Children’s Building Addition – First Baptist Church

Lampasas, Texas

The new Children’s Building was designed to accommodate educational space Pre-K through 6th grade as well as serve an active day care program. Drop off canopy and playground areas were designed for protection and security of the children. The functional 9,369 square foot contemporary addition was designed to match the existing campus through use of a canopy colonnade structure, separating atrium and matching of masonry materials.

Multi-Purpose Addition – Heritage Assembly of God Church

Wichita Falls, Texas

A fast growing Church, Heritage Assembly of God embarked on a major expansion project to their recently renovated facilities. The 10,000 square foot addition houses classrooms, conference areas, youth center, warming kitchen, and showers/restrooms. The addition exterior complements and enhances the recently renovated adjacent facility. The project utilized green materials and concepts but is not LEED certified.

New Children’s Building – Colonial Baptist Church

Wichita Falls, Texas

A four phase master plan was designed for Colonial Baptist to accommodate this very young and growth oriented church. The first phase of this plan is the new 24,250 square foot Children’s Building with site development for the full master plan. The two-story children’s education and worship facility provides a highly contemporary and exciting education space for infants and toddlers as well as Pre-K through 6th grade. A contemporary worship theatre is located on the second floor to provide relief to the existing sanctuary for a fast growing population.

Student Building Concept – Wesley Foundation of Wichita Falls

Wichita Falls, Texas

The concept for this 5,600 square foot student center combines the traditional architecture of the adjoining Midwestern State University through use of materials but with a highly visible contemporary form that expresses the vision of the students it serves. The design provides open multipurpose areas for religious, educational, recreational, and social events. Other areas include: Causal student lounge with food bar, recreation room, office and support areas.

Bowie Economic Development Corporation

Bowie, Texas

This attractive and unique industrial building is designed with flexibility and adaptability to attract manufacturing and industrial companies to the Bowie, Texas area. The 15,000 square foot clear span structure utilizes a pre-engineered building system for economy. The challenge for the design team was to meet the client’s budget restraints while providing an aesthetically pleasing and competitive facility.

Plant Expansion Planning Study – Oil States Industries, Inc.

Lampasas, Texas

The primary objective of this intensive study was to provide design criteria, concepts and opinions of probable cost to aid in the determination for the short and long range goals for the Oil States Industries Lampasas Plant. Two options were analyzed. The first maintains the plant at its current location with major renovations and additions for a total of 73,364 square feet. This design creates better plant functionality and brings the existing facility into current code compliance. The second option creates a completely new facility to be sited in the recently developed Lampasas Industrial Park. This 93,500 square foot concept provides a state-of-the-art highly functional facility for the production of oil field parts and equipment.

Atrium Renovation – Rolling Meadows Retirement Center

Wichita Falls, Texas

Rolling Meadows is over 25 years old and was in dire need of a fresh, updated look. Elements such as outdated carpet, fabric canopies and metal stairs dated the space. The initial scope included adding warm wood elements, updating the finishes and opening the dining room. Prior to the renovation, the Atrium lacked focus and direction. Relocating the Reception to the primary entrance allowed for more functional flow and clear wayfinding through the Lobby giving the Atrium a “Mainstreet” atmosphere. The space was completely transformed by cladding the existing columns, metal stair and railing in a traditional wood profile, as well as by tying the space together with a wainscot. All final finish selections, furniture and décor were chosen by Rolling Meadows staff, allowing them to take great ownership in deciding how the finished product should look.

Amenities in the renovated Atrium include The Royal Perk coffee bar, Dining Room, Communication Center, computer access with internet,Game Room and Knight Cap sports bar. The previously dark Dining Room received updated finishes, lighting and lost a few restricting walls allowing for a more functional layout. It is now open, airy and elegant, seating more residents without restricting maneuverability. All of the new venues are located in the Atrium which is the main area of the facility and is open 24/7.

First Bank Downtown – Addition and Renovation

Wichita Falls, TX

The renovation of the former lawyer office provides First Bank with a foothold in the downtown financial arena. The exterior facelift transforms this dated facility into a modern destination for its clientele. Once inside, the open layout promotes helpful interaction. The use of similar materials and details from the institution’s current branches instills a visual continuity of the bank’s image. Exterior project enhancements include the new drive-thru and canopy, building facelift, landscaping and parking. Interior upgrades include new lobby, teller and work spaces, loan offices and employee break areas.

