August 13, 2015
PGAL employees Jennifer Beebee, Preston Gaines, Andrew Parker, Alysha Koenig, and Danny Salguero, were recently awarded "Best Presentation" at RiceDesignAlliance's (RDA) 15th Annual design charrette - 1:1: A Plaza for the New Big Brothers Big Sisters HQ - organized by rdAGENTS. Jurors Tei Carpenter (Agency-Agency), Scott Minnix (City of Houston), and Jake Donaldson (Three Square Design Group) convened to study the schemes and select the winners. 11 teams were challenged to conceive and present an outdoor plaza for the new three-story Houston headquarters of Big Brothers Big Sisters Lone Star in one day.
July 27, 2015
PGAL's Bethel Park project was awarded the prestigious 2015 Design Award by the AIA Houston Chapter in the Urban Design category. A total of 18 winning projects were selected out of the 117 submissions. Judges for this year's program were Mark Lamster of the Dallas Morning News, Michael Maltzan of Michael Maltzan Architecture (Los Angeles) and Loan O'Herlihy of Lorcan O'Herlihy Architects (Los Angeles). The awards were established to recognize design excellence based on certain criteria, including quality of design, resolution of the program idea, sustainability, innovation, thoughtfulness and technique.
July 10, 2015
PGAL has been selected to program and design a new Expansion project for the City of Sugar Land, Texas. The project's scope will include a new Municipal Court building, a new, hardened Emergency Operations Center (EOC)/Dispatch building, and the renovation of the existing Police and Municipal Courts Building. The expansion project will help the City accommodate the expected growth of the Police and Municipal Court system and will also alleviate inefficiencies in the existing building. Schematic design is scheduled to complete in late 2015.
May 29, 2015
Alexandria, VA - 5/29/15 - Last week the Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority (MWAA) approved the selection of the AIR Alliance architectural-engineering team (a joint venture of AECOM and PGAL) to design improvements at Reagan National Airport (DCA). The $1 billion DCA capital improvement program will help ease crowding at the airport in response to record passenger growth in recent years.
May 22, 2015
The $45 million, PGAL-led addition to Concourse C at Atlanta's Hartfield-Jackson International Airport (ATL) recently opened to travelers (3+ weeks ahead of schedule). The Concourse serves both Delta and Southwest Airlines and was one of the last original concourses left to be expanded at ATL. The 52,000 SF Expansion of the concourse's midpoint was aimed at alleviating congestion, cramped quarters and lengthy lines, adding 4 new escalators, 2 new elevators and 25,000 SF of restaurant/concessions space that will anchored by Carrabba's Italian Grill.
April 22, 2015
Phase 1 of the newly constructed SH 249 Tomball Tollway in Northwest Harris County, Precinct 4, opened to traffic last week following a community celebration, including a Stroll the Toll event which allowed the public to walk on the new tollway before it opened to automobiles. The $170M, 6-mile, 6-lane toll road spans from south of FM 2920 to north of Spring Cypress Rd. The tollroad allows users to bypass the delay of 7 traffic stops and provides a much needed alternative to the highly congested SH 249 frontage roads carrying traffic to and from the rapidly developing areas in Northwest Harris and Southwest Montgomery counties.
April 20, 2015
The United Terminal B South Concourse project at George Bush Intercontinental Airport (IAH) walked away from the Houston Business Journal's 2015 Landmark Awards gala the winner in the Public-Private Partnership category. The new $149M concourse represents a shared commitment by the City of Houston and United to invest in capital projects integral to Houston's image as a modern hub for domestic and international commerce. Hosting 300+ regional flights per day, the new 225,000SF Concourse is four times the size of the original (built in 1966) and treats travelers to a contemporary, entertaining environment, flooded with daylight and full of conveniences.
April 15, 2015
The Boston Logan International Airport (BOS) Consolidated Rental Car Facility (ConRAC) was recently awarded LEED Gold certification. Developed within an occupied brown-field site, the project incorporates solar panels, water reducing measures, as well as green initiatives such as: daylighting and installation of LED artificial lighting, low-flow plumbing fixtures, and materials with low VOCs and extensive recycled and recyclable content.