An addition and renovation to the Historic Pemberton Castle.
This project was designed for a non-profit organization that provides free after-school care for low-income children. This project will be built in a Habitat for Humanity neighborhood in Houston, Texas. The facilities for the children include a classroom, library, and computer lab as well as a 1,200 square foot great room with a stage for performances. The building will also house offices, a work room and a conference room for the staff. The rear yard makes room for play areas as well as raised garden beds for the children to work in. Because the building will be built by Habitat for Humanity volunteers, it has been important to simplify the construction of the building as much as possible while still presenting a home-like image for the children at the facility. Playful flooring designs create a child friendly atmosphere while accommodating the tight budget of the project.
Master Bedroom and Master Bathroom Addition.
West Lake Hills, TX
Screened Porch Addition.
The Academy of Oriental Medicine of Austin will be expanding its campus from its current location on Anderson Lane to a new location on Westgate Blvd in South Austin. The new campus is comprised of approximately 18,000 SF distributed over 5 buildings built in the early 1980's which are presently used as medical and professional office space. Over the last year Steinbomer & Associates has assisted developing a program for the new campus, master planning the buildings and phasing the construction to take best advantage of the existing structures and site while creating a cohesive campus life to support the students, faculty, patients, and staff. The project consists of 5 classrooms, a dojo, library with multiple group and individual study spaces, administrative and faculty offices, clinic, student lounge, and a small retail space. To keep the project within budget, special care has been taken to preserve as much of the existing walls, structure, plumbing, and mechanical systems without sacrificing the comfort and usability of the space. The project's current focus is for buildings B and E, which are under construction.
New Braunfels, TX
Overall exterior rehabilitation of an existing 63 unit, 100,000 sf condominium complex in New Braunfels, Texas. This four-building complex, built in the 1980's, is located on the banks of the Comal River. Years of poor drainage and deferred maintenance had vastly deteriorated the buildings, and created compounded life-safety and structural issues to resolve. Project scope and methods of protecting the Comal River during construction were developed in close collaboration with City of New Braunfels Building and Fire Departments. We removed the failing existing wood frame balconies and walkways (over 40% of the existing structure) and replaced them with a new galvanized steel structure. The exterior EIFS system was removed and the buildings were re-clad and re-roofed to resolve waterproofing issues as well as providing the complex with a fresh updated image. New handicapped parking, access ramps, and stair renovations were installed to improve the accessibility and safety of the buildings. The entire project was designed to be as resilient and low maintenance as possible while still presenting an attractive contemporary appearance.