New Facility for First Bank – Maplewood Branch

Wichita Falls, Texas

This project presented a rare opportunity to take a dated car service center and convert it into a highly visible, banking and retail establishment. Working with the primary owner, First Bank, the 16,000 square foot structure is sub-divided into three businesses: First Bank, ReMax Realtors, and Atlanta Bread Company. The design for the bank included a teller lobby, administrative offices, and a drive-through.

Fast-track construction while designs were finalized allowed for quicker occupancy. Design services were provided for Poteet, Inc., the General Contractor for the project.

This project exemplifies the corporate image and standards of First Bank on the interior and exterior, while also illustrating the full intent of sustainability in revitalizing the existing structures.

New Facility for State National Bank of Texas

Iowa Park, Texas

Phasing is often the most critical element with a commercial bank where time is money. This is the case with the 10,912 square foot State National Bank. This innovative design allowed for a two-phase construction process. The first phase included construction of a new building with a temporary drive through window. The second phase demolished the original building and constructed a new drive through on the same location tied to the first phase. The exterior façade which features native Texas limestone with a contemporary form, symbolizes the bank’s historic past with its vision for the future. The interior design concept also reflects this strong relationship between the past and future.

Renovations and Additions – Postel Family Credit Union

Wichita Falls, Texas

Transforming a dated office building and creating a warm, exciting and corporate environment provides both challenges and opportunities. This 7,800 square foot renovation places special emphasis in providing an upscale image for the client. Project includes new remote drive through banking canopy with teller building and new entrance canopies. Interior renovations include lobby, teller areas, vault and work areas, loan offices, and computer operations.

Additions and Renovations for First Bank – Kell Boulevard

Wichita Falls, Texas

Critical phasing is required when renovating an existing 5,000 square foot bank facility while in service and constructing a new adjacent 15,000 square foot addition to create a new corporate image. This task was successfully completed in the First Bank – Kell Project. This unique design includes a new two-story addition, expansion of lobby and teller areas with new vault, loan offices, support areas and community room. The new exterior corrected the original out-of-balance façade and merged the existing and new constructions into a cohesive envelope. The inviting interior design established the new image for the bank which has been used as the standard for other branches.

Additions and Renovations for First Bank – Iowa Park Branch

Iowa Park, Texas

The task of taking a small dated residential office building and providing a new corporate image to meet the standards established by First Bank is accomplished in this design. The project scope includes open lobby and teller areas, loan offices and support areas. Complete new exterior façade, new parking, new drive-up ATM, and new drive-thru facility are provided in the solution.

New Media Center / Pool Enclosure – Rolling Meadows Retirement Center

Wichita Falls, Texas

Restrictive sites require special design talents to implement creative solutions. The Media Center Project is located in a very restricted courtyard and consists of a two story structure with clear spans on both levels. The first floor contains an enclosure over an existing pool and exercise area and the second level provides for a new multi-purpose media center. This project has been a success with the retirement community residents since its inception.

Administration and Maintenance Facility – Santa Rosa Telephone Cooperative, Inc.

Vernon, Texas

Rural areas provide special challenges for implementing state-of-the-art facilities. Located on the edge of Vernon, Texas, this unique 19,440 square foot project combines two buildings into one cohesive campus. The design allows for both administration and maintenance departments to function together, but also be separated for security purposes in after-hours operations. Future building expansions have been designed in the overall master plan. Located on the open prairie, amenities such as tornado shelters are a must.

TxDOT – Ward County Safety Rest Area

Ward County, TX

This project is located approximately 50 miles west of Odessa, Texas near the town of Pyote on Interstate Highway 20. The design utilizes the architectural theme from the nearby historic World War II Pyote (Rattlesnake) Bomber Training Base. The theme captures elements such as tapered concrete buttresses used in the original hangar buildings and an entrance form that simulates an air traffic control tower.

The facility serves as a place of refuge to prevent road weariness and promote safety on the highways. Interactive educational exhibit areas promote the unique local history of the area. Amenities include storm shelters, Department of Public Safety Office, vending areas, air conditioned restrooms, support areas, information center, and free WiFi .

