B4, The Builders Square training center San Antonio, Texas
Haight, Richard N.
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01 Thesis Statement Critics have lambasted many contemporary works as simply repetitious in nature, copying and relying upon designs and design styles of the past, and present. To counter this criticism, a more honest architecture has been desired. The term "honesty in architecture" promotes uniqueness in design through an emphasis on using materials in an honest fashion through a juxtaposition of the materials and how they are used. 02 Context Statement The site for the project will be in San Antonio, Texas (Riverwalk Area); located between E. Commerce St. and Crockett St. along Navarro St. (see accompanying map). 03 Facility Statement The type of facility is that of new Corporate Training Center. Features of this new structure will include procedure, vendor product, and program training for Corporate Employees (Managers, Store Administration, Department Sales, Kitchen & Bath Design/Sales, Sales Procedures Support, Vendor Training Seminars), and Accommodations for Trainees (i.e. an inclusive "Hotel" for those attending various training functions). Moreover, retail lease space will be offered to businesses requiring Riverwalk frontage. 04 Project Scope As this complex will service the Builders Square Corporation, the project will be in proportion to its surroundings; i.e. the San Antonio Riverwalk Area (the Paseo Del Rio). The complex will serve approximately 220 persons, ranging from the Administrative Personnel to the Builders Square Corporate Trainee.