University Boulevard. In addition to assessing the impact of new development on the existing academic campus, the master plan considered urban relationships between the nearby Texas Medical Center and the University as well as mass transportation, vehicular and pedestrian circulation, and parking. A space utilization study for the Departments of Natural Science, Engineering, and Athletics as well as for student recreation, arts-related programs and retail space formed the basis for the physical master plan. Major components of the program included a 2,500-seat convocation center, student centers, residential colleges, and academic facilities. Following completion of the plan, Mr. Rowe has continued to provide specialized planning studies for specific buildings.
U.S. Department of Transportation Urban Streetscape & Plaza, Washington, D.C. Principal-in-Charge and Lead Architect for 2.0 million S.F. U.S. Department of Transportation Headquarters. The design included an urban streetscape and plaza that includes an outdoor exhibit focusing on America’s transportation industry. The streetscape/plaza is an enhancement that creates a pleasant area for federal employees and the visiting public. Project included the design of a distinctive barrel- vaulted retail and restaurant structure. An existing historic factory structure also is being converted by another architect for additional commercial uses. Together and with a pavilion designed by MGA, in combination with the landscaping and outdoor exhibits, the goal is for a bustling outdoor plaza.
Ten Peachtree Place; Gateway Center Master Plan, Atlanta, Georgia Planner/Architect for the Concept Master Plan for a mixed-use development called the Gateway Center. The site is adjacent to an existing nine-story hotel and a rapid transit station connecting midtown Atlanta with the city’s larger metropolitan region. The planned complex included a 20-story, 300,000 S.F. office tower designed to house the worldwide corporate headquarters of LJ Hooker, a real estate development firm. The building included underground parking, ground level retail and public space, 17 floors of office space, and space for a future restaurant on the top floor. This building was sited so that its main facade of the building faces south, centered on West Peachtree Street, a major axis through downtown Atlanta. The primary entrance to the building occurs on this facade, through an open three- story arcade. A second entrance, primarily used for retail functions, is located along West Peachtree Street. The building can also be entered from a pedestrian plaza developed on the roof of the rapid transit station, allowing access to the mall level of the proposed development to the north.
AWARDS AIA National Honor Award, The Humana Building AIA National Honor Award for Interiors, Denver Central Library AIA/ALA Award for Excellence, Denver Central Library
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