Site improvements include private picnic arbors, walkway strolling nature trails, and a large secure World War II Bomber themed playground area. Heavy vehicle access and parking is separated from standard vehicle parking areas for safety. Full security lighting is provided over entire site. Utilities are always a challenge in remote project locations and on-site water wells provide irrigation. Although not certified, the project utilizes LEED principles and guidelines for a high-performance building in form and function. The project was completed and opened to the public in November of 2012. The official ground-breaking took place in January of 2013.

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TxDOT – Hale County Safety Rest Area

Hale County, Texas

This unique project, located approximately 35 miles north of Lubbock, Texas on Interstate Highway 27, consisted of major renovations and new construction to an existing safety rest area. The facility provides a respite from driving to prevent road weariness and promote highway safety. The facilities provide educational interactive display areas, storm shelters, restrooms, Department of Public Safety Office, security office, vending, and support areas. Site improvements include private picnic arbors and landscaped garden plaza with walkways. Heavy vehicle access and parking is separated from standard vehicle areas for safety.
The average daily traffic volume potentially served by this safety rest area exceeds 15,000 vehicles providing high visibility. Materials selected provide ease of maintenance for heavy public usage. The original project received a Texas Society of Architects Design Award and the renovated facility was selected for a Design Award from Metal Architecture Magazine.

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TxDOT – Hardeman County Safety Rest Area

Hardeman County, Texas

Located five miles east of Quanah, Texas, this site has a panoramic view of Medicine Mound, a historic religious site for the native Comanche Indians. An agrarian architectural theme compliments the history and culture of the surrounding area. The tower feature is reminiscent of the local grain silos. The design incorporates educational and interactive exhibit areas, storm shelters, Department of Public Safety Offices, vending areas, restrooms, and support areas.

The primary goal of the project is to prevent road weariness and promote highway safety. Site amenities include private picnic arbors, walkway strolling paths around pond areas, and large secure playground areas. Heavy vehicle access and parking is separated from standard vehicle areas for safety. Storm drainage is collected into detention areas providing the pond-like rural setting. The average daily traffic volume potentially served by the safety rest area exceeds 15,000 vehicles per day, and materials selected provide ease of maintenance for heavy usage. The project won a 2005 Design Award from Metal Architecture Magazine.

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TxDOT – District Headquarters Complex

Childress, Texas

This TxDot District Headquarters sits on approximately 50.88 acres of land located 3 miles west of Childress Texas. The project includes eight structures of approximately 83,398 square feet with the two largest being the administration building (19,043 s.f.) and the main shop building (46,704 s.f.). Covered pedestrian walkways link the various structures. Separation and access to visitor parking, employee parking, heavy equipment provides for both safety and security. Pre-engineered building systems were selected for economy and spans. Materials and systems were selected for endurance, ease of maintenance as well as aesthetics.

TxDOT – Area Engineering and Maintenance Facilities

Texas Department of Transportation

From 1998 through 2008, SLA was contracted by the Texas Department of Transportation to design the renovations, additions, and new construction of eleven TxDOT Area Engineers and Maintenance Facilities.  These projects ranged from 5,500sf to 30,000sf and from $289K to $2.4M.  These facilities house administrative offices, open office work rooms, vehicle storage bays, and equipment maintenance shops.  Projects are based on prototype concepts and redesigned to meet specific user needs for each site.  Site improvements normally include employee and visitor parking areas, heavy equipment storage yards, and road maintenance material storage space.

SLA has designed these facilities for various geographical climates and terrains from Greenville in East Texas to Plainview in West Texas.

Riverbend Nature Center

Wichita Falls, Texas

This special $6 million dollar project included phasing of the design over a three year period. The highlight of the project is the $3.5M Butterfly Conservatory. This 7,500sf facility attracts the eye of motorists near downtown Wichita Falls as it sits on a hill overlooking Lucy Park. The $1.4M, 6,000sf Pavilion features an educational exhibit space, and also houses administration, conference center, display areas and support. Two acres of the surrounding land was also developed and provides a large open plaza with handicapped accessible walkway systems linking the facility to Lucy Park and the Wichita River below. The use of sustainable design played an integral role in this project.

