Will Rogers Gate 44Will Rogers Gate 44 | Architecture | Construction Administration | Facility Assessment
The Will Rogers Memorial Center campus welcomes visitors from across the country every year. As part of on-going upgrades to the complex, Hahnfeld Hoffer Stanford designed a new gate house to create an additional entrance structure near the Cattle Barns and Tower Promenade. The design maintains the architectural style of the campus and provides a ceremonial entrance to the grounds for pedestrians attending events. The structure also includes offices for staff and a ticketing booth.
Will Rogers Cattle Barn 2 and Milking ParlorWill Rogers Cattle Barn 2 and Milking Parlor | Architecture | Construction Administration | Facility Assessment | Master Planning | Programming / Strategic Planning
Hahnfeld Hoffer Stanford renovated Cattle Barn 2 with a new Milking Parlor. The existing space was renovated to bring the well-used barn up to modern-day, state-of-the-art standards.
The renovation of Cattle Barn 2 created an opportunity for the City and the Fort Worth Stock Show and Rodeo to upgrade the barn to today’s standards for housing animal exhibits and horse shows, while maintaining the original character of the barn originally built in the 1940s.
New features of the space include new lighting, wider stalls and walking areas. The space also includes additional washing facilities. The biggest improvement is in the electrical system and features added outlets along the stall walls.
The old milking parlor, which often had standing room only as people passed between barns has been renovated to allow seating which can hold more visitors. The audience now views the cattle from below the ground level in a closed off room. Cattle also no longer have to climb up a steep ramp into the parlor which is now on ground level.
The new renovations will prepare the space for the Fort Worth Stock Show and Rodeo.
Will Rogers Tower PromenadeWill Rogers Tower Promenade | Architecture | Programming / Strategic Planning | Facility Assessment | Construction Administration
Hahnfeld Hoffer Stanford designed the new promenade which will connect the Cattle Barn 1 and Cattle Barn 2 together. The promenade is a signature statement that will also connect the existing Will Rogers Memorial Center campus to the new parking and future arena to the south.
Southwest Regional Dairy Center, Tarleton UniversitySouthwest Regional Dairy Center, Tarleton University | Architecture | Sustainability / LEED Design | Programming / Strategic Planning | Interior Design | Master Planning | Construction Administration | Graphics
The project encompassed a 30 acre site and 125,000 square feet under roof, including a freestall barn, milking barn, heifer barn, sick cow barn, research labs, classrooms, faculty offices, and hay and bin feed storage. The structures are metal with a traditional agricultural look. At the center of the project were the milking parlors – the systems by which 24 cattle at a time are moved in, milked, and moved out. Only three companies manufacture the parlors, and the equipment chosen was from Australia. The facilities were master planned around the parlors to accommodate 600 cows, in addition to 24,000 square feet of added classroom and lab space.
Midland County Horseshoe ArenaMidland County Horseshoe Arena | Architecture | Construction Administration | Facility Assessment | Master Planning | Programming / Strategic Planning
“The Horse Shoe”, Midland County’s 128,000 sf facility for exhibitions and equestrian events includes an Arena and Exhibit building of 75,000 sf with an adjacent Livestock pavilion of 53,000 sf. The 1,000 seat arena is utilized for horse shows, rodeos, and business banquets. An outdoor exhibit plaza boasts an additional 25,000 sf. The site is 125 acres.
The Exhibits building and adjacent outdoor exhibit plaza were designed to cater to agricultural exhibits, car shows, and small local conventions. The arena and exhibit building will be air-conditioned, the livestock building heated and ventilated. The site has been master planned for an additional 20,000 sf Exhibit Hall and future expansion to 550,000 sf.
Hahnfeld Hoffer Stanford was Design Architect for the project and Vandergriff Architects was architect-of-record.