Gable Bostic

  1. Force-Majeure
  2. Flashpoint
  3. Easton Arch
  4. Zilker Brewing Co
  5. New Haven Door
  6. Rocky Rd
  7. Madison Ct

  1. Collective Domesticity 
  2. Good - Well, Better
  3. Shift
  4. Break the Cycle
  5. Commons Ford
  6. Barton Springs
  7. Gimme Shelter
  8. Small Bite

  1. Nodo Lounge Chair
  2. Bexar Chair
  3. Tre Table
  4. Shen Stool
  5. 701 Lounger
  6. 701 Cafe Chair
  7. Break Table and Stools
  8. Cask Rocker
  9. Bike Rack

Gable Bostic —

is a designer with plans of becoming an architect. He has lived here and there around Texas and picked up a few degrees along the way. For a while he designed and built furniture in Austin. When he’s not spending time with his wife and dogs, he’s probably on a bike.


7. Gimme Shelter


Info Arch Design Studio III, Professor Urs Peter Flueckiger
Team Gable Bostic
Date Fall 2007

            The Texas Tech Aquatic Center as it sits today was designed in 1975 and subsequently built in 1977. The original design offered an air-supported structure that allowed students to enjoy the pool during the cold winters on the high plains of West Texas, while also being able to remove the roof in order to take advantage of the arid summers. The high frequency of dust storms in the summer and the cost incurred from cleaning the pool forced Texas Tech to make the air-supported structure permanent. With the goal of reinvigorating student interest in the Aquatic Center, the university is looking to renovate the existing center and add a permanent, site responsive roof structure. Our studio was tasked with designing a proposal for this roof addition as well as updating the locker rooms and entrance. My approach for the design focused on natural light. I wanted the space inside to feel like it was outside as much as possible, being that is was a pool. To accomplish this, I chose a sawtooth roof structure that allowed for clerestory windows to be placed in the vertical sections and placed floor-to-ceiling windows on every north facing wall. Also, I shifted the entrance to the west corner of the aquatic center from its original location in the middle on the southwest side. This allowed a clearer, more distinguished entrance to the facility.