The Butterfly Conservatory provides a distinctive, educational experience and is a major attraction to the North Texas Area. The entire environmental education facility serves the communities of north Texas and southern Oklahoma. Uniquely placed in a conflux of geographical regions, River Bend connects people to their natural environment through educational activities, environmental awareness and conservation examples.

The project was designed for a non-profit Public Client and was funded by public and private grants, as well as donations from the local community.

Miracle Field of Wichita Falls

Wichita Falls, Texas

This unique project was designed for the Miracle League of Wichita Falls to provide children with disabilities the opportunity to play baseball. Approximately one acre of land has been developed into a totally handicap-accessible park. The park features a cast-in-place concrete baseball field with rubberized athletic sports surfacing. Extra large dugouts, wide sidewalks, all accessible parking, and oversized concessions and restrooms make this project one-of-kind for the North Texas Region.

With an initial project cost of $450,000 and a second phase estimated at $260,000, this project is funded entirely by public grants and gifts. SLA is proud to have donated design services to this worthy cause.

Downtown Travel Center – City of Wichita Falls

Wichita Falls, TX

The Wichita Falls Multimodal facility is a 6,000sf (approx) facility designed to improve efficiency and passenger demand in the Wichita Falls Transit System (WFTS) with the implementation of a more centralized transfer hub. The multi-modal transit center’s design drew its inspiration from train stations of the past, but incorporates all the modern amenities and current technologies available in the present.  Local artisans can display their work throughout the interior and exterior of the facility to instill community pride and connectivity.

A large, welcoming lobby acts as the intersection for the major services such as ticket counters, information kiosks, restrooms (storm shelters), vending, and waiting.  Other provided functions include conferment / meeting rooms, drivers lounge, cargo shipping/receiving, and security office. The site includes sheltered areas for passengers waiting and transfer of City/Regional carriers, bicycle racks, and parking for passenger drop-off and taxi stands.

Construction was completed in September of 2013 with Anthony Inman Construction, Inc performing as the Construction Manager at Risk (CMaR).

Animal Services Center – City of Wichita Falls

Wichita Falls, Texas

This new modern facility is approximately 12,000sf of enclosed space. The building is designed to replace out-of-date facilities and centralize the services provided by the Public Health Department’s Animal Control. The new facility houses a total of 46 kennels (36 reclaim/adoption, 10 quarantine) with future expansion capability of 18 more.  The construction was completed in January of 2011.

Other interior spaces include Cat Display and Play Areas, Exotics viewing, “Get-to-Know” Room, Surgery Suite, Isolation/Quarantine, Offices, Break Room, and plenty of storage. An integrated Sally-port provides security of transfer for animals as well as comfort during inclement weather. Interior display spaces provide full height storefront designs for ease of viewing.

Outdoor amenities include the “Get-to-Know” Courtyard with “Field-Turf” grass and Livestock holding pens.

In 2015, SLA was contracted to design the expansion to the facility due to need for more space to accommodate the city.  SLA completed this design in August of 2015.

Iowa Park CISD – Athletic Fields and High School Renovations

Iowa Park, Texas

SLA provided the design for the Iowa Park Consolidated Independent School District.  This Bond Package was divided into two major areas of work. The first was the complete renovation of the Athletic Complex. Built in the early 1970’s, the existing Hawk Stadium and Athletic Complex is a source of pride for the citizens of Iowa Park. Facilities were updated to modern standards while providing an improved image and function for the long term future. The project includes new stadium bleacher seating, stadium athletic turf, 8 lane competition track, field lighting, press box, restroom/concession building, 14,000sf field house, and a concession/restroom building for the baseball/softball complex.  The football stadium was completed prior to the 2014 football season.

The second area of work was the exterior renovation of the main high school campus which ties the main building and several existing additions together to make a cohesive design and provide an improved image for the future.  The auditorium was also renovated to provide the school with an up-to-date space with new sound and visual equipment.

This Bond Election is part of the District’s long term facilities plan. The next phase will include the construction of a new high school and renovation of the interior of the existing high school to serve as the new home for the Middle School.  The Bond Package Estimate was $14.7 million.

