Civic / Municipal
Will Rogers Memorial Center Multi-Purpose BuildingWill Rogers Memorial Center Multi-Purpose Building | Architecture | Programming / Strategic Planning | Interior Design | Master Planning | Construction Administration | Graphics
The Will Rogers Memorial Center needed more space for parking and equestrian operations to compete with newer and larger venues nationwide, but with a lack of expansion space at the site, the solution was a multi-level, multi-purpose facility. A new two-story, 105,800-square-foot parking building was designed with a lower level that can support horse stalls and a light-filled upper level that can be configured with practice arenas. The new structure is connected to the existing buildings with a covered area, while an underground tunnel system connecting the buildings allows the movement of animals and equipment.
Waco Convention CenterWaco Convention Center | Architecture | Programming / Strategic Planning | Interior Design | Master Planning | Construction Administration | Graphics
Built in 1972 and expanded in the late 1980s, the Waco Convention Center has been well used as a regional destination for conventions, meetings, banquets, weddings, trade and consumer shows. However, it was designed at a time when large rooms were more important than guest comfort and competitive amenities. In a major renovation, the center has been brought into the future with 180,000 square feet of renovations and 14,352 square feet of new space. Much of the expansion entailed new public concourses on the sides with glass curtain walls that give the building a new identity from the street and give guests expansive views of downtown Waco and the Brazos River. Today, the convention center is enhancing Waco’s image as a destination for larger group events and business tourism. RBDR served as Architect of Record for the project.
Will Rogers Memorial Center Ticket and Visitors CenterWill Rogers Memorial Center Ticket and Visitors Center | Architecture | Programming / Strategic Planning | Interior Design | Construction Administration
Built for the Texas Centennial Celebration in 1936, the Will Rogers Memorial Center has endured as a popular venue for cultural and entertainment events, and its 200-foot-tall Pioneer Tower has been a familiar icon on the Fort Worth skyline. But in 1997 some of the infrastructure was in need of improvement, especially the well-used ticket center and entrance plaza. Situated in front of the Pioneer Tower and between two original ticket buildings, the new Ticket and Visitors Center includes two wings separated by new ticket booths and entry gates. One wing contains ticket facilities used during annual stock shows, hockey games and other special events. The other wing contains an information center operated by the Fort Worth Convention and Visitor’s Bureau.
Meacham Airport TerminalMeacham Airport Terminal | Architecture | Programming / Strategic Planning | Interior Design | Construction Administration | Graphics
Hahnfeld Hoffer Stanford performed architectural services for the renovation of the existing 1968-era terminal building into Class A office space for multiple tenants. The project includes the addition of a 23,000-square-foot third story to the existing 50,000-square-foot, two-story building, and excavating on two sides of the building basement to add windows and a sub-grade garden. General improvements include a new entry plaza, parking enhancements, and all new energy equipment.
In addition to the city-funded part of the project, a private fixed-base operator, will convert 7,000 square feet of the first floor into an FBO serving its own aircraft and those of clients.