Today, we are highlighting Larry Howard, a Senior Project Manager in our Houston office. As a team member for the past t...Read More
Extensive experience on the John P. McGovern Campus led Baylor College of Medicine to request Scott + Reid for the renovation of their new 28,000-square-foot office space at 2450 Holcombe Boulevard in Houston, Texas.
In order to keep continuity with an adjoining office space, this client utilized Maars String2 private office pods, an advanced steel demountable wall system chosen for its acoustical performance. Infrastructure for the lighting, fire sprinklers and HVAC were run in specific routes prior to installation to eliminate visible elements from the deck to the top of each pod in the open ceiling. Additional highlights of the space include glass office fronts, insulated doors, custom pendent lighting, and a multi-colored, linear carpet tile design throughout.
During demolition, the project team discovered the mechanical building automation system was controlled by two separate sources. Lacking proper system documentation, Scott + Reid employed the HVAC and controls contractors to trace and determine the current structure of the system. Upon further investigation, it was uncovered that none of the eleven fan powered boxes had heating capabilities. Through detailed coordination, the project team was able to add heating capacity while condensing the system to properly function with one control source, as initially designed.
Faced with numerous obstacles from tight site space, aging architecture and active business operations, Scott + Reid collaborated closely with the architect and other key team members to successfully complete this project on time and in the desired budget.