Texas facilities commission

Capitol Complex Master A/E

team

Architect |

Structural Engineer |

General Contractor |

Completion |

Page

Ensight Haynes Whaley

Balfour Beatty

In Progress

The Texas Facilities Commission (TFC) hired Page to lead a Master Architect and Engineering Team and oversee Phase I development of a master plan for the Texas Capitol Complex. Ensight Haynes Whaley (EHW) served as the Master Engineer for the project. The far-reaching plan covers a 40-block area of the State Capitol Complex. TFC wanted to consolidate employees to the complex and create a pedestrian-friendly destination with civic spaces and shaded walking paths connecting the historic buildings and existing and planned new offices of the complex. TFC defines the plan as “a cultural gateway to define the Capitol Complex.” The area is home to 10,000 state employees and is visited by over a million people per year.

EHW worked with Page through schematic design to analyze various construction systems for the major components to be included in the Phase I work which was divided into (6) design and construction packages which included two high-rise office buildings totaling over 1 million square feet, 2,400 car subterranean parking garage spanning 3 city blocks and extending below both buildings, a new central utility plant and connecting utility tunnel system, and a large new pedestrian mall where Congress Avenue once resided. EHW continued in the Master A/E role throughout the design and construction process.