February 19, 2015
Houston Baptist University (HBU) celebrated a major milestone for the new 87-foot-tall Belin Tower last week. Nearing completion, the dome and cupola were erected, capping the prominent new statue. The PGAL-designed tower, inspired by Independence Hall in Philadelphia, will provide an attractive campus landmark that will be highly visible from the heavily traveled Southwest Freeway.
* Images taken by Michael Tims/HBU
February 13, 2015
The 300,000 SF, 12-story, Granite Briarpark Green is the latest PGAL-designed building to earn LEED Gold Certification from the USGBC GBCI. The Class A building, developed by Granite Properties, sits on a prominent site in Houston's Westchase district. The architectural precast elevations feature a two-story cast stone base, high performance glazing, and aluminum canopies and sunshade devices which are all sourced regionally and contain high-recycled content. As part of its sustainable design features, the building also boasts an optimized energy performance of 21% over baseline and includes water conserving plumbing fixtures, on-site recycling, ample bicycle storage and extensive native species site landscape development.
February 3, 2015
PGAL's Bethel Park project was awarded the prestigious 2015 Development of Distinction Award by ULI Houston in the not-for- profit category. Only two other projects were selected to receive the award for 2015: Braeburn Village (for-profit category) and New Hope Housing at Rittenhouse (also for the not-for-profit category).
January 23, 2015
PGAL was approved by the Texas A&M University System's Chancellor to begin negotiations to provide Architect/Engineer Professional Services for the Academic Building Complex project on the Galveston campus. The proposed scope for the building is to design a 4-story, approximately 80,000 SF Academic Building and associated infrastructure.
January 16, 2015
On January 14, PGAL's Alexandria team, along with other local firms, participated in the second annual Architects for Animals "Giving Shelter" fundraising program benefitting the Washington, DC Humane Society. Each team designed and built a unique structure that will be placed into community cat colonies throughout DC, providing protection to the City's homeless feline population during the frigid winter months. In addition to the donation of the structure, the event helps create awareness about the plight of DC's homeless animals.
January 6, 2015
The South Florida Regional Transit Authority (SFRTA) has awarded a contract to the design/build team of PGAL and Gulf Building LLC for a $27M project that will include replacement of the existing Pompano Beach, FL Tri-Rail station and platforms as well as construction of a new three-story operations center and a four-story parking garage on the site.
December 22, 2014
Groundbreaking ceremonies were held for the new Northline Campus Parking Garage on December 2, marking a significant milestone in the district's $425 million Groundbreaker Bond Program. The structural precast concrete garage will be built in two phases: Phase 1 will include the first three stories and 481 spaces. Phase 2 will expand the garage to 5 stories and 800 cars.
December 12, 2014
The new $147M Terminal B South Concourse at George Bush Intercontinental Airport, designed by PGAL, has earned LEED Silver Certification from the U.S. Green Building Council. Four times the size of the original concourse, the 225,000 SF facility has 15,000SF of concessions and three new ramp level piers hosting 30 gates. Eye-catching elements include 28-foot glass walls in the hold room area and Flight Information Displays (FID) housed in a sculptural element that seems to defy gravity.