August 22, 2014
The September issue of Airport Improvement Magazine will share inside stories about the new $112 million Regional Intermodal Transportation Center (RITC) at Bob Hope Airport (BUR) in Burbank, CA. Directly across the street from an existing Metrolink/Amtrak station, the 850,000SF, 3-level RITC, designed by PGAL, includes a new bus transit station, a 2,000 space consolidated rental car center, 1,200 public parking spaces and bicycle parking.
July 31, 2014
In a poetic combination of old and new, a beloved1974 Dallas branch library will retain its original triangular skylight, exposed wood rafters and brick walls but will gain 5,000 SF of high efficiency space distinguished by modern design elements such as angular walls and columns, metal finishes and extensive glass to dramatically increase natural light. Designed to achieve LEED Gold, the Fretz Park Branch Library will have a Black Box Theater, a consolidated, highly recognizable entry, new classrooms and study spaces and twice its current collection.
July 7, 2014
With the recent Grand Opening of a $112 million Regional Intermodal Transportation Center (RITC) at Bob Hope Airport (BUR) in Burbank, CA, travelers can make convenient ground connections via an elevated moving walkway linking the terminal with bus, rail, rental car and public parking facilities. Located across the street from an existing Metrolink/Amtrak station, the 850,000SF, 3-level RITC, designed by PGAL, includes a new bus transit station, a 2,000 space consolidated rental car center, 1,200 public parking spaces and bicycle parking.
June 4, 2014
Masonry Design Magazine selected two recently completed PGAL projects as the cover story for its Spring 2014 issue. Both feature restoration/adaptive reuse of historical buildings in Houston. Bethel Church Park transformed the severely damaged Bethel Baptist Church into a unique open-air, inner-city park/museum. The Leonel J. Castillo Community Center converted a fire-damaged 1919 elementary school from eyesore to a multi-user community asset. The magazine's 8-page spread features numerous photos of both projects.
May 20, 2014
PGAL Principal Ian Nester, AIA, LEED AP, will be a featured speaker at the International Parking Institute Annual Conference, June 1-4, in Dallas. Ian will speak June 1 on "The Sense and Cents of Green Garages". Planning to attend? Drop by the PGAL display booth to see lots of examples of the safe, secure and sustainable garage complexes PGAL has designed nationwide. Conference details: www.parking.org.
May 6, 2014
In the Houston Business Journal's 2014 Landmark Awards, both PGAL submitted projects were named winners in their categories. Bethel Park won top honors in Historic Preservation Category. It occupies the inner-city site of an 1890's Baptist Church rebuilt in 1950 and nearly destroyed by fire in 2005. It provides a unique open-air, inner-city park/museum embraced by a restored façade and three walls. The Leonel J. Castillo Community Center won the Community Impact Category. It converted an historic but fire-damaged 1919 elementary school from eyesore to a multi-user community asset.
April 25, 2014
A new $136M residential development at the U.S. Marine Air Ground Combat Center in Twentynine Palms, CA is welcoming 1,152 Marines to a campus-style complex that includes three 4-story Bachelor Enlisted Quarters (BEQs), a 445-seat dining facility, a 500-seat open-air amphitheater and a Ninja Warrior Style Obstacle Course. The complex is the second major housing project recently designed by PGAL at the Twentynine Palms base.
April 11, 2014
The University of Central Florida (Orlando) has a new 1,037-space parking garage, designed by PGAL as central access hub for student housing, a recreational/wellness complex, pedestrian circulation and the heart of campus. A multi-level façade with a mixture of Bahama shutters, integrated horizontal and vertical fins, is shaped to follow curved site constraints. Easily identifiable vertical circulation includes open decorative stairs and glass-backed elevator towers, topped with sloped metal roofs.