Doss Heritage & Culture CenterDoss Heritage & Culture Center
The Doss Cultural Center Museum is a historical/archive museum designed to tell the story of Weatherford and Parker County. It has a variety of exhibit space and a multi-purpose room for conference and dining activities. The building’s architecture reflects the Parker County rural heritage. The exterior is rendered in natural uncoursed field-stone and standing seam metal roofing. It is sited in a heavily forested park adjacent to the Weatherford College campus.
This multi-level complex , named for James and Dorothy Doss, is tucked within a densely wooded 7 acre site and houses cultural and historical artifacts which help preserve Parker County’s heritage. The Regional Architecture styled building with field stone veneer accommodates three galleries: the Mary Martin gallery, a permanent gallery and a rotating gallery. A natural wooded habitat is included as part of the museum’s exhibit, a prime specimen of cross timber trees and nature paths, similar to the Lady Bird Johnson nature preserve.
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.
Sid Richardson MuseumSid Richardson Museum | Interior Design | Construction Administration | Graphics
A landmark in downtown Fort Worth’s Sundance Square, the Sid Richardson Museum is enjoying a new era of popularity with major upgrades that enhance the viewing of its priceless collection of Western art, including more than 60 paintings by Frederic Remington and Charles M. Russell.
Beginning with the exterior, a new granite, brick and glass façade was installed to give the museum a more open and inviting look. Inside, gallery spaces were reconfigured and the building was expanded by 1,800 square feet to accommodate a new group entrance and more education space for a broadening array of programs. Upstairs, 4,000 square feet of Museum Foundation offices were renovated.
This project was a collaborative venture of Hahnfeld Hoffer Stanford and DMS Architects, with HHS providing Local and Architect of Record services.