Project Location: Austin, TX
Date Completed: May 2010
Owner: Texas Facilities Commission
Architect: Bailey Architects
Square Feet: 114,000
Lorenzo De Zavala State Library and Archives is a 114,000 square foot complete interior demolition and build-back. The renovation incorporated all new MEP systems including four new air handlers totaling 125,000 CFM, new chilled water piping throughout the building, new primary electrical power feeds and main switchgear, and a new FireCycle III Pre-Action fire protection system. The building was occupied and contained irreplaceable archival documents during construction. Maintaining a constant temperature and humidity as well as eliminating dust were critical for the protection of the documents. Some of the key architectural finish details include new decorative terrazzo flooring, floor to ceiling tempered glass walls, and a maple-nosed, radiused staircase with an ornamental stainless steel handrail.
It was no small feat to perform a major renovation inside an operational library facility. Your team was proactive to keep our client satisfied during this potentially uncomfortable renovation timeframe. We recognize the continual efforts you made to balance your construction scheduling demands with the requests of the building owner and Library staff. Keeping the dust and noise down through the entire project with no significant damages or injuries is a noteworthy accomplishment."
Associate/Director of Construction Administration Services