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EFA DESIGN SHOWCASE
HONORABLE
HONORABLE MENTIONS
MENTIONS

Standout solutions
The EFA Design Showcase Honorable Mention-winning projects present impressive responses to
unique challenges BY JENNIFER KOVACS SILVIS

Praise from the jury

Submitted by: Pi Architects

his unbuilt/conceptual design serves as
the final phase of a years-long master
plan for Baptist Community Services in
Amarillo, Texas, to deliver a community center at
the heart of campus. The vision is for the center
to serve as the gathering place for all residents,
including independent living, assisted living, skilled
nursing, and memory care, with a transportation
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system in place to ensure all can enjoy the environment. Design highlights include solutions to
provide plenty of outdoor exposure despite the
Texas Panhandle's extreme climate. For example,
a conservatory space offers protection from the
weather but with loads of natural light, a water
feature, green walls, canopy trees, and numerous
activity and quiet areas. Recognizing the center's

location near historic downtown Amarillo, the
project team also worked to establish the building
as an extension of the urban core. Rather than demolishing existing structures, the buildings were expanded and remade to accommodate storefronts,
sidewalk cafés, and pedestrian areas to maintain
the downtown feel. An existing clocktower was
preserved as a landmark feature, as well.

RENDERINGS: © PI ARCHITECTS

Baptist Community Services Community
Center, Amarillo, Texas

* "Very nice job integrating into the
existing campus while updating and
modernizing interior spaces; excellent
outdoor spaces. I can imagine the
farmers market spilling in and out of
the space."
* "This is a handsome project that serves
as a connection hub between different
portions of the campus and larger
community. The quality of each interior
and exterior space is high."
* "Love the idea of a centralized activity
hub where all residents can interact
(transportation there is a plus, too). Cool
reuse of structures to blend with urban
downtown feel. Beautiful renderings."


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2020 jury/award winners and finalists
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