|BTA Asia Limited|
|Bing Thom Architects is an innovative and global architectural and urban design practice with an emphasis on community-minded work. Founded in 1982, our firm has a core staff of 50 who, in addition to architecture and planning, bring expertise in engineering, sustainable building, interior design, project management, landscape design, and construction. We originate from a dozen different countries and bring our clients equally diverse language skills and cultural understanding.|
With offices in Vancouver, Hong Kong, and Washington, DC, we are known for design excellence and the ability to integrate site master planning, architecture and urban design into a compelling vision that inspires individuals, institutions and communities to do great things.
|Tarrant County College|
Fort Worth, TX
BTA was engaged by the Tarrant County College District to design a new urban campus, the Trinity River East Campus, in downtown Fort Worth. Building on BTA earlier master plan for the City of Fort Worth largely neglected urban waterfront, the first phase of the campus links downtown Fort Worth to the Trinity River. Flanked on either side by campus buildings and shady courtyards, a pedestrian street cascades down the river bluff to the water. Using extensive landscape and water features, the outdoor areas create comfortable microclimates for outdoor activities both for the College and community at large. The massing of the buildings and the extensive use of louvers at key locations on the exterior glazing and outdoor terraces reduces glare and solar heat gain, while preserving daylighting and views for the occupants.
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