947 - TOUR – East Austin Fabricators & Artisans
• Wilson Hack, Assoc. AIA | Senior Designer | W2 MacFab
Date: 11/11/2017 |
Time: 12:00 PM - 2:30 PM
Event Location: MEET AT TOUR DESK
LUHs: 2.5 |
HSW: Yes |
Through October 02: $60.00
Through November 03: $60.00
Onsite November 03: $60.00
This one-of-a-kind custom tour highlights three cutting-edge fabrication and artisan shops in East Austin. Austin is a city of creative entrepreneurs, and these shops highlight both the new and old generations of grit. This tour will visit:
W2 MacFab — And 84-yr old machine and fabrication shop that recently acquired Central Machine, resulting in almost 150 years of Austin design, fabrication, and machining. W2 MacFab offers an incredible range of capabilities, from small-scale architectural to large-scale structural. Their 5-axis water jet can cut through up to 11' of steel; participants will be able to watch a live demonstration of the machine's capability on the tour.
Warbach Lighting & Design — A design-build studio located in the heart of the East Side. From initial concepting to final installation, founders Buch Hubach and Nathan Warner create one-of-a-kind custom light fixtures. Warbach has been called on to collaborate with some of the best designers and architects to ensure that each piece is designed, built, and installed using the best materials with precision and integrity.
Delta Millworks — In 1985, the company originated a movement in restoration millwork by repurposing longleaf pine reclaimed lumber. Previously thrown in the landfill, this valuable resource now graces many landmarked building and stunning new projects. Continuing Delta’s principals of pioneering and sustainability, in 2007 they introduced the design community to their charred wood products that use the ancient practice of shou sugi ban adapted to modern architecture. Watch a live demo of this ancient Japanese wood-burning technique on the tour!
*Courses marked "SD" may qualify for Sustainable Design for the Texas Board of Architectural Examiners.