Wichita Falls Public Safety Training Center – City of Wichita Falls

Wichita Falls, Texas

Sited and designed to stabilize and generate growth in a blighted area of the city, this 28,000 s.f. training facility for the Police and Fire departments, grew to incorporate a 911 Call Center and meeting facilities for the local citizenry. The training center has large multi-purpose rooms that have the flexibility to accommodate varied functions such as seminars and conferences. During crisis situations, the facility transforms into the hub for emergency operation control. The tornado-resistant construction of the 911 center allows for uninterrupted emergency services during times of severe weather.

Cypress Water Treatment Plant – City of Wichita Falls

Wichita Falls, Texas

The administration and lab buildings were the building blocks for a master planned $50+ million dollar state-of-the-art water treatment complex. Multiple disciplines came together to provide the city and surrounding communities with a solution to the ever changing resource. Housing administrative, conference, and laboratory functions for the water plant facility, this project was also designed for use by the public via educational tours. Naturally-lit atrium and corridors are highlighted by environmental artwork and public galleries. Although certification was not required, LEED guidelines were implemented throughout the complex.

Administrative Offices and Community Center – City of Iowa Park

Iowa Park, TX

This project is designed to house new administration offices, new police station, new fire station and a new community center for the citizens of Iowa Park. The primary design focus is to promote the future image and growth of the City. The Administration Area is designed to house all City Departments and the Police Station is designed to be isolated with its own entrance and sallyport. The Fire Station houses 6 drive-through primary bays (double vehicle depth). Also, the Community Center provides banquet seating for 500 persons. Total project contains 43,884sf of renovation space and 11,208sf of new construction for a total of 55,092sf. The Opinion of Probable Construction Cost based on concept is $8,394,688. The building was originally a Wal-Mart Building purchased by the City for future development. The main design challenge was in converting an existing retail shell building into a modern functioning facility as well as providing a strong image for a growing community. Project was taken through design concept.

Multiple Projects – City of Lampasas

Lampasas, Texas

SLA has been honored to work with the citizens of Lampasas for several years. Projects range from stabilizing historic structures to long range master plans. Our most recent work was planning the new Civic Center in Campbell Park. Projects to date include: Hanna Springs Swimming Pool Complex, Lampasas Public Library Master Plan, Hanna Springs Restoration, Hancock Bathhouse Restoration, Lampasas Police Station Renovation & Addition, as well as the Civic Center.

Defense Finance and Accounting Services (DFAS) Administrative Building

Red River Army Depot – Texarkana, TX

This is a Design/Build project with Guyco, Inc (GC) for the Fort Worth District COE. Located near Texarkana on the Red River Army Depot Base, the Defense Finance and Accounting Service (DFAS) Administration Building houses the administrative and command operations for the US Department of Defense. The 44,000sf building consists of an open office layout on both floors. Arrangement of work stations is easily modified due to the open layout and minimal structure. Locating open and private offices at the perimeter of the building allows for maximum views and daylight at all occupied spaces. Employees can easily circulate through the spaces to the core of the building. A unique feature of the open office area is the raised access flooring. This system allows for easy rearrangement of workstations, electrical and communications modifications, and provides conditioned air to the space.

The core contains common spaces such as restrooms, meeting rooms and break rooms. An open atrium at the lobby connects the two floors and allows for natural light to filter into the spaces.

The exterior of the facility was designed to complement the newly completed Army Reserve Center. The building is clad with a two-tone brick veneer and EIFS. Horizontal metal wall panels and sunshades help to give the building scale and a modern appeal. The facility has been certified LEED Silver.

Five Phases: Renovate Volunteer Army Barracks and Central Energy Plants

Fort Hood, TX

SLA Architects has completed the design on five separate phases of the Renovation of VOLAR (Volunteer Army) Barracks at Fort Hood, TX.  Each of these projects were completed using the Design/Build project delivery method with Guyco, Inc. serving as the general contractor.

Phase I was the renovation of approximately 455,000sf on the 29000 and 39000 Blocks, consisting of the complete interior and exterior shell renovation of seven 3-Pod barracks and four 4-Pod barracks. This $89M construction project was completed in January of 2012.

Phase II of the renovation included approximately 420,000sf on the 87000 and 39000 Blocks, consisting of the complete interior and exterior shell renovation of six 3-Pod barracks four 4-Pod barracks. This $82M construction project was completed in October of 2013.

