Cassie HughesCity Grill

Cassie Hughes
Executive Director
West Texas Chapter AGC

Based on current market conditions and the impact oil prices have on the overall area, Hughes says there is “casual optimism” in West Texas. “Members are busy, perhaps too busy, and pressured at times when there are not enough subs or workers to meet the demands of the current jobs,” she says. Several universities have projects under construction, thanks to $3.1 billion in tax revenue bonds passed by the Texas Legislature. “We have numerous universities that have projects under construction and projects forthcoming in 2017,” she adds.

Firm in Focus

PhiloWilke Partnership
221 N. Kansas St., Ste. 820, El Paso, Texas
Partner: Kevin TenBrook
Founded: 1985
Award Worthy: In October, the firm received a merit award from AIA El Paso for its work on the Cardwell Collaborative at the Medical Center of the Americas Foundation in El Paso.