Pre Header

Archives for 2014

The Asherton High School – Asherton, Texas A vision for the adaptive re-use of a vacant school campus

The Asherton High School – Asherton, Texas A vision for the adaptive re-use of a vacant school campus
Project Sponsor: City of Asherton
Collaborators: Center for Urban and Regional Planning Research – College of Architecture
Rural Business Program – The Institute for Economic Development
The University of Texas at San Antonio
Completed: July 2014

This report describes the current site characteristics of the Asherton High School campus and includes several images and examples of what can be achieved by reusing existing structures on the now vacant campus. Two optional vision concepts are presented in this study. The first vision concept explores the use of the campus as a community center. The second vision concept looks at the campus being used for an educational training center for personel engaged in oil and gas exploration and production

View full report here

The Riskind Building – Eagle Pass, Texas

The Riskind Building – Eagle Pass, Texas

A vision for the adaptive re-use of a historic building.

Project Sponsors: City of Eagle Pass, The Riskind Family
Collaborators:  UTSA College of Architecture, Center for Urban and Regional Planning Research – UTSA Institute for Economic Development – UTSA Rural Business Program
Completed: July 2014

Download Project

Communities are defined in large part by their sense of place: those things that distinguish a community from other communities, giving it a particular combination of identities which make it more than the sum of its parts. This is in part a matter of historical memory, but that memory is also inextricably entwined with the built environment. Historic preservation and adaptive re-use are valuable to a community because they not only recognize but help to maintain and refresh the community’s sense of place.