Phase III of the renovation included approximately 191,000sf on the 39000 West Block, consisting of the complete interior and exterior shell renovation of five 3-Pod barracks. The $48.2M construction project was completed in May of 2013.

Phase IV of the renovation includes the complete interior and exterior shell renovation of four 4-Pod and three 3-Pod barracks on the West 39000 Block totaling approximately 375,000sf. This $76M project was awarded and completed last among all five phases, with the construction being completed in September of 2017.

Phase V consisted of two barracks on the 36000 Block that were each of a different formation and only two stories. This project included 54,000sf with a construction value of $12.2M. It was completed in September of 2015.

Four of five phases included replacement of a block’s Central Energy Plant and all five phases included renovations to a laundry building or room. Each phase included miscellaneous site work such as new walks, utilities, storm drainage, HVAC piping systems and landscaping. Each of the five phases achieved LEED Silver certification.

With the construction on the final phase completed, SLA has been the Designer of Record on approximately $308,200,000 in complete interior and exterior shell barracks renovation since 2009. This consists of 35 individual barracks buildings totaling close to 1.5M gross square feet across four blocks at Fort Hood. These renovations will provide durable and comfortable living quarters for 2,762 soldiers for the next thirty years. Furthermore, each space was designed to double in capacity in the event a surge situation occurs, therefore having a surge capacity of 5,524.

WT Unit Operations Facility (Admin)

Fort Polk, LA

SLA prepared Ready for Construction Design packages for the WT Unit Operations (Administration), Fort Polk, Louisiana as part of a Design/Build team with Guyco, Inc.  The project consists of a Double Company Operations Facility on the first floor of approximately 22,000sf and a Battalion Headquarters on the second floor of 8,100sf. The project plan and space requirements are dictated by the Center of Standardization (CoS) by the Corps of Engineers.

The project is primarily administration space with open office space (modular) and private offices. It also includes a secure video teleconference room. The building exterior complements the Single Family Assistance Center (SFAC) and Barracks Projects, which make up the first two phases of this three-building campus. The project received LEED Silver certification with site points utilized from the adjacent Barracks Project. Bently BIM was required by the CoS.  This project was turned over to the User in November of 2012.

Renovation of Historical Buildings 145, 146, 147, 149

Fort Sam Houston, TX

SLA served as the Architect for this Design/Build project for the General Contractor, Guyco, Inc. This $16.7M project consisted of renovation of four buildings that were constructed between 1905 and 1908, as part of part of the Calvary and Light Artillery Post of Fort Sam Houston. The renovation converted them into modern, administrative facilities for the 106th Signal Brigade and extend their useful life another 25 years. The general scope of the project required restoration of both interior and exterior historic elements; complete replacement of all exterior doors and windows; complete interior demolition; removal of all mechanical, electrical, plumbing, communications, and fire protection systems; hazardous material abatement; roof system replacement; structural building hardening to address Antiterrorism / Force Protection concerns; construction of new stand-alone elevator shafts to address handicap accessibility; replacement of first and second story porches; and the construction of new interior spaces and equipment to meet the needs of the Users.  The construction on this project was completed in September of 2012 and it received LEED Silver certification.

SACON Villages

Fort Polk, LA

SLA served as the Architect for this Design/Build project with Guyco, Inc.  It consisted of the design of two SACON® Villages for Fort Polk, Louisiana – Objective Span and Objective Tarantula.  With a construction value over $10 million, both sites provide various training scenarios which accurately depict the harsh realities of the combat environment in an urban centric Live-Fire Mount Facility.  Ballistic concrete is utilized for construction due to its non-ricocheting, non-fragmenting, bullet-trapping capabilities that are not only safe and environmentally-friendly, but also designed to ensure high-quality, realistic training for today’s war fighter.  The Objective Span site contains twenty-six Ballistic Concrete structures, while the Objective Span site has nine.

With a very limited construction time of 270 days and both sites located in a live fire range area, Ballistic Concrete panels were fabricated and stored off site at a temporary manufacturing plant just south of Fort Polk and then shipped directly to the sites for erection.  The Ballistic Concrete fabricator and erector was Amidon-Verus.

