March 7, 2014
With a 12-year portfolio of award-winning projects for PGAL throughout Texas and nationally, Cris Ruebush, AIA, LEED AP, has been promoted to Principal. Based in PGAL's Austin office, Cris provides design, project management, construction administration and expert advisory services for public, aviation and commercial projects, including Austin-Bergstrom International Airport and its new Consolidated Rental Car Center. He holds a Bachelor of Architecture, Magna Cum Laude, University of Houston.
February 26, 2014
Parking at the 90,512 SF Government Center in Aventura, FL, just got easier with completion of a 3-level, 208 space garage on the site of a former surface lot. The secured ground level houses Police Department parking with special space for fueling/equipping and a K9 area. Upper levels accommodate city staff and visitors. The PGAL design included elements that complement aesthetics of the adjacent Government Center, such as a glass curtainwall system enclosing stairwells and elevator and pre-cast color reveals and patterns.
February 5, 2014
Hot off the presses: The $149M George Bush Intercontinental Airport Terminal B South Concourse created a 30-gate facility, allowing United to consolidate regional jet operations and upgrade customer amenities. Completed through a Houston Airport System/United Airlines partnership, the concourse is Phase I of $1B, 3-phase Terminal B redevelopment projected to span 7-10 years. Architecture, Interior Design & Civil Engineering by PGAL.
Read the story here: Airport Improvement Magazine - January-February 2014
January 15, 2014
PGAL is celebrating with Nevada State College on the ground breaking of their new Nursing and Science Education Building + Student Activities and Administration Building with a ceremony to be held on Thursday January 16, 2014 at 10:00am. Nevada State College opened its doors to students in 2002 after the Board of Regents and the Nevada State Legislature determined the need for enhanced educational opportunities in Southern Nevada. PGAL takes pride in providing complete architectural services for these innovative facilities.
December 20, 2013
Library Journal's annual Architectural Issue will feature the new Boca Raton (FL) Downtown Library, designed by PGAL to replace the city's former downtown facility. At 42,000 SF, the $9.8 million library will be double the size of its predecessor. Its design is a contemporary salute to Addison Mizner's iconic Mediterranean styling so prevalent in the area.
November 26, 2013
The 18,000 SF, 6-bay mission-critical facility has earned a Silver Award in FIRE CHIEF Magazine's 13th annual Station Style Fire Station Design Awards. The program recognizes outstanding fire station architecture and design nationwide. Completed in April, 2013, the $4.5 million station sports a lodge-style façade and state-of-the-art firefighting and training apparatus.
November 1, 2013
The new $310 million, Consolidated Rental Car Center has opened at Boston Logan International Airport. Designed by PGAL, the 120,000 sf customer service center and 4- level garage has space for all 9 rental car companies having operating agreements with Logan to work in one common building--Advantage, Alamo, Avis, Budget, Dollar, Enterprise, Hertz, National and Thrifty. The Center was designed to achieve LEED Silver Certification from the U.S. Green Building Council. It features 616 solar panels on the garage roof, providing 150 kilowatts of power.
October 14, 2013
University of Houston Fleming Teaching Laboratory was featured as a 2013 Outstanding Project in the Fall issue of Learning By Design magazine. This energy efficient design by PGAL included 105,000 sf of new teaching laboratory space for the UH chemistry and biology studies program and also includes an additional 24,000 sf of shell space for future research use. Read the article here: http://www.learningbydesign.biz/images/fall2013/PDFs/college/universityofhouston.pdf