Texas Architect, May-June 2011.

Title: Sisters Retreat
Author: Matt Fajkus, AIA
Designer: Mell Lawrence Architects

The "Sisters Retreat" article, written by Matt Fajkus, as a review of a design by Mell Lawrence, was published in Texas Architect. The article begins, " 'Light, space and order -- these are the things that humans need just as much as they need bread or a place to sleep.' Le Corbusier's observation of these three essential elements comes to mind when visiting the Sisters Retreat pool house and pavilion by Mell Lawrence Architects. Though the project possesses the typical attributes one might associate with a small recreational program, the unique quality of the design is manifest both in the overall layout as well as in its materiality and detailing, all of which embrace light in nuanced ways."