Completion Date: May 2007
Owner: Amelang Partners
Program: A 38,620-square-foot courthouse set on five acres in west Texas.
Design concept and solution: The russet-colored sandstone courthouse in Alpine, Texas, is designed in the Trans-Pecos tradition and appears to rise from the surrounding plains. The local dry-stacked sandstone creates harmony with the topography, while a double-height rotunda establishes a distinguished presence. Ramadas, traditional sun shelters, shade windows along the east, south, and west of the structure. The courthouse functions are contained on the second floor. The first floor is accessed by an open covered walkway.
Gross square footage:
38,620 sq. ft.
Total construction cost:
400 W Cesar Chavez Ste 500
Austin, Texas 78701
T: (512) 472-6721
F: (512) 477-3211
Personnel in architect's firm who should receive special credit:
Landscape designer: Tim McCormack
Structural Engineering & Blast Consultant:
Other: Security Consultant: IR Security & Safety / Georgetown, Texas
CAD system, project management, or other software used: AutoCAD
Division 7 Solutions, Inc.
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