Projects / Higher Education

Texas State University – New Anthropology Building San Marcos, Texas

Owner: Texas State University San Marcos
Contact Person: Fisher Heck Architects
Date Completed: September 2021
Construction Cost: $1.3M
Project Description:

The scope of work included a new 3500 sq. ft. single-story pre-engineered metal building for the Archaeology Department. The building has a 70’x20’ covered working and teaching lab porch that will be attached at the back of the new building. The project included concrete and paving work, new driveway and parking lot, and a new water line. During the project there were additional design changes that were needed that could impact permitting processes. To help mitigate the construction schedule impact, our structural team reached out to the permitting agencies and the specific reviewers to walk them through the design changes in order to thoroughly gather information on the various potential scenarios. With the additional information, we were able to advise the Owner on the best path forward that would allow the redesign to proceed with minimal impact on the schedule.

The new building provides additional learning and research space for students and faculty. The interior space includes student teaching areas; a laboratory space equipped with a fume hood, electric furnace, and electric kiln; a faculty office and work area; restrooms; incoming laboratory processing area; a kitchenette; locked storage areas; and a secure communication/data room.

Services Provided:

Jose I. Guerra Inc. provided complete civil and structural engineering design and construction administration services.


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