallas, Texas

• limited budget and a humble building on very slender lot •
• pre-engineered frame with one simple manipulation for asymmetry •
• high wall in sanctuary for twelve windows of the Apostles •

Historic Preservation of 1910 Residence - Sherman, Texas

• originally built by Rick Wright's great uncle W.W. Birge in 1910 •
• custom hexagonal tile floors, reminiscent of original floors in house •
• earned First Place Award from Sherman Preservation League •

Red River Historical Museum - Sherman, Texas

• long-term involvement by RWA with RRHM •
• former Carnegie Library building is on National Register •
• elevator addition also created new main entrance •

Conservation Assessment Program (CAP)

• federal Grant for museums in Historic Buildings •
• architectural assessor Rick Wright evaluates building, prepares report •
• over 30 CAP assessments in museums in TX, OK, LA, NM. •

Solar Study House

• shadow play and passive sustainable design study •
• thermal mass (Trombe) wall faces south, absorbs solar radiation •
• north façade/landscaping contoured to deflect cold north winds •

Rain Pavilion

• cascading planes shed rain water over rings of light •
• catch basin at top directs water to center oculus •
• falling water forms cylindrical column •