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Garden Gateway, Sisterdale, Texas

Garden Gateway, Sisterdale, Texas

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Garden Gateway, Sisterdale, Texas
John Grable Architects
San Antonio

Garden Gateway straddles a fence line on the grounds of a 273-acre family ranch compound, occupying its liminal position with a graceful authority that belies its 96-square-foot size. Both a gateway to the family’s garden and a tool shed, the building combines materials from the farm and oil patch to produce what architect John Grable, FAIA, calls “an industrial version of Mother Earth.” One juror said, “I love that the architect paid so much attention to something that ‘unimportant.’ It’s a lesson that there’s nothing too small to be detailed attentively.”

View all 2013 RADA winners.


Project Credits

Principal in charge John Grable, FAIA, John Grable Architects, San Antonio
Design team membe: Matthew Martinez, John Grable Architects
General contractor Jeff Truax, Truax Construction, San Antonio
Structural engineer Aaron Staas, Perspective Engineering, Blanco, Texas
Project size 96 square feet
Site size 273 acres
Construction cost $50 per square foot
Photography Courtesy Grable Architects