Insights

Dive into insights from our talented team of designers and engineers, as they cover topics that matter most to our clients and industry.
October 12, 2021

Project Spotlight: Holocaust Museum Houston

The expansion and renovation of Holocaust Museum Houston (HMH) creates the nation’s fourth-largest Holocaust museum and Jewish Cultural Heritage Museum in the country. The expanded facilities allow the museum to significantly broaden its community outreach and impact. PGAL was the architect of record for the project, which received LEED Certification.

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September 21, 2021

Project Spotlight: Houston ISD – Sterling Aviation High School

When the Houston Independent School District was ready to replace one of their existing schools, they took the opportunity to really explore new horizons. The three-story, 252,000 sf Ross Shaw Sterling Aviation High School includes an aviation magnet program to produce the next generation of pilots, mechanics, engineers, and aviation leaders.

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September 3, 2021

Why Are We So Focused On Energy?

As specialists in building systems engineering, many facets of building design, construction, and operations are within our range of influence, but energy is the one area where we have an opportunity to make the greatest contribution toward mitigating climate change.

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August 17, 2021

Project Spotlight: Houston ISD – Sam Houston MSTC High School

Sam Houston Math, Science, and Technology Center is located in Houston, Texas, and is part of Houston ISD. The vision for this 369,141 sf project, designed by Stantec, integrated a new comprehensive high school, which included renovating and incorporating the recently constructed science wing.

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July 27, 2021

Making Your Building Solar Ready

Modern buildings require a significant amount of energy to keep people comfortable, healthy, and productive. This energy consumption has great economic, environmental, and social costs. As we seek opportunities to mitigate the impact of energy consumption in our buildings, on-site renewable energy production offers tremendous potential.

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June 16, 2021

Project Spotlight: Research Forest Lakeside Development

Research Forest Lakeside is a one-of-a-kind, mixed-use development on 77 acres overlooking Lake Woodlands. The development consists of 1.8 million square feet of Class A office space and other amenities such as a bank, salon, and various eateries.

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May 11, 2021

Project Spotlight: Fort Bend ISD – James Patterson Elementary School

Designed by Huckabee, the new 125,393 sf elementary school for Fort Bend ISD, located on a 13-acre site in Richmond, Texas, supports small-group engagement and collaboration with the use of grade-level learning neighborhoods and a large 2-story learning commons.

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April 27, 2021

Net Zero Energy: Understanding EUI

Energy Use Intensity (EUI) is treated as an energy “score” and is often used as a goal to guide the design of a building. In fact, the first step in designing a Net Zero Energy building is generally setting a goal for the building’s energy consumption.

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April 13, 2021

Project Spotlight: Houston ISD – Milby High School

Houston Independent School District’s Milby High School is a place where past, present, and future meet. Designed by Kirksey Architecture, the project includes 40,000 sf of renovation to the historical structure built in 1926 as well as 240,000 sf of new construction.

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March 16, 2021

Project Spotlight: Daikin Texas Technology Park

DBR worked with Powers Brown Architecture and Harvey Builders to complete the Daikin Texas Technology Park (DTTP) in Waller County. Located about 40 miles from Houston, the manufacturing hub features a 4.2 million square foot building, the largest tilt-wall structure in the world, with 370 panels measuring more than two miles in length.

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