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.
December 10, 2014
Three parking facilities designed by PGAL were named winners in the 2014 Florida Parking Association design competition. Award of Excellence in the Design Category went to the $10.6M, 1,037-space University of Central Florida Libra Garage, which serves as a central access hub for the Orlando campus. The $3.9M, 208-space City of Aventura Government Center and Police Parking Garage and the $23M, 1,000-space Broward County Judicial Complex South Parking Garage both earned Awards of Merit in the Architecture Category. Winners were announced during the association's 35th annual conference at Sanibel Harbour Marriott Resort, Ft. Myers, FL.
December 2, 2014
Festivities were held for the new PGAL-designed Port Neches Fire Station on November 20, 42 years after the City's existing fire station opened its doors. Firefighters from Port Neches and neighboring departments, city dignitaries and members of the local community gathered to dedicate the new complex.
November 20, 2014
Lorrie Adair, AIA, LEED AP, has joined PGAL as Managing Principal of the Dallas office.
Lorrie brings 28 years of experience to the post, including design and management of complex projects in the fields of aviation, hospitality, healthcare, education, justice and military construction.
November 14, 2014
Alexandria, VA - 11/13/14 - When PGAL - a Texas-based A/E firm - established the Alexandria, Virginia office in 1989, the staff already had a major assignment: design and program the $400 million, one million-square-foot Terminal B/C at Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport (DCA).
November 10, 2014
The Bob Hope Airport Regional Intermodal Transportation Center (RITC) has been named a 2014 ENR Merit Award winner in the Airports/Transit Category. PGAL served as prime design consultant, architect and rental car planner for this truly intermodal facility in Southern California.
November 7, 2014
Bethel Church Park, a historic landmark preserved and converted to new use by the City of Houston Parks and Recreation Department, has been named a finalist in Houston's Urban Land Development (ULI) Development of Distinction awards. A distinguished panel of judges from around the country toured the project and winners will be announced in January. Bethel Park occupies the downtown site of an 1890's Baptist Church which was rebuilt in 1950 and nearly destroyed by fire in 2005. The half-acre site now houses a 5,600 SF open-air park/museum within the restored façade. PGAL teamed with landscape architecture firm White Oak Studio on the project design.
November 4, 2014
Preservation Houston has named the Leonel J. Castillo Community Center a winner in its 2015 Good Brick Awards competition. The annual program, now in its 37th year, recognizes local contributions to the preservation, restoration and enhancement of Houston's architectural and cultural heritage. PGAL designed the conversion of a historic but badly damaged elementary school into a vibrant community center.