Comanche National BankComanche National Bank | Architecture | Programming / Strategic Planning | Interior Design | Construction Administration | Graphics
The growing ranching and equestrian community around Cool, Texas, 42 miles west of Fort Worth, was the impetus for a new branch of Comanche National Bank. As a result, the mostly-rural nature of the clientele dictated a different atmosphere and site plan from a typical urban bank. The free-standing building is clad with indigenous reddish-brown millsap stone. Storefront windows and a standing-seam metal roof add to the home-grown look of the structure. Security was a top priority with a true vault, a secure safety deposit room and “buzz-in” electronic lobby doors. With much of the local population employed in the ranching, horse, and oil and gas businesses, the four drive-thru lanes, ATM lane and turn-around areas are wide enough to accommodate wide-load pick-up trucks and trailers.
Umphrey Lee Center, SMUUmphrey Lee Center, SMU | Interior Design
This project encompasses upgrades to the Umphrey Lee Center on the SMU Campus. The scope includes a dramatic face lift for the Ballroom and Pre-Function space located on the 3rd Floor. Enhancements include not only the aesthetic improvements but architectural elements such as new windows, new restroom design, new mechanical units, lighting, audio-video upgrades, as well as improvements to the 2nd floor public spaces and outdoor landscaping.
The Ballroom and Pre-Function space will serve not only SMU students but be utilized for outside public events. The design pays careful attention to the campus’ Georgian detailing, while placing importance on durability and maintenance.
WARM Place Group Counseling Renovation – InteriorWARM Place Group Counseling Renovation – Interior | Interior Design | Facility Assessment | Programming / Strategic Planning
The WARM Place is a center for youth grief counseling and HHS had the privilege of being able to design their group counseling room renovation. The center includes a custom magnetic mural wall for interactive counseling purposes. The space consists of three rooms that are divided by sliding doors. The room can be used as one large room or three smaller rooms. Each room is filled with vibrant colors and furnishings that provide comfort and healing to the teens and adults the WARM Place serves. HHS is proud to provide services to such a great organization.
Catholic Charities Fort Worth – InteriorCatholic Charities Fort Worth – Interior | Interior Design | Programming / Strategic Planning
The dream of Catholic Charities Fort Worth to “Build Hope” is becoming a reality at a new campus that centralizes operations, provides room for growth, and allows the organization to offer more services to more people, more efficiently.
A two-story, 62,039-square-foot headquarters building serves as a “one-stop” service center for families and the community. It includes administrative and services offices, counseling areas, meeting and board rooms, and a chapel. A key component of the facility is a training center that the community can use. It seats up to 200 people and can be divided into quarters for small simultaneous meetings. The building was also designed with expansion space, with some of that now built out as a dental clinic.
A 15,643-square-foot assessment center looks like a big house from the outside while the inside has a 40-bed children’s shelter, including sleeping, dining, educational and play areas. This facility also provides administrative offices and space for various family services. The third component of the project is a 5,000-square-foot warehouse for donated goods.
Waco Convention Center – InteriorWaco Convention Center – Interior | Interior Design
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.