Welch Hall 1925 East and West Wing Renovations
The University of Texas System -
Architect: CO Architects & Tanaguchi Architects
Role: Construction Management and Inspections
Robert A. Welch Hall is a iconic multi-
The building suffered from a long list of problems, including; outdated MEP systems in most of the building, aging equipment, inefficient lab layouts, inflexible lab and building services, lack of separation between classroom and research spaces, integrity failures of various exterior wall and roof surfaces, and life safety and security concerns. The University commissioned a study to look at how the building might best be used in the future.
That study provided valuable information, but more work and analysis was necessary before a final decision could be made on the adaptations the building will required in order to continue to function as a major science facility for the campus.
Despite its age, the structure was sound and was very serviceable. The building was entirely reinforced concrete and clad in brick. Numerous other interior renovations had been performed over the previous years, but the need for a modem state of the art chemistry building could not be achieved without a major gut and remodel. In order to maintain classes the project was divided into two phases -
The Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry was focused on maintaining a nationally competitive chemistry department. A state of the art facility is an important component to help them maintain their goal. Scientific technology has by-
My duties were to provide on-
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