The Cotton Gin at the Co-op District is featured in Metal Mag's Fall 2017 issue. The article discusses the effort by the architect's to preserve the agricultural history of the structure, purposeful use of materials and green design.
"Everything is tending away from...that institutional look and to a more friendly open look with large windows," said Michael Antenora, principal of Antenora Architects LLP. "It used to be that people felt a sense of security with that fortress look, but not so much now."
Michael Antenora and other local architects answer questions about how and when to use an architect for residential design.
ENR's Best of the Best Projects 2016 Competition
January 28, 2017
The Cotton Gin was chosen as Best of the Best Renovation / Restoration Project of 2016 by the Engineering News Record (ENR) for projects submitted across the U.S.
2017 National AIA Honor Award for Architecture
January 13, 2017
The Cotton Gin was honored with the highest professional award an architect can earn 2017 National American Institute of Architect (AIA) Honor Award for Architecture. It is the first structure from 2012 master plan for the 16-acre former agriculture co-op site.
AN 2016 Best of Design Award - Adaptive Restoration
December 7, 2016
The Architects Newspaper Design Award focused on the architect's ability to transform an industrial Cotton Gin into Civic Pavilion while focusing on smart design decisions with cladding, strategic removals and wind and environmental aspects.
ABC Inc. - Central Texas Chapter - Construction Award
October 5, 2016
The Cotton Gin was recognized by the Associated Builders and Contractors, Inc. - Central Texas Chapter with a construction excellence award for "Renovation: Less Than $4 Million."
ENR Texas & Louisiana 2016 Best Project Winner
August 8, 2016
The Cotton Gin was selected by Engineering-News Record (ENR) Texas & Louisiana's 2016 Best Project Winner Renovation / Restoration category. Projects compete in 20 specialized categories honoring the best construction.
Antenora Architects was awarded 2016 Texas Society of Architects Design Award for their outstanding architectural design. This annual competition recognizes design excell-ence by architects practicing in Texas.