St. John’s, a private institution in Houston’s prestigious River Oaks area, provides educational facilities for grades K - 12. The school had not updated its fine arts program since 1971, but with a student body of 1,200 and fine arts faculty of 22, the decision was made to design a new facility.
Architectural and interior design services were provided for this 8-story, 252,000 square-foot hotel and conference center, which opened in August of 2018 and is conveniently located across across from Kyle Field at Texas A&M University. Amenities of the 4-star, full-service hotel and conference center include upscale guest rooms featuring state-of-the-art technology, a full service restaurant, bars and lounges, a gym, a business center, and 35,000 square feet of meeting and event space.
The new $1.15 billion Dallas Cowboys Stadium is located in Arlington, TX. During stadium construction, Huitt-Zollars’ survey department was responsible for the horizontal and vertical calculations and location layout used in the placement and erection of steel beams. Precision and accuracy were paramount in the steel beam placement, ensuring fluid/smooth operation of the retractable roof. The firm also assisted in the placement of the 600 ton, high definition LED video screen. The Dallas Cowboys Stadium can seat 80,000 to 100,000 guests by use of a moveable seating system.
Huitt-Zollars, along with KSQ Architects, was selected to provide MEP and fire protection design for Texas Christian University’s (TCU) Worth Hills Village. Started in 2011, this project consists of six phases to add new residence halls, a dining facility, and 11 new Greek residence houses.
FM 1281 (known locally as Horizon Boulevard) is a major Texas Department of Transportation Highway for Horizon City, Texas. The highly traveled boulevard had limited sidewalks that were not well-connected, creating safety concerns for pedestrians and bicyclists. The City Council of Horizon City had a desire to install a sidewalk along Horizon Boulevard to provide connectivity to schools, parks, and commercial areas as part of their Safe Routes to School (SRTS) Program, while also delivering a safe place for residents to walk or bicycle.
Huitt-Zollars provided the civil engineering for the design for The Settlement, a 396-unit, multi-family community on around 20 acres in Kyle, Texas. Our scope of work included research of the entitlements for this site; preparation of a grading plan, parking and striping plan, water and wastewater utility plan; design of the drainage system and a detention pond, and preparation and processing of the construction applications through the City of Kyle. We also prepared a Storm Water Pollution Prevention Plan in accordance with TCEQ requirements.
Huitt-Zollars designed the roadway mobility and safety improvements for a 1.9-mile stretch of CR 266 (Old Bastrop Highway) between Francis Harris Lane and Centerpoint Drive in San Marcos, Texas. The project entailed widening of (two 12-foot lanes, addition of ten-foot shoulders, and improvements/realignments at selected intersections.
Huitt-Zollars was part of a team that created Houston's first city-wide bicycle plan since 1993. The plan included recommendations for a city-wide bicycle network, an implementation strategy, a toolbox of bike facilities, and specific pilot projects to transition Houston into a more bicycle-friendly city.
Houston’s Main Street was rebuilt in 2003 as part of the contraction of the city’s first light rail line. It has become a focus for the redevelopment of Downtown Houston, with two new offices towers completed since light rail construction began and eight new residential, office, hospitality, and public projects currently under construction or in development.
The Aldine ISD high school is a 407,000 square-foot, two-story complex consisting of classrooms, practice and competition gymnasiums, auditorium, auto shop, pre-vet classroom, woodshop, practice and competition baseball and softball fields, practice football field, tennis courts, practice soccer field, band room, natatorium, Junior ROTC shooting range, science labs, pre-nursing clinic, cosmetology lab, nurses station, and administrative offices.