PROJECT COST: $78,000,000 - TIE

The Stayton at Museum Way
Photo: David Dillard, D2 Architecture
The Stayton at Museum Way

The Stayton at Museum Way retirement community, located on a 2.8-acre site in Fort Worth's cultural district, includes three interconnected, 11-story towers built over a two-level, below-grade concrete parking structure. The 800,000-sq-ft project has an schedule of just 22 months.

Its proximity to the Trinity River presents several challenges. The design team created a soil retention system that would allow the 25-ft-deep excavation for the garage to be done without impacting the structural integrity of the river's levy. Substantial groundwater required the contractor's field team to design and fabricate a de-watering system that runs 24 hours a day to allow garage excavation.

Groundwater will be controlled during the project by a plug made of bentonite fabric, held in place by flowable fill grout. It extends around the perimeter of the garage and will prevent a considerable amount of groundwater from entering the area below the slab-on-grade.

Key Facts

Location: Fort Worth
Construction Start Date: October 2009
Expected Completion Date: November 2011
Utilizing BIM? Yes
Seeking LEED certification? No
Owner/Developer: Senior Qualities Lifestyles Corp., Dallas
General Contractor: Andres Construction Services, Dallas
Architect: D2 Architecture, Dallas
Civil Engineer: Teague, Nall, Perkins, Fort Worth
Structural Engineer: L.A. Fuess Partners Inc., Dallas
MEP Engineer: Reed, Wells, & Benson Engineering, Dallas
Main Specialty/Subcontractors: Capform Inc., Dallas; Greater Metroplex Inc., Southlake; Stinson Plumbing, Lancaster

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