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.
Arborlawn United Methodist Church – InteriorArborlawn United Methodist Church – Interior
The merging of two existing churches into a single congregation required new worship spaces. The strength of the combined music programs posed an unusual challenge for the design team. Unlike most worship spaces, the acoustic properties of a symphony hall were incorporated into the final design solution. Complicating the acoustics are room shaping and surface treatments required by the new 106 rank organ. The resulting 1100-seat sanctuary is also the second home of the Fort Worth Symphony. A 2-story-high gathering space links the sanctuary to a separate 300-seat contemporary worship space. A new 150-seat chapel, featuring the relocation of existing stained glass from the former church, provides a smaller venue worship space for the church. Additional classrooms and bride’s and groom’s rooms are also included.
The centerpiece of this new facility a 1,110-seat sanctuary that is bright and airy with natural light brought onto the chancel by a skylight, while artificial lights and speakers are hidden from view. The choir loft is front-and-center, as is a 6,800-pipe organ. State-of-the-art acoustics have made the sanctuary the favored “community home” for the renowned Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra.
Mira Vista Country ClubMira Vista Country Club | Architecture | Programming / Strategic Planning | Interior Design | Master Planning | Construction Administration | Graphics
The clubhouse at Mira Vista Country Club was built in 1984 and was in need of major updating and improvements. New finishes were installed throughout the 40,000 square-foot clubhouse, including the ballroom, lobby, stairs, the Horizon Lounge and Patio, the Pointe casual dining room, women’s card and locker room, men’s locker room and tavern, and workout/fitness room. The kitchen was renovated and restrooms were improved to comply with Texas Accessibility Standards.
Brinks UniversityBrinks University | Interior Design | Programming / Strategic Planning
Brinks, Inc. needed to expand and improve its existing 2,000-square-foot training area to accommodate Brinks University, a new educational and training department that will be visited by employees from around the world. Located within Brink’s existing 100,000-square-foot facility, Brinks University was carved out of 8,000-square-feet of open office space directly off the main building lobby. The new Brinks University includes: a large training room for up to 50 people, a small training room, break area, library/resource room, hoteling office space, office space for trainers and directors, and a large welcoming lobby and gathering space. Video monitors and other learning and communications technologies were incorporated into the design.