Award of Merit - Green Building
Located at Texas State Technical College, on the former Harlingen Air Force Base, the two-story, 38,000-sq-ft University Center was completed on time and on budget in June 2011 by the Harlingen office of SpawGlass Contractors.
The $7-million design-build project is slated to receive LEED-Gold certification.
Sustainable highlights include a high-albedo roof supporting 434 solar panels; a sun-shaded curtain wall; and reclaimed wood ceilings from the original barracks.
Owner: Texas State Technical College, Harlingen, Texas
General Contractor: SpawGlass Contractors, Harlingen, Texas
Lead Design: ERO Architects, McAllen, Texas
Civil: Halff Associates, McAllen, Texas
Structural: Green, Rubiano & Assoc., Harlingen
MEP: Halff Associates, McAllen, Texas
LEED Consultant: Kirksey Architects, Houston
Commissioning Agent: Cleary Zimmerman, San Antonio
Submitted by: SpawGlass Contractors