Because drainage is already one of the most scrutinized and important aspects of the design review process, and because significant civil engineering efforts are invested in these drainage design solutions, this new standard could be a crisis for projects under design that do not take this into consideration.
A new townhome variation combining the historic character of small town Texas and the "brownstone" residential archetype was created for a mixed-use pedestrian friendly development.
This 18 acre "infill" urban residential community included design of all streets, drainage, water and wastewater facilities.
In the 3rd year of architecture there is a design class that is a sort of right of passage. It is referred to as "Sound Building" and while acoustics are important in a building what it really refers to is demonstrating an understanding of all the requirements of a building and the ability to bring them together in a finished design. Sound = whole = complete.
A multidisciplinary approch led to a very dense urban solution, including an innovative water quality system.