While demolition is nearly complete, materials from the 20's are uncovered and prove they really stand the test of time.
Construction has begun! Bible Study Area has a new look taking shape.
Home Stretch - The name has been selected, seating is in place, and sculptural forms are taking shape. While the completion is near, we wanted to share the progress underway.
The Art of Construction - While the San Angelo Performing Art Center is steadily progressing, we decided to take a moment to reflect on the attention to details, beauty in unexpected places, and a glimpse from a performer's perspective.
WEST TEXAS EQUINE CENTER
WEST TEXAS COUNSELING AND GUIDANCE CENTER
EMMANUEL EPISCOPAL BASEMENT
In February 2014, Kinney Franke Architects received an Innovation Award from the San Angelo Chamber of Commerce for their work through the years in creating remarkable places and buildings for San Angelo.
The San Angelo Performing Arts Center is on track to begin construction in the fall of 2014. Congratulations to the fundraising group for achieving their goal. We are excited to see this important project move forward. -KFA
The Concho River, Parks and Trails Rehabilitation Project was given this award by the state of Texas for excellence in park design.
"The Park Design Excellence Award recognizes both the Parks and Recreation Department and the Design Professional for their team work for park design. This year’s winners are Kinney Franke Architects and San Angelo Parks and Recreation Department for the design of the Concho River, Parks & Trails Rehabilitation Project. The Concho River, Parks and Trails Rehabilitation Project was designed by Kinney Franke Architects of San Angelo and funded by community half-cent sales tax and several grants. The primary purpose of the $10M+ project was to stop erosion and stabilize the banks of the river in the core area of downtown. Several improvements were made to the area, including fountain renovations, river stabilization, and the installation of art and exercise equipment along the trails." -Texas Recreation & Park Society
Check out this new video about the continuing revitalization of the Concho riverfront.
For their November publication, The American Institute of Architects visited San Angelo for the 20 year anniversary of the 1992 urban design charette created by the AIA Regional/Urban Design Assistance Team.
Help arrived in February 1992, when an AIA Regional/Urban Design Assistance Team (R/UDAT) was invited to town. The ensuing design charrette is considered one of the AIA’s most successful R/UDATs in the program’s 45-year history. Twenty years later, it continues to guide the investment of new infusions of private and public money.
Known as a “plan for planning” to empower cities to resolve complex urban design problems, San Angelo’s R/UDAT came at a pivotal moment in the collective realization among its leaders that a better future was possible, and hinged upon repairing and reinvigorating the fading urban fabric of their city’s downtown core.
Through the hard work and investment of several city leaders, citizens, and architects many of the RUDAT's proposals have been implemented over the last 20 years. Recently, Kinney Franke Architects has had their own imprint on the master plan through the proposed San Angelo Performing Arts Center:
Next on the horizon is the San Angelo Performing Arts Center. Designed by local firm Kinney Franke Architects and financed entirely by private capital, the two-story project will breathe new life into an empty Coca-Cola warehouse at the north end of downtown. With fundraising more than halfway completed toward the $13.7 million goal, the design includes a 300-seat performance space, a black-box theater, two rehearsal areas, seven studios for the San Angelo Civic Ballet, and offices for the ballet company, Civic Theatre, and San Angelo Cultural Affairs Council.
Watch the Video
Read the full article: Setting up San Angelo's Second Act
View the SAPAC project page
Kinney Franke Architects is proud to be a part of the Concho River revitalization. As construction progresses, this important artery bordering downtown is quickly becoming a vibrant and unique cultural hub. Art installations play an important part in this process.
KFA would like to congratulate Art in Uncommon Places. Thank you for helping make the River a special place.
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View the project: Concho River Project Page
Kinney Franke Architects was recently awarded 'Adaptive Reuse of the Year' by the City of San Angelo's Development Board for the renovation of the old bus station - now 37 Concho.
From the article:
"We're thrilled and excited to receive this award," said Craig Kinney, co-owner of Kinney Franke Architects Design Studio. "This year there were really good projects that in my opinion could have all been winners."
2012 marks the 4th consecutive year the KFA has won a Development Award.
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View the project: 37 Concho