Community facilities should be about that community, and this one, we found, had the most sense of place. It felt the most integrated into its site.
— Stella Betts

Location Austin
Client Catellus
Architect Stanley Studio
Design Team Lauren Woodward Stanley, AIA; Lars Stanley, FAIA; Chelsea Scharbach; Sarah Wigfield; Jessie Temple
Contractor Fazzone Construction
Structural Engineer Steinman Luevano Structures
MEP Engineer Bay & Associates
Civil Engineer Bury
Pool Design Modern Pools
Roofing Hollon + Cannon
Sustainability Lee Gros Architect & Artisan; Green Building Applications
Green Roof Consulting LBJ Wildflower Center Ecosystem Design Group
Landscape Architect Pharis Design

Located on the former tarmac of a municipal airport and with direct views of its landmarked flight tower, this design recalls its site’s midcentury history through its colors and shapes, offering new vitality as a community hub for recreation, food-growing, and multi-generational play. The bath house and pool anchor the park, where a trellised breezeway showcases the project’s sustainability measures: green roofs, interior courtyards, rain gardens. Alternating solar panels and flowering vines provide dappled shade over the breezeway and wading pool. Gates and privacy screens designed and built by the architects, who are also metalworkers, complement the muted masonry with bright color and organic form.

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