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project     Brays Crossing, Houston                                                       Brays crossing, designed by Glassman shoemake Mal-
client    New Hope Housing                                                                donado architects, is a joint venture between New hope
architect       Glassman Shoemake Maldonado Architects                                    housing and the city of houston to remodel a 1960s-era                                                   7

design team       Ernesto Maldonado, AIA; Carrie Glassman Shoemake,                       apartment complex adjacent to a major freeway in a
AIA; Tal Bizman; Laura Castillo; Shazi Tharian, AIA                                       crime-ridden neighborhood. the design goals were to                                                                           6

contractor        Camden Builders                                                         connect the seven existing wood-framed buildings with                                                                     5

consultants         Matrix Structural Engineers (structural); Jones                       accessible walkways, increase security, and lower free-                                              7

Engineers (MEP); Brewer & Escalante (civil); Carmen Lomas Garza                           way noise by 28 decibals. to achieve these objectives,                                                                    4

(mural artist); Kim Clark Renteria (stainless glass artist); Mary                         a walkway system and porches were built three feet
McDaniel (furnishings)                                                                    above grade and a 500 x 14-ft sound wall was erected.
photographer         Eric Hester                                                          the apartment complex now features 149 single-room-                                                          7

                                                                                          occupancy apartments and several community spaces.
r e s o u r c e s fountains :   Patio Pools of Houston;           fences and gates :      stained glass windows in the lobby and four plasma-cut                                                                               2      1

JohnSon Fence;       architectural metal work :           Blumenthal Sheet Metal          steel screens on the porches were created by texas art-
Co.; lumber : Temple-Inland (Double G Forest Products); laminates :                       ists. the mural-like screens visually enhance the sound                                                      8

WilsonArt; cultured marble vanity tops : Royal Baths Manufacturing                        wall, maintain site security, and add touches of whimsy.
Co.; deck : Trex Company (Double G Forest Products); shingles : Tim-                      New insulation, siding, roofs, windows, doors, plumbing,                                                          3
berline, GAF (Greater Dallas); siding, fascia and soffit panels : James                   and mechanical/electrical systems save 25 percent of
Hardie Building Products (Double G Forest Products); entrances and                        the energy used to operate the complex. the project
storefronts :   Tormax Automatic (Roy Shugart Glass & Mirror); metal                      fulfills New hope housing’s mission to change the reality                                                             7
windows : Alenco Windows; glass : Roy Shugart Glass & Mirror); gypsum                     and the image of affordable housing in houston.
board framing :     CertainTeed;      tile :   DalTile;   laminate flooring :   Tarkett
Commercial/Metroflor;           paint :   Sherwin Williams;       signage :   Hardman                                      N o e l l e         H e i N z e

Signs and Masonry; kitchen appliances : Whirlpool Corporation; blinds :
J&L Distributors; design software : Autocad
                                                                                                                                                                    site plaN
                                                                                                                                                                     1 ParkiNg lot
                                                                                                                                                                     2 eNtry
                                                                                                                                                                     3 Water Feature
                                                                                                                                                                     4 VolleyBall Court
                                                                                                                                                                     5 BarBeque
                                                                                                                                                                     6 PiCNiC taBles
                                                                                                                                                                     7 resideNtial Bldg.
                                                                                                                                                                     8 CommuNity Bldg.

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