Foreign Security Forces – Transition Team Mission

North Fort Polk, Louisiana

SLA Architects, through CSG/SLA Joint Venture Company, prepared five Design/Build RFPs under a single delivery order for the Fort Worth District Corps of Engineers for relocating the Transition Teams Mission from Fort Riley, Kansas to North Fort Polk, Louisiana.  Work included extensive mission facilities master planning, facilities design, and layout including sitework and utilities.  AT/FP planning was provided for roads, barriers, and setback requirements. The plans and specifications  were developed to the 50% level for approximately 228 acres developed for seventeen existing buildings, ninety-three new modular buildings/sprung structures, and five pre-fabricated buildings.  Existing streets were resurfaced or replaced.  New parking areas were provided for private vehicles as well as military equipment.  New athletic sport field, exercise and combat training complexes were included in the design. The entire cost of the project was estimated to be $150M.

Asbestos contaminated materials andlead based paint was encountered in all renovated facilities.  Exterior work included roads, parking lots, water, sewer, natural gas, street lighting and electrical systems.  Extensive topographic surveys of large areas and multiplesite geotechnical drilling and testing with detailed geotechnical reports.   Detailed estimates were developed during multiple charrettes and Value Engineering studies.

We are proud to play a role in supporting this important mission in the training of our troops for deployment throughout the world.

Renovation of Historical Building 1001

Fort Sam Houston, TX

SLA Architects, through CSG/SLA Joint Venture Company, developed an RFP for the U.S. Army Corp of Engineers for the relocation of a U.S. Army Special Troops Battalion (STB) and Signal Company to Building 1001.  Complete interior renovation of the historically significant building was necessary to meet the programmatic requirements of the new tenants.  In addition to upgrades of mechanical, electrical, plumbing, and fire protection systems, the building structure was reinforced to incorporate Anti-terrorism / Force Protection (AT/FP) techniques.

Preserving the architectural significance of the 5-story, 24,800 square foot, Spanish Colonial Revival style structure while complying with updated requirements of Unified Facility Criteria (UFC) provided many challenges.  Building Information Modeling (BIM) was utilized throughout design process.

Renovation of Historical Building 2

Fort Bliss, TX

SLA Architects, through CSG/SLA Joint Venture Company, developed a Request for Proposal (RFP) for the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers for a new states-side Division Headquarters to serve the U.S. Army’s 1st Armored Division relocating from Germany. Total renovation area included 253,770 square feet. Meeting the U.S. Army Command and Control Facilities (C2F) Guidelines in a historically significant cold-war era building presented significant design problems. The solution required complete renovation of the building interior along with infrastructure upgrades for mechanical, electrical, plumbing, fire protection, security and communication systems. The building structure renovation incorporated Anti-terrorism / Force Protection (AT/FP) techniques. Specialized coordination was necessary between DOIM and ISEC to provide secured and non-secured communications (SIPR/NIPR).

Pipeline Student Dormitory

Goodfellow AFB, TX

SLA Architects, through CSG/SLA Joint Venture Company, designed a site adapt for a prototypical dormitory for the US Army Corp of Engineers. With a construction price of $19M, the 120,000sf facility provides accommodations for 400 pipeline students.

The three-story structure includes three bed wings joined by a central commons area housing administrative, utility, and recreational areas.  Consistent with the base master plan, outdoor recreational areas were incorporated to promote a campus-like environment with adjacent dormitories.  A covered 10,000 square feet troop muster pad connected an extension of a base-wide troop walk system.  Extensive design of the structural system was necessary to comply with current Antiterrorism / Force Protection (AT/FP) requirements, including progressive collapse avoidance.

Flight Line Fire Station – Randolph Air Force Base

San Antonio, Texas

SLA, through the Joint Venture company, CSG/SLA, developed the concept for a new 36,200sf Flight Line Fire Station. The CSG/SLA Team worked intently with the Randolph AFB Fire Fighting Staff, the Directorate of Public Works, and the Ft. Worth District Army Corps of Engineers in a week long charrette. UFC 4-730-10 Fire Station Standards and other standards of Randolph AFB formed the basis for design program.

The design solved unique and severe site restrictions due to required setbacks from the adjoining flight line and for compliance with AT/FP (Anti-Terrorism/Force Protection) criteria . The building exterior was designed to meet Randolph design standards and preserve the integrity of the existing base architecture.