Preserving the terrain of the Texas Hill Country was a priority for the team building the 376-unit Preserve at Fredericksburg.

Photo: Richard L. Muniz Photography

Crews surrounded more than 100 mature Live Oak trees with water barrels to protect them and lessen the impact of construction and the Texas drought. A rainwater catchment system will permanently irrigate the landscaped site, which features a nature preserve with walking trail, pet park, bilevel swimming pool with waterfalls, outdoor kitchen and fireplaces.

The campus includes 34 buildings on 25 acres.

The developer and contractor had a “green” commitment at all stages. The project features an onsite recycling center and bicycle storage area, environmentally friendly materials such as natural stone for building and landscaping, native Texas plants and energy-efficient appliances and fixtures in all units and common areas.

The GC/CM, Jordan Construction, built the low roof with an open cornice framing design with Douglas fir, natural Texas sandstone veneers, metal roofing material and a trellis structure to help the project achieve a “Hill Country” look. Two different types of Texas stone were used for retaining walls.

Key Players

Submitted by: CF Jordan Construction LLC
Developer: Cambridge Development Group, Houston
Owner: Loanstar Inc./USAA Real Estate Co., Houston
General contractor/construction manager: CF Jordan Construction LLC, Dallas
Architect: Humphreys & Partners Architects LP, Dallas
Civil engineer: Jacobs Carter-Burgess, San Antonio
Structural engineer: Viewtech Inc., Addison, Texas
MEP engineer: Summit Consultants Inc., Fort Worth