Amon G. Carter Stadium (Additions/Renovations)
Texas Christian University - Fort Worth, Texas
Added a press/suite tower, new concourses and additional seating
Being developed in two phases, the renovation of Amon G. Carter stadium at TCU is a fascinating tale of modernization vs. preservation in a rush against the clock. Following the end of the 2010 Horned Frog football season, crews quickly ascended upon the site to begin demolition of the upper bowl on the west side of the stadium. Alumni and board members wanted to preserve the storied appearance of the facility, but bring additional seating capacity and luxury box availability to be competitive against other schools in the region.
The proposed renovations added a Press/Suite tower on the west side of the stadium. The project also included new concourses and additional seating. The first phase of the project was completed during summer/fall of 2011, just in time for fall football. Between home games construction continued on the west side with final completion in summer 2012.
In December 2011 demolition began on the east side of the stadium, marking the start of Phase 2 of construction. While less complex than the west side, the east side demolition and reconstruction faced the same challenges as the west in that the contractor had about 8 months to remove and replace the seating area and have the facility capable of hosting football games by the home opener in 2012. HKS provided architectural services for the project and LA Fuess was the structural engineer. Austin Commercial was the general contractor.
Dedman Center for Lifetime Sports
Southern Methodist University - Dallas, TX
Aerobic/Dance Rooms (3,000 square feet and 2,400 square feet), Basketball courts (four total, two of which have permanent spectator seating for 300. May be converted to four volleyball courts, or six badminton courts), Bouldering Wall, Cardio Overlook, Classrooms (four, each with seating for 35), Climbing Wall (40 feet high with multiple routes), Conference Room and Staff Offices, Glass-Backed Racquetball Courts (six, with one convertible to squash), Gaming Areas, Indoor Track (six-lap mile), SMUothies Café, Locker Rooms and Showers, Lounge (with computer terminals and a big-screen TV), Martial Arts/Cheer Room (1,900 square feet with padded floors and walls), Men's, Women's, and Family locker room, Multipurpose Court (for indoor soccer or floor hockey), Open-Air Rotunda Entry/Plaza, Outdoor Adventure Area, Outdoor Water Recreation Area (shallow, 50-by-30 foot fountain pool with 7-foot waterfall, various jet and bubble sprays, and sunning area), Recreation Pool (25 meter, five lane swimming pool with water volleyball and basketball areas), Spinning Room, Weight Room/Fitness Area (15,000 square feet)
Laura Lee Blanton Student Services Building
Southern Methodist University - Dallas, TX
60,000 square feet
The $13 million Laura Lee Blanton Student Services Building at Southern Methodist University offers convenient one stop shopping for student administrative services now located in separate buildings that can be difficult to find by those not familiar with the campus
Designed by Omniplan Architects of Dallas in SMU's traditional style of Collegiate Georgian architecture, the four-story, 63,000-square-foot structure serves as the university's "front door" and the centerpiece of the university's new East Quad at SMU Boulevard and Airline Road.
The building is home to the Division of Enrollment Services which provides primary contact for visitors and prospective students with admission, enrollment, financial aid and student account services; SMU's Office of Information Technology Services; a new International Center, and the SMU-in-Taos program.
Texas Christian University - Fort Worth, TX
200,000 square feet, cast in place structural concrete
This project consisted of a new, apartment style student housing and associated parking. Whether posing in Commencement caps and gowns in front of Frog Fountain, listening to a Pat Green concert or tossing a Frisbee with friends, TCU students have made the Campus Commons greenscape their front lawn.
A grand, open space, enhanced by beautiful landscaping, two fountains and plenty of places to sit and talk. Enclosed by the Brown-Lupton University Union, four residence halls and Scharbauer Hall, an academic building, the Commons green is a place of vibrant social and intellectual exchange, both day and night.